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visitin Tunbridge Wells for a weekend with a small child

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visitin Tunbridge Wells for a weekend with a small child

Hi,

We are planning a weekend in TW at the beginning of November. We have a 17months old daughter - any places to go to that could be entertaining for her as well?

Thanks in advance

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Albufeira, Portugal
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1. Re: visitin Tunbridge Wells for a weekend with a small child

I lived in the area for many years. I am struggling to think of anything entertaining in Tunbridge Wells for anyone of any age, let alone a small child.

They used to have a really good fireworks display on or near November 5th but that stopped long ago.

But anyway, joking apart, there is a 'what's on' list at the website

http://www.visittunbridgewells.com

You have to go to page 7 to get to November and among the delights on offer are

Ralph McTell! I thought he was dead.

Richard Keys and Andy Gray live (the ex Sky Sports pair)

The Pantiles general market over the weekend of the 5th and 6th

Fascinating Aida

The Shakin Stevens 30th Anniversary Tour

The Cbeebies Numberjacks

and this one makes me feel really ancient

The Troggs, Spencer Davies and the Animals playing at the Assembly Hall

of such cultural delights is Tunbridge Wells made in November.

I hope you have a nice time.

Tonbridge, United...
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2. Re: visitin Tunbridge Wells for a weekend with a small child

I still live in nearby and am struggling to think of anything for a 17th month old. There is 'wear 'm out' indoor play centre in Tonbridge with an under 5's area and a list of things on this site, but most of them look like 17months is too young. www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/search.php…

Port Lympe and Howletts animal reserves are very good and about 1 hr drive away. (links on above site).

Good old Sussex by...
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3. Re: visitin Tunbridge Wells for a weekend with a small child

The Spa Valley Railway had a Thomas The Tank Engine day just this weekend, google them to find out when the next one is.

Or how does an enchanted forest sound ?

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g186315-d2…

Mike

kent
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4. Re: visitin Tunbridge Wells for a weekend with a small child

The Camden Centre ( Market Square, linked to the Royal Victoria shopping centre), may have some toddlers/ pre school activities.

TW has loads of lovely parks, good for running off steam. Suggest you look at the website for Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, for more details. Bearing in mind that the days are gradually getting shorter and colder, you may want to consider in door activities too. Although not specifically designed for the under 2's in mind, the Hop Farm at Paddock Wood, and the Museum of Rural Life at Aylesford, both have indoor play activities/play areas for young children.

Bayerisch Eisenstein
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5. Re: visitin Tunbridge Wells for a weekend with a small child

How about Groombridge Place and the Enchanted Forest? http://www.groombridge.co.uk/enchanted.htm

There's the Hop Farm just outside Paddock Wood, which has an indoor soft play area. http://www.thehopfarm.co.uk/

The Forestry Comission's, Bedgebury Forest and Pinetum has a number of family friendly attractions including cycle trials (bike hire available), walks, adventure playgrounds etc.

forestry.gov.uk/website/recreation.nsf/LUWeb…

London
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6. Re: visitin Tunbridge Wells for a weekend with a small child

Thanks for the replies and links. Much appreciated.

Kent
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7. Re: visitin Tunbridge Wells for a weekend with a small child

Feed the ducks at Dunorlan Park ?

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