Be ready for some summer fun!

Schools out! Don’t let the idea of entertaining the kids throughout the long holiday daunt you. Make Betteshanger your day out of choice this summer. We’ve got a packed programme of events and activities to keep everyone energised during the 6-week holiday and beyond.

The Park is open daily from 8am – 8pm. Join us for a special event. Hire a bike and explore the trails. Or pack a picnic, sit back, relax with a coffee in hand (new coffee menu now available from the café) and watch the children race around the playpark.

Forest School Holiday Club

Weekdays
Price: £25 per day
Really Wild Wooders Forest School Holiday Club is jam packed with fun and adventures. Days will be full to the brim with learning how to use a whole range of different tools, lighting fires, camp fire cooking, creating woodland crafts, building dens, climbing trees, making friends and exploring our amazing forest school site.

Family Basecamp

29 & 30 July
Price: £60 (per family of four: 1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children) or £25 each.
A chance to spend time together, escaping modern technology and enjoying Betteshanger’s energising outdoor activities. You'll test your aim on the archery range, explore the mountain bike trails, go high-tech treasure hunting on our geocache routes and race through MY/PT's new military-style obstacle course. Work together as a team or pit your wits against each other. Who will come out top?

Basecamp

Weekdays
Price: £25 per day
Basecamp, Betteshanger's action-packed school holida club, runs weekdays during the school holidays. On each day the children will try two activities. A third activity may be included if weather and time permits, this will be decided on the day by the children involved. All afternoons will finish with team games.

Wind Festival

6 August
Price: Free
Come and explore wind-powered energy with colourful kite flying demonstrations and join in fun family activities and interactive workshops. Make your own kite under the expert tuition of our friends at Kent Kite Flyers (£3) or, if it’s a skill you’ve never quite mastered, take part in a ‘how to fly’ session (free). There’ll also be kiteboarding demonstrations on the cycle track throughout the day. Sit back and relax in the Festival Village, watching remarkable kites floating, looping and spinning through the skies over Betteshanger. Or bring your own kite and join in the celebration. The Festival Village will be packed full of kite stalls plus loads of delicious local food and drink vendors. A perfect summer day out.

Bird of Prey Experience

12 August
Price: £40
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a falconer? Get an insight into the beautiful world of falconry with our special hands on workshop facilitated by the experienced Sky Bird of Prey team. Enjoy spending time and flying different birds of prey in the beautiful countryside around Betteshanger. After meeting your professional falconer, you’ll get straight in and hands on with our wonderful birds. 

Bird of Prey Display

13 August
Price: Free
The Sky Bird of Prey display team will be visiting Betteshanger again this summer with their magnificent birds. You’ll have the chance to get up close, learn about their behaviour and witness their fantastic displays during flight. The expert team at Sky Bird of Prey builds on this uniqueness with demonstrations of the different flying techniques adopted by the different species of bird, whether they be a hawk, falcon or owl.

Audience participation is not uncommon!

Open Air Cinema

19 August | Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
Price: £10
Join us for cinema under the stars as we follow the adventures of Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards, seventy years before Harry Potter reads his first book in school.

Archery TAG Tournament

27 August
Price: £50 per team
The latest phenomenon in friendly combat sporting is guaranteed to be fast, fun and exciting. Combining elements from paintball, dodgeball, and archery, Archery TAG is a team-based game played with bows and specially designed foam-tipped arrows. Betteshanger's inaugural Archery TAG Tournament takes place on 27th August. Choose your team carefully for this competitive, high energy tournament of survival. 

Family Forest Skills Day

28 August
Betteshanger Park and Really Wild Wooders are delighted to bring you a special family forest skills day during the holiday. We guarantee you a wonderful day spent enjoying quality family time in Betteshanger's beautiful natural environment. You'll learn new skills, build dens, make woodland crafts, spend time swinging on the rope swing or relaxing in the hammock. Plus there'll be campfire snacks and plenty of hot drinks.

Open Air Cinema

16 September | Alice Through the Looking Glass
Price: £10
Join us for cinema under the stars as Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland. You're invited to create your own Mad Hatter's Tea Party before the film.