Since the launch in January, the Borough Council’s passport is proving very popular with children and adults taking part in the free opportunities available. With over 20,000 distributed so far, parents have been filling their evenings, weekends and half terms with lots of different activities. One family, in particular, filled their half term holiday with building mini beast houses, trying curling, visiting Tunbridge Wells Museum and having a go at fencing.
Young people have enjoyed exploring the grounds of Woodbury Park Cemetery. They have joined in with poetry and architecture workshops, and have sampled some foods at the Farmer’s Market.
The passport is not restricted to the town centre. People living throughout the borough such as Hawkhurst, Pembury, Lamberhurst and Cranbrook have been getting involved. The Passport has been so popular in Paddock Wood that the Library ran out of copies within a few weeks! They were quickly restocked.
The interest for some activities has been much higher than expected but the good news is there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved and receive stamps.
Still to come this month in the passport:
- Science Magic family activities all day every day at the Museum, Friday 9 – Sunday 18 March
- Wheelchair basketball at Putlands Sports and Leisure Centre on Sunday 11 March, for everyone to try – some wheelchairs will be provided
- Try your hand at Taekwon-do at Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre on Monday 12 March with Actuate Taekwon-do
- Have a go at badminton at Holmewood House School on Thursday 22 March with St Gregory’s Badminton Club
- A Craft Corner at the Museum on Sunday 25 March for anyone over 8 years to make decorations inspired by the past.
- Never played volleyball, that doesn’t matter, join in a taster session at The Weald Sports Centre on Tuesday 27 March
- Adults can take part in scrub-bashing at Grosvenor/Hilbert with the Kent High Weald Partnership on Wednesday 28 March
- Anyone can take out a poetry book from Libraries at Southborough, Tunbridge Wells or Cranbrook at any point during National Poetry Month, which is in March
For full details about these activities visit www.tunbridgewellscelebrates.co.uk