The latest ideas for Tunbridge Wells May Half Term activities during Covid-19….
This is not May Half Term as we know it, but we can still try to make the most of it while sticking with social distancing guidance. I have put together a round-up of activities to enjoy at home as well as places to go for bike rides and family walks. Plus some additional outdoor venues and facilities which are currently open near Tunbridge Wells too…
This is a bit of a mish mash of ideas but hopefully you’ll find it useful on those days where you just need some inspiration! We are trying to keep these posts up-to-date but as always, please double check the website and/or social media for any places you may visit and find out more about the latest social distancing guidelines HERE.
♥ Mr Mulligan’s Dino Golf in Tonbridge is currently open with social distancing measures in place. Bookings need to be made online.
♥ We have been loving our Bike Rides recently and have done two different parts of the Forest Way trail as well as the Tonbridge to Haysden route twice too. It can be busy but not too busy to put me off, if that makes sense? Here’s our blog post hi lighting 10 of the ‘Best Place for Family Bike Rides in Kent and East Sussex’.
♥ Get your rackets out and have a game of tennis! Apparently the free tennis courts at St John’s Recreation Ground, Calverley Grounds, Hawkenbury Park and Tonbridge Park are all currently open. Or if you fancy a game at home, we have been loving this new swingball set!
♥ Hilden Park Golf and Leisure Club are offering a new family golf package – 2 Adults and 2 Children – 9 Holes for £30. For more information on availability and booking call them on 01732 833607. The Driving Range is open too…
♥ Just when it feels like we know about every walk to go on around Tunbridge Wells, someone else recommends another one! How lucky are we to live in a place with so many options? Check some of them out for yourselves in this post highlighting ’30 Top Walks for Families in Kent and East Sussex.’
♥ Missing seeing our lovely town? Take a stroll through Tunbridge Wells and stop off at The Zero Waste Company for both vegan and dairy Ice Cream on the beautiful Pantiles. Their current opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sundays 10am to 2pm
♥ If you are lucky enough to have a garden then we hope you’ll find this blog post featuring ’25 Fun Things to do in the Garden with Kids’ useful!
♥ Some of the local farms are beginning to offer Pick Your Own over the coming weeks and months. Downingbury Farm is starting tomorrow (26th May) and we’ll be updating this ‘Top Places to Pick your Own in Kent & East Sussex’ blog post over the next few days with more info!
♥ We have updated out ‘Best Beaches in Kent and East Sussex for Families’ blog post and will continue to do so as things change. Although we
♥ Looking to do something at home as a family? Then Daisy First Aid Tunbridge Wells & Sevenoaks’ Children’s First Aid Workshop is perfect for you! Taking place on Saturday 30th May at 10am, bookings can be made HERE.
♥ Looking for things to do at home with the kids too? I am too! Which is why I asked the My Tunbridge Wells readers as well as blogger friends for their recommendations. So choose from ‘30 Things to do at Home with the Kids During Lockdown’!
♥ Celebrate the amazing work the nurses at Hospice in the Weald and hospices across the country are doing to help fight the virus by joining in the #HeartsForMyHospice campaign. You can join in too by making a heart in any way you like and donating £5 by texting HOSPICEHEARTS to 70470. Find out more HERE.
♥ Tunbridge Wells Commons Conservators have a very special photography competition to share with readers of all ages who are planning to use the Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons for their daily exercise. Why not enter? It might get the kids more motivated for their walk?
♥ How about supporting your local hospital and making something yummy? Take part in the MTW Bakes first ever ‘sugar rush’ virtual baking bonanza. All you need to do is 1) Bake a sweet treat and take a photo of your creation 2) Donate £5 to this page and share the picture on your social media outlets 3) Nominate 5 other bakers to take on the challenge 4) And last but not least, sit back and tuck into your star bake with a nice cup of tea! Tag @mtwcharity on Twitter and Facebook and @mtwbakes Instagram!
Once the kids are back in bed, remember to have some down-time for yourself (I should really follow my own advice). My favourite way to switch off is to put my phone and laptop away and get stuck into a series on Netflix or Amazon Prime or go to bed early and read a book. Here are my 10 Best Books to Read During Lockdown! Take care and if you have any suggestions for May Half Term activities to add, please do get in touch by emailing email@example.com