Make a splash during the summer holidays


For families looking for activities over the summer holidays this year, Bewl Water, the largest reservoir in the Southeast, offers a range of fun and leisure activities – but they encourage parents to book as soon as possible. now to avoid disappointment.

So if the thought of six weeks without school intimidates you, you’re not alone.

With plenty of breakups for summer next week, the frenzied panic to fill the diary with fun activities has begun, and of course the cost of living crisis means parents need to watch the books more than ever.

But there is good news. There are fantastic activities right on your doorstep here in Tunbridge Wells that won’t break the bank. And to top it off, they’re great for all ages, keeping the whole family happy.

Situated in Lamberhurst, Kent, just off the A21, the popular Bewl Water leisure centre, owned by Elite Leisure Collection which also runs One Media, publisher of The Times, is open seven days a week from 9am and has a huge range of things to do.

Free to use, the adventure play area is a sure hit with kids and features a stunning array of wooden structures and slides built around an impressive pirate ship.

Challenging the most adventurous spirits, the play area has been designed to enhance learning by stimulating agility, balance and memory.

Whatever the weather, you can count on indoor play to keep kids entertained for a few hours. If it starts to rain, which we of course hope, kids can venture inside where they can enjoy a soft and stimulating play design.

Spread over two levels, Bewl Water’s soft game combines brightly colored obstacles with multiple sky slides and tunnels, providing kids with fun while burning energy. Children can enjoy a one-hour session which costs parents just £5. (Adults and under free)

It’s time to slide, slide and splash into summer with the UK’s best outdoor floating sports water park. Groups, families and children from 6 years old can explore the giant course, overcome obstacles, challenge themselves and completely disappear.

The 2,400 square meters of inflatable fun consists of an ice tower, diving board, balance bar, rocking mattress, monkey bars, water slide, hurdles And much more ! Book online for £21 per person for a 50 minute session (£25 daily at reception) and ensure you arrive 45 minutes before.

“Challenging the most adventurous spirits, the play area has been designed to enhance learning by stimulating agility, balance and memory”

Back on land, what better way to test kids’ skills and agility than with Bewl’s high-adrenaline, action-packed Laser Challenge. Set in a wooded arena, kids aged eight and up can play a variety of games including Team Deathmatch and Last Man Standing.

This non-contact challenge promotes teamwork, communication and, most importantly, the fun of having brilliant days this summer. Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £15 per player.

With paddleboarding being one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the UK, this adventure is not to be missed at Bewl Water.

Turtle Bay offers lessons and rentals for beginners and advanced from just £20 for a one hour rental and £45 for a two hour lesson.

And for something a little less challenging, head to the paddle boats where the kids can put their teamwork to the test, working together to keep things running smoothly as they navigate the water glorious nature. Depending on the weather, customers can enjoy a 30 minute session for just £10.

If you’re lucky enough to be away from work over the holidays and want a budget-friendly short break the whole family will love, camping in Bewl will tick all your boxes.

Set amidst peaceful and scenic grounds, families can settle in for a minimum of two nights and enjoy good old-fashioned family bonding.

With water facilities, toilets and a cafe 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 bit more luxury, Bewl is offering families a discount on their glamping yurts, for just £95 a night during the week. Minimum stay of 2 nights on selected dates.

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