From the re-scheduled Lantern Parade and Discover Local Heroes Tunbridge Wells event to Free face painting at Jojo Maman Bebe, High School Musical II on Stage at Trinity Theatre and lots of ideas for local family days out, find out what’s on around Tunbridge Wells this Saturday and Sunday…
♥ If you like to discover new drinks and you love to support your local producers, the Discover Local Heroes Tunbridge Wells event this Sunday (23rd February) is the place to be! Hosted by Discover Local Events and taking place at The Camden Centre in the heart of Tunbridge Wells find out all about it HERE and use the code CHEERS30 for 30% off your ticket price when booked online!
♥ Calling all High School Musical fans – One year after they staged Disney’s High School Musical, Trinity Youth Theatre are back with another adventure for everyone’s favourite Wildcats with High School Musial 2 taking place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February! Book your tickets here.
♥ Get your lanterns ready to light up the sky or just enjoy the sights at Tunbridge Wells Winter Lantern Parade this Saturday (it had originally been planned for earlier in the month but was re-scheduled due to adverse weather). Starting from 17 Calverley Road (precinct), and parading along Camden Road, then finishing at the Grosvenor and Hilbert Park, where there will be music and a range of refreshments from local organisations. This year’s theme is ‘Magic!’ – it’s going to be a real spectacle!
♥ JoJo Maman Bébé are hosting FREE face painting at their Tunbridge Wells store on Mount Pleasant Road this Saturday and Sunday. Combine it with a trip to Calverley Adventure Grounds and The Inside (Freckles) too?
♥ See Sonic using the Odeon Cinemas deal on Groupon!!! You can purchase two cinema tickets for £10 or five for £20 – valid for standard seating until 20th March. This includes the brand new ‘Sonic’ movie in the deal as ell as many others and can be purchased HERE. (#AFF – meaning I get a small commission for tickets that are purchased via this link. It won’t cost you anything though. Thank you!)
♥ Watch Frozen II at Trinity Theatre – for the second instalment of the Frozen story, Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle, in order to discover the origin of Elsa’s magical powers and save their kingdom. Taking place this Saturday at 10.30am – tickets can be booked HERE.
♥ Pop along to The Hop Farm Family Park in Paddock Wood and choose from rides to have fun on along with the ever popular attractions that include the in-door soft play centre, Driving School, Magic Castle, Animal Farm and Giant Jumping Pillows. There are plenty of new additions to the animal farm, including Spring lambs and piglets too as well as indoor live entertainment shows and a daily timetable of shows in the Big Red Barn Theatre.
♥ Also at The Hop Farm, the 2020 tour of Circus Zyair is a dazzling combination of circus, music and laughter. With a heated big top, comfy seating and an electric atmosphere from start to finish. Circus Zyair promises to be a truly magical experience for the whole family from now until Sunday at various times.
♥ Visit the charming Herstmonceux Castle Gardens & Grounds throughout half term and enjoy a selection of fun activities including Have a Go Archery, Meet the Falconer (on selected dates), Scavenger Hunt, Sir Roger’s Rummage (a brand new event), tours of the castle and more!
♥ Enjoy a family swim at The Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel which is offering My Tunbridge Wells readers a discounted rate for the use of their leisure centre during Half Term (14th Feb to 1st March). A family pass (2 adults + 2 children age 3-15) is £18 (saving you £6) and children age 2 and under go for free (one per adult). Alternatively two adults can go for £10. Just use the code MYTUNBRIDGEWELLS when paying for entry (at the hotel reception).
♥ Learn about the origins of some of the items we use every day in the Penshurst Place amazing inventions trail! Explore the gardens and help to find the hidden items from 15th 23rd February.
♥ There’s been a murder in the mansion at Scotney Castle and they need your help in solving the crime. Where did it happen? What was the weapon? Who was the culprit? Pick up your trail sheet and start looking for clues from 15th to 23rd February.
♥ Meet plenty of animals such as pigs, sheep, ponies, goats and alpacas and join in with the feeding sessions at Kent Life’s Heritage Farm Park. Join in with their February fun programme and step back in time and visit the Vintage Village, enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas, have a tractor or land train rides and take the chance to get arty in the Paint-a-Pot studio.
♥ Find out more about ‘Living with Nature’ at Hever Castle’s half term event. Follow the nature trail in the grounds and then create a ladybug, hedgehog or bumblebee in a free craft workshop.
♥ There’ll also be four steam trains running on the Kent & East Sussex Railway from Tenterden to Bodiam every day during half term (Monday 17th February and Friday 21st February excepted). Look out for live science workshops this weekend too (10:30am – 4:30pm) at Tenterden Town station, where children can join in fascinating and fun activities, showing how forces make things work and create a toy to take home!
♥ Compete in Godstone Farm’s Olympics this half term. Will your toy tractor win the race? Will your welly throw be far enough? Get all 5 rings and get onto the winners podium! With animal encounters and play areas to keep all mini Olympians busy, everyone’s a winner!
Here’s a round-up of several blog posts which you may find useful too:
♥ 50+ family days out in Kent & East Sussex – read the full post HERE.
♥ 50 things to do for FREE in Kent & East Sussex – read the full post HERE.
♥ 50 things to do in Kent when it’s raining – read the full post HERE.
♥ Top places for soft play in Kent – near Tunbridge Wells – read the full post HERE.
♥ 9 of our favourite family walks in Kent and East Sussex – read the full post HERE.
♥ 9 of the best family bikes rides in Kent and East Sussex – read the full post HERE.
And don’t forget to check out the EVENTS CALENDAR for lots of exciting events coming up over the next few months!