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Families with Young Children

Willow Centre

Free groups/sessions available to local families

For more information download the
Ashford Children’s Centres Bulletin

Parent and Toddler Group

Very friendly parent (plus grans, carers etc) and toddlers group.

There is a fee of £1 per adult and 60p per child. That includes tea, coffee and biscuits for the grown ups and a snack for the children with a fruit tray once a month.

All the leaders and helpers are checked, there is good play equipment and there is plenty of room in the hall for the children to play.

Christ Church Hall, Christchurch Road, Ashford, TN23 7SR

Weekly in term time, on Wednesday mornings

10:00 am – 11:45 am

Children and Young People

Friday Night Youth

Who is it For?

Any young person aged eleven to sixteen years old.

When is it?

Term-time from

  • 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Fridays in the Autumn/Winter
  • 8pm till 10pm Spring/Summer.

Sometimes we finish later if we are on trips.


Each term we provide a varied programme with activities such as:

Tuck shop, Basketball, Bouncy Castle, Crafts, Quizzes, Treasure hunts, Snooker, Football, Table Tennis, Badmington, Tablefootball, Wii, Competitions, drums/piano/guitar, etc.

Our Friday trips in include:

Ice Skating, Skiing, Golf, Bowling, Swimming, Beach BBQ, etc.


During Easter and Summer Holidays there’s the opportunity to go away on adventure camps together


To reach out to Youth in South Ashford and the surrounding areas.

To provide a safe environment with fun activities.

To help the kids as best we can and show genuine care and concern for their well being.

To explain true Christianity which includes a 5 minute time where all together we can think about and discuss life issues in the real world.

Francis Road
TN23 7UR



Spring/Summer – Watercress Fields, by Cressfield Flats, Ashford, Kent, TN23 4XB.

Come and find us in South Ashford on Wednesdays or say hello when we are out and about across the town. Open Wednesdays 4pm to 7pm for ages 5-11 and 11-18.

Autumn/Winter – South Ashford Baptist Church, 28 Brookfield Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 4EY

Tel: Andy Richardson 01233 625542.

Wheels of TimeWheels of Time


Wheels of Time is a badge collecting scheme encouraging the exploration of 33 Kent heritage sites for 5-11 year olds.

Join Roamin’ Rex, our time travelling character, as he discovers Kent’s fantastic museums and heritage sites.

Roamin’ Rex is on a mission to learn about Kent by following his trusty Wheels of Time map to different places. Why don’t you join him, and pick up each one of the 33 exclusive badges along the way?!

Children aged 5-11 visiting any of 33 Wheels of Time venues will be given a different badge at each site, showing the site’s logo or related picture. A map featuring the Wheels of Time mascot, ‘Roamin Rex’, guides children to all of the sites. Children can ask for a lanyard, to display their collection, when they visit their second site.

Children who have collected 10 badges will be awarded Roamin’ Rex’s ‘Bronze Award Badge’, those that have 20 badges will receive a ‘Silver Award Badge’ and those that collect all 33 badges a special 2018 Wheels of Time Award Badge.

With comments from parents such as

  • We have all learnt so much and explored places we didn’t know existed” and
  • This is a really great initiative for Kent – we are really enjoying it!

the Scheme is very effective at encouraging children and their families to discover museums and heritage sites in Kent.

Roamin Rex’s map, showing all of the participating sites, can be collected from any of the sites, some Tourist Information Centres or downloaded from the Wheels of Time website,

Check opening dates and times for individual sites on

Wheels of Time is recognised as a Kent Children’s University Learning Activity, and many of the sites can give Learning Credits to children registered with Children’s University.

Badges are FREE. Normal entry fees to each museum or heritage site apply – check on Some sites are free to enter but rely on donations from visitors; please give generously.


We will post details of activities occurring in the South Ashford Community Forum Area that are free to participants or are provided by or on behalf of Not for Profit Organisations. We will, at our discretion, post details of similar activities taking place outside of the Forum Area, where similar activities are not available in the Area. We can no longer post one off events. If you would like details of your activities posted here, please complete an Activities Details Form.