Do you want to know what’s on in Tunbridge Wells in July and August for families?
I will be adding lots of child friendly summer events to the blog very soon, but to get us started, here’s a selection of the top events taking place near Tunbridge Wells this weekend on 10, 11 & 12 July 2015……
#1 St George’s Project Summer Fair & Open Day – Friday 10 July 2015
There will be a raffle,tombola, BBQ, face painting, luck dip, cakes and entertainment from Uncle Donut! Prospective parents can call 01892 543982 to book a tour. The address is 7 Chilston Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9LP. Further details can be found here.
#2 Breaking records at Speldhurst School Fayre – Saturday 11 July 2015
They need 262 people to come on down and help them break the record – head boppers can be bought on the day for £1. There will also be lots of games involving other record breaking events which will be put into a special ‘Speldhurst book of records’ including the most socks put on one foot in one minute, the longest coin spinning duration and the fastest time to eat a muffin without using hands – yum yum!
To add to the excitement, there will be a bouncy castle, tombolas, raffle, games and a BBQ too 🙂
#3 Heavy Horse Day at Grosvenor & Hilbert Park – Saturday 11 July 2015
The Friends of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park are hosting yet another fantastic family event. The Heavy Horse Day gives visitors the chance to watch magnificent Ardennes horses from The Working Horse Trust pull timber from the orchard for seats.
This is a free event taking place in the field next to the skate park of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park from 10am to 4pm. Dogs are welcome but need to be kept on leads to avoid distressing the horses.
There will be a BBQ and cold drinks for sale, thanks to Camden Road’s Rendez-Vous restaurant, wood skill activities with Kent High Weald Partnership, FoGH info and activities too! Any donations will be shared between FoGH and The Working Horse Trust.?Do you like the sound of what’s on in Tunbridge Wells in July? There’s more……
#4 Aliens Love Underpants, Assembly Hall Theatre – Friday 10 and Saturday 11 July 2015
The Aliens are invading Tunbridge Wells for an Aliens Love Underpants show at the Assembly Hall tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. The Friday showings are at 1.30pm and 4.30pm while the Saturday showings are at 11am and 2pm.
Based on the book by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort and adapted & directed by Adam Bampton-Smith, this zany and hilarious tale with stunning effects, madcap action, original music (and lots of aliens, of course!) is perfect for all the family to watch (children 3 years and up recommended).
For a sneak preview and lots of Aliens stuff, click here. The show runs for 55 mins with no interval and tickets are £12.50 plus a £1.25 per ticket booking fee (£1.50 if booking through the box office). Call the Assembly Hall Box Office on 01892 530613 or click here for further details.
Would you like to know what’s on in Tunbridge Wells in July & August? Keep an eye on the blog for more events taking place this Summer……
#5 Lamberhurst Village Festival at The Vineyard – Friday 10 to Sunday 12 July 2015
There will be family fun, local crafts and stalls on Saturday from 2pm including face painting, henna tattoos, local produce, entertainment, crafts, jewellery, school fundraising as well as the obligatory real ales and ciders and fantastic food served all day!
Click on the here for more details of the bands / timings. The Vineyard has a fantastic outdoor play area and an outdoor bar and grill, perfect for those sunny afternoons. There is plenty of parking and in case you need it, The Vineyard’s address is The Down, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 8EU.
#6 Picnic on the Green at Pembury – Saturday 11 July 2015
Bring a picnic or enjoy something from the BBQ from the Camden Arms Stall. There will also be an iceream van as well as music from ‘More Tea Vicar’ (sponsored by The Camden Arms) and local group ‘Sold Out’.
#7 WI Scarecrow Festival at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden – until 31 July 2015
To celebrate the centenary of the Women’s Institute, Lullingstone Castle and The World Garden are playing host to the West Kent WI Federation’s fabulous Scarecrows. They can be seen on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 5pm until 31 July.
Admission charges can be found here and kids under 5 go FREE.
Visitors can see more than 80 different WI-themed scarecrows located all around The World Garden continents and grounds. Perfect for a family day out, children can take the Scarecrow just for fun quiz and explore The World Garden to try and find them. They might also like to visit the Cactus room too! Everyone can then relax with a picnic on the lawn or enjoy a treat in the Castle Marquee. If you haven’t been to this beautiful place before then you are in for a real treat:)
#8 Tonbridge Arts Festival – Friday 10 to Sunday 12 July 2015
Saturday’s show is a sell-out but there are still some tickets available for tomorrow (Friday) night’s ‘Best of Tonbridge Talent’ featuring Cannon School of Irish Dance, Razzamataz and Tonbridge Rock Choir.
You can also pick up a ticket for Sunday afternoon’s Military Wives and Bands musical extravaganza at Tonbridge Castle, supporting Help for Heroes. Further information can be found here. Oh and there is a massed Morris Dancing Display from the Hartley Morris Men on the Tonbridge Castle Lawn from 11am to 12noon on Saturday!
#9 Kent County Show – Friday 10 to Sunday 12 July 2015
A bit further afield, this three day event at the Kent Showground in Detling promises to be a wonderful day out with lots of displays, entertainment and local food. With over 400 exhibitors and trade stands and over 300 competitions, activities and displays, The Kent County Show is on from 8am to 6pm each day.
A showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life, The Red Arrows will be kicking off the show tomorrow (Friday). Tickets for adults are £22 on the gate, concessions are £15 and children’s tickets are £6 on the gate. The three day event brings together the very best of Kent with animals and food, fun and excitement and above all a sense of what The Garden of England has to offer – click here for more information.
#10 Rusthall Fete – Saturday 11 July 2015
The Rusthall Fete is taking place this Saturday in the Southwood Road playing fields from 12 noon to 4pm. There will be lots of attractions including live music by ‘Timeless’ and a foam party from 4-6pm. Sorry I don’t have a picture for this one but I am sure it will be a great day! 🙂