We still have a couple of weeks left of the summer holidays to get through. Many of you will have already been on your holidays, and are wondering how to entertain the kids for the last few weeks. Well, be thankful that we live in such a lovely place to be during the holidays. There is lots on to entertain the children without having to stray to far away from home. Keep track of your budget, whilst still making the most of the holidays with our guide to whats on in our town over the holidays.
Every Wednesday throughout the holidays, Phil and his team from Phils Paradise will once again be bringing tons of inflatable fun to the central village location. From 11-3pm there will be tons of inflatables for kids of all ages to play on, karts (for an additional fee), music, splash time (if the weather is hot) and a small selection of soft drinks, ice-creams and snacks for sale. For just £5.00 per child, with adults going free, you are welcome to bring your own picnic and stay for the day. This event is very popular with local mums so chances are you will find plenty of other parents to chat to, and the kids will see some of their friends. More details can be found on their Facebook page here.
King Georges Playing Fields are by far one of the most popular parks in the area, with plenty to offer everyone who visits. There are formal gardens to roam and study which make lovely backdrops for family photos, lots of green space to run and play plus crazy golf, a skatepark and great children's adventure play area! You should be wearing padding on the skater equipment and the play area is best suited to between 3 and 10 years old. They also have a permanent paddling pool for warmer days so remember to take towels and clothes etc. unless you want to share your own clothes (we've all been there)! Within the paddling pool area there are two paddling pools, the smallest being shallower therefore suitable for the younger child and the larger great for all ages to wet their whistle, so to speak! During the summer holidays they often have inflatable days for an additional charge. You can find out more here.
Whatever you are planning to do on your visit to King Georges, it's a great place to spend the day with friends and family.
If your child is enthusiastic and wants to learn Skiing or Snowboarding, this is the perfect place to do it. Brentwood Park offers qualified and experienced instructors in a fun and supportive environment. This allows your child to have a great time on the slopes whilst safely learning new skills and making lots of new friends. Their instructors, who are hand picked because of the special rapport they have with kids, are trained to give young skiers confidence and instill an early love for the sport.
They offer special children only mornings EVERY Saturday 10am to 12midday and they use games and obstacles to make it more fun. They also do woodland activity camps with a diverse range of outdoor pursuits. There is a whole host of more serious sessions and classes for those who want ot take it further.
They are a unique and exciting family venue; they are open all year round and also incorporate other exciting facilities such as a go karting track and a golf driving range. If you are peckish after a hard morning ski-ing you can enjoy a Chinese buffet style lunch a Izumi.
Find out more about what they have to offer here.
If you are looking for a day out in the countryside you could do far worse than pay a visit to Weald Country Park. With acre upon acre of beautiful countryside to ramble in, a stunning lake, a visitors centre and cafe as well as feeding the animals, Weald Park has plenty for everyone. With onsite parking (for a small fee), and easy access from all parts of Brentwood, it's a great way to while away a sunny day. Take a ball, have a kick about, have an ice-cream and go for a nice long walk. Dogs are very welcome too.
Over the Summer months there are often events taking place at weekends in the park so check with the Brentwood Council Website here to see what's on.
Hopefield is a brilliant and very worthwhile place to visit over the holidays. The Sanctuary cares for a variety of animals including horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, ducks, cats and more recently has become home to smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas. The sanctuary even has its own resident bull called Max, who loves nothing more than being tickled between his horns!
Visitors to the Sanctuary will see loads of lovely animals, who have all been rescued and given an excellent home. You can see staff working while you are their, and enjoy a drink and a snack from their tea rooms. To help raise funds to allow them to continue to undertake all their great work they often hold open days. For a small entrance fee you can enjoy facepainting, stalls to look at, fun and games and of course access to the beautiful horses and other animals. Parking is free, and it's easy to walk to from Brentwood High Street. This summer they are working particularly hard to raise funds and are offering different themes and entertainments every week throughout the holidays.
Find out more about the sanctuary and all it's good work here.
However you choose to stay entertained during the last few weeks of the holiday, remember to check out your FREE August edition of The Network Magazine for details of clubs and classes as well as trades and services in the Brentwood area. If you would like to advertise with us call us on 01277 849161 today.