Sophie Bear
A Windy Day Out  


Cute furry bear



Sarah Bear goes to Brighton...

Sarah Bear had such a great time on the beach last week that she wanted to go somewhere else this weekend. Mrs Keen said that because it was their Easter holiday, that they could choose where to go. Sarah was very excited and looked on the internet for ideas.

They agreed to go to Brighton for the day - it's a seaside town like Southend, but much bigger.

Sarah Bear on the Brighton Park and Ride Mrs Keen drove them down to Brighton. Because it's a big city she said they were best to park at a special place called a "Park and Ride". Then a bus came and picked them up to get to the sea. Little Bear went on a Park and Ride in Chelmsford once!

The bus took a long time to get there so Sarah started to get bored. Just then, "I can see the sea!" she shouted. Everyone else on the bus smiled. Sarah Bear on the Brighton Beach

Sarah Bear watching the big waves in Brighton Beach

It was very windy - Sarah's fur was getting very blown about! Mrs Keen kept a tight hold on her, so she didn't blow away.

"Look at the sea", said Mrs Keen, "the waves are very big."

"I'm glad we're not on a boat." thought Sarah!

Sarah Bear on the Brighton Beach

Sarah Bear watching & the carousel on brighton beach

Sarah walked up and down the beach exploring. She managed to find a fairground but Mrs Keen said they needed to go because it had started to rain.

They went for a walk through the town. Mrs Keen spotted a shop that she thought Sarah would like...

It's called "Sue Pearson's Dolls & Teddy Bears" and it was stuffed full of other bears and animals. Sarah sat down and made some new friends.

At the back of the shop they even have a hospital for sick bears. Luckily, Sarah wasn't feeling ill!

Sue Pearsons Dolls and Teddy Bears Shop in Brighton & Sarah Bear
Brighton sweet shop

Brighton has lots of other little shops. Sarah enjoyed exploring them. She took a picture of this one to show Sophie Bear. Can you guess what it sells? Yes - sweets!

Soon it was time to get the bus back and drive home. They stopped at a pub on the way home for dinner. Sarah had Sausages! She fell asleep in the car for the rest of the way - it was a very tiring day. Night night, Sarah!

Why not explore Sarah's day out using this map? Click on a point to see more about it.


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Parent's Note

Sarah had a great day out in Brighton. She drove down and then used the Mon-Sat park & ride to avoid high car parking charges in the city centre.

Once there she visited the beach next to the main pier.

She also visited and recommends the following shopping destinations for you:

Location / Link
Sue Pearson Dolls & Teddy Bears 18 Brighton Square
Daisy Daisy - Traditional toys 33 Sidney Street
Animal house - animal cuddly toys 12 Bond Street
Royal Oak Inn - good pub food. Handcross - off A23

Note: All external links are provided for reference only - no guarantees are made of suitability or availability. We don't get commission from any of these, you can make your own mind up whether you like them or not but we did!



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Little Bear & Sophie Bear are travelling teddies who live with Mrs Keen, a UK based Early Years teacher from Chelmsford, Essex. Their site contains fun games to play and a diary of their exciting adventures around the UK and abroad. The site aims to be educational for 4-6 year olds, fun for everyone and includes hints for parents on days out and games to play with little ones!

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