50 minutes from Tunbridge Wells
chistlehurst caves
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
Price: Adults: £6.00
Children: £4.00
Senior citizens: £4.00
Contact Phone Number: 0208 467 3264
Website Address: www.chislehurst-caves.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Free car park, toilets, cafe, gift shop 
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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
Day: Daily
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
Website Address: www.dlwp.com
Facilities: Cafe/Bar, disabled access, baby change facilities, lift, shop, 
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Title of Day Out: Extreme Ventures Brighton
Brief outline:

Climbing Introduction:

Extreme Ventures offers the Introduction to Climbing located at our Indoor Brighton & Hove Rock Climbing Wall in the Stanley Deason Leisure Centre which are mixed sessions with other customers, offering an opportunity to learn the basics to climb efficiently and safely with a group of likeminded people. Clients can receive a taster session of roped wall climbing. The session begins with an induction lasting around 1 hour.

Climbing newcomers can then decide to attend one of our Unique Climbing Tuitions and learn all the basic skills required for scaling walls and rock faces over the course of two 3 hour sessions before proceeding without instruction, with putting on harnesses, rope handling, tying knots and efficient climbing movement are all covered in our Advanced Climbing Course. The climbing wall offers various slabs, overhangs, lead climbing and featured climbs or practice climbing techniques in our bouldering room.

Climbing Courses:

You will be learning all aspects of Indoor climbing techniques with a Qualified and Experienced Instructor, they will teach you all the skills required for climbing on all Indoor climbing venues including safety, belaying, knots, ground anchors, bouldering & climbing techniques. If you have little or no experience with climbing and bouldering you can learn indoors at Extreme Ventures Indoor state of the art Indoor Climbing Centre located in Brighton at the Stanley Deason Leisure Centre.  From 5 years plus

Junior Climbing Club:

Extreme Ventures offers indoor climbing clubs for children in Brighton, these clubs offer skilled training for climbing and keep the children occupied during the school holidays, at the weekends and for after school clubs at a discounted and budget price. Located at the Stanley Deason Leisure Centre in Brighton at Extreme Ventures Indoor Rock Climbing Wall. With 40 different graded climbs, a dedicated bouldering training area, over hangs and lead climbing there is something suitable for everyone.

Children’s Parties:

Over 5s Indoor Climbing Parties are held at our amazing indoor facility and have parties to suit all ages and abilities. Start by spending time with one of our hugely experienced instructors learning how to climb with ropes in one of our fully equipped teaching areas. Every child will get the opportunity to attempt a variety of roped climbs and experience the responsibility of protecting a climber by learning to belay. This activity is uniquely designed to ensure your group have the birthday to remember and will be reminisced for years to come, returning again for another memorable day.

Our Indoor Climbing Parties give the organisers an opportunity to sit back knowing that the group is entertained and in safe hands with our experienced & qualified instructor which facilitates Extreme Ventures to provide a fantastic activity for any occasions. You can then have a break for party food in our well-equipped function room (see below).

Abseiling Parties:

This is a great activity for over 5s birthday parties to suit all ages and abilities. Start by spending time with one of our hugely experienced instructors. Every child will get the opportunity to attempt the experience of abseiling. You can then have a break for party food in our well-equipped function room.

You also have the opportunity to return and try out our Abseiling Parties or Outdoor Climbing Parties just a short drive from Brighton providing climbing crags at Harrison Rocks in the beautiful Birchden Woods for Outdoor Roped Climbing and Rock Scrambling Parties.

Minimum duration 1 hour.

Suitable from 5 years old

Maximum 10 people per group
Activities are located in at the Stanley Deason Leisure Centre
Consent form required for all participants – Under 18’s require parental consent
Under 18’s require a responsible adult to attend
Booking Subject to availability
Maximum weight 16 stone for roped activities
Please bring any medication if required i.e inhaler e.t.c

Age Range: From 5 years
Location: Extreme Ventures – Brighton & Hove Indoor Climbing Wall, Stanley Deason Leisure Centre, Brighton BN2 5PB
Travel time from RTW:  55 minutes
Day:

Monday – Sunday:

Climbing Introduction: Saturday and Sunday

After School Climbing Club – Weekend Climbing Club (Subject to change, check Extreme Ventures Website)

Climbing Course & Kids Parties: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 21:00 / Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed Bank Holidays)

Time:

Climbing Introduction: 

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed Bank Holidays)

Junior Climbing Club:

Friday 16:00 – 17:00 – Sunday 10:00 – 11:00

Kids Parties:

Monday – Friday 10:00 – 21:00 / Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed Bank Holidays)

Price:

Climbing Introduction: 1 Person £40 – 2 People £70 – 4 People £130 (Special Discount Voucher Available)

Junior Climbing Club: from £8.00

Kids Parties and Climbing Courses: from £35.00 per hour plus £5.00 per person

Contact Phone Number: 07835528548 or 01732 446252
Website Address:

www.extremeventures.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/ExtremeVenturesIndoorClimbing/

Horniman

 

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.

Age Range: Any
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
Website Address: www.horniman.ac.uk
Venue Facilities: Refreshment area, toilets, baby change facilities, accessible via public transport
CrystalPalace Park
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!

Age Range: Any
Location: Crystal Palace Park SE20 8DT
Travel time from RTW: 59 minutes
Day: All year round
Time: NA
Price: FREE
The farm is also FREE to enter
Contact Phone Number: N/A
Website Address: www.bromley.gov.uk
Venue Facilities: Cafe
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Title of Day Out: Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Brief outline:

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
Day:

October weekends and half term

Check the website for exact dates

Time: 10:00pm – 4:00pm or 10.00am – 1.00pm
Price: FREE
Contact Phone Number: 07526 734 293
Website Address: http://www.pyopumpkins.com
Shorne Park
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

Age Range: Any
Location: Brewers Road, Shorne, Gravesend DA12 3HX
Travel time from RTW: 45 minutes
Day: Any
Time: From 9:00am – 9:00pm (or dusk)
Price: FREE entry
Parking £2.00 weekdays, £2.50 weekends and Bank Holidays
Contact Phone Number: 0300 333 6488
Website Address: www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-park/shorne-woods-country-park
Venue Facilities: Parking, toilets, refreshments, disabled access, venue hire, team building, outdoor learning and children’s parties
Museumofchildhood
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: 
2:00pm – 4:00pm Animal Magic sensory story telling and drop in arts and crafts sessions.

Saturday and Sunday:
10:30am – 11:00am Animal Magic storytelling

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
Website Address: www.museumofchildhood.org.uk
Facilities: Restaurant/ cafe, picnic area, disabled access, baby change facilities, lift, shop
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