18 July 2013

Fun this summer at a park near you!

Fun activities and outdoor play events for children are happening all over Brighton & Hove during the summer holidays.

Brighton & Hove City Council’s play service summer programme kicks off on Monday 29 July from 2-5pm when their Playbus visits Haybourne Road in Whitehawk.

Other venues include:

  • East Hill Park, Portslade
  • Mile Oak Playground
  • Saunders Park
  • Happy Valley, Woodingdean
  • Carden Park
  • Hangleton Park
  • Mackie Avenue
  • Wish Park, Hove
  • Vale Park, Portslade
  • Queen’s Park
  • Saltdean Oval
  • Farm Green, Bevendean
  • Preston Park

A big highlight will be an event in Hove Park on Wednesday 7 August from 11am to 3pm with all sorts of things going on to celebrate National Play Day.

The play service is also organising a community play programme that will take place from 2-5pm at the following venues:

  • 29 July to 2 August: Farm Green, Bevendean
  • 5-9 August: Whitehawk Way (next to playground)
  • 12-16 August: Hodshrove Lane, Moulsecoomb (next to the 67 Centre)
  • 19-23 August: Craven Vale Estate
  • 27-30 August: The Manor, Manor Road, Whitehawk.

All children and families are welcome at these events, including those with disabilities and special educational needs. All activities are free of charge.

The chair of the council’s children and young people committee, Councillor Sue Shanks, said: “These play services are available to all children and we’re delighted to fund them.

Play is such an important part of children’s overall development. These events offer children a safe, fun environment to have fun and maybe try out some activities they wouldn’t normally do.”

All children under 8 years old should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Activities will vary from day to day. Some of the activities will be outdoors and a bit messy, so please wear appropriate clothes!

In the event of very wet or extreme weather please call 07775 740385 or 07825 862509 for current information

Visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/playbus for further information.