Summer camps in Kent at Betteshanger Country Park near Deal including Wild One's Forest School

Let the kids run wild this summer with outdoor activities at a Kent country park.

Betteshanger Park near Deal is opening Wild One's Forest School and Summer Camp for August and the next series of its Learn to Ride programme.

After many weeks indoors with family Betteshanger hopes families will find the camps useful
After many weeks indoors with family Betteshanger hopes families will find the camps useful

The Forest School summer holiday club will be packed full of fun and adventure with campfire cooking, woodland crafts, den building and tree climbing all on the agenda for the days which run 8.30am until 8.30pm.

The events on select days in August are suitable for children aged four to 11 and cost £30 with all activities, equipment and snacks provided though children will need a packed lunch.

Summer Camp meanwhile will come to the rescue of older children looking for something to do this summer where mountain biking, battlezone archery, forest adventures and geocaching keep youngsters eight to 14 occupied.

The days run from 8.30am until 5pm, cost £35 and places must be prebooked online.

Summer Camp at Betteshanger is designed for older children and teenagers
Summer Camp at Betteshanger is designed for older children and teenagers

All group activities, say organisers, will be kept to small numbers of children to ensure safety and hand sanitiser will be available and other precautions taken.

Stuart O’Leary, Head of Betteshanger Park, commented: “As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, people want to experience something outside of the house while remaining safe and keeping their distance.

“With the school summer holiday’s almost upon us, we also decided to offer a series of fun and engaging activities, targeted at specific age groups, so children can spend the day at Betteshanger Park participating in activities with their peers, whilst adhering to the Government’s social distancing advice.”

Children can go for the entire day, in small groups, and all government guidelines will be followed for all activities
Children can go for the entire day, in small groups, and all government guidelines will be followed for all activities

Also returning due to popular demand is Betteshanger's Learn to Ride programme which is aimed at children aged five to 12 who have either never ridden a bike before or want to move away from stabilisers.

Coaches will teach balancing, pedalling and improve the confidence of young riders and game will test new skills in a fun way. The cost is £17.50 for one session or £45 for three.

For more information and to book your places visit www.betteshanger-park.co.uk

For more things to do with the kids this summer visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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