Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Sea Life Brighton 40% OFF tickets and The Snail and the Whale Event & The Whale&utm_campaign=Snail & The Whale Kids To Do

The Snail and the Whale event
from 11th February- 5th March
at SEA LIFE Brighton.

Visitors can experience this beloved children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler like never before as they put on their snail hats and follow the story around the centre on a snail trail through an amazing underwater world. Visit SEA LIFE Brighton website for more information on this event.

kidstodo voucher offers 40% DISCOUNT OFF Entry
to SEA LIFE Brighton

kidstodo are pleased to announce the return of their Discount Voucher giving you massive 40% off standard ticket entry into SEA LIFE Brighton.

40% discount is only obtained upon presentation of the  kidstodo voucher that can be obtained from their website and printed off . Terms and conditions apply.

SEA LIFE Brighton - Let us take you on a fascinating journey through the original Victorian architecture of the oldest operating aquarium in the world. Based opposite the iconic pier, SEA LIFE Brighton was built in 1872 and features over 3,500 mesmerising creatures including inquisitive sea turtles and magnificent sharks. At SEA LIFE Brighton you can see them all - from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.
Feeding Times and Talks: During your visit be sure to take in a feed or two! There are animal feeds taking place throughout the day in different areas of the attraction so you can see for yourself just how fast our Green Sea Turtles swim, what a Seahorse eats and how many fish it takes to satisfy a hungry shark! Every feed is accompanied by a family-friendly, fact-filled talk by a member of our Guest Experience team to ensure that you leave with a head filled with amazing discoveries and cool creature facts!
Behind the scenes tour: * There’s a lot going on beneath the surface at SEA LIFE Brighton and now you can team up with our expert aquarist guides to go deep behind the scenes and discover how we care for our marine and fresh-water creatures. You’ll have privileged access to the working areas usually closed to the public where you can learn about our extensive breeding, research and conservation programmes and see how the fish food is prepared!
Glass bottom experience * Admire sharks, turtles, rays and tropical fish as they swim under your feet on the UK’s first indoor Glass Bottom Boat. Experience our incredible 750,000 litre Ocean Display from a whole new perspective and enjoy a unique snorkeler’s view of our green sea turtles Lulu and Gulliver.
VIP Feeding experiences ** Booking one of our NEW feeding experiences means you can meet and feed our most awe-inspiring creatures. Feed and learn more about our turtles, sharks or rays! Come face to fin with some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth as you take the experiences in our 750,000 litre ocean tank. Find out more and pre-book your feeding experience online.

Keep an eye out on our website ( and social pages for events throughout the year. *A small additional charge applies to these experiences ** VIP Feeding Experiences not available from 1st September 2017

Open: From 10am daily, check website for closing times. Prices: Please visit website
General enquiries and bookings: Tel: 08714 232110 Groups and schools: Tel: 08712 226934
Address: SEA LIFE Centre, Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TB.
Kidstodo Voucher Offer: 40% off entry 

Kidstodo Sea Life Brighton voucher entitles a maximum of 4 people to 40% off the standard individual ticket entry.

Just turn up at Brighton Sea Life with a printed kidstodo Sea Life Brighton voucher to receive a maximum of 4 people to 40% off the standard individual entry. This kidstodo voucher is not valid for use in conjunction with any other offer, concession or online/call centre booking. Please see terms and conditions on the voucher.

Kidstodo working together with Sea Life Brighton to bring you the best offers

For more information on Brighton Sea Life  and to print our kidstodo Sea Life Brighton Voucher Click here .

Friday, 2 September 2016

Peppa Pig at the Spa Valley Railway Sat 3rd September

See Peppa Pig at the Spa Valley Railway

Visit the Spa Valley Railway to see children’s favourite Peppa Pig on Saturday 3 September 2016.

Take a round trip on the train from Tunbridge Wells West to Eridge and see Peppa Pig at a station along the route.

The timetable allows a thirty minute stop so that you can see Peppa before continuing your journey.

There will be plenty of extra fun for all the family with balloons for every child and the steam trains will be operating throughout the day - you can even visit the cab with the driver!

Standard train fares apply, and there is no additional charge to see Peppa Pig. Trains will depart from Tunbridge Wells West at 10:10, 12 noon, 13:45 and 15:20.

Standard Tunbridge Wells to Groombridge fares apply (Adults £11, Children £5.50 or £28.50 for a family of 2+2).

For more information about the Spa Valley Railway or to purchase tickets online visit

Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5QY    Tel: 01892 537715

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Discounted Child Fares on Spa Valley Railway 13th & 14th August!

Take Teddy out for the day at the Spa Valley Railway

All accompanied children who bring a teddy travel for £1 on 13th and 14th August 2016 (and teddy goes free of course!).

We are running a standard service to the Green timetable during the day:

Spa Valley Railway Trains depart Tunbridge Wells at 10:10, 11:55, 13:20, 14:55 and 16:20, and Eridge at 11:10, 12:30, 14:10, 15:30 and 17:05.

Standard Tunbridge Wells to Groombridge fares apply (Adults £9, Children £4.50 unless they are accompanied by an adult and bring a teddy which reduces the fare to £1).

For more information about the Spa Valley Railway or to purchase tickets online visit

Experience Spa Valley Railway for a Great Family Day Out!

Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5QY    Tel: 01892 537715

For more days out visit

Friday, 22 July 2016

Kids for a Quid at the Spa Valley Railway in August

Kids for a Quid at the Spa Valley Railway in August

Looking for a great value family day out this summer – then look no further than the Spa Valley Railway where everyone can enjoy the popular Kids for a Quid promotion.

The railway, which has a destination at every station, offers amazing value this summer when Kids travel for just £1 when accompanied by an adult who travels for just £11!

A Family ticket for two adults and two children is just £22!

Kids for a Quid Trains will operate on Tuesdays in August to the purple timetable using the historic 'Thumper' 1317. 'Thumper' was built in the 1960s and used to operate trains on the line until British Railways closed it 30yrs ago.  He has since been lovingly restored by dedicated volunteers and offers visitors a unique step back in time to an era when our railway was a bustling through route to major towns and cities in Kent & Sussex.

Travel with the Driver for just £10!
Anyone aged 16 or over can travel up front with the driver on Thumper between Tunbridge Wells West and Groombridge or vice versa.   Book in advance to live the childhood dream and see how the 3 ½ mile line looks from the front of a Diesel engine!

Passengers travelling on the railway can choose to disembark at the famous High Rocks and visit the rocks themselves and perhaps choose to enjoy a lovely meal in the inn whilst watching the trains go by.  Or perhaps choose to visit Groombridge Place with its giant tree swings.  Joint tickets are also available with train travel and admission to Groombridge Place.  The attraction is just 15 minute walk from Groombridge Station.

For more information about the Spa Valley Railway or to purchase tickets online visit

Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5QY    Tel: 01892 537715

For more family days out visit

Monday, 18 July 2016

Finding Dory Event at Sea Life Brighton and 30% OFF Entry


Sea Life Brighton
16th July - 11th September

Dive into SEA LIFE this summer and learn all about Dory & friends.
To celebrate the release of Disney•PIXAR’s Finding Dory in cinemas nationwide from July 29th, 12 SEA LIFE centres in the UK will be hosting a special event from 16th July to 11th September all about Dory & her friends.Get 30% off entry to Sea Life Brighton with kidstodo voucher.
Children will follow a trail inspired by one of Finding Dory’s new characters, Hank a cantankerous octopus (who is actually a septopus!), to discover amazing facts about the real life versions of their favourite Disney•Pixar characters like Nemo and Dory, and also learn about the important of protecting their natural habitats in the wild.
Like Finding Nemo before it, the new film is likely to inspire an interest in marine life among millions of children, which is why SEA LIFE is delighted to be associated with it, and have created a fun interactive event for SEA LIFE guests all about Dory & her friends from 16th July.
Complete the Finding Dory trail by collecting the letters, unscrambling the clue at the end of your journey and you’ll earn an exclusive Finding Dory reward! 


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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Afternoon Tea in Kent on the Spa Valley Railway

New Afternoon Tea Service 

on the Spa Valley Railway 

in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Sumptuous Afternoon Teas can be enjoyed on The Spa Valley Railway on Saturday 13 August, Thursday 25 August, Saturday 10 September, Saturday 15 October and Thursday 27 October 2016.

Thursday Afternoon Tea:

Board your train at Tunbridge Wells West for 14:30 and take a seat in the wonderfully restored Bar Car ‘Kate’.  The train will depart at 15:00 for a complete return trip to Groombridge. The Afternoon Tea service will commence prior to departure and the train will return to Tunbridge Wells West for 16:00.

At Groombridge there’ll be plenty of time to look at the Steam engine once the trains returned to the platform.

Saturday or Sunday Afternoon Tea:

Board your train at Tunbridge Wells West for 14:40 and take a seat in the wonderfully restored Bar Car ‘Kate’.  The train will depart at 14:55 hauled by one of our powerful 1960’s Heritage Diesel Locomotives. Travel to Eridge station while enjoying a wonderful afternoon tea en route. At Eridge as your train arrives look out for the Steam engine which will haul your train back up the hill to Tunbridge Wells West. Return to Tunbridge Wells West will be at 16:00 - however if you wish choose to remain on the train for a further round trip to Eridge.

Afternoon Teas are £31.95 per person and include a selection of delicious three finger sandwiches with Smoked Salmon with Cracked Black Pepper & Lemon, Free Range Egg Mayonnaise with Rocket and Baked Ham and Wholegrain Mustard fillings.  Everyone can also enjoy a selection of homemade cakes alongside scones with jam and clotted cream.   A selection of teas and coffees will be available and as an extra why not enjoy a bottle of our sparkling Prosecco!

All the dining / afternoon tea trains must be booked in advance so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Vegan or Gluten/Dairy Free will need to be charged £2.50 extra per person.

Due to the fixed seating layout, bookings can be made for a complete table of two or four.

Prices include train fare and afternoon tea but exclude additional drinks of wines, spirits, beer, cider, lager and soft drinks.

For more information about the Spa Valley Railway or to purchase tickets online visit

Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5QY    Tel: 01892 537715

Monday, 20 June 2016

Summer Steam Festival at the Spa Valley Railway



Visit the Spa Valley Railway for a weekend of intensive steam action with two mighty industrial Steam locomotives plus an array of road steam engines, stationary engines, model railways, a ride on miniature railway and a selection of real ales & ciders!

The Summer Steam Festival will be centred round Eridge Station where steam and heritage diesel trains will run on a regular basis all weekend.  Visitors to the station can also see a variety of interesting road engines in the car park including Steam Rollers, Traction Engines, Vintage Cars and other vehicles.  Entrance to this is included for all those who purchase a Day Rover ticket or pay just £7.50 and spend all day venturing round the site and getting up close to these magnificent machines!  Also at Eridge will be a visiting miniature railway (at a small extra cost per ride).  Food will be available from the BBQ and a selection of real ales & ciders will also be available to purchase.

On the Saturday evening there will be the chance to enjoy the very popular Fish & Chip supper trains.

At Tunbridge Wells West see four model railways in the Victorian Engine shed including the railway’s very own 'G' scale. (just 50p to see the trains go round!) Also at Tunbridge Wells West will be a small cinema showing steam related DVD's including one of the 'Extension to Eridge' which opened in 2011.  Also in the Tunbridge Wells West engine shed see a Terrier steam engine undergoing a major restoration to have a brand new cylinder block.

At Groombridge, which is the crossing point for trains and the starting place for the Goods train on the Sunday, alight to see a selection of stationary engines, including those built to pump water, cut wood and just for show.  This splendid line up comes courtesy of the Sussex & Kent Weald Stationary Engine Group. On the Sunday afternoon there is a Land Rover show in the adjacent village carpark in Groombridge.

Tickets to the Summer Steam Festival are £17.50 per adult and £8.75 per child this includes travel on our trains and entrance to the festival itself.

For further details or to book tickets including a combined ticket to include admission to Groombridge Place (which is a 20 minute walk from Groombridge station) visit