Families across Kent, East Sussex and further afield are invited to join us for a free*, fun, family day out and to see water rescue firefighters in action, as two fire services team up to host a Water Savvy Fun Day. * £3 parking charge applies.
It’s the first event of its kind and will be held on Saturday, 16 June, at Bewl Water in Tunbridge Wells, from 10am to 2pm – during the Royal Life Saving Society’s Drowning Prevention Week (15-25 June).
The Bewl Water reservoir crosses the border between Kent and East Sussex, providing the perfect location for the respective fire services to hold an event about a subject both organisations feel passionately about – water safety.
The Water Savvy Fun Day promises lots of activities for all age groups, taking place in three zones: the Water Savvy Village, the Water Savvy Arena and the Water Savvy Kids’ Zone.
Whether you’re interested in watching live water rescue demos, are eager to climb aboard a rescue boat or fire engine, fancy meeting the giant Splashpals Newfoundland Dogs or our search and rescue puppy, want to experience virtual ‘cold reality’, or even enjoy a picnic and get your face painted – there’s something for everyone.
There will also be opportunities to learn life savings skills, such as CPR and how to use a throw line.