Monthly Archives: July 2015

Summer holiday ideas!

The summer holidays are finally here, hurrah! Here’s a little inspiration from the East Surrey Twins Club for things to do with your little ones in the local area. Of course don’t forget to pop into TAP on Wednesday mornings for a fun playgroup for your twins throughout the holidays. Have a great summer all!

  • Reigate Priory park & Tuesday free Star Steppers classes 11am
  • Gatton Park – tales & trails
  • Alice Holt, Farnham – Gruffalo trail
  • Hobbledown / Bocketts Farm / Godstone Farm / Fishers Farm
  • Discovery Centre, Bracknell
  • Priory Farm / Tanhouse Farm
  • Redhill Aerodrome
  • Garsons farm – fruit and veg picking
  • Box Hill
  • Wakehurst Place
  • Polesdon Lacey
  • Wisely Gardens
  • Chartwell / Claremont
  • Tillgate Park. Playground, farm, lake. Smith & Western restaurant
  • Woburn Safari Park / Birdworld
  • Wellington Country Park & camping
  • Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
  • Abinger Hammer pond dipping
  • Cinema – Odeon / Cineworld
  • Spectrum Centre in Guildford
  • K2 Crawley – swimming / wall climbing
  • Jurassic Encounter adventure golf, Beverley way, New Malden.
  • Southwater Country Park, lake swimming, dinosaur playground
  • Frensham ponds in Farnham
  • Harts Boatyard in Surbiton on the river behind the pub. Pay £25 and hire a little boat and steer yourself towards Hampton Court and back
  • Brooklands Museum. Cars, buses and aeroplanes
  • Mayfield Lavender fields
  • Southbank
  • Somerset House fountains
  • Kew Gardens
  • Greenwich Park / observatory / Cutty Sark / naval college / Thames clipper
  • TATE modern
  • Windsor castle / Hampton Court / Hever Castle / Leeds Castle
  • Changing of the Guards
  • Beaches – Littlehampton / West Wittering / Brighton
  • Dish, Reigate
  • Tennis camps – Dorking club & Sunday family sessions
  • Soft play – Treasure Chest, Leatherhead
  • Manic Monsters, Edenbridge
  • Chessington Garden centre / Squires
  • Newdigate School swimming 3 – 6pm
  • Skate parks – Dorking / Leatherhead / Brooklands
  • Horse riding lessons

Fab first aid course!

So we had our East Surrey Twins Club first aid course on Monday night, 12 of us wolfed down our dinners to get to the Subud Hall for this incredibly informative evening!

Adrian from Back2Life was our trainer and he has been practicing and teaching first aid for not far short of 20 years.

Throughout the evening we ran through the basics for choking, resuscitation, recovery positions for babies, toddlers and adults. We also had time for Q&A on other topics such as burns and breaks.

I think everyone got something out of it, even those that have done training before – changes were made in both 2005 and 2010 so there are some differences to guidelines today.

What did we learn? That chest compressions are best done to any of the best 80’s anthems! Staying Alive, as per the advert with Vinnie Jones, is a popular choice! In our training, we were also including mouth-to-mouth breathing. At the end of the day, doing something for someone that is not breathing is better than nothing at all regardless of the situation you find yourself in.

Also something none of us knew – iphones 6 and above have a ‘Health App’ in which you can store all medical records for you and your family. This can be accessed by medical professionals without unlocking your phone so if you or your someone in your family is involved in an emergency situation, it may be of value to the people helping you at that critical time.

The evening was packed full of useful information and if you would like to register your interest for a training evening in the future then please email us at the Club. It was heavily subsidised by our fundraising money, at £10 per head. Email:

Thanks again for everyone involved in the evening, it was a great success! (Now hopefully we will never have to use it…)