The October half term can be challenging for parents! Shorter days and darker nights – and the good old unpredictable weather…
Well, you don’t need to venture far as there is plenty happening locally at Kingston and Hampton Court Palace.
When there are restless kids to entertain over the school holidays, or family and friends are coming to stay– just how are you going to keep everyone amused?
One simple idea is a boat trip along the Thames.
Here’s a few school hols entertainment tips for you:
During the school holidays we have 2 FREE boat trip offers for kids.
A boat trip is a great thing to do when bored kids are leaving you frazzled! And the best experience to enjoy when you have friends or family to stay.
All of our helpful crew are used to children ( we manage up to 300 of them on Thumbs up its Thursday!) – and there is space on board for bikes, micro-scooters and pushchairs.
There is a bar on board each boat so drinks and crisps can be purchased – perfect time for parents and grandparents to put their feet up with a glass of something chilled and enjoy a natter as well as the stunning views.
During the Easter holidays help is at hand for busy parents needing ideas for the kids with our kids offers!
Monday to Wednesday 15 – 17 April 2019, one child can travel FREE per full fare paying adult on boat trips from Richmond, Kingston or Hampton Court.
Plus – Thursday 11 and 18th April, we are taking part in Thumbs up It’s Thursday with free boat trips for kids on the 10.30am amd 11.15am round trip Kingston to Hampton Court
A hotspot for PokémonGo is the river Thames between Kingston, Richmond and Hampton Court Palace.
And one of the most fun ways to hunt PokémonGo is on a river cruise.
Not only will you find plenty of water Pokémon in their natural habitat along the river Thames but the stretch between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court Palace has plenty of popular land based landmarks. [read more]
If there is one interesting day out to be had along the Surrey riverside, it is to explore Hampton Court Palace.
Not only can you take time out to explore the historic and majestic splendours of the Tudor reign, you can arrive by boat which adds to the day’s enjoyment. [read more]
The puppet barge is back in Richmond for the school summer holidays with daily shows at 2.30pm.
To make it more of an adventure for the kids you can arrive by boat. The Turk’s pier is just a couple of minutes walk – trips run daily from Kingston and Hampton Court.
Let’s take a quick look at what is happening.
If there’s one easy way to entertain the kids last day of half term- it’s a boat trip along the Thames.
With a bar and toilet on board each boat and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, it’s the perfect way to relax whilst giving the kids an adventure.
Friday 30th October – last day of half term, one child travels FREE per full fare paying adult.
2015 sees the 500 year anniversary of Hampton Court Palace. There is a whole calendar of special events taking place that all age groups can enjoy. With plenty of entertainment for the school holidays.
October half term 26 – 30 Oct Turks run daily boat trips to Hampton Court Palace – kids love the adventure and it’s an enjoyable trip for the whole family.
Take a look at what is happening…
Fast becoming a destination place to visit, Kingston riverside has plenty to entertain the kids over the school holidays.
Here’s a quick resume of what’s on in Kingston upon Thames to entertain all the family.
Turks boat trips will be running throughout the summer holiday with a child travels free offer running Monday – Wednesday – offer details