Sunday, 24 February 2013

Free sport = very tired children

Just back from a morning of free sport at Sevenoaks Leisure Centre. I have two very tired children!

We tried out badminton, gymnastics and table tennis at the Community Games, and we used bikes to power a blender to make our own smoothies. We watched some brilliant trampolining and signed up to be Sports Makers. (Eek! I'm not particularly sporty so that will certainly be interesting).

It was fun - but we found it almost by accident and it really wasn't publicised very well. At one point we were the only ones there. I even overheard people say that it must be a private party, because there were no signs and nobody to explain what was going on.

It's a real shame, but there is another free Community Games at Edenbridge Leisure Centre on 14 April. Hopefully a few more people will know about it and it will be a bit more of a success . . .

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Calling all bloggers . . .

Fancy trying your hand at blogging? I'm looking for volunteer bloggers to review free things for families to do around Kent - especially in East Kent and around the Kent coast.

If you have a passion for all things free you're just the person I need! It doesn't matter if you haven't blogged before, and you don't need to commit to more than one post a month. You won't be on your own either, I'll be on hand to help and offer ideas if you need them.

Get in touch if you'd like to find out more.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

All new no price tags

I haven't posted for a while and that's because there are changes afoot at no price tags.

It'll all be a bit swankier - if you have any ideas that you think could make no price tags even better please let me know!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Be in it to win it: Baby & toddler show tickets up for grabs

Oooh I've got some tickets for the Baby and Toddler show to give away. Hip hip hooray!

Thanks to lovely Karen at BoobieMilk, I have five pairs of tickets for the show at Glow, Bluewater from 5-7 October. And they could be yours.

As well as lots of companies showing off their baby and toddler wares, there are free workshops on just about anything you'll ever need to know about having a family. And loads of restaurant offers too.

To be in with a chance to win, just click on the box below and tell me your favourite free thing to do in Kent.

The competition closes on Saturday 29 September at 5am. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Enjoying the last of the sunshine at Barden Lake

Ooh I took Calum out cycling this weekend. We went set off in Tonbridge and followed the cycle path (regional route 12) through Haysden Country Park and past Barden Lake.

It was lovely! It was sunny and it seemed like everyone was out on their bikes enjoying the last few days of summer.

The route is really easy and runs alongside the footpath so you don't have to worry about knocking over walkers. And you're almost immediately cycling past fields and through woods so it really feels like you're on an adventure.

We stopped off at a little clearing with lots of hills and bumps, where Calum tried out his cycling skills. And then off to the cafe for an ice cream. Hooray!!

The route goes out through the park and on to Penshurst. We tried it, but part of it is on a windy country road. I freaked out when a car zoomed round a corner and decided we might try it another time (hmmm - maybe not!)

Don't be put off though. I'm sure if you're a confident cyclist and don't see danger at every turn you'd have a great time!

Take a look at the Explore Kent website for more cycling routes.

Haysden Country Park
Lower Haysden Lane
TN11 9BE


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