So if the thought of six weeks out of school is daunting to you, you’re not alone.
With many breaking up for summer next week, the frantic panic to fill the diary with fun activities has begun, and of course, the cost of living crisis means parents are having to watch the pounds more than ever.
But there is good news. There are some fantastic activities right on your doorstep here in Tunbridge Wells that won’t break the bank. And to top it off, they are perfect for all ages, keeping the whole family happy.
Located in Lamberhurst, Kent just off the A21, the popular leisure facility Bewl Water, which is owned by Elite Leisure Collection, which also runs One Media, publisher of the Times, is open seven days a week from 9am and offers an extensive line up of things to do.
Free to use, the adventure play area is a sure hit amongst children and features an amazing range of timber structures and slides constructed around an impressive pirate ship.
Challenging the most adventurous minds, the play area has been designed to enhance learning by boosting agility, balance, and memory.
Whatever the weather you can rely on indoor play to keep the kids entertained for a few hours. If it begins to rain, which we sure hope it doesn’t, children can venture inside where they will be able to enjoy a stimulating soft play design.
Set over two levels, soft play at Bewl Water combines brightly coloured obstacles with multiple slides and sky tunnels, giving kids plenty to get stuck into whilst burning off some worked-up energy. Children can enjoy a one-hour session costing parents just £5. (Adults and under ones free)
It’s time to slip, slide and splash your way into summer with the UK’s best outdoor floating sports aqua park. Groups, families, and children from aged six can explore the giant course, beat the obstacles, challenge one another, and totally wipe out.
The 2,400sq meters of inflatable fun consists of an ice tower, springboard, balance bar, flip mattress, monkey bars, aqua slide, hurdles, and lots, lots more! Book online for £21 per person for a 50-minute session (£25 on the day at reception) and be sure to arrive 45 minutes prior.
‘Challenging the most adventurous minds, the play area has been designed to enhance learning by boosting agility, balance and memory ’
Heading back over to land, what better way to test the kids’ skills and agility than with Bewl’s high-adrenaline, action-filled laser challenge. Set amongst a woodland arena, children aged eight plus can play a range of varied games including Team Deathmatch and Last Man Standing.
This no contact challenge promotes teamwork, communication, and most importantly fun making for brilliant days out this summer. Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £15 per player.
With paddleboarding being one of the UK’s fastest-growing recreational activities, this adventure is not to be missed at Bewl Water.
Turtle Bay provides lessons and hire to those new and experienced starting from just £20 for a one hour hire and £45 for a two-hour lesson.
And for something a little less challenging, head over to the pedalos where kids can put their team work to the test, working together to keep things running smoothly as they sail through the glorious natural water. Dependant on weather, guests can enjoy a 30-minute session for just £10.
If you’re lucky enough to have some time off work during the holidays and want a budget-friendly short break the whole family will love, camping at Bewl will tick all your boxes.
Situated amongst the tranquil and picturesque grounds, families can pitch up for a minimum of two nights and enjoy some good old fashion family bonding.
With water facilities, toilets, and a café on your doorstep, it’s the perfect place to be and costs £14 for adults per night, and £7.50 for children.
And for a little added luxury, Bewl are giving families a discount on their glamping Yurts, costing just £95 per night during the week. Minimum 2 nights stay on selected dates.