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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, updated on week beginning 14th April 2014: Whizz Bang Pop Summer Festival! Hijack Children’s Festival 2014, Easter Woodland Fun Event, Curiosity Hub: Robotics, Science & Technology Classes & Workshops, Moscow State Circus in Brighton 8th-18th May 2014, review of Dinosaur Zoo at Brighton Dome, Special treat for children at Sea Life Brighton – press release
And take a look at our expanding Featured Services and Retail section which has a wide variety of businesses including photographers, 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.
COMPETITION to WIN A FAMILY TICKET To See LEO (and MEET THE PERFORMER!)
TOM The Old Market, Hove, are offering readers of Child Friendly Brighton the chance to WIN A FAMILY TICKET to this mind-boggling, gravity-defying show. Better still, the lucky winners will get an exclusive chance to meet the performer after the show.
The Prize: - 4 Tickets to see LEO, 17-26 April (2 Adults, 2 Concession, any date.) & Meet the performer after the show!
LEO is an international award-winning hit show, combining superlative acrobatic performance and high tech video projection. Universally appealing to adults and children alike, this is the funny, intriguing and moving journey of a seemingly ordinary man whose world becomes physically unhinged.
For full details on how to enter, click here. Entries must be received by 12pm, Tuesday 15th April.
Don’t miss this amazing show, created especially for its first ever European tour. 8th – 18th May, part of Brighton Fringe, at Preston Park
Buy 2 full price adult tickets for the price of 1!
To book call the on site box-office on 0203 375 3970 and quote the promotional code JUGGLER.
Terms and Conditions:
Offer not valid in conjunction with any other discount or against tickets already purchased.
WIN a FAMILY TICKET to myminidisco Festival Special & Star Wars Fancy Dress Party on Sunday 4th May 2014 at the Komedia Brighton!
We have a FAMILY ticket to give away: 1 lucky winner will win 4 tickets to this show (tickets can be used for any combination of adult and child tickets). To be in with a chance of winning, answer a simple question and send answers by email to email@example.com Closing date is: 4pm on 28th April. The question and all other details are in the Calendar Listing for myminidisco Festival Special: http://www.childfriendlybrighton.co.uk/event/myminidisco-festival-special
Easter Holiday Fun for Kids and Families in Brighton & Hove
Over the Easter bank holiday weekend and through the Easter school holidays, there are plenty of seasonal activities for kids in Brighton and Hove, for all the family to enjoy. So check the April Events Calendar for all the details! In particular there are several Easter egg hunts to choose from, such as the annual Devil’s Dyke Easter Egg Hunt, and at Preston Park, and an Easter Egg Hunt in the Royal Pavilion Gardens in aid of the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity. Our local attractions (farms & zoos etc) have organised Easter themed activities throughout the holidays. There will be a dedicated Children’s Festival brought to us by Hijack (read more below), And Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival’s Spring Harvest festival has so much going on throughout the Easter bank holiday weekend such as the Children’s Food Festival, Sussex and the World Market, the Live Food Show and much more. For holiday clubs, please also check the Holiday Clubs section of the site.
Brighton has a phenomenal array of family friendly festivals each year, and 2014 is no exception! Festival season will soon be well and truly upon us again. Brighton and Hove is home to some major and renowned festivals such as Hijack Children’s Festival, Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe, and the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival, and Child Friendly Brighton will be bringing you up to date news about them all.
The Hijack Children’s Festival – 12th-21st April 2014
Hijack Children’s Festival puts Brighton and Hove into the hands of children and families. Taking over venues, libraries and Jubilee Square between Saturday 12th – Monday 21st April 2014 Hijack is full of interactive and innovative events created by fantastic artists, especially for 3 – 11 year olds (and their adults).
With the help of technology and your friends imagine what a new world might be like, watch a film in your own home at bedtime along with other families across the city, or share a wish for your community on a huge map of Brighton. You can go to a gig, watch classic Buster Keaton films, experience a metal man’s workshop or see dinosaurs up close.
Something a little different during the Easter holidays! Read more >>
The Great Brighton Ice Cream Contest 2014!
Brighton & Hove’s annual ice cream competition is in full swing! Over 260 primary school children across the city submitted designs for their ideal Brighton ice cream flavour, in the Great Brighton Ice Cream Contest! Five finalists have now been picked and their flavours are now available to buy from Boho Gelato from 10-17 April, with the flavour that sells the most crowned the winner on the festival’s Live Food Show stage – alongside the free Children’s Food Festival – on Hove Lawns on Good Friday 18 April. The winning flavour will then be sold at Boho Gelato throughout the summer in support of Rockinghorse Children’s Charity. For further details, please visit http://brightonfoodfestival.com/news/whos-invented-the-nicest-ices/
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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