Posts Tagged ‘Brighton For Kids’
With the sun shining and the sea warming up, it’s time to celebrate summer. So grab a board and paddle around the pier. What? Paddle around the pier? Yes, this weekend Brighton will play host to Paddle Round The Pier, Europe’s biggest free beach festival.
It’s all held on Hove lawns, and don’t worry if you don’t fancy getting in the water, there are a multitude of other events you can get yourself and the family involved in.
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Brighton’s summer program is in full swing! There’s so much happening for families visiting Brighton, and plenty for its culture hungry residents too.
This week starts in style with the Hove Champagne Festival, gets its soundreack from Steve Harley and his band Cocknet Rebel, and gets its style with the start of the sixth Brighton Fashion Week.
So much going on, such little time, so let’s cut to the chase. Here’s the Ambassador’s pick of the bunch:Share on Facebook
You know it’s happening. It’s almost hot enough; in fact it has already been hot enough for that first sea swim of the year. Children are already playing at the water’s edge and with temperatures (at times) touching 30C, pretty soon we’ll be stripping off and getting in.
If it’s just to cool down, you can get in anywhere along the front. Although, there are a few spots that have their advantages, and a number of safety points to watch for.Share on Facebook
Brighton’s Palace Pier beach has been awarded the top standard in the Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide!
We’ve always known it is a great place to swim and chill. So it’s little surprise that the MCS report was so flattering when it came to checking out our favourite hangout. So here are some of the quotes from the MCS report:
Water grade 2010: Highest UK standard for bathing quality (recommended for the last three years!).
Meets European water quality standards
Things to do: Swimming, surfing, seafront promenade walks, kite flying, many summer festivals.
Local Facilities: food, toilets, disabled toilets, shops, litter bins.
Wildlife & Walks: Coastal walks include the famous Seven Sisters path along the south coast.
Litter: Beaches cleaned daily.
“Highly popular shingle and sand beach serving one of Britain’s most famous seaside resorts. Local attractions include the refurbished pier, fun fairs, arcades and local shopping.”
The beach was also praised for having plentiful parking.
No excuse then, get those bags packed and get ready for a great beach bank holiday weekend!
Check out the discounts we have, or call the hotel to book.Share on Facebook
We all love sitting with the family on Brighton beach. It’s safe, it’s clean and it’s so much fun. But take care, at times it gets a lot hotter than you might think and before you know it, it’s lobster time!
With the massive bank holiday approaching and loads of people visiting the city – some with families, others with stag and hen parties – it’s time for some expert sun protection advice.
Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll go home happy and rested, not battered and knackered!Share on Facebook
Yes folks, for one day only, the kids are taking over Brighton. Don’t worry, it’s just the Children’s Parade and it’s going to be lots of fun, especially for visitors to Brighton bringing their families and kids.
The traditional curtain raiser for the Brighton Fringe Festival sees school children enjoy their own carnival, as the city closes its roads and lets them run wild. Well, not wild – the event is always well organised.Share on Facebook
Well, along with Brighton sunshine – and it’s here – comes the temptation to take a dip. Now, I know you’re thinking ”you must be mad to dip even your toes in the water”. But let’s not forget about Brighton’s swimming pools, which are great for dedicated ‘up and downers’, as well as for children and families.
The King Alfred Centre is about as 80’s retro as the town’s student community, but is still a great resource. Let’s face it, if the sun fails us, at least we can step back off the beach, put our cossies on, and get in for a bit.
More modern is the Price Regent. And it’s next to the Jubilee Library (are we obsessed about royalty, or what?). If you get bored easily by the lanes just dry off, grab a book, wander through the North Laines, and enjoy the great Easter weather.
Dedicated swimmers are donning their Speedos for a mammoth charity swimathon on April 18th, take a look for further info.Share on Facebook