Water Savvy Fun Day 2019
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.
See water rescue firefighters in action
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
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.
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
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)
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.