Returning for its fourth year, the Brighton & Hove Children’s Festival offers whimsical activities for kids ages 0-11. Each year the festival creates a theme that surrounds the various activities and events that take place over the course of six days, from April 12-18. This year’s theme is transformation, with workshops, performances and tours reflective of change.
Most of the workshops are kid-oriented in design, however several of the activities are created with family interaction in mind. The sunrise and sunset tours and walks allow visitors to not only get a better sense of the history of Brighton, but are also informal walking tours of the town. Best of all, practically all of the events are free, with the exception of the “What A Wonderful World” interactive show and the Grand Hotel Mini Mile – a mile-long race for ages 8-17 that runs in conjunction with the Brighton Marathon and passes by some of the most iconic structures in town, such as the Grand Hotel and the West Pier. Many of the events are drop-in, but because of the popularity of the festival, it’s best to book spots in advance.
[photo courtesy of jem]