West Kent Family Grapevine

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Win a Family Ticket for Four to see Doctor Dolittle at The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle (and enjoy the castle grounds after!)


Win a family ticket for fours to enjoy this tale of great kindness on the 31st May, with the first of this years Illyria performances. Taking place in the Two Sisters’ Theatre with undercover, allocated seating. Our easy access, open-air auditorium is a perfect, stress free environment for family theatre.

Doctor Dolittle leads a simple life as the village doctor in sleepy Puddleby-On-The-Marsh. He often undercharges his patients, or even treats them for free, so he is terribly poor. But one day, with the help of his wise old parrot Polynesia, he makes an extraordinary discovery: that he can talk to animals.

As news of his talent as an animal doctor spreads, animals across the world send messages asking for his help. So he borrows a leaky old ship and embarks on a thrilling quest to cure illness, spread kindness, and better understand animals everywhere. He is joined on his adventures by a loyal animal crew: Jip (a dog), Chee-Chee (a monkey), Dab Dab (a duck), and Gub Gub (an ever-hungry, cake-loving pig) –who together may even help him fix his money problems once and for all!

Hugh Lofting’s timeless classic celebrates the power of empathy and inspires audiences young and old to see the world through the eyes of animals. This funny, exciting new family musical is performed with flair and wit by Illyria in the great outdoors.  Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome).  Running time (approx): 110-minutes (including interval).

For your chance to win go to our Competitions Entry Page and tell us the name of Dr Dolittle’s wise old parrot?

Final date for entries is midnight on the 20th May.  Winners will be picked at Random.



Win a Gabby’s Dollhouse Cakey Cat’s Dough Kitchen


Gabby’s Dollhouse Cakey Cat’s Dough Kitchen Craft delightful dough doughnuts and cupcakes with Cakey Cat’s Dough Kitchen! Just like Gabby, you can whip up your very own pretend creations using cakey dough and fun accessories.

With easy-to-follow instructions, this kit allows you to design and decorate your unique cake designs. Enjoy hours of entertainment shaping, moulding, and designing your cake creations, bringing the magic of Gabby’s Dollhouse to life in a deliciously fun way!


  • Create delicious looking cupcake and doughnut creations
  • Mould, play and redo
  • Hours of imaginative fun!
  • Contents: 1x Factory, 3x Mini Dough Pots with Cover Moulds, 1x Icing Syringe, 3x Cake Moulds, 2x Cutting Moulds, 1x Instruction Sheet
  • Dimensions: 37.5L x 6.5W x 26.3H cm

Available from Smyths toys we have one to give away!   Head over to our Competitions Entry Page and tell us what your favourite cake creation would be?

Closing date for entries is midnight on the 18th April, Winners will be picked at random



Win One of Two Family Tickets (for four) to All Day Travel on the Wonderful Spa Valley Railway (Excluding Special Event Days)


The West Kent Family Grapevine has teamed up with the Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells to offer two lucky families the chance to go back in time and enjoy an exciting day out on this delightful railway which operates between Tunbridge Wells West and Eridge with a stop at Groombridge Station.

You can alight at any of the stations and go exploring including making a visit to the fabulous free play park next to Groombridge station or why not enjoy lunch at any of the pubs at Groombridge or Eridge.

The prize includes all day travel for a family of 4 but excludes travel on special event days.

To find out more about visiting the railway including the next Day Out with Thomas events in April and May or the Hansel & Gretel Train Rides in June June visit

To be in with a chance of winning visit our Competitions Entry Page and tell us which box office film is the railway’s Christmas experience based on?  Final date for entries is Midnight on the 1st May 2024.  Winners will be picked at random.



Win a Family Day Ticket (for 2 adults and up to 3 children) to Into The Trees on the 6th – 8th September 2024


Win a Family day ticket to Into The Trees between the 6th – 8th September 2024. Missing from our lives more than anything is time spent outdoors in nature… Into The Trees takes you on a fascinating journey through one of the South East’s most unique landscapes. A chance to relax and explore our natural surroundings with your family and connect with nature.  You can find out more about the Into The Trees at

For your chance to win, simply head over to our Competitions Entry Page and enter your details.  Final date for entries is the midnight on the 21st June.  Winners will be picked at random.







Win a copy of ‘Exam Slayer’ by Paul Flint


How would it be if you got to the exam room totally confident that you would do well no matter what questions were asked? This book provides exam techniques, exam preparation, revision skills and learning methods to smash your exams – guaranteed.

Exams are stressful. You spend years at school, studying all sorts of subjects, so that you can go to college and university or get the job, apprenticeship, or career you want.
There’s the anxiety of the revision and study, the exams themselves, worrying about whether you’ll get the right results, and pressure from yourself, parents, friends, teachers. Sometimes you are told not to worry if you don’t get the grades you want – more stress!

After all those years of studying, it’s no wonder you feel stress, because when it comes down to it, everything hinges upon the results of the exams you take. Yet nobody has shown you how to get the best marks. Until now…

My aim with this book is to bridge the gap between your dream results and your current reality and make exams exciting ‒ rather than a fearful monster.
My vision is to help thousands of students achieve their targets, including you, by learning some simple skills which help you to change what you are doing and get your desired outcome.

Some of the skills in here are so simple you won’t believe they will work until you put them into practice. These skills are very rarely taught in school because most teachers have never been taught them in teacher training college and they don’t have the time. If you learn them and practise them, you can have any result you want. I guarantee it.

‘It has really helped me a lot, so I can guarantee others will be able to benefit as well’ – Reader Review
‘This book has really opened my eyes to techniques I didn’t realise existed and I’m beginning to use them myself’ – Reader Review
‘I was failing & getting the lowest grades in the class, now I am passing everything & getting the highest grades in the class’ – Reader Review

The Exam Slayer is a qualified teacher of science, who gave up classroom teaching to privately tutor kids who really wanted to do better. For over a decade and with around 15,000 hours of 1:1 tutoring he has helped hundreds of students to smash their exams so that they could pursue the career of their dreams. After running out of diary space, but frustrated about why more kids don’t know these techniques, he decided to write this book. This is the start of a series of workbooks, study guides and exam prep tools that will help kids to approach exams in a completely different light.

To win a copy of Exam Slayer by Paul Flint head over to our Competitions Entry Page and enter your details.  Final date for entries is the midnight on the 25th April.  Winners will be picked at random.



Win an Annual Pass for your family (four people) to Knockhatch Adventure Park


Win an annual Family Pass (for four) to Knockhatch Adventure Park.  Amazing fun, family friendly rides, farm animals, indoor and outdoor play areas, Sherlock Holmes experience and Splash park.

Enjoy daily owl displays and explore the jungle kingdom zoo.  To see more visit

For your chance to win, go to our Competitions Entry Page and tell us which famous London detective features in his own special experience.

Final date for entries is midnight on the 5th May.  Winners will be picked at random








Win a copy of ‘My Amazing ADHD Brain’ by Emily Snape


A Child’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD

Contains: crazy inventions, stinky socks, a colourful collection of monsters and some super-slimy mud pie!  Pip is a confident little monster who has ADHD. In this book, they enthusiastically share what that means for them and how it has some really brilliant benefits. Pip also discusses things they can find tricky, and how they are learning to control their impulses and be more mindful and organized so they can spend more time having lots of fun!

Roughly 129 million children worldwide have ADHD, although it is commonly undiagnosed. Packed with reassuring words, practical advice and skill-building activity ideas, My Amazing ADHD Brain will help your child to:

•Understand what an ADHD diagnosis may mean for them
•Celebrate the wonderful strengths having ADHD can offer
•Reframe negative assumptions about ADHD
•Explore the idea of self-regulation and making mindful choices

Emily Snape is a passionate author, educator, and mum. Her journey in understanding ADHD started when her son began the process of receiving his ADHD diagnosis. She now regularly works with young people celebrating and supporting their amazing, creative neurodivergent minds.

For your chance to win a copy head over to our Competitions Entry Page and simply enter your details.

Final date for entries is midnight on the 25th April 2024.  Winners will be picked at Random.



Win a Style 4 Ever 3-in-1 Scrapbooking Station



Style 4 Ever 3-in-1 Scrapbooking Station

Introducing the Style 4 Ever 3-in-1 Scrapbooking Station. The must- have kit for crafting your own unique scrapbooks and creating trendy customisations for all your favourite accessories. Enjoy hours of creative fun and kick-start your creations with the notebook included.

With features such as embossing paper, colouring and designing stickers, creating and customising sticky tapes, and with over 150 accessories included, you’ll have everything you need to unleash your creativity and bring your scrapbooking ideas to life. With the 3-in-1 station, it’s so easy to create one-of-a-kind scrapbooks that will be treasured for years to come.


  • Contents: 1 x Style 4 Ever Scrapbooking 3 in 1 Station
  • Dimensions: 22L x 9W x 14H cm
  • Emboss paper, design your own sticky tapes and customise fun stickers
  • Make beautiful customised creations for your photo albums, scrapbooks, accessories and more
  • Features over 150 accessories including stickers, tape, glitter gems, patterned paper, pens & more




Win a Family Admission Ticket to The British Wildlife Centre for up to Six People



The British Wildlife Centre is home to the finest collection of native species in Britain with over 40 species of wild animals on display, housed in large landscaped enclosures that reflect natural habitats.  We are thrilled to have a family admission ticket for up to 6 people to give away.

The centre near Lingfield opens its doors every weekend and daily during school holidays. This Easter holiday there’ll be plenty of opportunities to view fascinating native species as the Centre opens for a full three weeks from Sat 23 March to Sun 14 April. Why not plan a visit and view rare Scottish wildcats and red squirrels, as well as badgers, hedgehogs, foxes and more. The popular Keeper Talks take place very half an hour and help you learn more about these animals and the challenges they face in the wild, while seeing them up close. You’ll hear about conservation efforts to help the UK’s most vulnerable species, so they may survive for future generations to experience. Pip’s Corner Play Area, overlooking the deer park, allows young children to let off some steam while parents can relax in the picnic area nearby. The Centre has a wildlife-themed Gift Shop and a Coffee Shop, along with free parking.  You can find out more about the British Wildlife Centre at

Children’s Easter Trail – Easter Sunday 31 March 2024: Children will have fun spotting eggs that are hidden amongst the animals. If they spot them all they’ll win a small chocolate treat and the chance to win Family Membership.


Young animals are not called babies; they have special names. Can you match the correct name to the baby animal?

Pictures provided of a young:

Black Rat



Red Deer

Names: Hoglet, Calf, Pup, Cub

Final date for entries is midnight on the 1st April.  Winners will be picked at Random.

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