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Pebbles, People & Places to go A Children’s Adventurous Guide to Brighton & Hove


Little Green Pig is a writing and mentoring charity for young people in Brighton & Hove and Sussex. We work in and out of schools, offering inspiring creative writing programmes. Littlegreenpig.org.uk Little Green Pig is a writing and mentoring charity for young people in Brighton & Hove and Sussex. We work in and out of schools, offering inspiring creative writing programmes. Littlegreenpig.org.uk


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Foreword by Lizzie Enfield

There are several sides to every city and generally something in them for everyone, but that’s not always apparent, especially if it’s adults deciding where to go and what to see. That’s the trouble with being an adult, you tend to focus on museums and restaurants and how to get about and you miss out on all the fun stuff.

And, unusually for a travel guide, there are top tips on things to avoid too: muddy hills, overpriced popcorn and scavenging seagulls.

Step in the youngsters. This guide is written by budding young travel writers from Brighton and Hove specifically for other young visitors.

This guide gives a unique and quirky insight into the city, where its young writers all attend school and spend their spare time making the most of what it has to offer.

It’s a culmination of several months work at writing shops run by the literacy charity Little Green Pig, involving children from across the city. Their insider knowledge proved invaluable. Who knows better what the appeal of Brighton and Hove to younger visitors is than the young people who live here?

It offers a lively, fresh look at one of Britain’s most famous seaside resorts and showcases a range of up and coming travel writing talent. Lizzie Enfield, freelance travel writer and novelist.

Inside you’ll find some great tips on where to go and what to do: from the Sea Life centre to cinemas and sweet shops to the best places to buy nerf guns and play Pokémon Go!

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Where do you go to catch a flying pig? I don’t know, where do you go to catch a flying pig? Brighton Airpork. - Kayleigh

Did you hear the joke about the i360? No Never mind, it’s over your head! - Ethan

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Introduction We have been writing a guide book since January and have put in loads of articles, been on special tours, met people who write guide books and decided our most and least favourite things about living in Brighton & Hove. This is our Brighton & Hove guide book.

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Contents 08 10 12

Best Bits

14 16 24 30 32 40 48 52 54

Seagulls

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Main Writers

Worst Bits Top Tips

Shop Eat Photos Attractions Play, Go, Do Cinemas PokĂŠmon Sport

Additional Writers Acknowledgements

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Best bits (Our favourite things about our city)

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The beach i360 The sea Shops

Queens Park AMEX Stadium

Swimming pools

The pier

The atmosphere

Individuality

Libraries

The People

The Marina

Good walking locations / Ice rink at the Pavilion

HOLLYWOOD BOWL AT THE MARINA / THE PAVILION / THE UNDERCLIFF WALK / LONG WALKS IN STANMER PARK / WHITEHAWK LIBRARY / ASDA / CHURCH / STARBUCKS / PUPPIES & KITTENS / RIVER ISLAND / CHOCCYWOCCYDOODAH / THE LANES / E-KAGEN RESTAURANT / YO! SUSHI / AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS / THE MANOR CAFE / EASTHILL PARK / SHEEPCOTE VALLEY / THE LEVEL / PIZZA HUT / H’S CAFE / BOOTH MUSEUM / ROLLER DISCO / DOTTIE’S CAFE / CINEWORLD / THE DOME / SEALIFE CENTRE / HARVESTER RESTAURANT / CHURCHILL SQUARE / CLAIRE’S ACCESSORIES / WAHACA / ST ANN’S WELLS GARDENS / SALVAGE CAFE / TOYS R US / VIRTUAL REALITY ON THE PIER / THE APPLE STORE / THE PARADES AND FESTIVALS / FISH AND CHIPS / FIREWORKS

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Worst bits (The not-so-good things about our city)

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Litter KFC Pebbles & almost no sand

Too expensive No zoo Trains

Seagulls

Parking

Cold sea

THE MUDDY HILL NEAR MY SCHOOL / RAIN / DIRTY PLACES / BRIGHTON WHEEL COMING DOWN / SHORTAGE OF SPORKS / FEW ELECTRIC CARS AND CHARGING POINTS / BROKEN PIER / BAD CHARITY SHOPS / SNOW / SNAKES / BAD PEOPLE / MCDONALD’S / FEELING SAD FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE / NO EAGLES / ASDA / TAXIS / NO LIFEGUARDS ON BEACH / DENTISTS / PEOPLE WITH ATTITUDE / PUBLIC TOILETS / CLOUDY WEATHER / THE HILLS ARE HARD TO WALK UP! / THE AMOUNT OF SECURITY CAMERAS / THE CAR PARKS ARE TOO SMALL / QUEUING / PEOPLE SHOUTING ON THE STREETS / THE SEA CURRENT

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Top tips for visiting Brighton & Hove

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Avoid going up stone paths in the rain. - Amia

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 et beach shoes G because the millions of stones really hurt your feet. - Amia

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 void the beach because A it is packed with seagulls and they can take your doughnuts. Eat inside, not outside.

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If you don’t know how to speak English then get someone that can translate for you.

- Jav-El

- Mani

 on’t go to any D other restaurant but Nando’s.

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Maybe try to come in winter because there is an ice rink at the Pavilion. - Mani

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- Maryann

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Don’t go to the i360, it’s overpriced for something you can see at a mate’s flat. Dirty water is all you can see.

- Anon

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Top Tips

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Don’t go to the Odeon: there’s overpriced popcorn and you’re not allowed to bring your own food. It’s very expensive!

Don’t feed the seagulls or they’ll poo on you later. - Anon

Even if you miss a bus there will always be another bus coming in 5-10 minutes. The new buses have plug points and free Wi-Fi.

11. When you go to the beach, bring a picnic, a towel and a camera to take a photo of the sea.

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- Rosie S

- Anon

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When travelling, walking is the best option because it is good exercise and you can see more exciting things on the way.

Pavilion Gardens is close to the beach, but watch out, seagulls will steal your food. PS. don’t go into the bushes.

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- Amia

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Seagulls Seagulls look all innocent at first but don’t, and I MEAN DON’T, underestimate them! Here is an article about the hidden secret infused into seagulls - their minds have a pure survival instinct and how to avoid being stolen from by these vicious aerial thieves. Read on to find out… These birds have sharp eyes to pick out victims from the crowd, and do you know why certain people just minding their own business get targeted? They have food! Whether you have a small tasty nibble of Walkers or a large tempting meal from KFC, watch out! There’s a chance you might be targeted! Moving on, right now you must be horrified at their thieving nature and

even a bit paranoid about these birds stealing your hard-earned food. Well, be paranoid no more because here are the tips to stop them stealing your food. • Cover your food • Wave something big when they’re near you • Carry a Nerf super-soaker, fill it up and show them who’s boss • Get a dog and let it loose. - Tom

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They have sharp, golden- beaks. Their bodies are white-coloured with fluffy soft fur. The baby seagulls are really cute and soft, but big seagulls are really scary and dangerous. - Khushi

I’ll never forget the day where a seagull chased me. So I will tell you how to survive. First, have a bag of chips, place them on the ground and run! Second, have a bag of stones and when the seagull comes, keep throwing the stones. - Pranay

Do you know anything about seagulls? No? Then you’ve come to the right place! First thing you need to know if they’re a protected species. Now, that’s bad because they steal stuff! What do they steal? They steal food! By that I mean they snatch it right out of your hands. One minute it’s in your hand, the next it’s gone, just like that! What can you do? Absolutely nothing! How do you prevent that from happening? Well I’m gonna tell you! Personally I never had a seagull steal from me but these are my ideas: • Never wave your food. • Wave your hand at them. - Junjiang

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Seagulls

Have you met seagulls? Well if you did, what do you think about them? Are they nice or are they thieves? Well, if you think they’re thieves you’re right. They steal your food, drinks and other edible things.


Shop

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Panda 57 QUEENS ROAD, BRIGHTON BN1 3XD

So, what’s on 57 Queens Road? Panda Supermarket! This twofloored shop sells Chinese, Japanese, Korean and British food. The first floor sells: frozen food, drinks and sauces. The second floor sells snacks and biscuits. Having stood for one and half years, the supermarket is quite new, also having a hot-pot restaurant next door. So, if you just got off the train at Brighton station, come to Panda’s! - Junjiang

GAK 76 - 82 NORTH ROAD, BRIGHTON BN1 1YD

GAK is a famous guitar shop in Brighton and is in the middle of the North Laine. All types of guitars from Fenders to Gibsons can be bought here. Famous rockstars shop here. The staff know everything about musical instruments.

has other things as well. This collectors’ paradise is located on Sydney Street. Also, to double the excitement, there’s two of them! The first one includes shelves and shelves of comics, with small and big collectables, posters and more. - Junjiang

If you like comics, graphic novels, DC, Marvel or anything like that, then go there. They sell comics, they also sell badges, pop vinyl, mini-figures, key chains. So if you are a comic fan, what are you waiting for, go and buy something!! Price – some things aren’t too pricey but other things you might want to save up for. - Maya

I really recommend going to the comic shop as it’s full of things from Marvel to Pokémon. There are even model characters if you don’t fancy buying a comic to read. And upstairs there are posters you can hang inside your room. Once you’ve looked around upstairs go to the main part of the room to look at all the comic memorabilia. - Bella

- Liam

...So if you are a comic fan, what are you waiting for, go and buy something!!

Dave’s Comics 5 SYDNEY STREET, BRIGHTON BN1 4EN

As a collector of all things, such as trading cards, comics and more, where do I get all these? Dave’s Comics obviously! Where else? Dave’s Comics is the main shop for collectors of any age. Mainly the shop sells comics but

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Shop

Central Brighton


Pen to Paper

Smiggle

4 SYDNEY STREET, NORTH LAINE, BRIGHTON BN1 4EN

CHURCHILL SQUARE SHOPPING CENTRE, RUSSELL PLACE, BRIGHTON BN1 2RG

Pen to Paper is great for gifts and personalised stationery. It sells pens, stamps, paper, wrapping paper, cards, and most of all notebooks. It’s great if you’re looking for a gift or just something for yourself.

Smiggle has water bottles, headphones, overlapping pencil cases, pop-up pencil cases and more. If Smiggle is your style then go there every five weeks. THINGS COST LOTS OF MONEY, DON’T BUY TOO MUCH!

I would really recommend you go there, even if it’s just to gaze longingly at the stationery.

- Leyla

If you are looking for stationery and headphones and so on, then Smiggle is the place for you. It has everything you need for starting school or even just for a present. Smiggle has masses of pencil cases and even pens and pencils to go with it. You can also buy scented equipment, school bags, water bottles and talking alarm clocks. The prices are quite high but Smiggle is a great place for spending your money. You’ll never leave empty handed!

- Maya

River Island CHURCHILL SQUARE SHOPPING CENTRE, RUSSELL PLACE, BRIGHTON BN1 2RG

- Amelia

River Island is mainly a clothes store. When you get in Churchill Square you go in the mall and you go upstairs and turn left. Also, in River Island there are key rings and body lotion and other things like that.

They also sell little bags with chocolate, gummies and lots more. You have a kids’ section divided into two sections, one section for girls, one section for boys.

Smiggle is amazing. You can get stationery like pencil cases, bottles, watches, lunch boxes, rucksacks, rubbers that are scented and so much more but so expensive. Normal pencil cases are like £3, Smiggle pencil cases are like £14-£18! It’s so busy. There are big pencil cases and slim pencil cases but they don’t fit in your drawer, whatever the size. - Poppi

- Kayleigh

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JD Sports UNIT 1, CHURCHILL SQUARE, RUSSELL PLACE, BRIGHTON BN1 2TA AND 62 WEST STREET, BRIGHTON BN1 2EP

JD is one of the places I would recommend to the enthusiastic sporty person. Now, I won’t lie to you, this isn’t the place that you could go to everyday and go on a spending spree and not expect a heavy dent in your wallet. - Tom

Top tip: You can buy little lip glosses and phone cases with cool stuff on the back. If you go to Claire’s I think you should save up for like £5 or £10. It’s not cheap so be careful with your money. - Brooke

Claire’s Accessories UNIT 24, CHURCHILL SQUARE SHOPPING CENTRE, RUSSELL PLACE, BRIGHTON BN1 2TD

If you love fashion, chic and geek, Claire’s is definitely the place for you. First let me start on the accessories. No. 1, JoJo Siwa bows if you want your hair to be popping. I certainly recommend these. Everybody is wearing these nowadays and I know it’s a perfect way for you to fit in.

Claire’s is so cool. You can get gel nails, JoJo bows, make up, watches, glasses. You can get your ears pierced, earrings, hats, nose-rings, rucksacks, wigs, hairbands and much more. Some of the necklaces are friendship necklaces and bracelets, and JoJo bows are in all different sizes and shapes and colours. - Poppi

- Sukura

Do you want to know how you can get lots of hair accessories and makeup? If you do, read on. Claire’s has lots of lip balm in the flavours of Coca Cola, Sprite and Fanta. JoJo Bows are really popular. They have phone and iPhone cases. And much more! - Grace

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The Entertainer

...So just go there as it’s just great and it’s a sweet shop so, yeah, what are you waiting for?...

86, CHURCHILL SQUARE SHOPPING CENTRE, BRIGHTON, BN1 2TF

It is in Churchill Square on the first floor. It sells toys like toy swords, Power Rangers and it sells Fruit Shoots. - Mikey

AM PM Store

Game

59A LONDON ROAD, BRIGHTON, BN1 4JE (AKSHAY & PRANAY’S FAMILY SHOP)

94 CHURCHILL SQUARE, RUSSELL PLACE, BRIGHTON, BN1 2TF

If you love video games, Game is the most ideal place for you. Game has everything from the oldest WWII game to the latest Xbox ones – you will never be disappointed. They don’t just sell video games, they also sell comic books. Top tip: if you want a lot of comic books then go to a proper comic bookshop. - Connor

Game is a great place to buy all types of games like video games and board games. It’s not hard to find since it stands out. I recommend looking at everything before you buy anything. Choose carefully. The second - hand equipment is there too so don’t hesitate to try it out. And even if you can’t afford anything there are still games you can try out for free. They also sell things for collections like cards and figurines. These figurines can surprisingly be used for characters in other games.

My family owns this shop on London Road which is a grocer’s shop. We have chewing gum, lollipops, orange juice and the list goes on. But there are healthy foods there too. Look out for my shop. - Pranay

Charlie’s Sweet Emporium 28-29 SHIP STREET, BRIGHTON, BN1 1AD

Charlie’s Sweet Emporium is amazing. The staff are really great and if you go there then definitely try the Pick and Mix, though they also sell tons of other absolutely amazing sweets. Basically if you go to Brighton you definitely need to visit Charlie’s Sweet Emporium. So just go there as it’s just great and it’s a sweet shop so, yeah, what are you waiting for? - Maya

- Middle Street Primary School

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Choccywoccydoodah

The chocolate shop sells beautifully made chocolate lollies, dogs, cats, houses and hearts. There are many sizes and shapes of animals, from 6 inches to 2 feet. They are very life-like but their faces are more cartoonish. If you touch them, they feel like ceramic, but they are 100% edible! Prices range from about £7 to over £40! Everything inside is beautiful chocolate decadence.

3 MEETING HOUSE LANE, BRIGHTON, BN1 1HB

Lovely chocolate, delicious! Unique, great window displays. This chocolate shop is very yummy and quite pricey. Rating: 5 stars. Money: Loads, £5 pocket money. As you can see it is quite expensive! But it is way worth it! From my point of view, Choccywoccydoodah is a rare treat sort of place.

- Willow

Come to Choccywoccydoodah and you won’t want to leave. It has a café on the top floor and a shop to buy all sorts of candy! You can also book a cake- making session with a member of staff. Plus you can buy whole cakes! In Choccywoccydoodah they sell everything, from lollipops to wedding cakes. It’s a real five - star place. - Darcey

Choccywoccydoodah is a chocolate, cake and café- style shop in the Brighton lanes and it has just about the best name on Earth! It does wedding cakes, fancy Belgian chocolates and milkshakes. The last time I went to this shop there was a fantastic three-tier wedding cake with two skeletons, roses and a banner saying ‘till death do us part’ on it. It had white icing and the roses were so red on it. It just looked amazing.

LOVELY CHOCOLATE

DELICIOUS!

UNIQUE GREAT WINDOW DISPLAYS

VERY YUMMY CHOCCYWOCCYDOODAH

They also have a café upstairs from the chocolate shop that sells enormous slices of cake, tea and other treats. (That’s upstairs to the chocolate shop).

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My favourite thing (to do in this shop) is to look at all the different sized paint brushes and all the different colours of paint.

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East Brighton Kemptown Bookshop 91 ST GEORGE’S ROAD, BRIGHTON BN2 1EE

Kemptown Bookshop is a magical gateway to a world of books, selling teen, children and adult fiction and non-fiction. They also sell badges, perfect for bookworms – well actually the shop is perfect for all bookdragons. It’s a very amazing portal so if you love books then make sure you go there on your trip. You’ll definitely end up with less pocket money when you leave the shop. Money: mediumish. - Maya

ASDA BRIGHTON MARINA, BRIGHTON, BN2 5UT

The most cheap, massive shop. Amazing value. And the parking area is free of cost. You can get lots of things, but not pets. Enjoy and have fun! - Khushi

Hove Lawrence Art Supplies 208-212 PORTLAND ROAD, HOVE, BN3 5QT

My favourite shop is Lawrence Art Supplies. They do all sorts of art tools but it is quite expensive!

They do paintbrushes, canvases, pottery and a lot more. My favourite thing to do in this shop is to look at all the different sized paintbrushes and all the different colours of paint. I also like looking at all the pottery. It also sells specialist equipment like gold leaf and canvas. You can also get big letters to decorate and put somewhere. You might have to be an arty person to go there. - Rosie

Toys R Us 3 GOLDSTONE RETAIL PARK, NEWTOWN ROAD, HOVE BN3 7PN

I like walking around to see what toys I like. But one day when I went in and everything was Ghostbusters toys. If you wanted to look at every toy at the same time you would need 30 minutes - trust me, I have tried. - Noah

Emmaus DROVE ROAD, PORTSLADE BN41 2PA

Do you want some food, fun and to shop? Then this is the place for you. Amazing Emmaus! There’s loads of things to do like playing in their woods and park. I’m very lucky because Emmaus is next to my school. Top tip: bring a camera. Best of all, it’s no money to get in. - Rosana

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Eat

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Eat

Central Brighton JoJo’s Gelato 123-124 WESTERN ROAD, (HOVE) BRIGHTON, BN1 2AD

Ice-cream is the best because it is very cold and there are so many flavours to choose from.

The best ice-cream place is JoJo’s in town. They do literally all the flavours.

Moshimo BARTHOLOMEW SQUARE, BRIGHTON, BN1 1JS

- Rosie M

If you love sushi, then Moshimo is the place for you. It has the greatest sushi ever created on a conveyor belt going round every table where you can just pick a plate of sushi. They also have miso soup and on every table there is some salted pea-pods. Although it’s expensive it’s worth the money.

Yo! Sushi 6 JUBILEE STREET, BRIGHTON, BN1 1GE

In Yo! Sushi they have so many dishes on a conveyor belt and it goes wiggly.

- Remy

Pinocchio

They have all sorts of different fish from salmon to white fish, with and without seaweed. There are different types of coloured plates for different prices, like green is £1.09 and blue is £2.70, and the most expensive is the yellow plate, it’s £6. I think they have good service. Service ***** ½ Food quality **** ½ Prices **** Seating ****** - Biba

22 NEW ROAD, BRIGHTON, BN1 1UF

Pinocchio is an Italian restaurant near the Theatre Royal with tasty meals. It has kind staff and good reviews. It has big tables for families. They have a set menu which is good value for money and a salad bar. My favourite food is their outstanding crispy lasagne. All the food is served with a smile. - Oscar

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...I like the Coca Cola with ice because when there’s something hot I can drink it. My mum forces me to eat the spicy chicken and I don’t like it that much...

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KFC

Nando’s

63-65 WESTERN ROAD, BRIGHTON, BN1 2HA

34 DUKE STREET, BRIGHTON, BN1 1AG

Great restaurant and sells awesome food. They serve chicken nuggets with chips, coke, water to drink. The food is delicious. They have paper to do drawing with your kids while they wait so they don’t get bored.

KFC is an amazing chicken place in Brighton because last time I went there I had a milkshake with actual sweets in the milkshake. If you are a milkshake fan, go to KFC and get a Krusher because that’s what it’s called. There are three types: Oreo, Malteaser, and Skittles.

- Max

I like to go to Nando’s because it is a nice place. I like the food because it smells nice as well. There is a lot of red and black in the shop and I like the Coca Cola with ice because when there’s something hot I can drink it. My mum forces me to eat the spicy chicken and I don’t like it that much.

Now I’ll talk about the chicken: it’s really nice, it has gravy with it and it’s so good but very hot. Always go on a Monday because everyone else is busy on a Monday. - Tabitha

- Poyuk

McDonald’s 140 LONDON ROAD, BRIGHTON BN1 4JH AND BRIGHTON MARINA LEISURE CENTRE, BRIGHTON, BN2 5UT

I like to go to McDonald’s with the big sign with a big yellow ‘M’. I like to sit next to my dad and I like the chips and fish fingers and balloons. You even get a toy in your bag! - Nika

The food is nice, especially the chicken nuggets. I love the milkshakes, especially the vanilla. - Ethan

You can get toys if you get a Happy Meal. You can get burgers, wraps and nuggets. If you wanted you can have a milkshake. You can even go on the iPad. My favourite pudding is strawberry ice-cream. Mind-blowing cold milkshakes. - Shaniyah

If you have chicken it is very good for your money and it is tasty and it’s for all ages. But if you are allergic to chicken, warning: don’t come here. - Harrison

Nando’s is a very creative restaurant. Its chicken is formed very nicely with spices like paprika, peri-peri sauce and so on. The owner of Nando’s is Portuguese and he follows his grandmother’s recipes. He started to do different recipes and desserts.

It grew more famous and customers now enjoy the magnificent taste of Nando’s. - Seb

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Domino’s Pizza

Las Iguanas

56 LONDON ROAD, BRIGHTON, BN1 4JF

7-8 JUBILEE STREET, BRIGHTON, BN1 1GE

I like it because the cookies are gorgeous. When you bite into it the chocolate balls are melted so when you eat it it’s really warm. And they have pizzas without cheese. It is mind-blowingly tasty.

If you want to eat out, Las Iguanas is the place. My favourite meal I always have is cheesy beefburger with curly fries and a salad. - Zeph

- Daisy

Pizza Express

Domino’s is my favourite restaurant. I like it because it has stuffed crusts and the melted cookies. Yummy.

A3 BLOCK, JUBILEE STREET, BRIGHTON, BN1 1GE

It is very nice especially the food. I recommend you go here.

- Jayden

- Johnny

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

It’s very yummy and fills your mouth with excitement.

22 NORTH ROAD, BRIGHTON, BN1 1YA

Tiffany’s is a delicious café with mouth-watering cooked breakfast and sandwiches. My favourite meal there is a bacon sandwich with ketchup. The staff are friendly and cheery and they remember who their customers are. I think you should go and get breakfast there. - Jack

- Otis

Days 75-79 EAST STREET, BRIGHTON, BN1 1NF

Days is a wonderful place, especially the Chinese, Japanese, Indian food. It is a self-service place with a tasty buffet. But if you are on a diet, go for the sushi. It has a chocolate fountain and you put your marshmallows and ice-cream underneath, then you eat it. - Liam

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Bangers Pie Shop

They use these things as decorations and some are for sale.

14 BAKER ST, BRIGHTON, BN1 4JN

Beano Pie is a pie with beans and meat in it. It is hot. Warning: this is not a restaurant, you can eat it in a park. - Archer

Wagamama 30 KENSINGTON ST, BRIGHTON, BN1 4AJ

Wagamama is a really good restaurant. The food is so good. You can get chicken soup with chicken slices and carrot peelings and peas and sweetcorn. They give you a wooden ladle to drink the soup, but you use chopsticks and wooden spoons to eat everything else. It is so good! -S  t Nicolas Primary School

It also does amazing food. They do herbal tea and lovely sandwiches. They do eggy bread and full breakfasts. The staff are very friendly and kind. It’s a typical retro café and the owner chats to you like you have known him for years. It’s an amazing place. - Darcey

French Horn 82 DYKE RD, BRIGHTON, BN1 3JD

The French Horn is a pub in Brighton and I know the person who runs it. They sell the best salami! I give them 5 stars out of 5 and I love The French Horn. - Poppy

Hove Salvage Café 84 WESTERN RD, HOVE, BN3 1JB

Salvage Café is unique hideaway, somewhere where a hobo could come walking in and no one would bat an eye. It’s full of old things (from typewriters to paintings) that nobody wants anymore.

Carats Café BASIN RD, SOUTHWICK, BRIGHTON, BN41 1WD

If you like eating and you like beaches, eat at Carats Café. It’s deliciously fun and you even get Sprite and sausages and while your parents are eating you can play at the beach. - St Nicolas Primary School

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Writers from our Monday and Thursday clubs exploring various places in the city to include in the guide.

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Attractions


Attractions

Central Brighton SEA LIFE MARINE PARADE, BRIGHTON, BN2 1TB

The Sea Life Centre is next to Brighton Pier and near the Brighton Pavilion. The entrance of the Sea Life Centre is very open and when you walk in you see the desk where you get your tickets. The Centre was the first aquarium to be built in Europe. It was built in the Victorian era and used to have a Dolphinarium in it, but now that is where the sharks and two turtles live. The turtles are brother and sister and were brought to Brighton by an advertising agency, and Lulu is the oldest turtle in Britain! There are lots more amazing facts about all of the fish and animals there, and the staff are very helpful - you can have great conversations with them.

The aquarium is large and quite old- fashioned, with colourful lights shining upwards onto the ceiling, which makes it feel quite pretty and mystical. So it is definitely worth a visit, and I would give it a 10/10! - Rosie S

Do you want to go on a glassbottomed boat? Have you ever wanted to see lots of different types of fish, sharks and sting rays and lots more? If you do, go to Sea Life Centre and you’ll be amazed! The Sea Life Centre has been around for years and years since 1872. - Maisie

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i360

The i360 is one of the best things in Brighton because it gives you a whole view of Brighton and Hove. It glows in the dark, protects us from lightning and it looks very ‘futury’.

LOWER KINGS ROAD, BRIGHTON, BN1 2LN

The i360 is a big, tall ride and building. For a child, the price is £7.50, and for an adult the price is £15.

You might think that this is expensive but if you go on it you will see how fun it is and you will think ‘I spent my money well’. - Kayleigh

BEST THING IN BRIGHTON

It was made in the summer of 2016. At the opening of the i360, there was a beautiful display of fireworks and sparklers and the i360 glowed red, pink, blue, light turquoise and orange. Inside, the floor is slanted and lit by a blue neon light and passengers can look outside and admire the view of the city whilst holding onto the rails (especially children). The i360 is a one-of-a-kind observation tower and is the star attraction of Brighton. At night you can see the streetlights of Brighton and Hove and in the day you can see the Pepper Pot, the Pavilion, beach huts and lots of sea! In my opinion, at night it is better! - Mark

A WHOLE

VIEW OF BRIGHTON & HOVE

GLOWS

The i360 is a lovely view, you’ll wish to stay there forever. If you’re thirsty there is a bar but there is no toilet. Are you bored of just seeing bricks for a view? Do you want a better view? Then come on board the i360. - Henry

IN THE DARK PROTECTS US FROM LIGHTNING

LOOKS VERY

‘FUTURY’

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The Beach & Pier Starlings swooping in and out of the clouds, circling round the old gasworks and diving under the pier. The starlings in Brighton really are a fantastic sight. - Dylan

At the sea, you will see Seagulls, pebbles, the sea Sand, pigeon, the sky The sun, crows and magpies The seaside is beautiful - Rosie S

I love the beach because on a sunny day, all the pebbles are hot. I also love climbing the rocks and getting splashed with the water. A bad thing about the beach is that sometimes if you are swimming or playing in the sea, there might be some glass or something sharp so you might cut your feet. I think that anyone who goes to the beach will love it. In some parts of the beach there are patches of sand but it is mostly pebbles. The beach is unique because of all its pebbles. There are about one million pebbles there. I live near Rottingdean beach but there is one in Kemp Town and one near Hove. The smell of the salt water is amazing. It is so salty, especially when it’s raining. If you go to the beach on a sunny, hot day it is very busy, but if you go on a cold rainy day it will be empty and you will be able to watch the waves splash against the wall by yourself. Although it sounds like it is not nice when it’s raining, it is really amazing. If you’ve got an umbrella, some waterproof trousers and a warm, waterproof coat, you will have the best time of your life. - Awen

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If you like rides and heights go to the Brighton Pier, you will like it! On the beach, look out for cheeky seagulls - they are extra big in Brighton. - Amia

The beach huts are very good. A beach hut is a small hut by the beach where you can put all your buckets and spades and things. Brighton does not have sand, only pebbles. There is a rule about beach huts that you have to paint the back red and blue. If you want an icecream or a tea or a coffee then the café is best. In the café there is a toilet around the side in case you need it. If you are looking forward to building sandcastles, then there is no sand until the tide goes out. - Rosie M

If you want to visit brilliant Brighton, make sure you visit the seafront park. In the summer you get to see the brilliant outdoor paddling pool. In the autumn you can get your scooters out and use the paddling pool as a scooter ramp. There is a huge sandpit and it’s lots of fun. There is also a spider web you can climb on. Before you go please buy an ice-cream and play a game of table tennis. Top tip: if you don’t have a bucket and spade, other people might leave theirs behind! - Keira

When the sea is rough you must not go too close. Almost all the time the sea is cold and when the tide goes out, instead of stones you can see sand. - Ceri

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...Top tip: if you don’t have a bucket and spade, other people might leave theirs behind!... Some people like to go to the Brighton Pier, because they have gun games, a hammer game, there are some rides that are different like a scary ride, a high ride - there’s going to be something for everyone.

You could just go to enjoy the yummy cafés that sell ice-creams, doughnuts, fish and chips, and a delicious beefburger, one of my favourite foods. Brighton Pier is great to go on, so even if you have no money you can still stroll around and enjoy the views of Brighton beach. - Brandon

When the tide is out, Rottingdean is the perfect place to go rock pooling where you are likely to spot starfish, sea anemones to name a few. On the day after a storm it’s the perfect chance to go on a scavenger hunt and find debris and treasures among the pebbles. Rating 4/5. - Maya

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...Did you know that the Marina is also a place for ships and boats? I have been there...

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The Marina is a wide open space of adventures waiting for you and your family to explore. It has a wide variety of entertainment options like shopping at the Marina Square, going to ASDA, bowling at the Bowlplex, eating at McDonald’s, watching a movie and loads and loads more.

East Brighton The Marina WATERFRONT, BRIGHTON, BN2 5WA

Have you been to Brighton Marina? Well if you haven’t you should go there! There’s lots of shops like Asda. Asda is cheapest and best value and it is gigantic. Come quick here and visit lots of shops. One more thing to say, there’s also ping-pong. The ping-pong is next to the shop called The Factory Shop. Furthermore, there’s food and cafés upstairs. Go up and choose your fave restaurant. Also, here’s a fact for Brighton Marina. Did you know that the Marina is also a place for ships and boats? I have been there. Don’t leave Brighton until you visit the Marina. - Khushi

- Mark F

The Marina is a place you can have fun but also be calm and go to cafés. There are always lots of things to do including going to the Cineworld Cinema. If you like the Marina, why don’t you ask some friends to come along and it will help the Marina companies get a bit more money. There’s two types of places you can have pizza, or any other food like that. There is not only food, but also fun games like bowling and arcades. My favourite part of the Marina is probably Mod Pizza because it has got everything you can put on pizzas to make your own. - Ethan

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Play, Go, Do Brighton Festival has a different guest director every year, and past directors include Kate Tempest and Laurie Anderson. Each director brings something different to the festival. Brighton Fringe is more independent and has many more events including a whole children’s section.

Parades and festivals are great, and in Brighton there are absolutely tons... Let’s start with some of my favourite festivals: In May we have two main festivals – Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe.

Don’t miss the children’s parade! It is always filled with costumes and creations made of willow and paper. One year I went as a Dalek. - Maya

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Play, Go, Do

Parks & Nature Central Brighton Pavilion Gardens ROYAL PAVILION GROUNDS, NEW ROAD, BRIGHTON, BN1 1UG

The Pavilion Gardens, with its trees, plants, grass and pavilion to frame it, this makes for beautiful scenery. As for animals, there are plenty of squirrels and some birds, not forgetting the pigeons and seagulls so watch out! There is also nearly always some kind of busker playing. Rating 5/5.

Preston Park PRESTON ROAD, BRIGHTON, BN1 6SD

Tired of being bored in Brighton? Then come to Preston Park to play table tennis! The best place is the beautiful flower garden. Don’t miss the café with delicious food and drinks. Before you leave don’t forget to get an ice-cream! Warning: be careful you don’t fall in the pool. - Aimie Leigh

It’s safe, you can play football, jog, take your dog for a walk, tennis court. It’s welcoming, peaceful, quiet, everybody is nice, worth going to, lovely trees, café if you get hungry, there are children to play with . - Jude

- Maya

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Queen’s Park WEST DRIVE, BRIGHTON, BN2 0QU

Queen’s Park is the best park for children and dogs. In the park there are swings, ice- cream shops, and a train. There is a gate leading to a pond full of ducks and geese. You can sit down and have a drink and also feed the ducks and geese, they will love it. About 50 people go there every day. You can skate, run around, and play ball games. You get the bus, number 18, at Churchill Square. It’s named after the Queen. - George

The Level UNION ROAD, BRIGHTON, BN2 6SD

The Level is my favourite park because it has fantastic play areas. Don’t forget to visit Costa for a cup of coffee. Warning, don’t let those seagulls eat your food. Before you go don’t forget to get an ice-cream. - River

The Level is the best park because of the water fountains. And don’t forget to go on the climbing frame and bring an ice-cream and water bottles. - Bethan

Hove & Portslade Hove Park GOLDSTONE CESCENT, HOVE BN3 7BF

Hove Park is a really good park if you have a bike or roller skates. There is a giant rock which you can climb and you can just sit up there if you want to. When you’re there you can play tennis and basketball. When I went there I had my scooter and I tried to go down the hill but I fell off, so if you go down the hill with a scooter have caution that you might fall off. And don’t forget to bring a bottle of water. PS. If you climb on the rock you might get stuck. - Bruno

I recommend cycling because it’s good for your fitness and health. My favourite place to cycle is Hove Park because it is so clear and bright. It’s also safe because mainly children are in the playground and that means I’ve got space to cycle really fast as well as feeling free. - Naomi Grace

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St Nicholas’ Park 41 DYKE ROAD, HOVE, BN13

If you’re bored of Brighton come to St Nicholas Park and be wowed by the huge amount of space. Sadly you can’t pet the seagulls. - Lola

Easthill Park EASTHILL WAY, PORTSLADE, BN41 2FB

Do you like picnics? Playing in the park? Well come along to Easthill Park where you’ll never want to go back to your boring old time. Game suggestions: In autumn if you bring a hat, scarf and coat you can be warm. But what’s the fun in that when you can play so many games instead? I’ve been to Easthill Park many times, and me and my brother make up many different games.

Here’s one: Rapunzel. You need three or more players to enjoy this. Here’s how to play. There’s a castle in Easthill so go there. You need one witch, one Rapunzel and one prince. Your scarf can be Rapunzel’s hair, then you have fun playing Rapunzel’s game! There are also horses on a farm you can see and a poppy wreath. Have a blast at Easthill Park! - Megan

Easthill Park is a calm, peaceful area for you to chill out and relax with your family. It has a café, a bit of green for you to walk your dog, an exercise area in the woods, horses and of course the playground...

Top tip: bring a picnic blanket for a picnic! You will leave Easthill Park with great memories! - Amelia

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...This is a good place to go if you love flying a kite or maybe try rolling down the hills, it’s great fun...

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Outer Brighton Stanmer Park

The South Downs

SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK, LEWES ROAD, BRIGHTON, BN1 9SE

SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK

What you will see in this exquisite park is big space with no equipment which enables you to fly a kite and do many other things. If you don’t have games you can open the gate and walk peacefully or feed the ducks. You can go there by bus or car. The bus number is 8. I hope you enjoy your time there - Matilda

Stanmer Park has a lot of greenery and it is good for a short walk or picnic. There have been deer sightings though I can’t promise anything as it’s very rare. There are also good climbing trees. - Maya

Devil’s Dyke is a great place to go for walks among the weirdly shaped dyke from which it gets its name. There are lots of cattle grazing so be careful if you’re with your dogs. Overall a good place for walks, from all-day hikes to a quick stroll. Rating 5/5. - Maya

The Downs have beautiful sunsets and you can see little villages and churches and you can go hanggliding. And you can go on a walk in the wood with the dog and maybe stop for an ice-cream. This is a good place to go if you love flying a kite or maybe try rolling down the hills, it’s great fun. You can enjoy it anytime of the year. - Lucie

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The warm wind breeze blows in my face, as a beautiful raven clangs together with a woodpecker. Recommended walks If it is a windy day, head down to the undercliff path between Brighton Marina and Saltdean point. When you walk along, the waves will crash against the wall and may cover you in a fine sea spray. As you round the corners, there is a light mist that covers the path until you come to the Ovingdean cafĂŠ. Here you can sit and get a hot chocolate. After your hot chocolate, the sun will shine as you decide to head home. - Dylan

Walking from Brighton Racecourse hill to Stanmer Park it will take you about an hour, and in the car it will take about 16 minutes from Whitehawk. At Stanmer Park, there are footie games, space for Frisbee throwing and a nice warm, big house called Stanmer House. I like to sense the fresh trees in the breeze and look at the long twigs. Some leaves are fresh, light and green, some leaves

are brown on the muddy ground. The flowers smell as nice as they’re supposed to. There are small animals and birds twittering like beautiful angels. The warm wind breeze blows in my face, as a beautiful raven clangs together with a woodpecker. - Ethan

Museums & libraries Royal Pavilion 4/5 PAVILION BUILDINGS, BRIGHTON, BN1 1EE

The Royal Pavilion is amazing to look at, the outside is Indian and the inside is Chinese . - Amia

In the Christmas holidays there is an ice-rink. It looks like an Indian castle and it has got a huge garden to play in. - Maya

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Brighton Toy and Model Museum

be dry inside and it makes me feel safe because you can see everything.

52-55 TRAFALGAR ST, BRIGHTON, BN1 4EB

I like the toy museum because I can see the toys from different decades.

Helpful hints: bring your own food because it’s very expensive at the café and be prepared to be amazed. - Summer

- Oliwier

The toy museum has antique toys and old toys from 1990s, 2000s, 1840s.

Portslade Library

- Samir

223 OLD SHOREHAM ROAD, PORTSLADE BN41 1XR

Jubilee Library JUBILEE STREET, BRIGHTON, BN1 1GE

Jubilee Library is the best because it’s free and quiet in the centre of town. - Archer

Jubilee Library is big, and I mean really big. When you go in you must be quiet. If you turn to your left you can see the entrance of the kids’ zone.

Do you like reading books? Do you love libraries? Well come to this amazing attractive library with lots of space to read your interesting books. Top tip: make sure you’re quiet because if not the librarian won’t be very happy with you. Also if you like looking at books, books, nothing but books it’s the best place for you, and if you have been set a homework task then that’s brilliant because you can find lots of fact books . - Summer

- Zeph

Foredown Tower SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK, FOREDOWN ROAD, PORTSLADE BN41 2EW

Are you sick and tired of seeing horrid views? Well if you are come to Foredown Tower, because it’s the best place for you. Top tip: bring your stretchiest clothes because if you want to go in the tower there are a lot of stairs. You can see my house, the i360, the horses and loads more. Best of all, if it’s raining it’s going to

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Cinemas Brighton Odeon

KINGSWEST, WEST ST, BRIGHTON BN1 2RE

The Odeon has eight screens. You can get snacks but make sure you turn off your phone, iPad or whatever you have before the film starts. You can get popcorn, sweets, Fruit Shoots. I like the Candykings.

I would recommend sitting at the back because you’re higher and you get the best view. But remember it’s good when you’re tall but there will be loads of heads to see over. If you’re short I recommend sitting at the front where you can see the screen better. If you’re not too big, not too small, go to the middle. - Max

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I will definitely never recommend the side seats. Trust me, you’ll regret it, and it will be a waste of money because you’ll get a terrible

view of the screen and, because they put the speakers on the side, one of your ears will pick up way-too-loud sounds. - Tom

The Odeon is very entertaining. For example, 3D glasses make everything pop out. - Maya

Go to the Odeon but get your own popcorn from Poundland because it’s less money but popcorn from the Odeon is so so much money. - Luka

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Cinemas

I recommend paying a little extra for ‘premium seats’ at the Odeon because you’ll get the best views and the comfiest seats.


They show a small projection on a big screen, by having the projector far away from the screen. If the sound goes down, the computer is turned on and off again! - Missie

Some films are for everyone, and some are for adults 18 years and over. What they have to do to choose the films is ask the manager if it is a good one, and if not, somebody else chooses. The first films shown were only in black and white and they had no volume!

are seeing slightly different things because of this. Your brain sees that as a 3D image. 3D films cost slightly more, but the glasses are free every time (and you get to take them home).

- Kayleigh & Nora

At Cineworld, they told us some things about what happens when something goes wrong behind the scenes. When a fire alarm goes off, they evacuate the building. If a screen gets damaged, they move you to a new screen that’s showing the same film. If a projector blinks, they turn it on and off again and move you to another screen if necessary. If a ticket machine jams, they check if the roll of paper is wrinkled.

3D glasses work by filtering out different images flickering from one place to another very fast. If one frame were projected to the left side of the screen, the next one would be projected to the right. So if you take the glasses off, you get an overlapping image because it flickers so fast. The glasses filter out the images that should go to the left and the right lens, which projects a 3D image so your left and right eye

- Dylan

- Willow, Elsie & Evie

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Cineworld THE MARINA, EASTERN PLACE, BRIGHTON, BN2 5UF

The Cineworld was built between 1990-95 and now is one of the leading cinema groups in the country. Brighton Cineworld has eight screens and shows over 200 films a week. Forty-five films are screened a day, and in the school holidays, approximately 250 films are screened! - Dolcie & Chanel

Cineworld is a huge cinema. There are really cool films there. I like it because there is a really big screen. When I watched one of the films I felt the atmosphere and I saw the awesomeness. I like to eat sweet popcorn and I have a flavoured Capri-Sun like blackcurrant or normal Capri-Sun and Magic Stars. They have this box called the Munchbox which has it all in there. You have to wait for the adverts – if you’re asking how many then I think about 10!

chewy like chewing gum. Also they have blue raspberry bon-bons. They are like bubble gum but you can swallow them. - Paula & Mark

They have lots of different drinks at the Cineworld. Many of the drinks have quite a lot of sugar in them. This is a few of them: lemonade, Coca Cola, milkshakes, Fanta and many more. - Biba & Jasmine

The seats in the cinema are red, and they fold up and down and they are comfortable and you can lean back. The toilets are shiny and white. Inside they have mirrors, hand dryers and rows of sinks in the bathrooms. There is lots of room in the foyer, and there are stairs to go up to pay and buy food. You normally have to queue for food, tickets and drinks. - Brooke & Regan

...There are really cool films there. I like it because there is a really big screen. When I watched one of the films I felt the atmosphere and I saw the awesomeness...

- Isabelle

The food at Cineworld is expensive because it is the only profit they can make. They have a lot of icecream flavours and waffles. There are flavours like praline and cream, chocolate, mango sorbet, chocolate chip, very berry strawberry, mint chocolate, caramel praline, cheesecake and salted chocolate truffle crunch – which was the flavour of the month. They also have mini eggs that are shaped like eggs and have chocolate in the middle, and brains that are

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Pokemon The very best thing about Brighton and life is Pokemon!

Did you know that you could find different Pokémon in different countries because they are based on their local animals? I have caught 50 Mr Mimes. So if you come to Brighton I can be your friend.

Sometimes you can catch a Pokémon, and if you are lucky you could catch a Mr Mime. Even though it was made in Japan, Pokémon is very popular in Brighton. I had a great time in Queen’s Park when I met three Charmanders, 1 Magma, and a Charizard, but I couldn’t catch it before it ran away.

The beach near Brighton Pier is a good place to catch all the water Pokémon: Starmie, Staryu, Psyduck, Golduck, Magikarp all over the Pier. Hove Park near Toys R Us you’ll find Growlithe. Instructions: Load app on phone. Sign into your account. Get ready to go! - Akshay

Good places for Pokemon Go The pier The sea Toys R Us The Marina - Pranay

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Pokemon

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Sport Cycling (all over town)

I recommend cycling because it’s a good way to exercise and have fresh air, especially in Brighton.

The best place to cycle is at the cycle lane next to the seafront. If you’re hungry or thirsty I think the best place the best place to have a drink is when you enter on the Pier is the Waffles because it’s delicious. - Johnny

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Sport

Brighton Brighton Table Tennis Club THE FITZHERBERTS’ CENTRE, 36 UPPER BEDFORD STREET, BRIGHTON BN2 1JP

www.brightontabletennisclub.co.uk Brighton Table Tennis Club is located in Kemptown. I came across it when my Dad attempted to find a sports club near my house. My first time at the club was great; everyone was really welcoming and that was two years ago at BYC. Now the training is much more intense when you’re in the elite group. Recently the elites were sponsored by Topspin Sports, a big brand in table tennis. We received a free bat and two shirts with our name on the back. Not long ago a group of players went on a trip to Eslov in Sweden. We got trained by a former Olympic coach and met a lot of high-ranked players. We stayed there for five days.

We train at the club and do physical to prepare for tournaments. We go to tournaments to get higher in the rankings. They usually are really far like London or even Blackpool! About one week ago the club celebrated its 10- year anniversary and we even broke a world record! I think I’ll still keep going to the club as it keeps evolving and grows bigger. I recommend going if you’re a massive fan and always wanted to learn how to play, or you’re a person who wants to get fit, make some new friends, or trying to find a sport that you enjoy. You never know, you just might like it! What are you waiting for? Get out there and play! - Tom

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...it’s GREAT! You get to have loads of fun. You get to have ridiculous names! You have to go there....

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Ice- skating at Brighton Pavilion

When you’re running around there are punch bags to dodge. It’s fun, exciting and noisy.

4/5 PAVILION BUILDINGS, BRIGHTON BN1 1EE (WINTER ONLY)

- Alisha

I really like the ice rink by Brighton Pavilion just because I like iceskating. I also like it because it’s much longer than any other ice rink I’ve been to. In some ice rinks, they have whales to hold onto. In Brighton they have penguins! It’s £10 for a child and £20 for an adult. I recommend you visit the ice rink at Christmas.

I like to go to Funplex because you get to do lots of activities and when it’s your birthday you get cake and also toy guns to shoot with balls. - Santi

LaserZone 76 WEST STREET, BRIGHTON, BN1 2RA

I’ve been to LaserZone before and it’s GREAT! You get to have loads of fun. You get to have ridiculous names! You have to go there.

- Jasmine

If you come in the winter you will see the Pavilion Ice Rink, it is very magical and Christmassy.

We started off with the rules and how we play, of course. Then we played round one. My name was Cupid. I was out about five times. I got a few people. - Ian

It’s dark and you have to be 8 or over. You have fake guns. It costs more than £10 each. - Mecarus

- Amia

LaserZone: fun= 9/10, price= £20-£50. - Johnny

Funplex THE HYDE BUSINESS PARK AUCKLAND DRIVE, BRIGHTON, BN2 4JE

I love Funplex because there’s slides, ball pits, soft toys and the parents have time to talk if they haven’t seen each other in a while. When you get there you pay and then you can take your shoes off, then you start. The parents can order drinks and some food to have while waiting for their children.

I like to go to LaserZone because you get pizza and it’s very intense and fun. - Santi

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Prince Regent Swimming Complex CHURCH ST, BRIGHTON, BN1 1YA

The Prince Regent is one of the most famous swimming pools in Brighton it’s got a lot of water slides. - Zeph

You need a locker to put your clothes in. Cost is about £2 each. - Mecarus

Swimming: it’s good exercise but it costs money. You can’t run in the swimming pool.

Hollywood Bowl is a brilliant place to go when it is raining. There are all sorts of things to do, including bowling, games and so much more. There is even an arcade inside! Top tip: use the green balls.

- Archer

- Joe

I recommend swimming because it is fun and good for your body.

Hove

- Melanie

KINGSWAY, HOVE, BN3 4LX

Hove Lagoon

Hollywood Bowl BRIGHTON MARINA, MARINA WAY, BRIGHTON, BN2 5UT

Bowling in the Marina is very fun, but expensive. When you’re there you hear bowling balls hitting hard wood. You can eat there. There is also an arcade there. Warning: it is very big and there is a 7/10 chance you will get lost. I recommend you go there. - Johnny

It is really fun because there are amazing chicken nuggets and chicken. It’s the best activity to me. - Oliwier

If you’re bored of empty swimming pools, I have the perfect swimming pool for you. At Hove Lagoon you can celebrate on the beach, go surf boarding, paddling and sailing on a boat. There’s even changing rooms for girls and boys, and a café. - Leyla

Do you like splashing around? Well come to the Hove Lagoon and you will have a splashtastic time. There is so much to do at the Hove Lagoon. In the summer you can go in the lumpy and bumpy paddling pool and go in the sea. One of the best things is the skate park. Make sure you bring your scooter or skate boards.

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Get Your Skates On (GYSO) Roller Disco

There is a café that sells ice-cream, hot dogs and much more. There are also water sports, like paddle boarding, sailing, windsurfing and many more.

KING ALFRED LEISURE CENTRE, KINGSWAY, HOVE BN3 2WW, EVERY SUNDAY, 3.15 - 4.30 PM

Top tip: don’t forget your shoes or your feet might get wet from all the stones.

If you want to pull off some epic moves on the dance floor while racing with your friends, then roller disco is the perfect place for you. There’s crazy lights and booming loud music.

Helpful hint: try not to get run over by a bike in front of the seaside.

In case you need a rest just finish the lap and rest at the side where you can hire roller skates and change shoes. Top tip: because of the lights and music, roller disco is a bad place to learn roller skating.

- Mia

If you like skate parks you should go to Hove Lagoon, but remember to bring your skate board, bike or scooter. The best time to go is in the morning.

- Leo

If you don’t like skating there’s a great park next to it and there’s also an epic café. When you get tired you can do sports but you have to book! - William

CRAZY

LIGHTNSG

BOOMMIUSIC LOUD

In the summer you can splash about in the small but fun paddling pool. One of the best things is the water sports. So come along and have a whale of a time!

Top tip: don’t forget your shoes or your toes will be the crab’s dinner! Helpful hint: bring your scooter for the skate park! - Sadia

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Beyond Brighton & Hove

Three words to describe Sky High – bouncing, exciting, fun.

Sky High Trampoline Park

- Tyrrell

MERIDIAN WAY, PEACEHAVEN, BN10 8JQ

I think you should go to Sky High because if you like trampolining then you will like it, and it is cheap and it’s in Peacehaven. You can drive or get a bus. If you get a bus you just have to ask the bus driver where to get off and if you drive you have to get a Sat Nav and all that stuff. It’s fun and exciting. - Leah

The trampoline park is a brilliant place to when it’s cold outside. It’s a lot of fun and you get to do awesome flips and other things. It’s got a café and it’s got a lot of snacks. You get quite a long period there. Some famous YouTubers go there and do 24-hour challenges. You get very energetic and in the mood. - Seb

It’s fun and if you’re scared of heights then Sky High can take the fear away. - Santi

It’s very fun and it’s very good exercise, and they have a board that you can strap your shoes on. Even the walls are made of trampoline. It is very safe and they have a basketball and it’s all on a trampoline - but don’t forget to bring money.

Go-Karting TEAMSPORT BRIGHTON, UNIT 2, 30 CHARTWELL ROAD, LANCING BUSINESS PARK, BN15 8TU

I really do recommend go-karting in Lancing because it is very fun and you can get a professional go-karting suit. The only bad thing about it is that it is very expensive - the price is roughly around £75. It feels like wind striking at you, and when you drive down the hill your tummy goes and it feels very nice. If you are over 12 you get to go into an adult’s go-kart. It is very secure and if you crash you drive into soft rubber tyres.

I felt ecstatic, brave and confident when I went. - Frankie

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The Triangle TRIANGLE WAY, BURGESS HILL, RH15 8WA

If you’re getting a bit hot in the summer go to the Triangle and you will be so much cooler.

If you like going swimming, the Triangle is definitely the place for you.

If you love swimming then come to the Triangle. It is the best place I know. I really like the hot-tub and there’s a time when they make the pool like it has waves. There’s also a swirlpool - yay! - Grace

The building is so big and there are slides that you can go on but you have to be the right height (which is annoying). At the Triangle there is a little pool and a big pool, there’s loads of different types. - Brooke

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Regan Brooke

Missie

Mark Kayleigh

Evie

Nora

Jasmine Khushi Dylan

Darcey

Willow

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Paula


Nora Gacheva has three little pet birds. She loves to eat pasta with Bulgarian cheese, the colour turquoise and she want to be an inventor of toys when she’s older.

Darcey Bradfield is 10. The most exciting thing in her day is when Mr. Baker gives my really annoying partner a detention!

Evie Hill is 9 years old and likes drawing trees and singing songs – sometimes she makes them up. She’s in a band with Poppy called Nameless.

Khushi Choudhari is 11 and loves dance and drama. Her favourite foods are Mexican, Italian and Indian. Her favourite sports are swimming, running, dancing, basketball, skipping and jumping.

Dylan Keen lives in Whitehawk and hangs out nowhere in particular. He loves to eat sushi and when he grows up, he would like to be a company CEO.

Ethan Dawson has lived in Whitehawk all his life and likes hanging out at Blue Park. He loves the colour yellow, eating pizza and pickle and egg sandwiches and going to McDonalds in town.

Jasmine Kirkus Hislop has a cat called Taven and her favourite author is J K Rowling. She loves all the colours of the rainbow. She used to go to karate but left when she was an orange belt.

Missie Deadman lives in Whitehawk and loves to eat popcorn with a slushy when she goes to the cinema. She also loves running and want to win a competition when she’s older.

Willow Kirkus Hislop lives in Whitehawk. She sometimes eats at MOD, a pizza restaurant in the Marina. She likes going swimming at the Prince Regent.

Regan Deadman lives in Whitehawk and her favourite place to go in Brighton is the Pier. She likes to eat roast dinners, the colour purple and she loves dogs.

Kayleigh Law is 9 and has lived in Whitehawk all her life. She likes to eat at McDonalds, she has six pets and is ambidextrous, but always plays football with her left foot.

Mark Fransisco comes from Manila in the Philippines and is 10. He used to have a pet chick called Black Squid. His best place to go in Brighton is the Hollywood Bowl.

Paula Leathers has four sisters and one brother. Her favourite place in Brighton is McDonalds because of the yummy food like burgers.

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Main Writers

Brooke Armstrong‘s favourite place to go in Brighton is Westows. She has a rabbit called Peanut, her favourite colour is purple and she wants to be a dentist when she grows up.


Rosie M.B.

Maya

Levi

Junjiang

Poppy

Biba Ceri

Aphra

Rosie S.

Tom

Dolcie Chanel

Awen - 64 -


Poppy Randall lives in Saltdean and with three cats and a dog who is called Cav (like the cyclist). She likes to go swimming, riding her bike, roller-skating and drawing.

Rosie Merat Brand is 8 and her favourite thing to do is swimming. The furthest she can swim is 400m (16 lengths). Her favourite food is pizza.

Rosie Smith (aka Shadowclaw) is obsessed with WARRIOR CATS! She loves Instagram and has two gerbils called Diamond and Snowdrop.

Levi Miller-Vega is 9 and likes to eat pizza, especially with mozzarella and pepperoni and playing basketball and football. His favourite toy is Pikachu.

Dolcie Underwood’s favourite place in Brighton is Sky High. She would like to be a nurse when she grows up, but maybe a dancing nurse and marry Cruz Beckham!

Maya Miller-Vega is I am 11, almost 12 years old. She is homeschooled, the oldest of five, and half Chilean (Google if you don’t know where it is).

Awen Williams has lived in Ovingdean all her life. Her favourite food is fish and chips and she likes going to the Prince Regent swimming pool, the beach and eating cucumber like a banana!

Tom Nguyen is 12 years old and was born in Vietnam. He has jumped off a 5 metre board, survived a bee attack, won a London Table Tennis tournament and passed his SATs. Chanel Openshaw loves going Hollywood Bowl and the Katerina restaurant in the Marina. She has a hamster called Nugget and her favourite food is tomato soup (it’s a weird favourite food). Aphra Randall likes camping and going to Brighton beach. She has three sisters and one brother and likes passion fruit.

Ceri Williams is from Ovingdean, loves to eat sweetcorn and his favourite colour is dark blue Junjiang Wu is 11, loves Maths, Pokemon and watching Anime. His favourite colours are red, orange and yellow. And: Akshay Metla Pranay Metla

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Main Writers

Biba Loosemore has a fish and horse at home, likes reading Harry Potter and wants to be a singer when she grows up.


Additional Writers Writers from Middle Street Primary School

Writers from St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School:

Writers from St Nicolas CE Primary School:

Aimie-Leigh Miller

Samir Al-Hasan

Harriet Arnold

Bethany Carpenter

Alisha Bayley

Poppy Barton

Noah Palazzo-Neary

Matilda Blaho-Wacira

Marley Beck

Jav-El Jazah

Tyrrell Boothe

Henry Bedeau

Lola king

Frankie Conyers

Amelia Belli

Maryann Joof

Jack Danks

Fen Bodger

Max Pyart

Liam Danks

Bella Boyce

River McLean

Jude Foreman

Grace Brook

Shaniyah Queensborough

Sebastian Foreman

Joe Clarke

Archer Francis

Brooke Coleman

Naomi Gebremariam

Megan Curd

Amia Sequoia-Pintos Dylan Ghaffari Grace Hanrahan Teo Penn Tessa Kevern-Gerard Zeph Leedale-Van Der Wilt Luka Psaras Poyuk Lee Mikey Kennedy Bruno Jones Charlie Penman

Oliwier Haczyk

Sadia Janneh

Harrison Harden

Grace De Jonge

Johnny Jones

Tabitha Ellis

Melanie Meikhail

Leo Fidler

George Miller

Summer Forster

Kenny Moore

Nate Gillett

Sukura Moustaf

Alyvia Jenman

Santiago Rodriguez-Viveros Mecarus Soryal

Cinnamon Clarke

Amiee Szrubejko-O’Rourke

Daisy Evans

Leah Vince

Ethan Parker

Isabelle Wilson

Henry Brooks-Matthews

Oscar Wojcik

Louie Almeida

Ian Lee William McKay Connor McMahon Jacob Muluila Lucie Page-Jones Isabelle Robertson Poppi Screen Brandon Shaw Maisie Spooner

Jayden Carpenter

Mia Thompson

Keira Bazely-Rogers

Remy Todd

Abdirahman Salim

Rosana Topa

Maya Gorman

Leyla Ugras

Otis Jones

Riley Woodgate

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