40 minutes from Tunbridge Wells
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Title of Day Out: Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings
Brief outline: Take the ultimate undersea safari at Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings.  

Enjoy incredibly close encounters with seahorses, native sharks, giant octopus and hundreds of amazing aquatic creatures. At the aquarium’s heart is a giant ocean display where you can walk through an underwater tunnel and come face to face with shoals of colourful fish.  Explore our new jungle room housing exotic snakes and curious bearded dragons.  Face your fears and get hands on with our reptiles in our daily animal encounters. 

Age Range: All ages
Location: Situated on the seafront, at the end of Rock-A-Nore Road in the historic Old Town of Hastings in the heart of the largest beach launched fishing community in the UK.  TN34 3DW
Travel time from RTW: 45 minutes
Day: Every day except Christmas Day
Time: From 10:00am
April – October until 5:00pm
November – March unti 4:00pm
Price: Child: £6.70 (3-12 years)
Standard: £8.75
Family of 4: £28.90
Contact Phone Number: 01424 718 776
Website Address: www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Parking nearby, toilets, refreshments, disabled access
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Title of Day Out: Buckmore Park Kart Circuit
Brief outline: Kart racing for kids, adults, corporate groups and owner/drivers.

Go karting at Buckmore Park Kart Circuit is available to all ages from 4-84 years.  It is the kart circuit where current British F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button honed their skills.

The circuit caters for all, whether it is an individual child or a corporate group of 210; from bambino through cadet and junior to senior racing in both hire and owner/ driver classes.  We also offer children’s parties, Laser Warfare games, Stag and Hen Parties and off road activities such as quad bike safaris and Powerturn buggy sessions.

School holidays and most weekends provide Turn Up ‘n’ Drive karting for ages 4 years and over, please check with us before travelling.

Age Range: From 4 years
Location: Maidstone Road, Chatham ME5 9QG
Located off junction 3 of the M2 motorway near Chatham in Kent.  From juntion 6 of the M20, take the A229 to Chatham.  the nearest train station is Chatham.
Travel time from RTW: 45 minutes
Day: Every day except Christmas Day
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
(can vary, please check before travelling)
Price: From £15.00
Contact Phone Number: 01634 201 562
Website Address: www.buckmore4kids.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Parking, toilets

 

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Title of Day Out: Christmas Tree Farm
Brief outline:  Quoted as being the “nicest farm they have ever been too” and ” traditional family day out” Christmas Tree Farm in Downe is an understated family farm that makes for a lovely day out.

On the farm there is a wide selection of farm animals all of which can be fed and stroked.

*Please note that picnics are not allowed on the farm, the garden area is reserved for customers of the Kitchen*

Age Range: 0 – 16 years
Location: Cudham Road, Downe, Orpington BR6 7LF
Travel time from TW: 40 minutes
Day: Open every day all year except Bank Holidays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Time: March – October: 10:00am – 5:30pm
November – February: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Price: Adults: £4.00
Chidren: £2.00
Contact Phone Number: 01689 861 603
Website Address: www.xmastreefarm.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Refreshment area, pets for sale, toilets, baby change facilities
Title of Day Out: Cyclopark
Brief outline: Cyclopark is Kent’s newest multi sports activity venue, offering first class BMX, cycling, skateboarding, running and extreme sports facilities.  There is also a children’s play area.  Conveniently located just south of Gravesend, within easy access of the M25, A2 (Bluewater, the O2) and Ebbsfleet International
Age Range: From 2 years
Location: The Tollgate, Watling Street, Gravesend DA11 7NP
Travel time from RTW: 43 minutes
Day: Monday – Sunday
Time: Monday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Friday:10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Please note opening times may change subject to the time of year 

Price: Peak Prices:
Weekdays 5:00pm – Close, weekends and School Holidays

Off Peak Prices:
Weekdays in school terms, opening – 5:00pm

2 hour use of Circuit, Mountain Bike Trails or Pump Track:
Peak: £3.50/ Off Peak: £3.00
Concession for disabled guests and one helper

2 hour use of Skatepark:
Peak: £2.00, Off Peak: £1.50

Playpark:
Use of the park is available all day for £2.00 per family (up to 3 children and 2 adults)
Free for disabled guests and one helper

Multi Use Games Area:
£3.00 per person any time

CycloBMX:
Cyclopark operates a helmet only policy in all areas.
Please see CycloBMX for prices of this activity 

All tickets permit 2 hours use of chosen activity ONLY 

Children’s parties are also available. 

Contact Phone Number: 01474 567 145
Website Address: www.cyclopark.com
Venue Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities, cafe, bike hire, new bike retailer, 6km of mountain bike trails, 340m first class BMX racetrack, BMX Pump track, 600m squared multi use games area providing a venue for the whole community for all sports including basketball and 5-a-side football, 43 hectares of rolling landscaped parkland, 2.9km main tarmac track for riding, skating and running, cycle based playground for youngsters, 1400m squared skate park
DansonSplashPark
Title of Day Out: Danson Splash Park
Brief outline: Situated in Bexley’s premier park, this FREE wet and dry play area will provide hours of entertainment.  There is secure perimeter fencing around the site and included within the boundary are a refreshment kiosk and seating area, toilets and baby changing facilities.
Age Range: Any
Location: Danson Road, Bexleyheath DA6 8HL
Travel time from RTW: 48 minutes
Day: Open May – September 
Playground and Kiosk open all year round
Time: NA
Price: FREE
Contact Phone Number: N/A
Website Address: www.bexley.go.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilets, baby changing, kiosk
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Title of Day Out: Drusillas Park
Brief outline:

Make tracks to Drusillas Park and enjoy all the exciting animals, attractions and events on offer at the award winning zoo in East Sussex. 

Drusillas provides the opportunity to get nose to nose with hundreds of fascinating and entertaining creatures from monkeys and otters to penguins, red pandas and meerkats. Visitors can also get up close and personal to the lemurs in the walk-through enclosure, Lemurland or feed nectar to the rainbow lorikeets in Lory Landing.

However animals are only half the fun. The state-of-the-art attraction, Go Wild! combines a multi-levelled labyrinth of adventure play and Go Bananas! is paradise for under 6. Indoors there is Amazon Adventure, plus there’s Hello Kitty Secret Garden and the ultimate splash pad experience, Get Wet!.

Plus don’t miss Drusillas Park’s brand new attraction for 2017, Go Safari! This totally wild new area is expected to open in May and will combine an African theme. It will cause quite a fu’roar amongst young lionhearted explorers, with three exciting children’s rides; the Hippopotobus, Flying Cheetahs and the Safari Express train. 

Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, East Sussex, Drusillas is open daily from 10am.

For more information please telephone 01323 874100

or visit the website www.drusillas.co.uk

Age Range: 0-12 years
Location: Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS
Travel time from RTW:  46 minutes
Day: Open 365 days a year
Time: Summer: 10:00am – 6:00pm (5:00pm last admission)
Winter: 10:00am – 5:00pm (4:00pm last admission)  
Price: Varies according to day, see the Times & Prices page on the Drusillas website
Contact Phone Number: 01323 874 100
Website Address: www.drusillas.co.uk
Facilities: Toilet, baby change facilities, cafe, restaurant, picnic area, gift shop
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Title of Day Out: Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre
Brief outline: We take in and re home unwanted or neglected cats, dogs and a large amount of small animals rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens.

We also have large animals, horses, cattle, sheep and pugs that say on the farm for life.  

We have a couple of shops to rummage in and a tea room where you can get a lovely piece of cake and a cup of tea!

Age Range: All ages
Location: Foal Farm, Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3AX
Travel time from RTW:  41 minutes
Day: Monday – Sunday EXCEPT Tuesday
Time: 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Price: FREE
Contact Phone Number: 01959 572 386
Website Address: www.foal.org.uk
Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities, free car park, Cafe
Hastings Miniature Railway
Title of Day Out: Hastings Miniature Railway
Brief outline: The line runs from the main terminus at Rock-a-Nore- Station located alongside the historic fishing beach and net sheds.

Hastings Miniature Railway is a 10.25″ gauge miniature railway that runs 600 yards through East Beach Street Junction to Marine Parade station at the western end of Hastings Old Town by the fun fairs and amusements.

The railway operates all year round (limited service through the winter)
Check website for running times

Age Range: All ages
Location: Rock-a-Nore Road, Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3DW
Travel time from RTW:  42 minutes
Day: Monday – Sunday
Time: Varies, please see website for details
Price: Single: £2.00
Return: £3.00
5 people ride for the price of 4
Daily Rover tickets: £7.00 (individual) or £22.00 for Family (2 adults & 2 children)
Contact Phone Number: 0777 645 228
Website Address: www.hastingsminiaturerailway.co.uk
Facilities: None
Holmbush Farm
Title of Day Out: Holmbush Farm World
Brief outline: Holmbush Farm World is a traditional farm in a beautiful setting where fun, fresh air and farming all go hand in hand.  Visitors can meet the many animals, take a tractor ride and then set the kids loose in the extensive, safe and imaginative play areas.  Perfect for picnics, or visit the tea room and never mind the weather there’s plenty indoors too – including soft play, animal barns and small animal handling.
Check the events calendar for dates of Craft corner making events and Children’s entertainers.
Age Range: 0 – 10 years
Location: Crawley Road, Faygate, Near Horsham, West Sussex RH12 4SE
Travel time from RTW: 48 minutes
Day: Monday – Sunday
Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Price: Adult: £8.00 (£5.00 after 3.30pm)
Child: £6.75 (£4.00 after 3.30pm)
Senior Citizen: £6.75 (£4.00 after 3.30pm)
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £27.00
Contact Phone Number: 01293 851 110 or info@holmbushfarm.co.uk
Website Address: www.holmbushfarm.co.uk
Facilities: Free parking, toilets, baby change facilities
   
Title of Day Out: Adventure Golf
Brief outline:

 

36 holes of undulating obstacles through the frightening Jurassic. Amidst the bewildering landscape, you will find dastardly dinosaurs and ferocious creatures lurking beneath, waiting for you and your golf ball to find trouble. The perfect activity for all ages and groups sizes, whether you are looking for a family outing or corporate booking, this is a great place for everybody.

Dino Golf sits within the grounds of Sidcup Family Golf, which also operate a multi-level golf range and Coffee Shop. This brand new addition to the venue is the perfect place to unwind after a session on the range or a round of Adventure Golf. They serve hot and cold food alongside a variety of drinks.

Age Range: All!
Location: Mr Mulligan’s Dino Golf, A20 Sidcup Bypass, Chislehursjt, BR7 6RP
Travel time from RTW:  40 Mins
Day: 7 days a week
Time:

Various – Please check website

Price: £2.00 – £8.50

 

Contact Phone Number: 0208 309 0181
Website Address:

www.mrmulligan.com

Facilities: 36 holes, Coffee Shop – hot and cold food, Golf Range, Toilets, Free Parking
Science Centre
Title of Day Out: The Observatory Science Centre
Brief outline: Enjoy an exciting range of hands-on science and discovery amongst the domes and telescopes of a former world famous observatory.  Our historic site is now a thriving science centre, with over 100 interactive exhibits, as well as Telescope Tours, Science Shows, Cafe, Gift Shop, outdoor Discovery Park and Water Play Areas.  

Our Evenings include night sky viewing (weather permitting), Astronomy Courses, Workshops and many Special Events are also run throughout the year.  Our aim is to make science spectacular and fun for everyone.

Age Range: All ages
Location: Wartling Road, Herstmonceux, East Sussex BN27 1RN
Travel time from RTW:  47 minutes
Day: Monday – Sunday
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm (January – March and October – December)
10:00am – 6:00pm (April – September)
Price: Adult: £8.00
Child (4-16 years): £6.15
See website for full range of admission prices
Contact Phone Number: 01323 832 731
Website Address: www.the-observatory.org
Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities, free car park, Cafe
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