We may be low on ‘events’ taking place at the moment but there are still loads of options for family days out around Tunbridge Wells which you can read all about below…
♥ Hever Castle will be re-opening their outdoor play areas this weekend (from Saturday 4th July) as well as the Castle itself. This is in addition to the 125 acres of grounds and gardens and boating that are already open to visitors! Plenty of space to social distance…
♥ The Inside will be back open at Calverley Grounds this Saturday! Open from 10am to 4pm and serving coffee, lunch and baked beauties, let’s support this lovely local cafe and let the kids enjoy Calverley Adventure Grounds too!
♥ Another Tunbridge Wells option – Dunorlan Park Boats have re-opened so why not stay local and enjoy some time out on the lake? For opening times and prices please visit their website
♥ Kent Life re-opens this weekend. This vibrant and fun destination with a host of attractions on its 28 acre site offers a great family day out. They have a detailed section on their website regarding their re-opening and how to pre-book your tickets.
♥ The gorgeous Riverhill Himalayan Gardens are currently open and from Saturday (4th July) the adventure playground will be accessible too.
♥ Enjoy a family bike ride along The Cuckoo Trail, a 14 mile surfaced path through the Sussex countryside. The trail is traffic free (although there are a few roads to cross over on the way) and a safe route for walkers and cyclists of all ages. The Cuckoo Trail forms part of the National Cycle Network – route 21. It’s buggy friendly too.
♥ Try visiting a beach that you haven’t been to yet? There are a few on my list including Winchelsea, Joss Bay and Saltdean. Read about 15 favourite beaches in Kent & East Sussex (voted by My Tunbridge Wells readers)…
♥ The Hollies in Ashdown Forest is so open and airy. It reminds me of the Wicklow Mountains close to where I grew up (in Ireland). Enjoy the rolling fields, beautiful views and animals (sheep and cows mainly) wandering around in their natural habitat. You can do the walk in a loop which takes just over an hour and there’s a WWII memorial (know at the Airman’s Grave) halfway along the walk, as well as a stream and lots of cow-pats which my boys enjoyed spotting! There’s a free carpark there too (called The Hollies) which can be accessed via Crowborough Road, postcode TN22 3HU. Read about 30 local walks that we like most.
♥ Have you ever tried Foot Golf? I have to say I don’t really know much about this but it does look like fun. Available at Tunbridge Wells Golf Club and at Tonbridge Golf Centre, you’ll need to book your place online in advance. At the time of writing, there are plenty of times available at both locations.
♥ Have an adventure on the Medway Canoe Trail! Perhaps for families with older kids?