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Brighton Journal | 19th February 2020

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Keeping your kids happy over the summer holidays

Keeping your kids happy over the summer holidays
Hannah Midgley

If you are looking for what to do with your children this summer holidays, Brighton’s Summer Fun Guide is exactly what you need. It includes information about events, activities and holiday clubs in Brighton to keep kids and families happy and healthy over summer. Packed full of exciting things do, from library reading schemes, sports camps, woodland walks and free swimming, the guide holds something for everyone. There is also information on financial help, free childcare, children’s centres and applying for a school place.  It could just be your saving grace this summer.

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We’ve selected a few of our favourite things from the guide, but for a more extensive range. you can pick up a copy of Summer Fun at your library, children’s centre or community venues around the city. You can also download it here.

TAKE PART @ The Level, Saturday 22nd June. 12 pm – 5 pm.

Take Part is an award-winning festival that celebrates sport, dance and exercise in Brighton and Hove. The free event showcases activities for people of all ages and abilities and is held at The Level. There are over 70 different activities to choose from, ranging from Ping-Pong, Yoga, Circus, Martial Arts, Fitness, Skating and BMXing. Each organisation at the event also runs all year round so it’s a great opportunity for you or your children to find a new hobby that you love.

Active For Life @ Libraries throughout the city, Monday 29th July – Friday 30th August

Get active with the Active For Life Project, who offer a range of free activities in local libraries that are suitable for all ages. Mileoak Library (located in PACA School) Wednesday 7 August 10.30am – 12.30pm,  Coldean Library Wednesday 14 August 10.30am – 12.30pm, Whitehawk Library, Wednesday 21 August, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Jubilee Library Wednesday 28 August 10.30am – 12.30pm.


There are also a range of Ofsted registered playschemes and activity camps, which offer fun-filled activity days to keep your children happy throughout the week:

There are many different types of childcare available in Brighton, ranging from Playschemes, childminders, or ar Home childcarers. If you can’t find the childcare that you need you can contact an adviser by calling: 01273 293545 or emailing:

If you want to find out more about child-friendly things do to in the city – whether that be arts and culture, local history,  green spaces or sport –  Brighton and Hove City Council have created a helpful guide. The link is available here. 


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