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What’s going on in Tunbridge Wells this weekend?

Bricklehurst Manor School Autumn Fair My Tunbridge Wells www.mytunbridgewells.com

It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway through September! Below is a selection of events and activities taking place this weekend (19th and 20th September) including the very important Tunbridge Wells donation drop off for refugees :

#1 Tunbridge Wells donation drop off for refugees in Europe, The Forum – Saturday 19th September

Tunbridge Wells Donation Drop Off for Refugees www.mytunbridgewells.comFrom midday to 3pm this Saturday, a group of lovely people from our town are coming together to host a Tunbridge Wells donation drop off for refugees in Europe at the Tunbridge Wells Forum (The Common, TN4 8YU).

You can find a list of exactly what is needed here, including warm clothes for women and children, nappies, baby wipes, shoes (trainers or hiking shoes), socks, vegetarian cup-a-soups and the list of essentials goes on….

There is also a cake sale taking place at the event – feel free to bring a cake and take along some cash to buy one too. Check out the Tunbridge Wells donation drop off for refugees Facebook event page here for more info.

#2 Bricklehurst Manor School Autumn Fair – Saturday 19th September

Bricklehurst Manor School Autumn Fair My Tunbridge Wells www.mytunbridgewells.comA wonderfully traditional Autumn Fair set in the beautiful grounds of Bricklehurst Manor will be taking place this Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

Attractions include home-made crafts and produce stalls, home grown plant stalls, local crafts and traders, owls, inflatable obstacle course and bouncy castles, Nerf shooting range, family Sumo suits, face painting, toy stall, hog roast, East Sussex Fire & Rescue.

In addition to this, there will also be water zorbing, go karts, bubble football, tug of war, cakes and bakes, traditional fair games, grand raffle, silent auction, books, CDs & DVDs, Reiki, massage and much, much more. Entry is free and the address for the school is Bardown Road, Stonegate, Wadhurst TN5 7EL.

#3 Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum Woodfair – Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September

Bently Woodfair My Tunbridge Wells www.mytunbridgewells.comCelebrate 20 years of Woodfair at  Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum this weekend. I haven’t had a chance to visit Bently Wildfowl yet but have heard great things about it!

There will be two fields of stands, exhibits and displays and an amazing woodland full of demonstrations and activities. Bentley Woodfair started in 1996 and continues to support local rural businesses and crafts while educating and entertaining families. With demonstrations of machinery, tree climbing, childrens activities, lots of local food, a beer tent, and a really great atmosphere, this sounds like a fantastic family day out. Visit the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum website for more information.

#3 A Walk on the Wildside, Tunbridge Wells Museum – Ends Sunday 20th September

The much loved ‘Walk on the Wildside’ exhibition at Tunbridge Wells Musuem & Arts Gallery is finishing up this weekend.

Walk on the Wildside Tunbridge Wells family events
Enea Vico after Albrecht Drer, “Rhinoceros,”1548 Engraving  The Trustees of the British Museum

A Social History of our Relationship with Animals, a Walk on the Wildside is an exhibition that examines our relationship with animals, from the early renaissance period through to modern history.

A mix of natural history, fine art, and everyday objects, a Walk on the Wildside explores why humans have an enduring fascination and curiosity with the animal kingdom. Highlights of the exhibitions are exciting loans from the British Museum, plus objects from the museum collection. For more information, visit the Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery website.

#4 Keep it Local Events Craft Fair at Coolings, Rushmore Hill, Knockholt – Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September 

Toddler Walks near Tunbridge Wells www.mytunbridgewells.com
Coolings’ Nature Trail

Keep it Local Events will be at the Rushmore Hill Coolings all weekend to showcase their exquisite gifts and treats ALL hand-made in the South East of England.

There is plenty of parking and no entrance fee plus some delicious food just a stone’s throw away in Arthur’s Cafe!

While you are in the area, you could always check out the fantastic nature trail too at the Coolings Green & Pleasant Garden Centre which is at the opposite end of Knockholt – there are lots of lovely animals including wallabies and all sorts of things to keep the kids entertained. Check out my blog post about Coolings nature trail here.

I hope you have a great weekend and a big thank you to all of the volunteers involved in the Tunbridge Wells donation drop off for refugees!