30 minutes from Tunbridge Wells
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Title of Day Out: Bake and Crafthouse 
Brief outline: We offer baking and craft activities for pre-school children to attend during the day and after school baking and sewing workshops for school age children throughout term-time.
Age Range: 2 years +
Location: The Bottlers, The Old Brewery, Bakers Cross/Dorothy Avenue, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3AL
Travel time from RTW: 30 minutes
Day: Tuesday to Sunday
Time: Please contact us
Price: £7.50 per session or £7.00 if you pay for the full term
Contact Phone Number: Alice Underhill – 01580 388 087
Website Address: www.bakeandcrafthouse.com
Facilities: Free parking, toilets, high chairs 
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Title of Day Out: Beaver Water World
Brief outline: Beaver Water World is a Registered Charity, whose aim is to rescue and care for mistreated, unwanted and rare reptiles and other animals.  

Beaver Water World is an animal rescue centre for Beavers, Deer, Lemurs, Meerkats, Small Primates, Reptiles and Birds etc.  It is not a petting zoo but there is supervised handling sessions.
 

Age Range: Any
Location: Waylands Farm, Approach Road, Tatsfield, Near Westerham TN16 2JT
Travel time from RTW: 38 minutes
Day: Monday – Sunday
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Price: Adults: £5.00
Children: £4.00
Contact Phone Number: 01959 577 747
Website Address: www.beaverwaterworld.com
Venue Facilities: Parking, refreshments
Title of Day Out: Blackberry Farm
Brief outline: Family farm with animals, large play area, animal handling, tractor rides, cafe and gift shop

Birthday parties, annual membership, Pony Club, Farmers Club, gift vouchers, school and group bookings are also available  

Age Range: From 1 years
Location: Whitesmith, East Sussex BN8 6JD
Travel time from RTW:  32 minutes
Day: Monday – Sunday
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Winter hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm 
Price: Children: £6.00
Adults: £7.00
Seniors: £5.00 
Contact Phone Number: 01825 872 912
Website Address: www.blackberry-farm.co.uk
Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities, free car park, Cafe, gift shop, play area
 
 
Title of Day Out: Bodiam Castle – National Trust
 

One of Britain’s most romantic and picturesque fairytale castles, set in the heart of 1066 country. 

With spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th century Bodiam Castle is the real thing. Windows where arrows were once fired, a tower that was once a look-out and ruins that were once walked upon by knights; this is the place where you can let your imagination run wild! 

The Wharf Tea Room: Enjoy a delicious meal with our fresh, seasonal produce

Gift Shop: Wide variety of local gifts and souvenirs 

Special school holiday activities, details on the website.

Age Range: All ages
Location: Bodiam, Nr Robertsbridge, TN32 5UA
Travel time from RTW:  39 minutes
Day: See website – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle/opening-times
Time: See website as above
Price:

Whole Property
Adult: 10.30
Child: £5.15
Family: £25.75 with 10% gift aid donation

* For details on National Trust Membership please see website
* For further prices & Gift Aid see website

Contact Phone Number: 01580 830 196
Website Address: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle
Venue Facilities: Tea Room, Gift Shop, toilets, baby change facilities, designated mobility parking, induction loop, braille guide, dogs welcome on leads around the estate only, second hand book shop.
  British Wild life centre
Title of Day Out: British Wildlife Centre
Brief outline: The British Wildlife Centre is home to the finest collection of native wildlife in the UK, with over 40 different species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer and everything in between!

The Centre has the UK’s first Walk Through Red Squirrel Enclosure where you can walk among free ranging red squirrels.  Observe otters in their ponds and badgers in their set.  You’ll see free-flying owls at the daily owl display and view creatures of the night in the Nocturnal House.

Regular Keep Talks allow you to see the animals up close and learn more about them.  It’s a great day out for all ages and a REAL natural history lesson!

Discover Britain’s Wonderful Wildlife! 

Age Range: From 3 years
Location: Eastbourne Road, Newchapel, Near Lingfield Surrey RH7 6LF
Travel time from RTW: 34 minutes
Day: *SEE WEBSITE FOR CURRENT OPENING DATES*

The Centre is open at weekends and public holidays from March to October and daily during state school holidays 
Please see the website for more details

Time:

Open every weekend throughout the year and daily during state school holidays (excludes 24, 25 & 26 December).

Please see the website for specific holiday dates.

Open 10:00am – 5:00pm (November – January: 10:00am – 4:00pm)

Last admission 1 hour before closing

Price:

Adults: £11.50

Seniors (65+): £10.50
Children (3 – 15 years): £8.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £37.00
Essential carers and under 3s: free

Contact Phone Number: 01342 834 658
Website Address: www.britishwildlifecentre.co.uk
Facilities: Free parking, wheelchair access, toilet, coffee shop, picnic areas, gift shop
ButtercupsGoatSanctuary
Title of Day Out: Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats
Brief outline: Buttercups is a Kent-based sanctuary for goats, caring for between 130 and 150 goats resident on the sanctuary at any one time and with a similar number of goats fostered out to approved carers.

The goats in the care of Buttercups come to the sanctuary for a multitude of different reasons.  Some have been found abandoned and are brought to the sanctuary by organisations such as the RSPCA and the Police.  Others have been privately owned pets but, as they grow up they need an environment with more space and the company of other goats, goats being highly social animals.  Other residents of Buttercups have been used for scientific testing.

Whatever their history, the goats at Buttercups are assured of warm, dry and clean stabling, a healthy and varied diet, and plenty of safe space for grazing and exercise.

Family Days, Summer Visitor Days and Winter Welly and Waterproof Days also take place – see Event Calendar

Age Range: All ages
Location: Wierton Hill, Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone, ME17 4JU
Travel time from RTW:  38 minutes
Day: Sunday
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Price: Donation
Contact Phone Number: 01622 746 420
Website Address: www.buttercups.org.uk
Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities, free car park, Cafe
 
Title of Day Out: Chartwell – National Trust
Brief Outline: Chartwell was the much loved Churchill family home and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration on from 1962 to the end of his life

The rooms remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures books and personal mementoes evoking the career and wide-raning interests of a great statesman, writer, painter and family man

The gardens and painting studio that Churchill and his family so enjoyed are open for you to explore along with the shop and team room

New for this year is a natural play area in the woodland with brush tunnels, hammocks and a den building area

Note: Special school holiday activities, see website for details

Restaurant: Vegetables from the kitchen garden go straight to the restaurant, local seasonal food & a series of events taking place, see website for details

Gift Shop: Wide variety of local gifts and souvenirs 

Age Range: All ages
Location: Mapleton Road, Westerham, TN16 1PS
Travel time from RTW: 33 minutes
Day: See website – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell/opening-times
Time: See website as above
Price: Whole Property:
Adult: £12.00
Child: £6.00
Family: £30.00

Winter: Garden, Studio & Exhibition
Adult: £6.00
Child: £3.00
Family:£15.00

* For details on National Trust Membership please see website
* For further prices & Gift Aid see website

Contact Phone Number: 01732 868 381
Website Address: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell
Venue Facilities: Restaurant, Gift Shop, car parking, toilets, baby change and feeding facilities, disabled toilets, disabled access to areas listed on website, virtual tour to ensure all visitors are able to see the house, braille guide
Cobtree Manor Park

Title of Day Out: Cobtree Manor Park
Brief outline: Formerly Maidstone Zoo, Cobtree Manor Park has since had an overhaul and had over 600 different species of strees and shrubs planted.  A fantastic modern adventure playground now complements the unusual hilly parkland which still retains some of the buildings left over from its previous incarnation – there arn’t many parks around which can boast their own Elephant House!

Enjoy the picnic area, swings, slides and zip wire nestled amongst the extensive woodlands and lawns.
Or perhaps relax in the Cobtree Cabin Cafe that serves hot and cold food, 7 days a week all year round.
 

Age Range: Any
Location: Forstal Road, Aylesford ME20 7AG
Travel time from RTW: 37 minutes
Day: Any
Time: Dawn til Dusk
Price: FREE entry
Contact Phone Number: 01622 602 000
Website Address: www.maidstone.gov.uk/residents/parks-and-play-areas/cobtree
Venue Facilities: Parking, refreshments
Boy playing skittles in the meadow in August at Emmetts Garden, Kent.
Title of Day Out: Emmetts Garden – National Trust
Emmetts Garden is an Edwardian Estate that provides a fantastic day out for families in rural Kent.

We regularly run outdoor events and activities for children, from photography workshops to woodland trails.

Stable Tea Room: Enjoy delicious homemade cakes, sandwiches and soups

Stop for a spot of shopping in Emmetts Garden Gift Shop

Special school holiday activities, details on the website.

Age Range: All ages
Location: Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, TN14 6BA
Travel time from RTW: 30 minutes
Day: 7 days a week
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Price: Adult: £6.50
Child: £2.70
Family: £15.70

* For details on National Trust Membership please see website
* For further prices & Gift Aid see website

Contact Phone Number: 01732 750 367
Website Address: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmetts
Venue Facilities: Tea Room, Gift Shop, Discovery Cabin with garden games, toilets, baby change facilities, disabled parking
Larkfield leisure
Title of Day Out: Larkfield Swimming Pool  and Indoor Play
Brief outline: Brilliant public swimming pool for all ages.  
2 water slides and a wave pool plus a toddler pool with slides.  Fitness pool also available.
Added bonus that the restaurant overlooks the pools and there is a soft play adjoining the restaurant too! 
Age Range: From 3 months
Location: Larkfield Leisure Centre, New Hythe Lane, Larkfield, Aylesford ME20 6RH
Travel time from RTW: 31 minutes
Day: Monday – Sunday
Time: Fitness pool opens from 6:30am

Monday and Friday:
All pools: 10:00am – 12.00pm (no slides or waves during this time – TERM TIME)
Slides and waves open from: 4.00pm – 9.00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am – 8.00pm (including slides and waves)

Price: Adult: £5.90
Junior (3-15 year), Senior and Student: £4.00
Under 3 years: free
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £16.10

Softplay:  
3 years and under: £3.20
4 years and above: £4.40

Contact Phone Number: 01622 719 345
Website Address: www.larkfieldleisure.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Free parking, toilets, baby change facilities, disabled access, viewing area, cafe, soft play, birthday parties
mote park

Title of Day Out: Mote Park
Brief outline: Mote Park is Maidstone’s largest park with more than 450 acres of mature parkland with a 30 acre lake, providing a wide range of recreational activities.  It’s a great place to walk around, or just sit and watch the swans or the model boat club.

There is a Pitch and Putt (18 holes), 2 children’s play areas, a skate park and BMX track.  The natural woodland play area is for ages 8 – 15 years.  Football and rugby pitches are also available, horse riding (permit only) and home to Maidstone Leisure Centre.

There is a miniature railway that is open on Sunday afternoons during the summer.

You will need a permit to fish at Mote Park.  To buy a permit, you will need a rod licence.  You will need to bring a copy of your rod licence with you to get the permit.

The ‘Cafe In The Park’ is open all year.

Age Range: Any
Location: Mote Avenue, Maidstone ME15 7SU
Travel time from RTW: 35 minutes
Day: Any
Time: Weekdays: 9:00am – dusk
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am – dusk
Price: FREE entry
Parking costs apply
Contact Phone Number: 01622 602 000
Website Address: www.maidstone.gov.uk/residents/parks-and-play-areas/mote-park
Venue Facilities: Parking, toilets, refreshments, disabled access, 
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Title of Day Out: Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
Brief outline: Raystede rescues, re-homes and provide sanctuary for more than 15000 animals each year.  We host a wealth of exciting, hands-on events for all animal mad youngsters.  From ‘Baby Rangers’ prarents and toddler group, to ‘Animal Carer For A Day’ for teenagers.
There is something for all ages!

See events calendar on our website for up coming events for families and young people
www.raystede.org/learning/events/

Age Range: All ages
Location: The Broyle, Ringmer, East sussex BN8 5AJ
Travel time from RTW: 33 minutes
Day: Every day
Time: 10:00am –  4:00pm
Price: FREE
Contact Phone Number: 01825 880 461 or education@raystede.org
Website Address: www.raystede.org
Facilities: Full disabled access, baby changing facilities, cafe, shop, customer services
Title of Day Out: Sheffield Park and Garden – National Trust
A world of hidden glades, cascades, lakes and bridges to discover, plus a new natural play area in the parkland.

Coach House Tea Room: Enjoy a delicious meal, including a special children’s menu or try our huge variety of homemade cakes in our fully licensed tea room.

You can bring your own picnic and enjoy in the garden or parkland!

Gift Shop: Wide variety of local gifts and souvenirs 

Special school holiday activities, full details on the website

Age Range: All ages
Location: Lamberhurst, TN22 3qx
Travel time from RTW: 33 minutes
Day: See website – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-garden/opening-times
Time: See website as above
Price: See website as above
Contact Phone Number: 01825 790231
Website Address: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-garden
Venue Facilities: Tea Room, Gift Shop, car parking, toilets, baby change and baby food warming facilities, disabled toilets, disabled access to areas listed on website, braille guide, dogs walking welcome on South and East Park, all terrain pushchairs and baby carriers available for loan.
Title of Day Out: Standen- National Trust
Late victorian home brought vividly to life in this gem of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Hillside Gardens and a plantation play area perfect for kids to explore, and as an added bonus for the adults theres an exhibition of Morris & Co wallpaper in the house.

Restaurant: 18th Century Barn is home to our 21st Century Restaurant. Standen’s Kitchen Garden supplies our restaurant with fresh, seasonal produce.

Gift Shop: Wide variety of local gifts and souvenirs 

Special school holiday activities, full details on the website

Age Range: All ages
Location: West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, RH19 4NE
Travel time from RTW: 35 minutes
Day: See website – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/standen/opening-times
Time: See website as above
Price: See website as above
Contact Phone Number: 01342 323 029
Website Address: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/standen
Venue Facilities: Restuarant, Gift Shop, car parking, mobility parking, toilets, baby change, disabled toilets, disabled access to areas listed on website, baby carriers available for loan.
ToysHill
Title of Day Out: Toys Hill Gardens – National Trust
Toy’s Hill is more than 200 acres of woodland.  The area is designates a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its abundant wildlife, and much of it is recognised as a Grade 1 site of national importance for nature conservation.

It is a marvellous place to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing walk, admire fine views over the Weald of Kent and to discover the wildlife it supports.

There are bridlepaths and way marked running routes for you to follow as you take in the beautiful views and scenery; you are welcome to cycle, ride and run at Toys Hill – all routes are on the National Trust website.

Age Range: All ages
Location: Brasted Chart, Kent TN16 1QG
Travel time from RTW:  33 minutes
Day: See website – http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/toys-hill
Time: See website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/toys-hill
Price: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/toys-hill
Contact Phone Number: 0344 800 1895
Website Address: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/toys-hill
Venue Facilities: Dogs welcome on leads around the estate, bridle paths and cycle routes.
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