Going Out: Local activities for Monday & Tuesday, 13 & 14 August

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By Eileen Leahy

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Bewl Water‘s popular children’s camps are on once again for the summer holidays. So if you find it a challenge to keep your little ones occupied, then this club really steps it up a gear courtesy of its exciting outdoor activities aimed to keep youngsters fit and entertained and to help them make new friends. Full-day activities run from 8.30am until 5pm and cost from £37 per child. Half-day activities run from 8.30am until 1pm and cost £19.50 per child. For further information, see www.bewlwater.co.uk

If you’re a gardener and would like some horticultural inspiration, then why not head to Rudyard Kipling’s former home, Bateman‘s, where the formal rose garden the author designed in 1907 has recently been restored. It is now planted with three varieties of Polyantha rose; ‘Frensham’, ‘Betty Prior’ and ‘Valentine Heart’. The small blooms flower in shades of pink and red nearly all summer long. For visiting details, see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans

This summer, children can go on an Egyptian adventure at Royal Victoria Place thanks to a free interactive and educational experience called Kids in Pyramids, which is on until Monday August 27. Children can learn about life in ancient Egypt by dressing up, discovering the pyramids and digging for artefacts in the sand. The Egyptian Adventure Tour starts at the Great Pyramid of Giza, located on level 1 opposite M&S. Each tour will take 30 minutes, and on completion every child will receive a free personalised certificate to take home. There is a maximum number of 25 children per tour session. Full event details and times are available at www.royalvictoriaplace.com

Trinity Theatre is currently exhibiting A Celebration of Sport: The Starting 11. Drawn to an opportunity for diverse colours and movement, artist Harriet Ward began by painting animals, yet – as a lover of sport – she couldn’t believe the lack of sport art available, which she then rectified. Her series of sports portraits, which include Andy Murray, are inspired by the great athletes of our time. The exhibition is on until Sunday in The Gallery and entrance is free. www.trinitytheatre.net

The Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery is exhibiting Staffages: 2018 – a collection of photographic works which highlights the connections between museum object, site and viewer. The work, by the artist Steffi Klenz, is the result of her having spent time at the venue looking at its artefacts and architecture. The exhibition runs until Sunday September 8. www.tunbridgewellsmuseum.org

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

There will be a Circus Skills event happening at Grosvenor & Hilbert Park in Tunbridge Wells today from 10.30am until 3.30pm aimed at children aged five and upwards, who must be accompanied by a parent. Go along and have a go at plate spinning, tightrope walking and unicycling. You can drop into this free event on the lower football pitch.

Are you interested in singing with a vibrant, friendly and enthusiastic group of singers? Paddock Wood Choral Society is looking for new members, particularly male singers (tenors and basses), to join them for their forthcoming season, which starts in September. They rehearse every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at St Andrew’s Church. To find out more, contact the Secretary, Adrienne Bishop, on 01892 833232, or email: secretary@paddockwood-choral.org.uk

PICTURE: THEY’LL NEVER TYRE OF THE FUN AND GAMES: At Bewl Water’s summer children’s camps

Photo: Craig Matthews

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