• National Citizen Service: Support your teen in taking up the opportunity of a lifetime this Summer

    April 16, 2018

    Do you have a teen in your home who would love to be given the opportunity to access adventure and life skills this Summer? As a parent to a teen myself I know how drawn out the Summer holidays can feel. Our teen, at 13 is only just a teen…yet I already see the impact…

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  • Review: Alice in Wonderland at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

    April 14, 2018

    Last night we had the pleasure of watching Alice in Wonderland at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells. You’ll need to be quick to catch this one as it’s only on until Sunday 15th April although you can catch the tour at Sevenoaks and Eastbourne amongst other locations until June. Despite being the Easter…

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  • Try Canal Boating for Free with the Canal & Rivers Trust

    April 4, 2018

    Date: Sunday 15 April 2018 Time: 11am-4pm Locations: Various across England and Wales Price: FREE Has the idea of spending the day chugging along on a canal boat ever taken your fancy? Well you can watch wildlife and discover the amazing places to visit on the nation’s beautiful waterways for FREE. On Sunday 15 April…

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  • Family Festivals and Events in East Sussex & Kent for Summer 2018

    March 3, 2018

    Updated for 2019 here! Festival Season is on the horizon! Gone are the days when festivals meant hedonistic all nighters, many are a family affair these days. A chance for parents to let their hair down whilst the kids enjoy a host of live entertainment and new activities. We are so lucky to have an…

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  • Building dens and playing in the rain: Cheshire offers half-term digital detox

    February 1, 2018

    Families will find lots of ways to beat the boredom across Cheshire during the February half-term holiday, including events at Jodrell Bank, which has just been named the UK’s nominee for World Heritage site status in 2019. Here six of the best, while more ideas can be found at www.visitcheshire.com. Build a den at Beeston Castle…

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  • Review: Aladdin at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

    December 19, 2017

    Last weekend we had the absolute pleasure of watching Aladdin at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells which is currently running for the Pantomime season. I’ve had some pretty awful Panto experiences over the years so was a bit nervous about what might be in store. However, from the moment Michael Greco appeared on…

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  • 5 Reasons Groombridge Place is the Perfect Day Out this Half Term 

    October 21, 2017

    Groombridge Place is a moated manor house in the village of Groombridge near Tunbridge Wells. The pretty grounds are open to the public and offer endless opportunities for adventure for families. This Half Term Groombridge is putting on a special Spooktacular Event with the help of the cast of the very talented Acting Moon Events. There…

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  • Bentley Woodfair 2017

    September 23, 2017

    Bentley Woodfair is the highlight of the events calendar on The Bentley Estate. Every year the Woodfair sees the estate becomes the place to celebrate anything wood related… craft, forestry, chainsaw sculpting, trug making, forest education, music, food..the list is endless. This year was no exception with more exhibitors than ever before allowing visitors to…

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  • Into the Trees 2017, Pippingford, Sussex

    September 16, 2017

    With Pippingford as the venue and trees as the theme this event is already onto a winning combination. This is the third year the event has run with the aim of encouraging us all to play, work, learn and explore amongst the trees. Pippingford embraces views over the Ashdown Forest, ancient woodland and herds of…

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  • 5 Reasons England’s Medieval Festival is Perfect for Families

    September 6, 2017

    Over the August bank holiday weekend we visited the annual England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle near Battle in Sussex. We had heard positive things about the event but this was to be the first time we actually got to take part. The festival is on from Friday right through until Monday evening with both…

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  • Theatre on Kew at Wakehurst Place: The Dream Fairies

    August 31, 2017

    My 2 year old son and I enjoyed a truly magical experience at Wakehurst Place today. We saw the opening performance of The Dream Fairies: An Adventure through Bubble Wood which runs until this Sunday September 3rd. The show takes place in the enchanting Tree Trunk Trek allowing the young audience and their imaginations to…

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  • Review of Shirley Valentine starring Jodie Prenger at the Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells 

    July 2, 2017

    There’s a real buzz around this one woman show which is currently touring the UK and stars Jodie Prenger – the winner of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TV show I’d do anything. Many of us are familiar with the film about a bored, middle-aged mother and wife who decides to escape the mundanity of her life…

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  • A chat with Jodie Prenger, Actress and Star of the Shirley Valentine Stage Show

    June 26, 2017

    Jodie Prenger became a household name when she won the BBC talent show I’d do anything back in 2009. She subsequently went on to star as Nancy in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, with more recent performances in Tell Me on a Sunday, Calamity Jane and One Man, Two Guvnors. Next week, between…

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  • Tot Rockin Beats, Lewes Town Hall

    May 15, 2017

    Update: if you’d like to find out about booking tickets to the next Tot Rockin’ Beats in Lewes on November 25th please click here! Tot Rockin Beats is a well established family dance event based in Worthing. Lewes welcomed the event for the first time earlier in May, with Mum’s, Dad’s and young folk of…

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  • 5 FREE activities in Sussex this Bank Holiday Weekend 

    April 28, 2017

    1) Visit Crowborough Community Festival at Goldsmiths Park from 11am on Monday May 1st. There are a whole range of activities planned celebrating Sir Conan Doyle and his dinosaur themed book The Lost World. 2) Experience Camp Wilderness at Penshurst Place. Learn outdoor survival skills and bushcraft at a fun-packed demonstration on the Woodland Trail at Penshurst Place…

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