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Sort out some fun activities for the summer

If, like many of us, you’ve only started thinking about what to do in the summer, it’s not too late to get some activities sorted to keep the kids busy over the summer. Where to start?

Amaze’s Fun Stuff leisure guide

Amaze’s brand new Fun Stuff leisure guide [pdf 2mb] is a great starting point – with well over a hundred listings across Brighton & Hove and nearby, it’s easy to find something to suit you and your family. There are great social options like support groups and youth clubs, fun ideas for a family day out like farms, soft play, cinemas and museums, and for the more active and adventurous there’s kayaking, surfing, swimming and more!

Compass Card and i-go leisure card

Another great way to find fun activities in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex is to use your Compass Card. There are over 150 Compass Card offers at around 250 locations across Brighton and Hove, West Sussex and beyond, so make sure you’ve got the Compass Card app to hand when you’re out and about. Just go to the App Store or Google Play, search ‘compass card’ and download the Brighton and Hove version. If you don’t have an iPhone or an Android smartphone, you’ll find everything you need on the Offers page on the Compass Card website.

If your child doesn’t have a Compass Card yet, it’s not too late to register, but be quick – it takes time to process your form and get your card out to you, and you’ll want to take advantage of all these great offers while the sun’s still shining…

Check your child’s eligibility and download a registration form here.

In East Sussex you can sign up for an i-go leisure card, which offers discounts and accessibility information at more than 100 leisure centres, attractions, activities and clubs.

Social media

It’s worth keeping a close eye on Amaze’s Facebook page or our Twitter so you hear about events coming up over the summer in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex. You can also check out our events page for info on what’s coming up. East Sussex families should also check out the ISEND East Sussex facebook page for loads of upcoming events and activities.

Local Offer and service directories

Another useful resource is your council’s Local Offer. You can find loads of useful information for children and young people with additional needs and their families, including short breaks and respite, and local parent carer support groups. Check out Brighton & Hove’s Local Offer here, or East Sussex’s Local Offer here. You can also check out the clubs and SEND listings on the Family Service Directory in Brighton & Hove, or ESCIS in East Sussex.

Tips and advice

Finally, check out our information on choosing leisure activities for some tips and advice around finding fun things for your kids to do, and how to manage some of the issues that can crop up.

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