Activities for Compass Card holders

Amaze has asked us to spread the word about exciting stuff happening from Autumn 2015 with Amaze’s Compass Card Activities (CCAs). All the activities listed in the attached update are eligible for free Leisure Buddies – so families can book a specially trained leisure befriender supplied by Extratime to accompany the young person to and from the activity, support them during the activity and ensure coaches understand their needs. If families are interested in booking a Leisure Buddy, they need to book in advance through Extratime – call 01273 420580 or email

Amaze – Compass Card Activities Update, September 2015 (1)


Free swimming for children aged 16 and under

NHS Brighton and Hove and Brighton & Hove City Council fund free swimming in the city for all children aged 16 and under.

Who can register for free swimming?

Children aged 16 and under can register.

Where can they swim?

Children can swim for free at the King Alfred Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Swimming Complex and the St Luke’s Community Swimming Pool.

Children under eight years old must be supervised by a parent or adult (18 years or over) throughout their use of the pool facilities. Maximum ratio of two children to one adult. The adults supervising must accompany the children in the water.

When can they swim?

Children 16 and under can swim at all public and general swimming sessions at the following times: –

  • Monday-Friday from 3.30pm during state school term time
  • Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
  • During Brighton & Hove state school holidays including inset days


How do I sign up and register to start swimming for free?

You will be required to complete an application form to register. The parent or guardian must complete and sign an application form and provide proof of age of the child, that is original birth certificate or passport. The child must be present as their photograph will be taken for their membership card.

You can save time by downloading the application form now Free_Swimming_Application_Form_16s_and_under.pdf


U-SPORT sessions at the YMCA in Hove

Below is a link to the Usport session which runs once a month on a Saturday at the Hove YMCA. The session is active and often has outings and sports. Usport is aimed at young people who have special needs. If anyone is interested in the sessions if their parents could fill in the form which is found within this link and send back to Extratime then we can get the ball rolling.


The Active for Life website

This is the place to find out where and how to join in with organised sports and activities in Brighton and Hove.

You can use the directory to find local groups that offer just about every sport or activity you can think of – from dance to pilates, from conservation to croquet, from abseiling to aqua aerobics – not forgetting football, cricket, tennis and basketball of course!

You can find your nearest leisure centre and details of what it has to offer.



Games for Young People (13-19) at Jubilee Library

  • Come in any time during library opening hours to play on the Wii in the Young People’s Area on the ground floor. A different game is available each week, just ask for the handset at the films area desk or ask any member of staff.
  • You will need to have a library card and the handset will be issued to you on your card, if you are not yet a library member just bring some proof of address to join.
  • You can also relax in the young people’s area with a selection of traditional games such as Boggle, chess or Jenga and you don’t need to be a library member to use these.


Brighton & Hove Museums

Families of all shapes and sizes can explore and discover the wonders to be seen at the Royal Pavilion & Museums. Come to the Royal Pavilion and pretend to be a guest of King George IV, write your name in hieroglyphics in our Ancient Egypt galleries at Brighton Museum or find out what treasures the wizard keeps in his toy gallery at Hove Museum.

Our Families programme offers you and your children

  • Art workshops
  • Storytelling
  • Costumed characters
  • Tours
  • Multi Media guides at the Royal Pavilion
  • Dressing up
  • Interactive activities in the galleries
  • Handling sessions

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