Quirky Easter Family Activities
1. 6-7th April – Children’s Food Festival
The Children’s Food Festival features free workshops and activities in the Brighton Dome, and linking with the Brighton & Hove Children’s Festival theme of Bravery and Courage, there will be “Super Tongue Challenge” workshops from Cookery Doodle Doo which will take children’s tastes buds on a scientific foodie adventure; Mini Chef Weird and Wonderful Food Journey where children are challenged to try mystery dishes from different countries; a Flavours of France challenge from Little Fidgets; and a “Blind Buckets” food bravery area in the Brighton Dome Foyer.
Venue: Brighton Dome
2. 7th April – Duke of York’s Kids Club EASTER PARTY!
Film, egg hunt, crafts and activities, fancy dress (prize for best dressed family)
THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX (U) 11am – Come early and join in on the Easter fun!
Doors 10am – Tickets £4 – Kids Club Members £2
Venue: Duke of York’s Picturehouse
3. 6-15th April – Brighton and Hove Children’s Festival
We collect some of the saucy things that the festival has to give:
a. Mini Chef Weird & Wonderful Food Journey
Learn about the world’s weirdest and greatest food from 10 different countries with Mini Chef in the Kitchen. Are you brave enough to take the food challenge?
b. Scary monsters
Ember Vincent will be inviting families to join a clay workshop encouraging you to create brave sculptures out of clay and natural materials. Each participant will make a scene of bravery including the things that scare you the most and what you need to overcome those fears. This is a free drop in workshop, places are limited to 50 at a time. All children must be accompanied by an adult with a maximum of 3 children per adult.
c. Brighton museums are running free, fun activities. Drop in and have a look!
HOVE MUSEUM: Monday 9, Tuesday 10 April, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
BOOTH MUSEUM: Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Friday 13 April, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
BRIGHTON MUSEUM: Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 April, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
d. Twilight walks – Queens Park, Brighton
A family stroll into the evening and early night with artist Mim King. What happens when the light starts to fade? How do we see? What do we sense? What can we feel? An exploratory walk, involving perception, some drawing about what we sense and a little writing about what we notice, culminating in a night time picnic. Walk starts at 7pm
e. Live figure drawing
Jake Spicer from Brighton Life Drawing School will lead families through a live figure drawing class with costumes, props, back drops and lots of brave poses inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales. All drawing materials will be provided for during the session, so come along and dare to draw.
All children must be accompanied by an adult with a maximum of 3 children per adult.
Venue: Various Venues
Soul by the Sea will transform Brighton’s seafront by Madeira Drive with performances from leading artists and entertainers. On Saturday from 11am-5.30pm, there will be a variety of family friendly activities and entertainment; and Easter Sunday, from 2pm-5pm, will see the return of the Passion of Christ play.
Venue: Madeira Drive
5. 8th April – Easter Egg Hunt at Preston Park
Preston Park’s second Easter Hunt for children up to the age of 13 on Sunday 8 April 2012 from 11am to 3pm.
The oldest tradition is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jelly beans. Yummy!
Venue: Preston Park
6. 9th April – Brighton Fish Festival
A free celebration of everything from the sea from Dover Sole to sea kale via lobster and shellfish.
The Marine Stewardship Council will be on hand to explain about sustainable fishing practices and the management of the marine environment, whilst the SEALIFE will be creating a local marine eco-system pool.
Venue: Bartholomew Square