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What’s on for families around Tunbridge Wells this weekend?

Hello! We are delighted to get back to publishing our weekly My Tunbridge Wells ‘What’s On’ blog posts and have so many exciting events in the pipeline to share with you over the coming months, as well as ideas for family days out which we hope you’ll love too. So here it is, 10 events and activities for families around Tunbridge Wells this weekend…

Food & Drink Festival Tonbridge

Fire up your taste buds at this year’s terrific Tonbridge Food & Drink Festival in the town’s beautiful castle grounds close to the banks of the picturesque River Medway.
Try, taste and buy from more than 70 stallholders and enjoy some of the fun activities for the whole family too – including cooking demonstrations and some great events based around the children’s stage including a painting wall and disgusting food challenge!

Beach visit

This could be one of the last chances to visit a sunny beach this year. Or maybe summer is only starting? Whatever happens, maybe a visit ‘a la plage’ this weekend could be fun? Read about some of our favourite beaches in Kent and East Sussex.

Groombridge Place

Groombridge Place is now open every day from Wednesday to Sunday throughout September. A BBQ will operate on Friday 3 September and on weekends throughout September subject to weather the canal boat will also operate at weekends. The birds of prey will take place twice every day at 12.30 and 3.30. Booking is available online even on the day of your visit so please book in advance at
Park Run

Why not try out Junior Park Run now that it is taking place again? The Tonbridge Park Run is meant to be a lot easier as it is flatter than Tunbridge Wells so could be good for beginners? I really should try this too!

Paw Patrol Film

Paw Patrol fans??? Odeon Cinemas are screening it in Tunbridge Wells this weekend. There are lots of time slots available at the time of writing…

Walk this way!

We challenge you to try one of these walks listed in our post highlighting over 35 top walks for families in Kent and East Sussex. I don’t like to have favourites but if I had to choose three, it would probably be The Hollies, Bedgebury and Wilderness Wood. Or maybe  Southborough Viaduct?

Tudor Legacies at Penshurst Place

This Sunday (and on selected Sundays throughout the year) throughout the year we’ll be joined by the fabulous ladies of Tudor Legacies: The Queens of Henry VIII, who will be wandering the gardens throughout the day dressed as the extraordinary women who were married to King Henry VIII!

During your visit, please do stop, say hello and ask any questions you might have about the lives, loves and losses of the Tudor Queens.

Blackberry Farm

There are cute animals aplenty at Blackberry Farm Park. You can meet and cuddle some of the animals in the small animal barn, and there are larger farm animals dotted around the farm including llamas, alpacas and highland cows. There are also some fab indoor and outdoor play areas to keep the kids entertained.


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