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Water Savvy Fun Day 2019
Water Savvy fun Day 2019

Water Savvy Fun Day 2019

Sunday, 23 June, 11am - 4pm, at Bewl Water in Tunbridge Wells

Families across Kent, Sussex and further afield are invited to come along to Water Savvy Fun Day! Lots of people don't tend to think of firefighters when it comes to water rescue and water safety, but it's a major focus for Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS), and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS), with whom we've teamed up to bring you this family friendly event. Entry is free, but standard Bewl Water parking charges apply (£3). Dogs are welcome, but need to be kept on a lead in the main event areas.

Crews at Water Savvy Fun Day
See water rescue firefighters in action
KFRS search dog Buzz


Live demonstrations and activities will be taking place on the water and on land throughout the day. 

11am - Event starts

11.30am - Kent Search and Rescue (KSAR) dog display

12noon - Horse rescue demo

12.30pm - Firefighters' water rescue demo

1pm - Meet and greet with The Byrnes Family

1.20pm - Fancy dress competition (firefighter or water related)

1.40pm - Splashpals Newfoundland Dog Display Team 

2.20pm - Horse rescue demo

2.50pm - Firefighters' water rescue demo

3.15pm - Meet and greet with The Byrnes Family

3.30pm - Fancy dress competition (firefighter or water related)

3.45pm - Firefighters' head-to-head water rescue challenge

4pm - Event ends, but Bewl Water remains open 

What else?

There'll be fun activities happening throughout the day between 11am and 4pm in the Water Savvy Village (lower car park) and in the Water Savvy Arena (grass slope down to the water). 

Hot and cold food and drink will be available to buy from The Waterfront Café or alternatively feel free to bring a picnic along. 

An event information point will be located by the side entrance of the cafe. 

Throw line

Water Savvy Village

Climb aboard a fire engine and dress up in firefighting gear

Check out the animal rescue unit,  look at all the kit and meet the crew

Meet the Control team answering 999 calls - practice making a 999 call, and learn what vital information you need to provide 

Take a look at the the Kent Search and Rescue (KSAR) boat and meet their search dogs

Pick up an activity sheet and play 'spot the duck' to win a prize 

Virtual reality experience 

Splashpal Newfoundland Dogs

Water Savvy Arena

Climb aboard a rescue boat

Have-a-go at using a throw line - a useful skill to have if you ever see someone in trouble in water and there's public rescue equipment nearby

Learn how to give CPR - an important skill that could help you to save a life. Delivered by our friends at the Royal Life Saving Society

Meet the Kent Police Search and Marine Unit and take a look at all their impressive rescue kit 

Meet (and cuddle) Buzz, the Kent Fire and Rescue Service search dog

Meet (and cuddle) the Splashpals Newfoundland dogs 

Learn what to do if you ever fall into deep water, with advice from our friends at the RNLI

Face painting (payable)

Water Savvy Fun Day

Fancy dress competition

Youngsters (and adults too if you like!) are encouraged to dress up as a firefighter OR something water related to be in with a chance of winning a trip to explore your local fire station in Kent or East Sussex. We can't wait to see all the costumes! 

There will be two opportunities throughout the day to enter the fancy dress competition - please see the timetable at the top of this page. 

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