Children’s Parade Opening Brighton Festival 2014

Brighton Children's Parade 2014

Saturday’s Children’s Parade has opened Brighton Festival which will be taking place until 25th of May with hundreds of evens across the city.

children parade Brighton Festival May 2014

There was over 80 schools and groups taking part in the parade which apparently has been Brighton’s tradition for the last 25 years.

children parade theme the arts books

About 5,000 children took part in the parade and has been watched by over 20,000 people along the route starting on the Trafalgar Street (under the Brighton Station) and finishing by the arcades on the beach front.

beachfront Brighton children's parade

Every year the Children’s Parade theme differs.

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka

The theme for 2014 was “The Arts” with sections of the parade dedicated to dance, film, visual arts, theatre and books.

Middle Street at Children's Parade

My daughters’ Middle Street Primary has chosen Roald Dahls “Charlie and The chocolate Factory” for themselves hence all those lollipops, chocolate bars and Oompa Loompas…

Oompa Loompa Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka chocolate bar

It was exhausting but fun day, especially that the skies has cooperated giving us beautiful sunny weather.

ombre tutu skirt seafront beachfront parade Brighton finishing line

The Children’s Parade along with Brighton Festival has been organised by community arts organisation Same Sky.


are Wonka chocolate bars real Willy Wonka chocolate bar

Did you know that Wonka chocolate bars are real? After 2005 break in production, last year Nestle has announced come back of Wonka bars to the UK. They are now available in 3 flavours: Millionaire’s Shortbread, Nice Cream, Crème Brûlée (unfortunately we haven’t got a chance to try the third flavour yet).

is Willy Wonka chocolate bar real?

After the parade I surprised children with the DVD of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Wonka chocolate…

Nestle Wonka chocolate bar Nice Cream flavour

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