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28 WILTON GROVE . WIMBLEDON . LONDON . SW19 3QX . WWW.WILTONTENNISCLUB.CO.UK EASTER CAMPS MON 3RD – THURS 6TH APRIL & TUES 11TH – FRI 14TH APRIL FOR BOYS & GIRLS 3-16 YEARS Coaching at Wilton Tennis Club is contracted to ‘Wilton Coaching Ltd.’ All lead coaches hold a LTA/PTR qualification and are first aid trained. All staff over 16 are DBS checked. Spaces are limited so, to avoid disappointment, please book early and online: booking.wiltontennisclub.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org 07877 571349 1:8 COACH/ PLAYER RATIO N OW A C C E P T I N G C HI L DC A R E V OU C HE R S TIMETABLE Tots Tennis Camp (ages 3 & 4) For players in nursery & reception 8.15 – 9am £12.50 / day 12.15 – 1pm £12.50 / day £50 full week Main Camp (Year 1 to Year 9) Full day sessions only Full day 9am-3.30pm £55 Full week 9am-3.30pm £247.50 Early drop off 8-9am £8 Late stay 3.30-5pm £12 Learn new skills & make new friends
Raring2go! Welcome to the Spring edition! Welcome to the Spring edition! Days are definitely getting longer, so Spring is on its way! Whether you are looking for a family day out, an Easter or May half term holiday camp to keep even the most active child busy, Raring2go! has got you covered. We have a competition to win a family ticket to Jungle Book Reimagined at Sadlers Wells, or a Horrible Histories Terrible Thames tour. And... there are some discounts too...! Our website has a host of additional resources, including ideas for both indoor and outdoor play, and a selection of recipes that the children can help with. Yummy treats taste even better when you’ve made them yourself! This issue covers the period that includes both Easter and May half term. Details on events are still being finalised, so follow our social media channels, and visit our website for all the latest news and updates. Make sure you Go Local when visiting our website to get the most relevant, local information and offers. As a favour, please also use any QR codes in the magazine or mention Raring2go! when speaking to businesses that you’ve seen in our magazine or digital channels. Have a great Spring! Kirsten Hackman xx Get in Touch: 07858 751776 email@example.com
4 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! What’s On This Spring! Running now Kingston upon Thames Town Centre Chimps are Family Art Trail Ten characterful chimps are located on a trail to discover around Kingston town centre, showcasing different chimpanzee behaviours such as laughing, grief, and imitation. kingstonuponthames.info/ Saturday 25th March – Sunday 16th April Claremont Landscape Gardens Easter at Claremont Join us between 25th March and 10th April for some eggstra special fun during the Easter Holidays. £3 per egg. Then... between Tuesday 11 April - Sunday 16 April, join in with Spring Games in the garden. Normal admission applies; nationaltrust.org.uk/claremont-landscape-garden Saturday 25th March – Wed 19th April Polesden Lacey Run Wild Through Time Easter Trail Journey back in time to when elephants, wolves, lynx and dinosaurs would have roamed free, with a few surprises along the way. £3 per child and includes a trail map, a pencil, bunny ears and a chocolate egg at the end. Booking not required. Saturday 1st – Sunday 16th April Chessington World of Adventures Resort EGGSplorers - NEW Easter Event Discover Chessington’s brand-new Easter event - EGGSplorers! Running throughout the Easter holidays, hunt for GIANT decorated Easter eggs as you follow the clues in the Easter trail as your family journeys across the Resort through different lands and come face-to-face with incredible animals. Then meet the Easter bunny, who is making his Chessington debut. And with the theme park opening from 23 March this year, enjoy a family day out at Britain’s biggest wildlife theme park. Enjoy over 40 rides and attractions for all ages, from rollercoasters to water rides, and meet amazing animals, from Amur Tigers to Rothchild’s Giraffes. Plus coming Spring 2023, World of Jumanji, with the world’s only Jumanji rollercoaster. Find out more and book your next WILD adventure by visiting chessington.com. What’s On This Spring! March / April Saturday 1st – Sunday 16th April Hever Castle & Gardens Easter Family Fun Children are invited to help the Easter bunny find their sweet treats as part of an Easter quest around the grounds or get creative with an egg-cellent craft egg decorating workshop at Hever Castle. Children aged between 7-14 can explore the Tudor Towers adventure playground, whilst under 7s can discover the natural play area, Acorn Dell. Why not challenge yourself not to get wet in the Water Maze (fun for all ages). hevercastle.co.uk Saturday 1st – Sunday 16th April Ham House & Garden Easter Egg Hunt Enjoy a family-friendly trail around the grounds of Ham House and Garden - can you complete all the activities to secure an Easter egg? Normal admission applies; £3 per trail, including a chocolate (or free-from) Easter egg. nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house-and-garden Saturday 1st – Sunday 16th April Painshill Egg-straordinary Dragon Trail Find all the dragons and their eggs at Painshill this Easter holiday with our family statue trail. This springtime, magical beasts have come to the landscape to lay their eggs; can you make your way through the park and find them all? But oh no, one of the dragons has lost their egg! Can you spot which egg is missing? Perfect for all the family, the dragon trail follows a 1 mile route for those with buggies or little legs! painshill.co.uk Monday 3rd - Friday 14th April Squires Garden Centres Create and Grow Easter Holidays Plant three colourful plants in a wicker basket decorated with a raffia bow, to create a lovely Easter gift or place in your garden. Weekdays only and excludes bank holidays. Advance booking essential. www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk/
Raring2go! What’s On This Spring! 5 Saturday 1st – Sunday 16th April Godstone Farm Easter Fun at the Farm Easter fun for the whole family with bunny hop sack racing, egg & spoon contests and seasonal crafts. Not forgetting all the usual farmyard fun this Spring! godstonefarm.co.uk/ Saturday 1st – Monday 17th April RHS Garden Wisley Easter Holidays - Giant Egg Hunt Bring the whole family to find the enormous painted eggs hidden around RHS Garden Wisley this Easter holidays. There will also be daily activities, including planting and craft workshops. rhs.org.uk/wisley Tuesday 4th – Saturday 15th April Sadlers Wells Theatre Jungle Book reimagined A magical dance-theatre retelling of Kipling’s classic set against the backdrop of the climate crisis. In Akram Khan’s new dance-theatre production based on the original story of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved family classic, Akram and his team reinvent the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a climate refugee. Featuring an original score, ten international dancers and state-of-the-art animation and visuals, Jungle Book reimagined is a beautifully compelling and vital piece of storytelling about our intrinsic need to belong and bond with others, and placing the importance of connecting with and respecting our natural world at its heart. sadlerswells.com Wednesday 5th – Monday 10th April Morden Hall Park Easter egg hunt Make your way along the Easter trail and take part in fun-filled games and activities that will get your heart racing and your brains whirring. £3 per child including a chocolate egg (or free from / vegan alternative) at the end. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ visit/london/morden-hall-park Saturday 1st – Sunday 16th April Brooklands Museum Easter Holidays: Ready to Race! It’s time to return to the track this Easter as Brooklands get Ready to Race! Join in with a family workshop to make a downhill racer and see how far it goes! Follow a new discovery trail around Brooklands, and experience the Concorde Supersonic walkthrough. Plus... pedal planes and pedal cars will be available for the under 5’s, and London Bus Museum will be operating bus trips around the local area. brooklandsmuseum.com Saturday 1st – Sunday 16th April Bocketts Farm Park Easter Eggstravaganza Enjoy a great family day out this Spring, with over 500 newborn lambs due between before early May. Complete the Easter trail, with a chocolate treat, meet chicks and bunnies in the Small Animal Encounter sessions, and hop on board the Tractor and Trailer Ride. With plenty of play indoors and out, you can be sure of a great day out whatever the weather! www.bockettsfarm.co.uk Saturday 1st – Sunday 16th April WWT London Wetland Centre Duck Detectives Can you quack the clues this Easter? To succeed as a Duck Detective and complete the Easter trail, you’ll need to get closer than ever to nature. It’s time to investigate underwater mysteries. Follow tracks to work out who’s been creeping around at night. And use everything from feather bird calls to animal poo (honestly!) to reveal the wildlife secrets only a true Duck Detective knows. Duck Detectives trail - £1, available from Admissions. Suitable for all the family. wwt.org.uk/London Saturday 1st – Sunday 16th April Hampton Court Palace Easter Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt Join the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Hunt around the gardens and enjoy some springtime family fun. Match up the name of the important palace character on the trail to the red ribbon on the bunny statue at each location. www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace WIN A TICKET FOR 4 TO JUNGLE BOOK REIMAGINED SEE PAGE 35 FOR DETAILS
6 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! What’s On This Spring! Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June Bocketts Farm Park Superheroes Week Learn superhero skills at the superhero academy and complete the look with face painting. Meet birds of prey, pan for gold and get creative in craft corner, plus plenty of indoor and outdoor play. Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June RHS Garden Wisley May Half Term – Sow Awesome There will be a garden trail, daily activities and interactive performances to help you discover more about growing your own. Sat 27th May – Sunday 13th August Polka Theatre The Everywhere Bear One small bear’s big adventure... The Everywhere Bear has a wonderful time with the children in Class One, but one day he gets more than he bargained for when he falls unnoticed from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure! Will he ever make it back to Class One? This captivating and beautiful story, from best-selling author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Rebecca Cobb, springs to life with rhyme, original music and delightfully expressive puppets in Polka’s fun and exciting stage adaptation. polkatheatre.com/ Friday 2nd – Saturday 3rd June Epsom Downs Racecourse The Derby - Family Festival A racing experience for the whole family. Under 12s go free! www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/epsom-derby/ Saturday 3rd June Birdworld Paw Patrol - Chase & Skye Are you ready for some pawsome adventures? Chase & Skye will be making their debut appearance at Birdworld, appearing at intervals throughout the day. Don’t forget your camera to capture the magic! Standard park entry tickets or membership ticket required, but there is no booking required to meet Chase and Skye. Pre-book your park tickets now. www.birdworld.co.uk Friday 7th, Sat 8th and Mon 10th April Albury Vineyard Easter Trail We are excited to open the vineyard for Easter! Our self-guided vineyard tour features stunning views over the Surrey Hills and is a great way to find out more about English wine. Kids will love our Easter themed trail with a chocolate treat at the end. www.alburyvineyard.com Monday 10th April Kempton Park Easter Family Fun Day Enjoy the perfect family day out at Kempton Park with quality racing and family fun. Alongside the fantastic on-track action there will be FREE family fun including inflatables, face painters, kids races and an Easter Egg Hunt. www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/kempton Saturday 29th April – Monday 1st May Hever Castle & Gardens May Day Weekend Celebrate May Day at Hever Castle & Gardens with a weekend of fun family activities and traditional May Day customs. Dance around the Maypole with brightly coloured ribbons intertwined and watch a free May Day Play on the Castle forecourt. www.hevercastle.co.uk Monday 1st May Bluey at Birdworld Bluey will be making her debut appearance at Birdworld, appearing at intervals throughout the day. Don’t forget your camera to capture the magic! Standard park entry tickets or membership ticket required. www.birdworld.co.uk Saturday 6th – Monday 8th May Hever Castle & Gardens King’s Coronation Weekend Celebrate the King’s Coronation at the home of two former queens of England, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. Bring along a picnic and revel in the royal atmosphere of the historic Castle and stunning gardens or purchase mouth-watering treats from the Moat Café. Your little ones can get creative and decorate their own crown in a free workshop. www.hevercastle.co.uk May / June
7 Raring2go! PLACES TO GO EASTER FAMILY FUN DAY BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 10TH APRIL BOOK ONLINE THEJOCKEYCLUB.CO.UK/KEMPTON
8 raring2go.co.uk www.littlepeepssoftplay.com 328 Hook Road, Chessington, KT9 1NU Raring2go! What to do and Where to go Wholesome Easter fun for the whole family with bunny hop sack racin , e & spoon contests and seasonal crafts. Not for ettin all the usual farmyard fun this Sprin ! 1st - 16th April EASTER TIMES ROLL THIS LET THE GOOD BOOK ONLINE Don’t for et to book the GREAT EASTER ESCAPE too!
9 Raring2go! What to do and Where to go #ChimpsAreFamily #LoveTheLast FOLLOW THE TRAIL AND FALL IN LOVE WITH OUR CLOSEST LIVING RELATIVES PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION KINGSTON UPON THAMES SCAN FOR MORE GILLIEANDMARC.COM LOVETHELAST.COM @GILLIEANDMARCART Ten characterful chimpanzee sculptures from the successful public art exhibition ‘Chimps Are Family’ are waiting to be discovered on a trail around Kingston! The exhibition is brought to the town through a partnership between internationally-renowned artists Gillie and Marc and Kingston First, the town's Business Improvement District, and will be in place for six months. The sculptures are designed to be interactive, with people encouraged to touch and hug them. Each of the chimps will be displayed with a QR code where the public can learn all about the individual chimpanzee and conservation with the option to donate funds to WWF. Trail maps are available in local businesses, at kingstonuponthames.info and lovethelast.com. Picture credit: Chris Dalton / Gillie & Marc The Look Out Discovery Centre Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7QW Tel: 01344 354400 www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/be The Look Out Discovery Centre R2GAUTUMN2023 Over 90 activities of hands-on science and discovery fun for children of all ages! BOOK ONLINE and enter RARING2023 at checkout for 10% off admission www.facebook.com/thelookoutdiscovery @thelookoutbracknell
10 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! What to do and Where to go Fun Spring crafting ideas from our friends... Our friends at Red Ted Art have given us these wonderfully simple and fun spring craft ideas to share with you. Not only do kids LOVE to create when crafting, there are lots of hidden learning opportunities too. Everything here and on their website is easy to set up and very do-able, even for the most “non crafty” among us. So fear not, Red Ted Art has your back. Just pay a visit to to Red Ted Art’s amazing website for full instructions and further guidance on the suggestions below and many more. For hundreds more crafting ideas, go to: www.redtedart.com Paper Tulip Origami Pop Up Rainbow Cards Paper Butterflies Origami Bookmarks Butterfly Lifecycle Paper Craft Large Paper Plate Flowers
11 Raring2go! What to do and Where to go Can you quack the clues this Easter? Find out more at wwt.org.uk/London/easter nature trail 01-16 April at WWT London Join us for a family day out of exploration and discovery that will put all of your senses to the test. © WWT 2023. Registered charity no. 1030884 England and Wales, SC039410 Scotland. Duck Detectives London Wetland Centre: From 1st to 16 April Can you quack the clues this Easter? Looking for a family day out? Visit London Wetland Centre for a day of exploration and discovery that will put all of your senses to the test. To succeed as a Duck Detective and complete the Easter trail, you’ll need to get closer than ever to nature. It’s time to investigate underwater mysteries. Follow tracks to work out who’s been creeping around at night. And use everything from feather bird calls to animal poo (honestly!) to reveal the wildlife secrets only a true Duck Detective knows. Are you ready for the challenge? The WWT London team has planned the following activities for Easter for different age ranges: • Duck Detectives trail £1, available from Admissions. Suitable for all the family • Colour Hunt trail card Free, specifically for under 5s. Search for different colours springing up around the wetlands. • Pond dipping 11.00 and 14.00 drop-in session. Investigate the creatures that live under the water. Who are the usual suspects? Snails, beetles maybe even a newt? Suitable for all ages • Plant detectives 13.00 (duration 30min) Wetland Living, drop-in session. Use your sleuthing skills to learn how to identify five plants from only their leaves! Suitable for all ages Book your visit today: wwt.org.uk/London
12 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! Brooklands Museum this Spring This Spring get up-close, go onboard and discover the amazing history of Brooklands Museum Head down to Brooklands Museum for an incredible day out for the whole family. The previously known British Marques Day is now Best of British on 7 May, suitably being held on the weekend of the Coronation of King Charles III. Celebrating all things British, even Paddington Bear will be making a special guest appearance. Later, Brooklands’ Double 12 weekend will see the site and Mercedes-Benz World track in action on 17 June, and a nostalgic trip back to the heyday of Brooklands, with Brooklands Relived on 18 June. Featuring race starts on the original Finishing Straight and Test Hill ascents, alongside vintage themed music, costume and food, combining to revive the spirit of Brooklands’ past and deliver a corker of weekend. The Easter holidays provide an action-packed day for families, from building a downhill race car, completing the activity trail around the Museum or going on a Concorde Supersonic Walkthrough, there’s just so much to get involved in! Plus, look out for costumed actors portraying pioneers from Brooklands’ past and enjoy a heritage bus ride from the London Bus Museum around the local area. There will also be a host of motoring events, beginning with a celebration of the iconic Mini on 26 March, the Easter Classic Gathering will return on 8 April and Italian Car Day, in association with Auto Italia magazine, on 29 April will be keeping the site bustling with activity. The popular events have something for everyone, amazing cars and motorbikes, live entertainment, a variety of food outlets and a lots of trade stalls full of interesting memorabilia. Come and explore the 32 acre site brought to life through hands-on and interactive experiences, both indoors and outdoors. Get up close to classic and vintage motor vehicles, and the aircraft designed, built and flown at Brooklands during the 20th Century and learn about the pioneering men and women that shaped the world of motoring and aviation. Easily accessible by car or train, parking is free and there’s a café and plenty of picnic space available. The great value family tickets start at £33.55 or enjoy Brooklands Museum for the entire year with family membership starting from just £70.00 for unlimited admission. Book your incredible day out now at brooklandsmuseum.com. Fancy taking part in event days? Visit the website under What’s On for more details.
Raring2go! PLACES TO GO 13 For more information and to save on gate admission visit: www.brooklandsmuseum.com SCAN HERE FOR MORE INFO Race! TO 1ST-16TH APRIL Fun for all! BOOK ONLINE TO SAVE VIABROOKLANDSMUSEUM.COM WEYBRIDGE, SURREY BROOKLANDSMUSEUM FREE FOR MEMBERS •DISCOVERY TRAIL• •FAMILY WORKSHOP• •VINTAGE BUS RIDES• •LIVE ACTORS IN COSTUME• CONCORDE •SUPERSONIC WALKTHROUGHS• •PEDAL PLANES AND CARS• FOR UNDER 5s
Can you believe Guildford Spectrum turned 30 in February? Like many locals, I have so many memories of weekend’s spent in the leisure pool as a child and celebrating friends’ birthday’s with bowling parties. Now, 30 years later I still love to visit Spectrum but now with a little person of my own! Guildford Spectrum really does offer families a full day out with different activities and food options there is something for everyone… Why not start your day on the ice? Guildford Spectrum houses an Olympic sized indoor ice rink and is the perfect place for friends and families to meet and test our their skills. They have regular skater from age 3 all the way to 99 years old so there is no excuse not to give it a go! After a chilly start why not warm up with a hot drink at the Freedom Café which overlooks the leisure pool. They serve hot and cold drinks as well as snacks and cakes so it’s a great place to sit back and relax before heading down for a swim. The Lesiure pool has to be the star attraction at Guildford Specturm with 8 amazing water slides, a crazy wave machine and an interactive children’s section. After you’ve tested out the slides don’t forget to ride the wave machine, which operates every 30 minutes! If you’ve brought the little ones with you then they also have an extensive range of high and low level interactive water features, from tipping buckets, spinning wheels and sprays for them to enjoy. What’s better is that all swimmers are guaranteed an hour and a half of pool time! Family Day’s Out at Guildford Spectrum After working up a hunger in the pool it’s time to stop for some lunch and there are a few different lunch options at Guildford Specturm because as well as The Freedom Café they also have Strikes Diner and Burrito Loco. Strikes is located on Level 1 down in Spectrum Bowl and is the perfect location to enjoy pizzas, chips and slushies! Or if you fancy something with a little more spice head to Burrito Loco. Serving authentic, delicious Mexican food that’s fresh, healthy and locally sourced. Find Burrito Loco on Level 2 overlooking the ice rink and the leisure pool. What better way to end the day than a family game of Tenpin bowling! Tenpin Bowling is a fantastic game that anyone can play and for younger bowlers or our less experienced bowlers you can have the lane bumpers up on your bowling lane. You can choose your own bowling ball weight and wear some funky bowling shoes if you like! All activities are bookable separately through Guildford Spectrum’s website guildfordspectrum.co.uk Raring2go! Focus on Guildford Spectrum
15 Raring2go! What to do and Where to go ©National Trust Images/Rob Stothard Easter Adventures at Morden Hall Park Get together with friends and family for an Easter Adventure at Morden Hall Park. Take part in fun-filled games and activities that will get your heart racing and your brains whirring. Test your knowledge with a game of true or false, find out how many creatures you can spot in the trees or see how you measure up against the many birds you can find in the park. Pick up a trail sheet and chocolate egg and enjoy the day exploring the park and finding all 10 activities. The trail takes place between Wednesday 5 and Monday 10 April, from 10am to 4pm, so come along and get into all that spring has to offer at Morden Hall Park. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map and Rainforest Alliance chocolate, vegan or free-from egg. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/london/ morden-hall-park to find out more. Come and join our ©National Trust 2023. The National Trust is a registered charity, no. 205846. ET25 Find out more at nationaltrust.org.uk/easter Join the fun from at Morden Hall Park Wed 5 to Mon 10 April THE ACCLAIMED TOUR RETURNS FROM APRIL! TOWER BRIDGE QUAY, LONDON FAMILY TICKET FROM £60! terriblethames.com
16 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! Become a Host Family this Summer Have you ever thought of becoming a host family for foreign students during the summer? If the thought of a little extra income and an introduction to a different culture appeals, then this could be perfect for you. My name is Cecilia Gregory and I run a small summer school in Wimbledon for eight weeks each year from the end of June to mid August. We teach English as a Foreign Language to young students aged 5-16. A few of the students aged 11 and above are placed with host families. Students are mainly European and their English improves dramatically if they can stay with a host family. Every year I need a few more excellent host families in the local area. What is a host family? A host family takes in one or two foreign students into their family for a period of 2-4 weeks. They are part of the family and take part in family activities whether going to the park, shopping, eating or watching television. Host families provide breakfast and dinner at home each day and a packed lunch from Monday to Saturday. Students are out all day from 9am to 4/5pm Monday to Saturday but are with the host family on Sunday. Can I be a host family? Being a host family is ideal for families with young children who may not be back at work or working part time. An adult member of the host family needs to be at home when the students return from school each day. All adults in the host family will be DBS checked before students are placed with them. English needs to be the main language spoken at home. Why be a host family? Many of our host families use the extra income to pay for summer holidays or to pay for activities over the holiday period. It’s also great experience for the host family to get to know children from another country and culture. Many become good friends and ask to return to the same family year after year! Does it matter where we live? As we are dealing with young students, host families need to be close to Wimbledon town centre. We have families in areas such as Wimbledon Park, Southfields, Merton Park and Raynes Park, as long as they are near a bus route or a train/tube station. If you are unsure if your area is suitable please contact me to discuss. How much will I earn? The amount paid will depend on the accommodation provided but will be between £250 and £270 per student per week. You are legally entitled to earn up to £7,500 a year in rental income before you have to start paying any tax. So depending on your circumstances, this could be tax-free income for your family. How do I become a host family? If you are interested then contact me, Cecilia Gregory, at the Summer School of English for a chat. Summer School of English Office: 12 Courthope Road, London SW19 7RD School: 38 St. Georges Road, London SW19 4ED Telephone: 0207 622 2485 firstname.lastname@example.org www.summerschoolofenglish.co.uk Host Families for Juniors and Teens this summer.
Raring2go! What to do and Where to go 17 AkramKhan Company 4 - 15 April 2023 Amagical retellingof Kipling’s classic set against thebackdrop of climatechange. HHHH TheScotsman HHHH TheHerald A magical dance-theatre retelling of Kipling’s classic set against the backdrop of the climate crisis. In a near future world, a family is torn apart as they escape their homeland ravaged by the impact of climate change. Arriving alone in a deserted modern city, and with wild animals claiming the streets as their own, the child soon discovers unlikely allies in this strange new jungle. In Akram Khan’s new dance-theatre production based on the original story of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved family classic, Akram and his team reinvent the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a climate refugee. Featuring an original score, ten international dancers and state-of-the-art animation and visuals, Jungle Book reimagined is a beautifully compelling and vital piece of storytelling about our intrinsic need to belong and bond with others, and placing the importance of connecting with and respecting our natural world at its heart. Jungle Book Reimagined - Sadler’s Wells Theatre: 4 - 15 April 2023 ©Ambra Vernuccio
Visit Chessington World of Adventures Resort in 2023 for a memorable family day out for all ages at Britain's BIGGEST wildlife theme park. Join Chessington from March 23rd as they ‘Wake up the Wild’ with the theme park opening for the 2023 season. This Spring, leave the everyday behind as you and your family explore the world's first Jumanji themed land - World of Jumanji - only at Chessington. Escaped from the cinema and way beyond a board game, World of Jumanji sucks families in.... follow in the footsteps of Dr. Bravestone through a whole world of adventures to locate the Jaguar's Eye Jewel, lift the curse and save Jumanji. Brave adventurers will discover deep in World of Jumanji, not just one, but THREE new rides including the world’s ONLY Jumanji rollercoaster and Chessington’s first ever inversion, Mandrill Mayhem. Get swept up in the long arms of a mandrill, the most fearsome of all the animals, and launch at full speed through the treetops flipping upside down on a hair-raising adventure, spiralling to the summit of the 55ft tall Jaguar Shrine. Glimpse the Jaguar’s Eye Jewel glow before falling and braving the adventure again… backwards. Families’ second adventure takes place in the dunes on Ostrich Stampede. Swerve a herd of stampeding ostriches on this whirlwind trip. Ostriches may be flightless birds, but this is going to be a bumpy ride. The third adventure can be found in the bazaar; dodge the fangs of the black mamba on a dizzying, untameable ride, Mamba Strike. There’s not a moment to lose… adventurers must jump on and hold tight - the black mamba is about to strike! PLUS navigate the pathways of the Jungle Maze in the heart of the land and encounter challenges and quests, some trickier than others, based on the iconic Jumanji game board. The family adventures don't stop there, discover over 40 rides and attractions for all ages, from rollercoasters to water rides, and step into the pages of some of the nation's favourite stories with The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, Room on the Broom - A Magical Journey and Elmer’s Flying Jumbos. © 2023 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. © 1999 & 2001 & TM Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd. © Orange Eyes Ltd. 2009 & 2012. © David McKee. Licensed by Andersen Press. 2023 Explore and stare wide-eyed discovering more than 1,000 animals in Chessington's Zoo, with daily feeds and talks from Keepers. Roam Wanyama Reserve and learn more about the ‘dazzle’ of zebra, Rothschild’s giraffes, Ankole cattle and ostrich. Then, get lost beneath the waves in an underwater world full of fish, sharks, and jellyfish at the SEA LIFE Aquarium. Throughout the year the Resort will also be hosting a year of family entertainment and event-ures for all ages to enjoy. From Chessington’s dazzling street carnival, MARDI GRRRA!, to the summer music festival, Wilderfest, and not forgetting all the spooks, screams and rides at dusk at Howl'o'ween. Plus, discover Chessington’s brand-new Easter event - EGGSplorers! Running throughout the Easter holidays, hunt for GIANT decorated Easter eggs as you follow the clues in the Easter trail as your family journeys across the Resort through different lands and come face-to-face with incredible animals. Then meet the Easter bunny, who is making his long-awaited debut. Are you and your family ready to answer the call of the wild?
20 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! Take to the Thames with GoBoat As the sun comes back out and summer is on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to try a new outdoor activity. With no prior boating knowledge necessary, GoBoat is a unique and eco-friendly experience that gives you first-hand access to a stunning section of the River Thames. Climb aboard your GoBoat and set off from Riverside Walk, with a choice of two beautiful routes for you to explore. Head down the river to scenic Teddington Lock or upriver as far as Molesey Lock for spectacular views of Hampton Court Palace from the water. GoBoats are easy to drive, with no prior experience required. GoBoat crew will provide your designated captain with a full boating handover, a map and information about the route before you set sail, and each boat is fully supplied with safety equipment. The ride is a casual 3 ½ knots, approximately 4mph, the perfect cruising speed for a lazy waterways journey. Each GoBoat has seating around a central table creating a sociable space ideal for picnics, with space for up to eight passengers (and there’s even room for the dog!) Unlike other self-drive boating experiences, the driver of the boat also sits around the table, allowing for easy conversation and social connection. Bring your own picnic from home or pick up food from one of the many restaurants and cafes that Kingston has to offer before boarding. It’s the perfect experience for the whole family and life jackets are provided for all passengers under the age of 16. GoBoats are powered by an almost silent electric motor, an eco-friendlier alternative to petrol engines. The deck and table are made from sustainably sourced forestry wood and the foam kernel is made of 80 per cent recycled PET - the equivalent of 600 plastic bottles. It’s time to relish the freedom of being your own captain and explore the UK’s waterways! Book your GoBoat adventure online now at goboat.co.uk. GoBoat Kingston opens for the 2023 season on Saturday 1st April with bookings available from 9.30am until sunset every day. Prices start from £85 per boat for one hour. Advanced booking is strongly recommended. Visit goboat.co.uk for more information. Family Adventures Ahoy! Take to The Thames on an electric GoBoat with no need for a license Key info: • Each GoBoat seats up to 8 passengers, including children and babies • Rent your GoBoat for between one and four hours • No prior boating experience is required • Lifejackets are provided for children • Alcohol can be consumed on the boat, but the captain must always remain sober
Open from 1st April 9.30am - sunset Book at goboat.co.uk/kingston Explore The Thames on a GoBoat Charter your own family adventure on a fully electric picnic boat. You are the captain, you choose the route. Use promo code RARING2GO to save 15% on your booking. Offer valid until Friday 9th June 2023. GoBoat Kingston bookings only. GOBOATKINGSTON GOBOATUK
STRONGER, SAFER SWIMMERS START HERE Kick-start your child’s confidence in the water and allow them to learn an invaluable life skill. Better Swim School lessons are available at: • Wimbledon Leisure Centre & Spa • Modern Leisure Centre • Canons Leisure Centre Sign up today at better.org.uk/lessons Better is a registered trademark and trading name of GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited), a charitable social enterprise and registered society under the Cooperative & Community Benefit & Societies Act 2014 registration no. 27793R. Registered office: Middlegate House, The Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6SX. Inland Revenue Charity no. XR43398.
23 Raring2go! Clubs / Classes and Holiday Camps We are 10! Celebrate with us! 10 2013-2023 YEARS ON CLUB Join the fun! LTB: FUN FOR EVERYONE! B Book our Multi-Sport Activity Camps at: www.lovetheball.com TODDLERS & MINI GYM CLASS! We have moved to Raynes Park Sports Pavilion, SW20 0BH!! Toddlers: 1-3yrs, Tues & Thurs 9.40am & 10.30am Mini Gym: 3-4yrs, Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs 1.20pm & 2.10pm, Wed 9.30 & 10.30am Waiting list in operation! Summer term starts 17 April. A clearly structured programme, concentrating on the development of co-ordination, spatial awareness, mobility and gymnastic skills, providing a stimulating environment for increasing social skills and having lots of fun! Class run with 2/3 coaches, twin/triplets welcome The club and all coaches are members of the British Gymnastics Association. Phone Gill Holland 01252 702295/07885103080 www.tjsgymclub.co.uk
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26 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! Clubs / Classes and Holiday Camps Easter and May Half Term Camps running at: St John Fisher RC Primary School, Merton, SW20 9NA St Mary’s CoE Primary School, Chessington, KT9 2DH Please bring your child with NUT FREE packed lunch - should they attend a full day session. Children aged 5-12 are welcome Clubeady is generally an afterschool arts & crafts club, operating in various South West London Primary Schools. We are lucky enough to be able to organise and run full day camps during school holidays. These primarily take place in Merton, at St John Fisher RC Primary School, a safe location with plenty of space and access to outdoor picnic and play area. Your child will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of tools and materials, and to learn new techniques. Get ready for popsicle art, painting, sewing, to learn finger-knitting, work with hammer and nails, create no-bake treats and enjoy many more exciting materials, tools and techniques. In our camps beside working on a number of projects each day, the children take part in Minute to Win it games, that are organised in order to wake up their senses before each craft activities. They collect stamps, that allows them to choose a small treasure from our Golden Box at the end of each day. Come, join Clubeady Craft Camp during school holidays! We have breaks outside between craft activities with plenty of outdoor toys, bubbles, the use of a large space. The camp is run by a very enthusiastic and playful qualified primary school teacher with over a decade of experience. For further information please get in touch via: email@example.com Website: www.clubeady.com Facebook: Clubeady
Use of large soft tennis balls with emphasis on having fun & basic tennis movements Our orange (Transit), green (Mini Champ) and yellow ball (Squad) groups will have a maximum of 8 players per coach. Our Tiny Tot & Shorties red ball classes will have a maximum of 6 players per coach. Our Classes Our Prices (Member/Non-Member) Use of low compression tennis balls, child is able to play from midcourt Use of large soft tennis balls with emphasis on racquet & ball co-ordination skill Half Day £30/£36 £120/£144 per week Full Day £60/£72 £240/£288 per week Use of high compression tennis balls, child is able to play from baseline Use of proper tennis balls child is able to play from baseline Booking terms & conditions • Payment must bemade prior to commencement of the class. • Once payment is received a place is guaranteed unlesswe contact you. • If one ormore sessions have to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions, theywill be rescheduled to a later date or youwill be given a credit for future sessions. • No refundswill be given for sickness or the need to self isolate. • If a class is cancelled because of badweather, wewill credit youwith a holiday campvoucher. EasterTennis Camp at Coombe Wood LTC 3rd - 6th April 11th - 14th April Tiny Tots Age 3 - 5 Transits Age 8 - 9 Shorties Age 6 - 7 Mini Champs Age 9 - 10 Squad Age 11 + Formore information contact: Ollie Lloyd: 07748961359 or firstname.lastname@example.org Harry Lloyd: 07786913182 or email@example.com coombewoodltc.com/camp Morning: 9am - 12noon / Afternoon: 1pm - 4pm Full Day: 9am-4pm (available from transits orange ball level upwards) Have fun and learn in a safe and picturesque environment Week Week 1 2
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AM SPORTS ACADEMY HOLIDAY CAMPS VENUES: WIMBLEDON PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL SW19 83J (WPPS) FLOREAT WANDSWORTH SW18 4EQ (FW) TO VIEW OUR BOOKING OPTIONS, PRICES, SPOTS MAP AND MORE, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE. WE ARE OFSTED REGISTERED AND ACCEPT CHILD CARE VOUCHERS AND TAX FREE CHILDCARE PAYMENTS. UPCOMING DATES: MONDAY 3RD – THURSDAY 6TH APRIL (WPPS & FW) TUESDAY 11TH – FRIDAY 14TH APRIL (WPPS & FW) ** PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO READ OUR OFSTED REPORT ABOUT OUR PROVISIONS FROM SUMMER 2022** firstname.lastname@example.org amsportsacademy.co.uk AM Sports Academy
32 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! Clubs / Classes and Holiday Camps 1. Building connections and relationships Many young people struggle in their relationships with others, feeling isolated, disconnected and both anxious and afraid of meeting new people. Time spent on an Outward Bound residential helps build meaningful relationships, develop trust, cooperation and a sense of ‘connectedness’. 2. Tackling fear of failure Outward Bound courses are carefully designed so that failure can be positively experienced and overcome. Instructors help develop a positive relationship with failure by encouraging them to redefine it as a learning experience, where “fail” stands for “First Attempt In Learning”. 3. Building a sense of confidence Comfort zones are never easy to step out of but during an Outward Bound adventure young people learn to embrace new experiences and tackle things they have never done before. 3 ways an Outward Bound adventure improves wellbeing Taking part in an Outward Bound course gives young people the opportunity to build confidence and self-belief, to develop skills and to improve their relationships with others, providing them with the tools and resources they need to function well as individuals and to flourish in life – the very foundation of wellbeing. The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that delivers life-enhancing adventures in some of the wildest corners of the UK. Learn more about their school residentials and Summer Adventures at: outwardbound.org.uk
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Reading Eggs, the multi-award winning online reading programme for kids aged 2-13. Trusted by teachers and parents alike, watch your child’s confidence, motivation and progress skyrocket in just 15 minutes a day with Reading Eggs. With access to all 5 programmes, including Mathseeds, for up to FOUR children, it’s the perfect way to fit in some positive screen time. Ages 3–9 Learning Maths Nurture an early love of maths with structured lessons and activities that build essential maths skills. Ages 7–13 Building Confidence Older children can continue building key literacy skills that will help them succeed in school. Ages 3–7 Learning to Read Children follow structured, one‑on‑one lessons that teach phonics, sight words and reading skills. Ages 2–4 First Steps Delight your toddler with fun games and activities that build alphabet knowledge and ready‑to‑read skills. Ages 5–10 Mastering Phonics Fast‑paced lessons cover key phonics skills, perfect for both emergent and struggling readers. Valid for new customers only. FREE 30-DAY TRIAL readingeggs.co.uk/r2gospring Scan QR code for 30‑Day FREE trial *30‑day free trial offer allows you to add up to 4 children. You will be charged at the end of your trial period unless you cancel before this time. You can cancel at any time by selecting the ‘Cancel Subscription’ option located on the ‘Manage My Subscription’ page in your family dashboard. Offer is valid for new UK customers only.
35 AkramKhan Company 4 - 15 April 2023 Amagical retellingof Kipling’s classic set against thebackdrop of climatechange. HHHH TheScotsman HHHH TheHerald WIN FAMILY TICKET for Saturday 8 April at 2pm Raring2go! Competitions / Discounts and Vouchers Camp Beaumont USE CODE RARING2023 TO SAVE 10% See page 9 for details Look Out Discovery Centre USE CODE RARING2GO TO SAVE 10% See page 23 for details Visit our website - raring2go.co.uk - and localise to this area to see all of our local and national competitions. Make sure you visit our discounts and offers page too! A family ticket is for 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children. Prize can be redeemed between April and June 2023 Win A family ticket! Enter online by 31st March 2023 at: www.raring2go.co.uk/area/ kingston-and-merton/competitions R RETURNS FROM APRIL! N FAMILY TICKET FROM £60! terriblethames.com Enter online by 29th March 2023 at: www.raring2go.co.uk/area/ kingston-and-merton/competitions Reading Eggs 30 Day FREE TRIAL See page 34 for details USE CODE GO15 TO SAVE 15% ON ECO ACTIVITY BOXES See page 30 for details It’s Our Planet Too Eco Activity Box
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