Skateboarding 7+ kids hit the decks

We’re pleased to report that 14 of our 7+ kids had fun carving up Brighton Youth Centre during a one hour skateboarding session in early November. The kids got to show their moves in an indoor purpose built skate park and energetic tutor Mario showed the children the basics and a few gnarly moves. The kids had a great time and a few mums were even spotted having a go (never?)!

Keep your eyes on Facebook for more events for older kids.  In the meantime we hope you like these photos from the session.

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In pictures: Rainbow Families marches Brighton Pride in 2014

We came, we marched, we boogied our way around the parade route and then we picniced at the Level. What a day! Well done Rainbow Families you did us proud. Here’s the day in pictures. We hope you like them as much as we do…


The excitement builds at the Pier as we synchronize our pushchairs and get ready to march…





Off we go….

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Nice wigs!



Picnicing at the Level. Phew – we made it.

We’re going to Pride this year, people!

That’s right, you heard it, we’re going to Brighton Pride in 2014. And the theme for this year is the World’s a Disco! We’ll you don’t have to say any more, we’re there…

We’re planning to march as a group in the parade on Saturday August 2nd and also have a family-friendly celebration planned for somewhere in central Brighton. So we won’t be in Preston Park this year.

But we need to know the exact number of people who will be joining the march so if you’d like to join us then please register your interest on our Facebook page.

More details on what we’ll be up to will be published on Facebook and on the website closer to the day.


Did you enjoy our Hove Lagoon picnic?

Yep?! Great, because we definitely did.

But if you weren’t there at Hove Lagoon on June 8th for the Rainbow Families picnic, let me tell you, you missed a spectacular array of blankets, scooters and hats – not to mention families. There were about 15 families in total who joined us by the lagoon for a sarnie or two and a maybe a bag of Wotsits. And wasn’t it a scorcher?

The kids enjoyed the play area and a few games, while parents had a chance to catch up and enjoy the sunshine. Definitely one to repeat next year.

Hove lagoon

Thanks to the committee for organising the day and to those who went along and made it such a memorable one!

We’ve loads more activities lined up for the summer and beyond, including rounders (back by popular demand – although this definitely could turn into a grudge match…), a camping weekend, a variety of adult socials and we’ve got something pretty special planned for Brighton Pride. We can’t wait. Keep your eyes on our Facebook page for more details…

Adult social in March – Funny Girls! Brighton

Funny girls

Get out your TENA ladies and gents as the next Rainbow Families Adult Social will be… drum roll… a visit to see Funny Girls Brighton on Friday 21st March, 2014 at the Caroline of Brunswick in Brighton.
Funny Girls! is a monthly all-girl comedy – hosted by musical maestro Hannah Brackenbury (‘Brighton’s answer to Victoria Wood’) and with improvised comedy from resident impro group The Short & Girlie Show!
Each month the girls are joined by special guest female stand-ups from Brighton’s vibrant comedy circuit… so expect a night of music, madness and girlie giggles!! (Two of the team are regular RF attendees, Kate & Ali.)
When and where: Upstairs at the Caroline of Brunswick, The Level/Ditching Road, BN1 4SB. Doors open 7.45pm / Show starts 8.15pm.

Entry: £4 entry for Rainbow Families members and friends.

How to book: Organisers will reserve a section for us so please email to confirm your attendance.