|Title of Day Out:||Chislehurst Caves|
|Brief outline:||Grab a lantern and get ready for an amazing adventure! Travel back in time, on an exciting lamp-lit tour of the labyrinth that is Chislehurst Caves. Hear tales of Druids, Romans, Saxons and Ghosts; see the Caves Church, Druid Altar, Haunted Pool and much more!|
|Age Range:||3 years and over
Younger children may find the caves scary
|Location:||Old Hill, Chislehurst BR7 5NL|
|Travel time from TW:||53 minutes|
|Day:||Wednesday – Sunday
Daily during school holidays except Christmas
|Time:||Hourly tours from 10:00am
Last tour 4:00pm
Senior citizens: £4.00
|Contact Phone Number:||0208 467 3264|
|Venue Facilities:||Free car park, toilets, cafe, gift shop|
|Title of Day Out:||De La Warr Pavilion|
|Brief outline:||The De La Warr Pavilion is a modernist icon for contemporary arts on the beautiful new sea-front in Bexhill.
The DWLP does not hold a permanent collection but is dedicated to presenting high quality exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and live performances of international repute.
Many family friendly events throughout the year – see www.dlwp.com/events
Ask for the children’s menu in the cafe bar – all our food is locally sourced and made freshly in the kitchen every day.
Bexhill’s seafront has a wide promenade, play sculptures and a water fountain you can paddle in!
|Age Range:||Open to all|
|Location:||Marina, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DP|
|Travel time from RTW:||52 minutes|
|Time:||(Please verify prior to visit)
Mon to Sun: 10:00am to 6:00pm
|Price:||Free – specific event charges apply – see website for information|
|Contact Phone Number:||Box Office – 01424 229 111|
|Facilities:||Cafe/Bar, disabled access, baby change facilities, lift, shop,|
|Title of Day Out:||Horniman Museum and Gardens|
|Brief outline:||The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a *FREE* museum in South London with designated collections such as African Worlds, a super aquarium, green-flagged gardens, a fascintating gallery with unique historic character, packed full of taxidermy, skeletons and fossils displayed in their original showcases oh, and a celebrity walrus!
Inspiring, surprising, family-friendly.
|Location:||100 London Road, Forest Hill SE23 3PQ|
|Travel time from TW:||59 minutes|
|Day:||Open every day all year except 24th – 26th December|
|Time:||10:30am – 5:30pm|
|Price:||Entrance to the Museum and Gardens is free
A charge is made for the aquarium
|Contact Phone Number:||0208 699 1872|
|Venue Facilities:||Refreshment area, toilets, baby change facilities, accessible via public transport|
|Title of Day Out:||Meet The Dinosaurs at Crystal Palace Park|
|Brief outline:||For those not afraid of dinosaurs! This FREE park home to some full-size dinosaurs that lurk between the trees! You can find out more about the exhibition and dinosaurs at the Crystal Palace museum in the park.
Crystal Palace park is also home to the national sports centre, a children’s farm, a playground, a maze and an outdoor concert stage and plenty of green space to run about in.
The park has a good range of habitats, including a lake which is valuable for water birds
There is also a cafe to refuel in!
|Location:||Crystal Palace Park SE20 8DT|
|Travel time from RTW:||59 minutes|
|Day:||All year round|
The farm is also FREE to enter
|Contact Phone Number:||N/A|
|Title of Day Out:||Pick Your Own Pumpkins|
We are a working arable farm which has been opening its gates to the public since 2010 for pumpkin picking from the field.
The whole family are welcome (no dogs please) to come prepared for an outside adventure, suitable footwear needed. You can borrow a wheelbarrow and walk the rows of different coloured and sized pumpkins choosing your favourites for eating or carving.
|Age Range:||All ages|
|Location:||Beluncle Farm, Stoke Road, Hoo, Rochester ME3 9LU|
|Travel time from RTW:||55 minutes|
October weekends and half term
Check the website for exact dates
|Time:||10:00pm – 4:00pm or 10.00am – 1.00pm|
|Contact Phone Number:||07526 734 293|
|Title of Day Out:||Shorne Woods Country Park|
|Brief outline:||Extending across nearly 300 acres, Shorne Woods Country Park offers a wide rance of natural habitats to enjoy. Once ancient woodland, then used for clay extraction from the 1920’s, the old clay pits created the flat, grassy areas that are now home to the picnic and play areas, Visitor Centre and car park.
There are many ways to enjoy your recreation time in the Park – picnic and play areas, trim trail and orienteering, fishing, waymarked trails and there is an Easy Access Trail suitable for prams and wheelchairs.
A restaurant, cafe, tea shop and gift shop is also available
|Location:||Brewers Road, Shorne, Gravesend DA12 3HX|
|Travel time from RTW:||45 minutes|
|Time:||From 9:00am – 9:00pm (or dusk)|
Parking £2.00 weekdays, £2.50 weekends and Bank Holidays
|Contact Phone Number:||0300 333 6488|
|Venue Facilities:||Parking, toilets, refreshments, disabled access, venue hire, team building, outdoor learning and children’s parties|
|Title of Day Out:||V&A Museum Of Childhood|
|Brief outline:||Embracing over 400 years of history, the V&A Museum of Childhood is home to the nation’s collection of childhood-related objects.
Explore the collection of toys – including dolls, dolls’ houses, puppets and teddy bears – games, childcare, art, children’s clothing and furniture.
Investigate mechanisms and forces in moving toys and play with hands-on interactive exhibits including Rocking Horses, sandpit, model railway and magnetic drawing!
Additional activities happen daily and are subject to change:
Monday – Friday:
Saturday and Sunday:
11:15am – 11:45am Explore, object handling, demonstrations and ‘have-a-go’ sessions that let children get up and cose to childhood objects and toys.
12:00noon – 12:30pm Telling Tales, interactive storytelling featuring popular children’s tales. Children can help tell the story using sounds and props.
2:00pm – 4:00pm Art Smarts, creative arts and crafts sessions
|Age Range:||Open to all|
|Location:||Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PA|
|Travel time from RTW:||55 minutes by car (parking suggesting in roads off Old Ford Road)
(Train transport possible, Museum is 1 minute walk from Bethnal Green tube station)
|Day:||Monday – Sunday|
|Time:||10:00am – 5:45pm|
|Price:||FREE – specific event charges may apply|
|Contact Phone Number:||0208 983 5200|
|Facilities:||Restaurant/ cafe, picnic area, disabled access, baby change facilities, lift, shop|