Fun in Brighton this half-term

WHAT’S ON…

Saturday 15th Feb – Kitchen Cupboard Chemistry with the Royals Institute of Chemistry


MasterChef meets molecules as we throw open the kitchen cupboard and reveal the secret science within. Use washing powder to create oxygen, get the CO2 out of your cake mix, stock up on hydrogen using nothing but lemon juice and vinegar and make some glue from skimmed milk.

The sessions are intended for children aged 7-12 (who will work in pairs) and supervised by RSC Chemists.  Parents may watch (and assist) their children. All children will need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

Workshop Times:  10:30am-11:15am, 12:30pm-1:15pm, 2:30pm-3:15pm

Tickets: FREE, but you’ll need to book a ticket in advance (donations may                                                collected be on the day)

Book Here:               https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4511372

Sunday 16th Feb and Saturday 22ndFebruary – Coding and Hacking for Girls!

Calling girls aged nine and above! Come and learn the skills you’ll need to succeed in the world of work.

In this short two-hour session, you’ll get a fast introduction to one of the most important programming languages in the world– Python. You’ll use it to hack the Minecraft game, and find out how to automate the boring bits. We’ll encourage you to try things out, ask questions, change things and see what ideas you can come up with. Coding experience not required.

Suitable for nine years old and above. No experience of coding required, only enthusiasm and curiosity!All children will need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

Workshop Times:

Sun 16thFeb:                       12:00pm – 2:00pm, 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Sat 22ndFeb:                       9am – 11am, 11.30am – 1.30pm, 2pm – 4pm

Tickets:                                 £15 per session.

Book here                https://www.eequ.org/experience/236

Monday 17th Feb- An Introduction to Hacking with Minecraft and Python

Aged 9 and above? Come and learn the skills you’ll need to succeed in the future world of work. Hack Minecraft using Python. Coding experience not required, but enthusiasm and curiosity absolutely required!

In this short two-hour session, you’ll get a fast introduction to one of the most important programming languages in the world– Python. You’ll use it to hack the Minecraft game, and find out how to automate the boring bits. We’ll encourage you to try things out, ask questions, change things and see what ideas you can come up with.

Suitable for 9 years old and above. No experience of coding required, only enthusiasm and curiosity!All children will need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

Workshop Times:  9:00am – 11:00am, 11:30am – 1:30pm, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost:                          £15 per session.

Book here                https://www.eequ.org/experience/236

Sunday 16thand Tuesday 18th Feb – Orchestra of Objects

Come and meet the ‘Pump-a-Phone’, ‘Grass-Xylo-Hopper’, and ‘Twisty-Bata-Drum’ among other creations in these fun sound and sculpture workshops.  Think big! Think colourful! Think tuneful!

Two super-enjoyable workshops that encourage hands on lateral thinking and bouncy fun music making. (Both 5+ years)

Music Making Workshop

Join in the wall of harmonic sound and get to explore these large percussion instruments built from all kinds of metals, stone (genuine rock music!), plastic and reclaimed woods. Become a conductor by using big physical gestures and simple hand signals to guide the ensemble of wacky instruments. Come get your groovy boots on!

Suitable for 5+ year-olds and parents. All children will need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

Workshop Times:

Sunday 16thFeb:    11am – 11am

Tickets:                                 £6.50

Book Here:               https://www.eequ.org/experience/464

Tuesday 18thFeb:  10am – 11am; 1.15pm – 2.15pm

Tickets                                  £6.50

Book here:               https://www.eequ.org/experience/460    

Make and Play Sound Sculptures

Welcome budding makers. If you like building big then this is for you!

This is hands-on making workshop using recycled plastic pipes, of all sizes and colours, that are easily plumbed and connected, creating big colourful structures (a bit like giant K’NEX).  Explore the sounds of pipes PARP! PARP!!! TRUMP! TRUMP! BUZZ BUZZ! WHIZZZZ! and add different materials.

Let the kids explore their lateral thinking and offer them a chance to work as part of a team, building something big and experimenting with sound. (The Sculptures are not for keeping).

Suitable for 5+ year-olds and parents. All children will need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

Workshop Time:

Sunday 16thFeb:    11.15am – 12.15pm

Tickets:                                 £6.50

Book Here:               https://www.eequ.org/experience/464

Tuesday 18thFeb:  11.15am – 12.15pm

Tickets                                  £6.50

Book Here:               https://www.eequ.org/experience/460

Wednesday 19th Feb- Robogals: Creating Tomorrow’s Engineers Today

Join Robogals for a taster session in Robotics, where you will learn how to navigate LEGO EV3 Mindstorm robots through a challenging maze, compete in a robot obstacle course and Robot Wars!

Robogals is a society at the University of Sussex, looking to inspire children, especially girls, to pursue engineering and STEM related subjects. Currently in the UK women only represent 11% of the engineering workforce and we hope to change that. Learn more about robotics and to get an insight into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math’s) subjects.

This event is aimed for girls between the ages of 7 and 14, however older/younger people are welcome to join. All children will need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

Workshop Times:  10am – 12.00, 1pm – 3pm

Tickets:                                 This event is FREE but limited to 20 places

Book Here:               https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4514844          

Thursday 20th Feb& Friday 21stFeb – Rocket Factory

This is your chance to design, build and fly your very own rocket on Brighton beach!

Join Jon London, star of BBC’s Stargazing Live, who will be on hand to show your budding astronauts how to build their very own rocket!

Over the 40-minute workshop, you’ll learn how to make a rocket fly, and then put your knowledge to the test in building your very own rocket to take home. After, take your creation on the beach and see if you can beat the record of 120 meters in the air.

Once you’ve launched your rocket, take your newly buzzed Buzz Lightyears up our giant spaceship and see if they can spot how the pod manages to take off to 138 meters in the pre-boarding exhibition.

Workshop Times:

Thursday 20thFeb  11am-12:30pm, 1pm-2:30pm, 3pm-4:30pm

Tickets:                                 £6

Book Here:               https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4514792

Friday 21stFeb                    11.30am-1.00pm, 1.00pm-2.30pm, 3.00pm-4.30pm

Tickets:                                 £6

Book Here:               https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4514787

Sunday 23rd Feb – Fizz Pop Science: Crazy Hair-Raising Workshops!

Get ready for some hair-raising action! Explore circuits, conductors and insulators and create lightning.  Some lucky volunteers will also have the chance to make their hair stand on end (Humidity dependant) with the Van De Graff generator!

Suitable for ages 5-11 (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Workshop Time:     10am-11am, 11.30am–12.30pm, 2.30pm–3.30pm, 4pm-5pm

Tickets                                  £7 (adult is free!). Booking essential (spaces limited).

Book Here:               http://www.brightonscience.com/events/fizz-pop-science-crazy-hair-raising-workshops/

What else is on in Brighton?

The Sealife Centre

 The Sealife Centre is offering ‘Jawsome Sharks and Friends’ by Top Trumps

When: 15th Feb – 19th April

Jawsome Sharks and Friends with Top Trumps is an exciting immersive trail to meet Sea Life’s aquatic creatures and help Professor Finn find the missing Top Trumps cards to become a Jawsome Ranger

Calling all budding rangers! SEA LIFE Brighton is on the hunt for brave adventurers who are enthusiastic about all things aquatic and are totally Top Trumps mad!

This Spring, SEA LIFE Brighton is launching the Jawsome Sharks and Friends quest to help Professor Finn find the missing Top Trumps cards, so he can teach everybody about the incredible sharks and sea creatures that live at the aquarium.

The mad professor is hoping to recruit a new team of Jawsome Rangers for 2020 to help him in his mission to locate all of the missing cards and place them in the correct order.

Once the rangers have qualified, the new recruits will receive a very special reward to take home and continue to learn and develop their passion for exploring.

Guests will learn fun facts along the way about the species of sharks and other amazing creatures that call the aquarium home. This latest activity marks an exciting new partnership with family favourite, Top Trumps card games, which many of us know from the endless hours of fun provided as children.

There will even be the opportunity for visitors to challenge the aquarium staff to see how many cards they can collect as they navigate the trail!

The Dome

The Dome is offering the smash-hit stage adaptation of Zog!

When: Friday 21 Feb, 11am

Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three. Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet…a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!

The smash-hit stage adaptation from Freckle Productions (the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat) is back in 2020 and promises to be bigger, brighter and more roar-some than ever before! With brand new songs from Joe Stilgoe (The Jungle Book, The Midnight Gang) and directed by Emma Kilbey, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog is a magical production for all ages.

‘Lovingly interpreted with colour, flair and talent, Zog will have thousands of children laughing and falling in love with theatre.’ ★★★★★Musical Theatre Review

‘Superbly fun, colourful and heartwarming’ ★★★★My Theatre Mates

‘The cast were brilliant, engaging and hilarious. Utterly, utterly brilliant from start to finish’ Modern Mummy

For more information, please see here

What else is on in the city?

Zip over to Royal Pavilion to enjoy the crazy building and wonderful Pagodas on loan from Buckingham Palace.

For more information please visit: https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/whattosee/a-princes-treasure/

Brighton Museum is showcasing some incredible shows including a photography exhibition celebrating pioneering women of the 21st Century – perfect for slightly older kids.

For more information please visit: https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/brighton/exhibitions-displays/coming-soon/anita-corbin-100-first-women-portraits/

Get up close and personal with your ancestors by visiting the newly restored Archaeology Gallery to discover all about the earliest inhabitants of Sussex. A great gallery for children, who love the life-sized reconstructions of early humans.

For more information please visit: https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/brighton/exhibitions-displays/the-elaine-evans-archaeology-gallery/

For all ages – especially children who love to draw – it’s the last chance to experience ‘See Portraits Be Portraits’. Look at how artists through the ages have painted others and have a go at producing your own portrait in the gallery.

For more information please visit: https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/brighton/exhibitions-displays/see-portraits-be-portraits/

Local families may enjoy the fascinating Families of Artists: Scott & Earp which features five generations of local artists who have captured Brighton & Hove through history. For more information please visit: https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/brighton/exhibitions-displays/families-of-artists-scott-earp/