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Child Friendly Brighton and Hove provides comprehensive and up-to-date listings for a wide range of child friendly things to do, places to visit, places to eat and drink, activities, places to stay and fun days out in Brighton and Hove. If you need some fresh ideas on what to do with your children today in Brighton and Hove, then this is the site for you. Find out what’s on for kids in Brighton today by checking the current and upcoming events page for a great range of events for children, special activities and child friendly festivals coming to our area soon. Or browse through the other links for weekly baby groups, toddler groups, special interest classes, fun days out, and places to eat in Brighton including child friendly pubs, restaurants, cafes and hotels (including kids eat / stay for free offers). Use the calendar as an alternative way of finding things to do in Brighton, and what’s happening on a particular date. This website is updated frequently (at least every week, sometimes on a daily basis), to keep the content accurate and current! For instance, some of the news, listings and events for kids added this week beginning 2nd December 2013: Competition to Design Front Cover of Brighton Fringe Children’s Programme!, Juice 107.2 Christmas Toy Appeal, Christmas Panto: Herlock Bones & Prized Pudding, Brighton Children’s Parade 2014 theme announced, Trevor Mann Baby Unit new website launched, Circus Street Winterland FREE Festival!
And take a look at our expanding Featured Services and Retail section which has a wide variety of businesses including kids’ hairdressers, photographers, home decor designers, nannies, childcare and babysitters, local accountancy firms, and makers of children’s gifts and accessories (and much more!) If you are a provider of activities for children in Brighton and Hove such as parent and baby/toddler groups, activity classes, or you run a child friendly café, restaurant, pub or hotel, and you would like details to be listed on this site, please contact me. If you would like to see other child friendly categories listed here, please let me know! I also want to know if you have visited somewhere I have listed, and found it not to be child friendly after all.
WIN The Outdoors Project T-shirts!
We have 5 Outdoors Project T-Shirts to give away – 5 lucky winners will each win a T-Shirt from the Outdoors Project. To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question: “Name three activities you can do with the Outdoors Project”. Send answers by email to email@example.com. You must include your full name, email address, postal address and age of your child. Deadline for entries is: 4pm on 9th December 2013.
The Outdoors Project run Inspiring Adventure Clubs For Kids, in and around Brighton & Hove. To find out more about The Outdoors Project please visit their website: http://www.theoutdoorsproject.co.uk/
Terms and conditions: Entries must be received by 4pm on 9th December. Only one entry per person / household. The winner will be chosen at random from the correct entries and will be notified directly (using the email address supplied when entering the competition) within 48 hours of the end of the competition. Personal details and e-mail address will be used by the Promoter to inform the winner that they have won. No cash alternative.
We have a fantastic prize to win a family ticket to a lovely children’s show at the Komedia Brighton – “Who’s Been Sitting in My Chair”, on 28th Dec at 11am! 1 lucky winner will receive 4 tickets to this show (tickets can be used for any combination of adult and child tickets, must be at least one adult in the group and up to 3 children). To be in with a chance of winning, answer a simple question and send answers by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date is: 5pm on 11th December 2013. The question and all other details are on the following page: http://www.childfriendlybrighton.co.uk/whos-been-sitting-in-my-chair-at-the-komedia-this-christmas
DESIGN THE COVER OF THE INAUGURAL BRIGHTON FRINGE CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME
An exciting competition is now open to design the front cover of the first Brighton Fringe children’s programme, available in early March 2014.
Under-18s from Brighton & Hove and beyond are invited to submit their design to be in with a chance of seeing their work on the cover of 100,000 copies of the publication. The theme is ‘The Best Show Ever!’ and the closing date is Wednesday 8 January 2014.
The successful artist will also get their talented hands on a VIP pass to all children’s events at award winning venue, The Warren, during Brighton Fringe 2014!
For further details on how to enter this exciting competition, please see our full press release here: http://www.childfriendlybrighton.co.uk/competition-to-design-the-front-cover-of-brighton-fringe-childrens-programme
Christmas 2013 – Father Christmas in Sussex, Christmas Pantomimes and Shows in Brighton, Christmas Markets, and much more!
See the December 2013 What’s On calendar for Santa’s Grottos, Christmas pantomimes, kids theatre and other seasonal shows for children, Burning the Clocks 2013, Christmas Markets, family friendly events at the Royal Pavilion, the museums, libraries and many other venues in and around Brighton and Hove.
We are very excited about the huge array of family friendly activities in Brighton and nearby, around Sussex, this Christmas!
And… the magical ice skating rink is back at the Royal Pavilion! Tickets are on sale now, for an experience not to be missed during the festive season!
Check the Latest News section for competitions, discounts off classes, activities and services exclusive to Child Friendly Brighton!
TRAVEL INFORMATION: The Brighton and Hove City Council has a great on-line travel planner, easy to use, it will plan your route to and from any location in the City (including walking, cycling, bus, train or car) so if you are not sure of some of the locations for activities listed on my website, please try out www.journeyon.co.uk. Brighton and Hove City council and Sussex Safer Roads Partnership provide excellent information packs & guides for parents, regarding road safety, covering all ages from toddler right up to teens. It produces road safety guides & training for pedestrians, cyclists and scooter training! Training sessions (child pedestrian and bikeability and scooter training sessions are held in schools as well as bikeability sessions in parks during the school holidays): Cycle training in Schools, & in parks during the holidays Bump to Toddler information pack
What to do when it’s raining!
Want some ideas for fun things to do with the kids when it’s raining in Brighton? Check out the categories in the “indoor activities” section for some activities appropriate for wet and windy weather! This site lists a great variety of groups and classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children, such as music groups, arts and crafts, cookery, dance and drama. Or take your toddler to a soft play session. Our cinemas have weekly screenings specifically for children too, some with kids clubs! The museums in Brighton and Hove are running numerous free activities and events including ‘Big Draw’ sessions. And of course the Early Years sessions are still running (although admission charges apply for these). Throughout the autumn and winter months, and our libraries have regular free story time sessions and music groups such as Baby Boogie as well as craft activities and play sessions.
If you are looking for things to do, places to visit and stay in the wider Sussex region, there are some very useful on-line resources such as Visit Sussexwhich has a wealth of information all on one site!
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