Reviews, The Places We Have Been

Bewl Water, Kent

Last weekend for the first time in ages, all three of us were not working / not moving house / not running around like headless chickens trying to catch up on everything. This weekend we were on no-ones schedule but our own and it was lovely!

We had been invited to spend the day at Bewl Water in Lamberhurst, its only twenty minutes from where we live now and its the kind of the thing that is right up Finley’s street.

Take him outdoors to a big open space – throw in a boat, some mud, a cheese sandwich and the longest slide he’s ever seen and he’s the happiest child in the world!


Bewl Water is the largest lake in the South East and the site really is vast and beautiful. The park stands in the heart of the High Weald, the area of Kent, Sussex and Surrey known for its outstanding natural beauty.

I’d mentioned to family that we were planning a day out to Bewl and I was met with comments about extortionate parking fee’s. Apparently the site used to charge £8 a day, but since its been under new ownership the daily fee has been reduced to £2 per vehicle and I think that’s very reasonable.


Everything on site is now owned by the one company, not several and so each element is pulling together to give you the best value for money. It’s very popular with water sport enthusiasts – sailing, canoeing and fishing but if you are novices like us – you can take a boat trip around the lake for forty minutes for just £6. The grounds are brilliantly maintained and the play area is fab. The giant ship was a big hit for Finley and he spent a lot of time playing on and under, pretending to be a pirate!


There are two restaurants on site and we chose to eat in the more casual Waterfront Cafe. They had lunch boxes for kids, plus hot and cold options for us. The staff were really helpful and friendly and the cafe was very clean. Well it was until Finley started on his cheese sandwich anyway!


I made a small video of our day because we had such a great time and we will definetly be visiting again!

*our day out was free of charge courtesy of Bewl Water but our opinions are entirely our own*

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  1. It looks fab – what a wonderful day out! I’m trying to work out if it’s close to us but would love to go with Emma, she’d absolutely love it. Open space and mud is win win for us too! #stayclassymama

  2. Love a family day out and pleased to hear parking fees are sensible…don’t get me started on our local council and their fees- it’s a wonder holiday makers ever return to our part of the UK when so much ends up spent on parking!!

    Thanks for sharing your great day out! #stayclassymama 🌺

  3. It really looks wonderful! Even the food looks good! I’m so glad you had a good time, and even happier you shared it with us all! M’wah! #StayClassyMama

  4. sounds like a fab day out and 6 quid for forty mins is great value! I love family days out too – a break away from feeling guilty that I haven’t finished unpacking and decorating!! #stayclassymama

  5. Oh this looks like such a beautiful place to visit! Always the case that they are too far for us northerners! The food looks amazing and sounds like you had a fabulous time. Thanks for hosting! #stayclassymama

  6. Glad you had a good day out. It’s great to turn off technology and enjoy the outdoors as a family. #Stayclassymama

  7. Looks lovely #Stayclassymama

  8. It looks like a fab day out. The Popple is happy just having a big space and some mud too – and a cheese sandwich wouldn’t hurt! #stayclassymama

  9. ok this is fab, mainly because we just booked a cottage for a few days in Oct right near Bewl Water. Will definitely visit after reading this. Thanks 🙂

  10. IT looks like you had a lovely day. I love the video, it really brings it to life. #StayClassyMama

  11. 2travellingtots says:

    What a great day out! Those prices are really reasonable as well I think! If we;re ever in Kent we’ll definitely add it to our list! #stayclassymama

  12. This sounds fantastic, we live in north Kent and are always looking for new places to visit, thank you! #stayclassymama

  13. Oh, that place looks beautiful!


  14. That food looks yummy! sounds like a great day! #stayclassymama

  15. Looks like a great day out! The food looks so good!


  16. Sounds so nice and the food looks delish!

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