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Guest Post: Cool Family Activities to do over the Summer

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Competition, Days Out, Guest Post, Information | Posted on 02-05-2013

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When the children are off school all Summer it’s difficult to keep them entertained without spending an arm or a leg. It’s worth looking online for events locally to you on directory websites, to be able to get out and about as a family for as cheaply as possible.

Another option is monitoring online competitions, which are often advertised via social media, such as this one from Wow247 where you can win an annual merlin pass allowing you entry into over thirty attractions for free for four people (normally costing £146!). This also means exclusive offers on short breaks within resorts such as Legoland and Chessington Hotel.

You could also find some free activities online to do such as arranged park explorations to identify animals, trails and their habitats. Check out the top film releases and buy a family ticket to receive a discount.

If it’s enjoying your own home that you want to do then get baking with the kids, teaching them about ingredients, shopping for a recipe and culinary skills. What better excuse to invite friends and family round for a tea party afterwards to enjoy the fruits of your labour.

Hopefully, you’ve been inspired to keep your eyes out on the Internet for discount deals, as well as competitions and free activities to keep you all busy over the holidays for a realistic price.


Top 5 Jubilee Activities For Children In Brighton

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information, Sponsored Posts | Posted on 28-05-2012

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With the Jubilee Weekend just around the corner – and half term beckoning – here are some great activities to keep your children entertained!

1. Have a right royal picnic at Preston Park
The green grass of Preston Park should be covered with picnic blankets on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd June as families travel there to celebrate the Queen’s latest Jubilee with a feast of food.
It’s best to turn up early to nab a good spot far away from the busy road which runs past the park
You’ll have to bring your own food and tartan picnic blankets but music will be provided courtesy of Patcham’s silver brass band. There will also be the chance for the kids to have their face painted and to take part in a make-and-wear a crown competition.
The festivities kick off at 12 and last until 3pm – turn up early to nab a good spot far away from that noisy road which runs past the park!

2. Party like it’s 1953
Adults and children will both enjoy an event at Brighton museum on the same day (Saturday 2nd June). Our present Queen’s coronation took place in 1953 and the museum will, for one day only, invite you to journey back to this historic year with an exhibition of memorabilia, arts and crafts events and jiving lessons.
Bring Granny and Grandad along and they might be able to tell you what it was like to live through these stylish times!
The event starts at 1pm, continues until 4:30 pm and you can find out more details at the Brighton Museum website.

3. Catch a steam train at Hove Park
Hove Park is well known for its tennis courts, café and the fact that it used to be situated opposite the Goldstone Ground, Brighton’s old football stadium.
But did you know that it is also home to a miniature steam railway?
You will find this hidden gem at the north end of the park and, on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4th, you can have a ride on the steam train.
Tickets cost £1 for adults and 50p for children and you can find out more details at the Hove Park Railway website.

4. Play on the beach at Yellowave
If Brighton ever stages the Olympics, the Beach Volleyball event would have to be staged at Yellowave, the oasis of golden sand near the Concorde II on Madeira Drive.
On Wednesday 6th June, six to nine-year-olds will get the chance to take part in a ‘Fun and Climb’ event at Yellowave and ten to 14-year-olds can play beach volleyball.
The cost is £5.50 per child and you can book a session by phoning 01273 672222.

5. Make a video in Hove
Film makers certainly seem to be getting younger and younger these days. It is a fact not lost on Bite Size Movies; an organisation which will be running a video film-making course aimed at nine- to 14-year-olds on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June.
Kids will be talked through the process of story-boarding, shooting and editing a film and encouraged to come up with short fiction films. It is hoped that the finished products will be screened at the Duke of Yorks; a great showcase for budding Steven Spielbergs and Guy Ritchies.
You can find out more details by phoning 07906712553.
Whatever you and your kids decide to do during Diamond Jubilee week, be sure to have a memorable and fun time!
James Christie writes for Yellow Mooncraft supplies shop. Check out Yellow Moon’s extensive range of Jubilee crafts for kids.