Following a successful opening week at ‘Christmas at Bewl Water’, the Times spoke to some of the charities who went to the exclusive opening event last weekend.
On November 18, a number of charities including Age UK, Taylor Made Dreams, ellenor, Nourish and West Kent Mind were invited to the immersive Christmas experience at the popular venue in Lamberhurst.
Sunisa Avery, Creative Manager of Christmas at Bewl Water and her team put on the opening day as a way of ‘giving back’, with Elite Leisure Collection generously donating the experience to local charities that do so much good work in the area.
Jemma Kemp, Corporate Partnerships Manager of hospice charity ellenor told the Times: “We were absolutely thrilled to be part of the Bewl Water charity day. It was clear that lots of thought and effort had been put into every element of the magical experience.
“The staff were fantastic and we had such wonderful feedback from our families, staff and volunteers, who thoroughly enjoyed this very kind festive treat. A heartfelt thank you to Bewl Water for making the day extra special and unforgettable!”
A spokesperson for community foodbank Nourish said: “It was a magical experience that helped us get into the Christmas spirit at a time when, as a charity, we are so focused on the needs of others.”
Charity team members, caregivers and their families got to experience the magical Christmas event, which has seen Bewl Water transformed into a winter wonderland, with activities for children to enjoy including decorating gingerbread and tree baubles, toasting marshmallows and a special visit to see Father Christmas in the beautifully decorated grotto.
Running until Christmas Eve, tickets are available from £40 per child and £15 per adult which includes parking. For special offers please visit: Christmas.bewlwater.co.uk. Use code XMAS20’ for 20% off* children’s tickets until December 17