KENTISH CURIOS & CURLING SLEEPOVER
This fun and fascinating three day SleepOver is ideal for adventurous groups who like something a bit different. And before we go any further, yes it's proper curling and no you don't have to do the splits while sliding along the ice! We combine a day out with a Blue Badge Guide discovering some Kentish Curios with the opportunity to try the sport of curling at England's only curling rink.
This trip is available with a Sunday start from October 2019 through to the end of March 2020.
Sunday: Check in at the Rose & Crown in Tonbridge is from 2pm.
Head directly to the hotel or build in a stop along the way. Windsor Castle or Hampton Court are good winter visits, ideal if you are coming on the M3, M4, M40 or M1 and you'll easily be in Tonbridge by 4.30pm with time to relax and settle in before dinner.
Monday: A day of Kentish Curios with the Blue Badge Guide. We begin at an ancient country church with beautiful stained glass by Marc Chagal and follow the upper Medway, bank to bank, one minute Kentishmen the next Men of Kent. Includes free time for lunch in West Malling and a tour of Aylesford Friary. Founded by a returning Crusader 800 years ago, the friars were kicked out by Henry VIII. But they came back after the last war, building beautiful chapels full of modern sculpture and decoration.
Tuesday: After breakfast and check out comes the highlight of the trip -
You'll be fully kitted out with special 100% grip curling shoes to make sure you go curling not flying! And worry not -
There are even extension poles to enable wheelchair and rollator users to join in. A fun beginners training session before a very entertaining tournament. Refreshments and a packed lunch are laid on. You'll be ready to head home by 2.00pm after a really enjoyable morning full of discoveries and laughter.
Your folk will be talking about this trip for a long time to come!
2 nights DBB Rose & Crown, Tonbridge
• Coaching throughout (within 200 miles)
• 10 single rooms without supplement
• Admission Hampton Court or Windsor
• Admission Tudeley Church
• Donation Aylesford Friary
• 1 Day Blue Badge Guide
• Exclusive rink hire Curling Experience
–includes training, full kit & games
• Sandwich lunch at the Curling Rink
• Free organiser & up to one in ten free
• 100% Passenger Payment Protection
• Free GTO Liability Insurance
Selected dates Oct 2019 to March 2020
3* Best Western Rose & Crown, Tonbridge A Tudor coaching inn in an excellent location on Tonbridge High Street opposite the castle and public school. Refurbished to a high standard, old world charm meets modern comfort in the 56 bedrooms. This hotel is quaint but comfortable with everything you'd want in your rooms plus great food.
£369pp Minimum 25 people
Price Valid to 31 March 2020