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5 things to do with babies and toddlers around Tunbridge Wells this week

Slap 'n Dash Hakhurst

If you are looking for more things to do for babies and toddlers around Tunbridge Wells, then the below post might give you some inspiration. Have a great week everyone!

#1 Slap ‘n Dash at the Hawkhurst Fish Farm

Slap 'n Dash HakhurstSlap ‘n Dash ceramics studio on the Hawkhurst Fish Farm offers beautiful hand and foot clay prints for babies, creating a very special keepsake which will will be treasured for years to come.

There is also a lovely cafe on the Fish Farm which you could pop into after. If you have a toddler or older child, there are plenty of activities to keep them busy too – read more about it here. Oh and check out their new crafty hour session aimed at Under 11’s on Wednesdays at 4.00pm and Saturdays at 10.15am during term time.

#2 Pooh Sticks Bridge

Pooh Corner Hartfield, Ashdown ForestWe spent a lovely afternoon at Pooh Corner in Hartfield (check out their lovely little tearoom) and enjoyed the toddler-friendly walk that takes you down to Pooh Sticks Bridge in the heart of Pooh Land in the Ashdown Forest.

It is such a magical place and a nice way to increase a child’s interest in storybooks. Read more about our visit here.

#3 Soft Play at Minor Mania

Minor Mania Baby and Toddler around Tunbridge Wells www.mytunbridgewells.comI know not everyone is a fan of soft play but I honestly find it such a great way for my son to burn some energy and have some fun, especially on a rainy day. We tend to go during the afternoon at term-time, before the schools finish for the day and my son can spend hours running around with his friends.

We have membership to Minor Mania in Bells Yew Green, just outside Tunbridge Wells which costs £9.99 per month (for one child as Ben is currently under 12 months) for as many visits as you like. I think this is a bargain! For more info on Minor Mania, click here.

#4 Pirate Ship at Notcutts

Pirate Ship, Notcutts Tunbridge Wells
Pirate Ship, Notcutts Tunbridge Wells

I could easily spend an hour or two at Notcutts Tunbridge Wells – they have a nice cafe with lots of lovely things on offer, a section with small animals (and reptiles) for your little ones to have a look at and of course the outdoor pirate ship and play area for the kids to play on when you have a cuppa.

There is also a toy section so it can be a good place to pick up a present or two and a miniature ‘elf/fairy’ door just for toddlers which Harry enjoys running back and forth through. Read about our visit to Notcutts here.

#5 Royal Victoria Place

Royal Victoria Place My Tunbridge Wells www.mytunbridgewells.comIf I have some time to kill, I sometimes get the double buggy out and walk into the centre of Tunbridge Wells to visit the free softplay at Royal Victoria Place.

If you join the free Kids Club you are entitled to exclusive offers which are listed on their website here. Kids Club members can also hire out the little red cars which toddlers can sit in to and be pushed around the shops in. This is one of the only ways I can get Harry to go into a shop these days…..

If you have any more suggestions for things to do with babies and toddlers around Tunbridge Wells please do comment below 🙂


  1. Please make time to mention the new PUP cafe opening at the assembly halls on the 28th Sept. If it is anything like the one they run in Sevenoaks it will be a lifeline for parents. It’s aimed at pre school children as its open 9.30-3 mon to fri. I recall it being reasonable to go in and had a cafe. I liken it to a toddler group with a cafe! I hope the TW meets my expectation x

    • Thanks Lisa – i definitely will. I have heard great things about it too although never got the chance to go to the one in Sevenoaks. Really looking forward to it opening in T.Wells. Thanks for flagging it – much appreciated. Maybe see you there? ! X

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