Young­sters are given awards for ex­plor­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Community Fun Day -

Chil­dren ex­plor­ing mu­se­ums and her­itage sites have been pre­sented with awards at the Ash­ford Mu­seum, Ten­ter­den Mu­seum and Willes­bor­ough Wind­mill.

Young­sters aged five to 11 can fol­low a map, fea­tur­ing the mas­cot Roamin’ Rex, which guides them to any of the 25 Wheels of Time venues in Kent.

The chil­dren are given a dif­fer­ent badge at each site which shows the site’s logo or re­lated pic­ture.

Once they have col­lected 10 of the badges they are then awarded Roamin’ Rex’s Bronze Award Badge, and when they have 20 badges they re­ceive a Sil­ver Award Badge.

So far, 22 chil­dren have been pre­sented with awards in the bor­ough’s four par­tic­i­pat­ing sites, Ash­ford Mu­seum, the Agri­cul­tural Mu­seum at Brook, Ten­ter­den Mu­seum and Willes­bor­ough Wind­mill.

The map can be col­lected from any of the sites, some Tourist In­for­ma­tion Cen­tres or down­loaded from the Wheels of Time web­site – wheel­sof­t­ – where de­tails of open­ing times for all of the sites can be found.

The col­lectable badges are free but nor­mal en­try fees to each mu­seum or her­itage site do ap­ply.

Kaytie and Tay­lor, with mum Karen Hill, and friends Ewan and John, with mum Emma Dodsworth, re­ceived Sil­ver Awards

Back row, from left, Joshua Vanns, John Dodsworth and Kaytie Hill; front row, Amelia Vanns, Ewan Dodsworth, Tay­lor Hill and Francesca Bradley all re­ceived their Bronze Awards at Willes­bor­ough Wind­mill

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