Wheels of Time is a badge collecting scheme encouraging the exploration of 40 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 40 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’, those that have 20 or 30 badges will receive a Silver or Gold Award and those that collect all 40 badges a special Wheels of Time 2019 Award.
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, http://wheelsoftime.uk.
Check opening dates and times for individual sites on http://wheelsoftime.uk
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 http://wheelsoftime.uk/ Some sites are free to enter but rely on donations from visitors; please give generously.
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