Activities for Children

If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a child please contact NSPCC on:
0808 800 5000 or https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Equine Facilitated Learning - based in Horton Kirby, have summer sessions for children, with opportunities to carry out activities with horses. Contact 07539 243906 or see their facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/kentequinefacilitatedlearning/

Pro Futures Dartford have football clubs for boys and girls for all age groups, from 4 years. Book online at: https://profuturessoccer.com/half-term-football-kent Or telephone: 01322 278 677

First Class Football Tonbridge have summer sports camps for boys and girls for all age groups from 4 years, with a variety of sports. Book online at  https://www.firstclassfootball.co.uk/holiday-courses Or telephone: 07740 703397 / 07929 861394

Fairfield Leisure & Swimming Pool Dartford have announced they will be opening soon. Please see their website for current details at https://www.placesleisure.org/centres/fairfield-leisure/ Or telephone: 01322 421166

Tonbridge Swimming Pool have announced their intention to open soon. Please see their website for current details at https://www.tmactive.co.uk/locations/tonbridge-pool Or telephone: 01732 367449

Fields in Trust have details of your local fields in trust and parks to explore. http://www.fieldsintrust.org/summer-of-parks

Youth Hubs are running various virtual sessions for children from 8 years:

Dartford Youth Hub Contact 03000 418248 or DartfordYouth@kent.gov.uk
See Facebook page for a list of activities: https://www.facebook.com/Bridge4YP/

Tonbridge Youth Hub Contact 03000 416456 or tonbridgeyouthhub@kent.gov.uk
See Facebook page for a list of activities: https://www.facebook.com/tonbridgeandmallingyouthhub/

Primary Times regularly update their information regarding current days out for families in Kent. Their website also includes puzzles, competitions and activities for children at https://www.primarytimes.co.uk/kent/

PlayPlace are also running a virtual Youth Centre, for child from 8 years. Various activities for different year groups, including dance, motor mechanics, crafts, music studio and fitness. Also a family quiz and party sessions for 5-11 years. For more information and to book, email: ami.roberts@playplace.org

Children’s Centre are organising some virtual activities for families:

Brent Children’s Centre, Dartford
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DartfordCC/
Email: brencc01@kent.gov.uk
Tel: 03000 4200400

Tonbridge & Malling Children’s Centre
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TMChildrensCentres/
Email: tmcc@kent.gov.uk
Tel: 03000 418008

Virtual Days Out:

Virtual Days Out Online have been created for children to visit museums and zoos. https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/blog/virtual-fun-best-zoo-webcams-and-virtual-museum-tours

Family Days Out Tried & Tested have more virtual days out at other sites, museums and zoos.
https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/free-virtual-tours-of-world-museums-educational-sites-galleries-for-children/

Arts, Crafts and other Activities:

Butterfly Conservation are running the Big Butterfly Count from 17th July-9th August. https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/

RSPB have wild challenges for children. https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/

Kent Wildlife Trust Go Wild At Home have activities for children to get involved with at home. https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildathome

National Trust 50 Things to Do before you’re 11 ¾ https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/50-things-to-do-before-youre-11--activity-list

Natural History Museum have activities to do at home. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/try-this-at-home.html

NASA have an online kids club with lots of activities. https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/

Explore Kent have family fun activities online. https://explorekent.org/family-fun-for-all-occasions/

Red Ted Art has easy arts and crafts for little ones. https://www.redtedart.com

The Imagination Tree has creative art and craft activities for the very youngest. https://www.theimaginationtree.com

Creative Bug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. https://www.creativebug.com

Nature Detectives from The Woodland Trust offers activities that can be done in the garden, or the woods. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives/

Save The Children have lots activities such as cooking, dancing and den building. https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/what-we-do/coronavirus-information-advice/keeping-kids-entertained-during-lockdown

Kent Libraries
Families can access a range of digital services including free membership online where you can download ebooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewpapers. https://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries

Physical Activities:

NHS Change for Life have a range of fun physical activities and games. https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

Sport England offer a range of tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active. https://www.sportengland.org/jointhemovement