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25+ things to do around Tunbridge Wells after Christmas

Tunbridge Wells after Christmas_Hever Castle

Wondering what to do with the kids around Tunbridge Wells after Christmas? Here are 25+ suggestions for events, activities and family days out during the Christmas 2017 holidays.

The below info is as accurate as possible but please do check with the organisers / venues before going. Have fun!

Highway Rat Activity Trail Tunbridge Wells after Christmas

♥  Take part in The Highway Rat Activity Trail at Bedgebury which has recently launched!  It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

♥  Gather your friends and family and experience the thrill and exhilaration of Betteshanger’s Snow Tubing from now until Monday 1st January.

Tunbridge Wells after Christmas 1

♥  Follow the yellow brick road to Trinity Theatre to see The Wizard of Oz which is being performed until Wednesday 3 January. I can’t wait to take my Mum and kids to see it after Christmas!

♥  ‘The Star’ Christmas movie is currently being screened daily as part of Odeon Kids in Tunbridge Wells at 10am until 28th December (with the exception of Christmas Day). Seats are £3.25 each so it’s a budget friendly option!

Christmas family days and events in Kent and East Sussex

♥  Check out EM Forster Theatre’s Aladdin in Panto, presented by Wicked Productions – full of laugh out loud jokes, fabulous costumes, magical special effects and a ‘bazaar’ airborne genie from now until 30th December.

Finish up the day with a tour of the Christmas lights around Tunbridge Wells and slightly further afield. Here are some recommendations!

Brookside Garden Centre best places to see Father Christmas in Kent

♥  Did you miss out on a chance to see Brookside Garden Centre’s gorgeous Grotto? Well there’s good news – they are opening their grotto to everyone from 27th December to 7th January. All you need to do is turn up and pay the £1 entry fee!

♥  Glide around the Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink which has transformed Calverley Grounds into a winter wonderland from now until Monday 1st January 2018.

places to take you baby or toddler around Tunbridge Wells

♥  Celebrate the holidays together at Riverhill’s Skating Rink & Cafe from now until 31st December. Enjoy a family skate in the daytime or one of the parents & toddler sessions or wait until it’s dark to skate under the stars.

♥  Look out for Mince Piece Specials and ‘Kids for a Quid’ on the Spa Valley Railway on 30th & 31st December & 1st January. The kids will love looking at the stunning Christmas display at Tunbridge Wells West and the Victorian Eridge station.

Tunbridge Wells after Christmas Hever Castle

♥  Visit Hever Castle’s History of Christmas Carols event – the castle rooms are adorned with festive decorations and discover the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ trail or take a ride on the vintage carousel.

♥ The ‘Traditions of Christmas’ event continues at Leeds Castle until Monday 1st January – an opportunity to see the magnificent castle rooms displayed with glittering decorations and fragrant pine trees styled around Christmas traditions, past and present.

♥  Let the Assembly Hall Theatre’s Aladdin in Panto take you on an amazing journey this Christmas – now until 3rd January.

♥  Get involved in some New Years Eve Family Fun at Groombridge Place on 31st December from 10am to 4pm. There’ll be face painting, biscuit decorating, crafts. circus skills workshops and more!   

Clip n Climb Tonbridge December 2017

♥  Go on an indoor adventure at Clip ’n Climb in Tonbridge – described as the place where climbing meets theme park for ages four and up.

♥  Visit Batemans to see how creatures from Rudyard Kipling’s Sussex fairy tales are casting their magic around his family home from now until 1st January.

Dreamland Margate

♥  Enjoy Dreamland’s Frosted Fairground in Margate, filled with every Christmas trimming you can think of – including an Ice Rink and lots of exciting rides until 3rd January.

♥  Experience what Christmas meant to the medieval residents of Bodiam Castle in an immersive light and sound display from now until Monday 1st January.

things to see and do in Tunbridge Wells

♥  Burn some energy at Jump In Trampoline Centre which is all geared up for the holidays. Fantastic indoor fun whether you are three or 33 – my kids love this place and remember there’s soft play there for the under 5’s too!

♥  Share in the memories of a Churchill family Christmas at Chartwell as you explore four rooms of the house and follow the 12 days of Christmas family trail.

♥  Take part in the Knole Deer Trail and help Father Christmas deliver his presents at Knole Park from now until 3rd January.

♥  Take the Emmetts GardenBoise Family Trail’ and help them find their misplaced Christmas presents around the beautiful grounds from now until 3rd January.

♥  Visit a veritable ‘woodland wonderland’ at Scotney Castle, with a family Christmas trail amongst natural sculptures around the garden from now until 4th January.

♥  Take a trip up to London and visit Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland between now and 1st January.

Pooh Corner Tunbridge Wells after Christmas

♥  Check out the original Pooh Sticks Bridge which can be found just beyond the village of Hartfield. You can pick up a map and an activities booklet at Pooh Corner Shop and enjoy a cuppa (or some cake) at Piglets Tea Rooms beforehand.

♥  Burn some energy and go for a family swim – there are plenty of options around here including Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre and Tonbridge Swimming Pool. If you’re looking for some good slides and a weave pool, check out Larkfield too.

Hargate Forst Autumnal Walk

♥  Wrap up warm and go on a Winter Walk with the kids. You can read about some of our favourites in this blog post HERE


I hope you found this post about things to do with the family around Tunbridge Wells after Christmas useful. If you have any other suggestions, please do let me know in the comments box below!

For more exciting Events and Activities, check out the Events Calendar HERE.