Are you enjoying the wonderful Autumn we are having with lots of gorgeous sunshine (and a little rain – at the time of writing!) With half term around the corner the Move Revolution team have been chatting about great things to do, and know you will love these recommendations!
The Reigate Antique & Flea Market
Louise Simpson (Area Sales Manager for Reigate & Redhill) recommends a Saturday stroll in Reigate Priory Park or the Castle grounds, and visiting the Reigate Antique and Flea Market (This will be on Saturday 20th October)
“The Reigate Antique and Flea Market is held every other Saturday at Somers Hall, Reigate (10 Slipshoe Street, RH2 9HU) It offers a great variety of antique furniture, collectables, crafts, china, glass, paintings, etc. There is also a vintage pop-up tea room on site to enjoy a cup of tea and homemade cake. Free entry”
Standen House & Gardens – National Trust
Paul Brice (Director for the East Grinstead and Lingfield Office) recommends a visit to Standen
“Bring the children for this fun half term children’s trail.
Autumn is the time of the year when leaves change colour and fall to the ground. Pumpkins, apples and pears are harvested ready to eat and animals prepare for the long cold winter ahead.
Become a Nature Detective by following the Standen Pumpkin Children’s Trail and discover how the garden changes during this magical season.
no need to book. Trail £2 per child with small prize. Norma ll admission charges apply. Standen is a hillside garden and there are steps which need to be climbed to complete the trail.”
Mathew Gurr (Area Sales Manager for Haywards Heath, Lindfield and Burgess Hill) loves a day at Wakehurst place with his two boys…
Autumn exploration at Wakehurst this October half-term!
Autumn is a great time to be outdoors. Whether you want to take your time walking around the gardens and discovering more about the plants, or get involved in a special workshop for budding chefs, there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained this half-term.
🌿 Well-being trail
Join us to discover which plants improve your well-being on this self-guided trail through the gardens. Price £2 per trail.
🎒 Explorer rucksacks
Pull on your Wakehurst Explorer rucksack and set off on an intrepid journey! Each rucksack is jam-packed with different activities to help you and your child discover the gardens. Three different rucksacks for different ages, Price £4 to hire, pick up from the Visitor Centre.
🎃 Cookery, carving and hairy toes! (24, 25, 26 October only)
Join us for a three-hour outdoor cookery workshop and story-telling session. Make your own delicious soup for lunch, carve a tea light holder from a squash, and cosy up around the fire and listen to stories about Hairy Toes! Suitable for ages 5+.Price £15 per child, includes day ticket to Wakehurst for both one adult and one child attending the workshop. Available on 24, 25 & 26 October. Booking available online.
🌳 Tree Trunk Trek
Located in Coates Wood, crawl and climb along the adventurous log trail, or enjoy the stage area to let imaginations run and encourage children to create their very own shows.
Children 16 and under are FREE to the gardens.
Find out more visit https://www.kew.org/wakehurst/whats-on/wakehurst-october-half-term
Horsham Museum – Lego Activity
Ross Margetts (Sales Manager for Crawley & Horsham Area) recommends the fantastic Horsham Museum – they always have amazing activities!
Lego workshop. Work at your own level to build creative solutions to a range of new Lego challenges. Session is suitable for children aged 5-14 (year 1+) and costs £7. Session Times: 11.15am-12.45pm Parents please feel free to leave your children with us. Workshops must be booked and prepaid in advance. To book call 01403 211 661 or email: email@example.com ***If booking by email – please provide a contact tel number, name of child, age of child and parent name. Pre payment will be required, however payments can be made over the telephone.
Ashdown Forest – Family Self Guided History Trail
Adam Gibbs (Sales Manager for Reigate, Redhill & Horley) recommends a visit to Ashdown Forest during the half term – which will be amazing with all the autumn leaves!
Collect a map and activity sheet from the visitor centre and follow the trail, complete the activities and return to collect a prize. £5 per family
The Tiger who came to Tea at Dorking Halls
Nicola Jordan, our Marketing Director recommends this fabulous production of The Tiger who came to Tea!
Direct from a smash hit West End season, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture bookThe doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem…expect to be surprised! David Wood OBE is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children.
Nicola also recommends – Wind in the Willows at The Harlequin, Redhill (and why not pop into West Central opposite the Harlequin for a pre-theatre coffee!)
Join us on an exciting adventure along the riverbank with a brand new staging of Kenneth Grahame’s family classic ‘The Wind In The Willows.’ !
Meet all your favourite characters including loyal Mole, faithful Ratty and wise old Badger as they do their best to keep the mischievous Mr Toad out of trouble. Will they be able to stop the Wicked Weasel from taking over Toad Hall? ! This exciting and playful take on the tale features a professional cast of energetic performers, catchy new songs and lots of humour that will entertain and delight the whole family! TICKETS FROM: £11.00 – £11.00 – SHOWING TIMES: 15.00 & 18.00
Spooktacular Family Fun Day at Pinewood Scout Centre
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be holding a wild and spooky autumn themed Family Fun day! Suitable for all children (and their parents) aged 2 – 16. Activities we plan to offer are….
*Spooky challenges – to earn a prize, negotiate the ‘Spiderweb’, brave our ‘Whats in the Box’, practice your aim and ‘Bash the Beastie’, ‘Splat the Tree’ and other fiendish challenges we’ve not dreamt up yet!
*Dress up our Wild scarecrows
*Make a Genuine Magical Broomstick
*Carve / make a magic wand
*Make a Clay Critter to take home or leave in the woods to scare passers by!
*Bring a jar and make a lantern to keep you safe in the dark!
*Get your face painted
*Help us cook up a delicious witches brew on the camp fire
*Mud play, potion making, exploring and tree climbing
*Follow our secret trail through the woods
*Find mysterious clues hidden in the woods for a prize
*Spooky tales around the camp fire for different ages
*Practice your whittling and fire lighting skills in the Bushcraft zone. If you already have and can safely use a small carving knife, bring it (in your parent’s pocket not yours!) or if you’d like to learn you can use ours under our guidance at various times throughout the day. (Ages 6+ as a guideline for this area)
Bring a picnic and if you want to, something simple to cook over the fire (sausages on sticks or a tin of hot dogs to nestle in the embers) There will be tea (herbal and builders), coffee and a selection of home made cakes to buy. Feel free to come dressed up spookily (Grown ups too!) Price per child for the day is £15 (unwaged) £20 (waged) £25 (generosity) Sibling discount of 50% per child Accompanying parents (up to 2 per child) and under 2’s go free. Extra adults £5 each.Booking is in advance. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org where we will let you have payment information to secure your booking.
Harry Hill, Theatre Royal, Brighton
Joey Hansen, Sales Manger for Brighton & Hove recommends a day out in Brighton (what a surprise… !!) He has two fantastic ideas…. Harry Hill at the Theatre Royal, Brighton – 26thOctober
Award winning comedian Harry Hill has announced a brand new, family fun filled live tour, Harry Hill Kidz Show: How To Be Funny – For Kids!, to mark the release of his brand new kids book in October 2018. The 11 date tour, jam packed with laughs for all ages, will come to Theatre Royal
Joey also recommends…25th-29thOctober Mexican Day of The Dead Sugar Skull making workshop. Mexican Day of The Dead Sugar Skull making workshop
Come and join us this half term holiday for a fantastic family friendly sewing workshop. We’ll be teaching you how to make your very own Mexican Day of The Dead sugar skulls. This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities. Hand sewing only. All materials provided. . Free Tea, coffee
October half term fun with Priory Farm
Sue Peyton and Sarah Cohen our amazing Move Revolution Sales Progressors, based at our head office in Nutfield recommend our neighbour…. Priory Farm
Tractor rides to pumpkin field
Take a tractor trailer ride to our pumpkin field and choose the perfect specimen. Depart from The Discovery Walk entrance – Saturday 6, Sunday 7, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October, 10:30am -4:30pm (farmer’s lunch break 1:00pm-1:30pm). Last ride leaves the Discovery Walk at 4:00pm. £2.50 per person plus cost of optional pumpkin. (Subject to availability and weather)
Frights, fun and fresh air as you seek out spooks and spiders in the deep dark wood on The Discovery Walk and claim your horrid prize! Friday 19 October – Wednesday 31 October 9:30am – 4:30pm (last entry 3:45pm)
£3 per person plus optional £1 Spooky Trail Quiz Sheet.
The Witching Hour (one night only!)
Bring your lanterns along for an even spookier trail after dusk – you never know what may be lurking in the shadows! Last entry to the Discovery Walk 7:30pm on Saturday 27 October. £3 per person plus optional trail sheet £1. Gates locked at 8.30pm. A great night out for younger families.
Brave the cobwebs to see our eerie Jack-o-lantern display and choose from hundreds of home-grown pumpkins. Pick the perfect pumpkin and carving kit to create your own, unique lantern. In the Farm Shop, Friday 19 October – Wednesday 31 October. Free entry – just pay for pumpkins and kits.
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