Up to 30 minutes from Tunbridge Wells
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Title of Day Out: Arena Pursuits
Brief outline:

With over 25 years’ experience Arena has developed a wide range of fun and exciting outdoor activities which are ideal for treats, family days out and birthday parties.  

From age 6+, children can enjoy the Half Day Activity, including The Obstacle Course, Raft Building, Team Task, paintballing and Targets and the Search ad Rescue game in the woods.

From age 8+, Bush Craft Parties are a fun way to learn about the environment, fire lighting, shelter building and cook your own supper.

At 10 years+ we have the Half Day Paintballing games plus Adventure Parties, Quad Biking with experienced Instructors around some of the 10+ miles of private tracks on the 250 acre site.  Great for children’s fun, parent and child bonding and family groups.

From 11 years+ we run the Early Learning Driving Lesson from May to the end of September using a Land Rover Discovery and a very experienced and brave driving instructor.

From 12 years+ Arena has Team Tasks and Assault course – ideal for schools as well.

Dog friendly.

http://www.arenapursuits.com/junior-events/

Age Range: 6 – 18 years but parents/carers are very welcome to join in
Location: Rosemary Lane, Flimwell, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7PT
Travel time from RTW: 21 minutes
Day: Every Day
*Pre-booking, essential*
Time: From 09:00am
Price: Variable, please see website for further details
Contact Phone Number: 01580 879 614 or email peter@arenapursuits.com
Website Address: www.arenapursuits.com
Venue Facilities: Toilets, changing rooms, undercover BBQ/ picnic area, refreshments, free parking
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Title of Day Out: Bewl Water
Brief outline:

Bewl Water is the largest stretch of open water in the South East.  The 800 acre site is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the heart of the High Weald.  Open all year round, a visit to this spectacular lake is fantastic family fun and great value.

Looking for healthy outdoor activities for all ages and abilities?  Bewl Water offer and excellent range of leisure and recreational activities, including walking, cycling, fishing and boating in pedalos and rowing boats.

Bewl Water also features an adventure playground, electric car hire for children and rides on the resevoir’s taxi.

When the energy levels need a boost, you can visit the Waterfront restaurant and cafe or the brand new Boat House Bistro, both offering stunning views across the reservoir.

Situated near the picturesque town of Lamberhurst and the beautiful Scotney Castle and within and hour’s drive of Tunbridge Wells, Hasting, Tonbridge, Maidstone, Ashford, Eastbourne and Sevenoaks via the adjacent A21, Bewl Water makes for a great day out on the Kent and Sussex border.

Age Range: All ages
Location: Bewl Bridge Lane, Lamberhurst, TN3 8JH
Travel time from RTW:  18 minutes
Day: Monday – Sunday
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Price: Various – see website for full details
Contact Phone Number: 01892 890 000
Website Address: https://www.bewlwater.co.uk
Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities, Car Park £2 all day, Cafe & Restaurant
Title of Day Out: Cinderhill Wood Walks
Brief outline: Cinderhill Wood is a 12 hectare site crossed by a network or paths and woodland rides which allow walkers and horse riders to explore lowland heath, sweet chestnut coppice, ‘Gill’ and birch woodland; habitats which are all characteristic of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Cinderhill Wood is a site of Nature Conservation Interest and is managed for its special wildlife for everyone to enjoy. 

Age Range: N/A
Location: Off Chestnut Lane, Matfield
Travel time from RTW: 12 minutes
Day: Any
Time: Any
Price: N/A
Contact Phone Number: N/A
Website Address: www.visitwoods.org.uk
Venue Facilities: Suitable for buggies
   
Title of Day Out: Clip n Climb Tonbridge 
Brief outline: Clip n Climb is part of a global brand offering a new category of action entertainment that has revolutionised indoor climbing. Tonbridge has 23 individual climbing wall challenges including awesome Drop Slide and fearless Stairway to Heaven
Age Range: 4 Years +
Location: Unit 4, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1RA
Travel time from TW: 15 Mins
Day: 7 days a week (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day)
Time:

Monday to Friday: 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 8:00pm

School & Bank Holidays: 9:00am – 8:00pm – last briefing 6:30pm

Price:  £12.50 – (30 mins briefing & 1 hour climbing)
Contact Phone Number:  01732 753 330
Website Address: www.clipnclimbtonbridge.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilets, Baby change facilities, Car Parking, Cafe
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Title of Day Out: Crowborough Miniature Railway
Brief outline: The Railway is located at Goldsmiths Leisure Centre and runs around the Crowborough Centenary Boating Lake opened in 2005 for the sailing of model boats.

The railway runs steam and deisel outline hauled trains every Saturday and Bank Holiday during the running season – from Good Friday until the Crowborough Guy Fawkes celebrations in November.

The timetable can be viewed on the Railway website.

**Birthday Parties are also available, where you can hire for up to 70 people!**

Age Range: Any
Location: Eridge Road, Crowborough TN6 2TN
Travel time from RTW: 10 minutes
Day: Saturday and Bank Holidays
*Subject to weather and driver availability*
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Price: Donation
Contact Phone Number: N/A
Website Address: www.crowboroughminiaturerailway.com
Venue Facilities: There are no facilities available except meter parking however the railway is in the grounds of Goldsmiths Leisure Centre where there are toilets, baby change and a cafe
  Tudor Trail
Title of Day Out: Explore Kent ‘On The Trail Of The Tudors’ Bike Ride – Tonbridge to Penshurst
Brief outline: This is a brilliant, mostly traffic-free bike ride that will take the kids on an adventure they will love!  It is a 6 mile route and recommended that you allow an hour to complete.  

It begins in Tonbridge (you can either drive and park in Tonbridge or get the train from Tunbridge Wells) and follows a route that will take you past Tonbridge Castle, the River Medway (Look out for the ducks!) and the magnificent Penshurst Place.

The map and detailed guide is on the Explore Kent website, search for ‘Tudor Trail’

www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/cycling/find-a-cycle-route-or-centre/cycle-rides-tudor-trail

Age Range: Any
Location: Tonbridge – Penshurst TN9 1HR
Travel time from RTW: 12 minutes
Day: Any
Time: Any
Price: FREE 
Visiting Tonbridge Castle and Penshurst Place will incur costs
Contact Phone Number: NA
Website Address: www.kent.gov.uk
Venue Facilities: NA

Title of Day Out: Fun Abounds Trampoline Centre
Brief outline: Trampoline sessions for all ages and abilities. Birthday parties also available.  Keep Fit and Soft Play area too.
Age Range: 0 – 100 years
Location: 21 Bell Lane, Uckfield TN22 1QL
Travel time from TW: 23 minutes
Day: Monday – Saturday  
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm
9:00am – 6:00pm 
Price: Depends on activity, please contact the Centre
Contact Phone Number: 01825 768 479
Website Address: www.funabounds.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities, cafe
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Title of Day Out: Glazy Daisy
Brief Outline: Situated in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Glazy Daisy is a paint your own ceramics and craft studio where your imagination can run free.

Our wide selection of ceramics and craft provides you with the perfect base on which to create your very own unique piece of art.  Coupled with our fun and relaxing environment and friendly staff, Glazy Daisy is the perfect place to visit all year round.

Whatever the occasion, be it birthdays, hen parties or just stopping by, Glazy Daisy provides a variety of craft activities to suit your every need.

(We also run children’s parties and clubs, as well as adult only evenings and workshops)

Age Range: Any
Location: 55 St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9TP
Travel time from RTW: 2 minutes
Day: Tuesday – Sunday
Time: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Price: From £4.50
Contact Phone Number: 01892 519 718
Website Address: www.glazydaisy.com
Venue Facilities: Toilets and baby change facilities
Parking in nearby public car park off St Johns Road
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Title of Day Out: Groombridge Place
Brief outline:

Formal Gardens and Enchanted Forest open to the public – with events held throughout the year.  Attractions include giant tree swings, raised boardwalk, fort and Crusoe’s World in the Forest, which can be accessed on foot or via canal boat.  The estate is also home to peacocks, wild Fallow Deer and the famous Zedonk. The Raptor Centre is also located here – flying birds of prey daily from Easter to end of October (except Fridays).

 

See Groombridge Place website for specific timetable of activities.Age Range:All agesLocation:Groombridge Hill, Groombridge TN3 9QGTravel time from RTW:10 minutesDay:Every dayTime:10:00am – 5:30pm

(last entry 4:00pm)

 

1st October – 1st March we are open 10am – 4pm (Off peak prices apply enchanted forest & gardens open only)

 

2nd March – 30th September we are open 10am – 5:30pm (Peak  prices apply  all activities open daily)

Attraction, restaurant, coffee bar and shop open daily.  Visitors can visit the restaurant and coffee bar without having to purchase admission to the attraction.

See Groombridge Place website for specific timetable of activities.

Age Range: All ages
Location: Groombridge Hill, Groombridge TN3 9QG
Travel time from RTW: 10 minutes
Day: Every day
Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm
(last entry 4:00pm)
Price:

Gardens only tickets  

Adult, Child,Senior £6.00

 

Entry Price Peak:

Adult £9.95

Children (3-12) £8.45

Senior Citizens £8.45

Family (2 adults and 2 children) £33.95

 

Entry Price Off Peak:

Adult £8.95

Children (3-12) £7.45

Senior Citizens £7.45

Family (2 adults and 2 children) £29.95

 

Events Price:

Adult £10.95

Children (3-12) £9.45

Senior Citizens £9.45

Family (2 adults and 2 children) £35.95

 

Adult Membership £50

Senior Membership £40

Child Membership (3-12 years) £40

Family Membership (2 adults and 2 children) £160

 

10% discount for tickets purchased online via the website.

Contact Phone Number: 01892 861 444
Website Address: www.Groombridgeplace.com
Facilities: Free parking, toilets, baby change facilities, Gardens, Kids Adventure, restaurant and shop.  Venue is available for weddings, corporate events and group bookings
Title of Day Out: Hargate Forest
Brief outline: Come and experience beautiful woodland, rolling heathland and towering pine trees at the ever changing Hargate Forest.  In springtime you will see a fantastic range of flowers and plenty of frogspawn, in the summer the heath flowers purple and rowan berries line the paths, the changing leaf colour of the trees and foraging squirrels symbolise autumn’s arrival followed by the beautiful silence of the winter wonderland. 

There are two trails clearly marked by arrows.  

The green walk is one mile long and will take 30  minutes to complete.  There is a gentle hill with a slight to moderate gradient and the path is surfaced.

The red walk is two miles long and will take approximately 1 hour to complete.  There are some hills with moderate gradients.  Paths are unsurfaced in places and there are some tree roots, ruts, holes and bumps.  Some sections get muddy in winter or after rain.

Map available from the Tunbridge Wells Tourist Office on the Pantiles

Age Range: N/A
Location: Main entrance is on Broadwater Down about 50m east of the junction with the A26. 
Travel time from RTW: 10 minutes
Day: Any
Time: Any
Price: N/A
Contact Phone Number: N/A
Website Address: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/hargate
Venue Facilities: There is no car park, please park on the roadside near the main entrance.  
The nearest public toilet is situated in the Pantils shopping area in Tunbridge Wells approximately 1.5 miles away.
Hawkhurst Fish Farm
Title of Day Out: Hawkhurst Fish Farm
Brief outline: Hawkhurst Fish Farm, a complex set in the perfectly quiet location between the Kent and Sussex border.  It is a landscaped venue which includes planted gardens, scenic waterfalls and hosts a variety of wildfowl from across the world.  Situated on our site you will find three junior coarse ponds, ‘Fun Fishing’ for children and adults alike!  We have rods and nets available for hire – No license required!  

Our water bailiff will be happy to give you some hints and tips to get you catching!  Or why not visit our balconied cafe which overlooks the complex, Waterside cafe offers a selection of freshly cooked homemade food and deserts including all day breakfasts, cream teas, lunches and more!

Set in beautiful surroundings, with a relaxed atmosphere, our cafe is open 7 days a week!  Also among our abundance of picturesque features you will find:

Slap n Dash – Paint your own ceramics, Make A Bear, clay imprints and more!

Age Range: All ages
Location: Hawkhurst TN18 4RT
Travel time from RTW:  29 minutes
Day: Monday – Sunday including bank holidays 
Time: Varies, please see website for details
Price: Free
Contact Phone Number: 01580 753 813
Website Address: www.hawkhurstfishfarm.co.uk
Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities, free car park, Cafe, gift shops

Haysden Country Park
Title of Day Out: Haysden Country Park
Brief outline: Haysden Country Park offers 64 hectares of beautiful countryside and a relaxing setting for a variety of leisure activities.  With two lakes and a stretch of the River running through the park, it is a popular venue for water activities and a great location for a family day out.

Aswell as the large parkland there is fishing, sailing, boating and a children’s playground and picnic area.

Charges apply to individual activities

Age Range: Any
Location: Lower Hayden Lane, Tonbridge TN11 9BE
Travel time from RTW: 12 minutes
Day: Any
Time: Weekdays: 9:00am – dusk
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am – dusk
Price: FREE entry
Charges apply to individual activities
Parking costs apply: 80p for up to 4 hours, £3.00 over 4 hours
Contact Phone Number: 01732 876 172
Website Address: www.tmbc.gov.uk/services/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/parks-and-open-spaces-outdoor-facilities/haysden-country-park
Venue Facilities: Parking, mobile cafeteria, toilet
Title of Day Out: Colliers Green Church of England Primary School: High Weald Welly Walk
Brief outline: The High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a nationally important landscape, protected for its historic character of rolling hills draped with small irregular fields, abundant woods and hedges, scattered farmsteads and sunken lanes.

The walk is 3.4 miles and will take approximately 3 hours.
It is a mixture of surfaced and unsurfaced paths through grassland and woodland.  There are numerous stiles and bridges to cross and two sections of quiet country lanes.

Map available from the TW Library

Age Range: N/A
Location: Colliers Green Church of England Primary School, Cranbrook
Travel time from RTW: 26 minutes
Day: Any
Time: Any
Price: N/A
Contact Phone Number: N/A
Website Address: www.highweald.org
Facilities: Not suitable for buggies
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Title of Day Out: Hovermania
Brief outline:

The only unique Hoverboarding experience in Kent! 

At our venue at The Hop Farm you will be in for a treat.

Here you will find a party atmosphere, our friendly interactive staff will ensure you have an experience you will be talking about to all your friends. Or why not bring you friends down just visit us online to book or even celebrate your birthday or a special day with us by booking one of our group parties.

Age Range: Any age, 20kg weight limit
Location: Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood TN12 6PY
Travel time from RTW: 16 minutes
Day: Saturday – Sunday
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Price: £10.00 
Contact Phone Number: 01634 510 544
Website Address:

www.hovermania.co.uk

Facilities: Free parking, toilets, disabled access, picnic areas, cafe
The east front at Ightham Mote, Kent
Title of Day Out: Ightham Mote- National Trust
Magical medieval moated manor, reflecting seven centuries of history. Highlights include Great Hall, unique Tudor Painted ceiling, Grade I listed dog kennel, natural children’s play area, café and shop.

Open daily all year 10.30am – 5pm (house 11am last entry 4.30pm).

Special school holiday activities, details on the website.

Age Range: All ages
Location: Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, TN15 0NT
Travel time from RTW: 24 minutes
Day: 7 days a week
Time: 10:30am to 5:00pm
Price: Family: £30

* For details on National Trust Membership please see website
* For further prices & Gift Aid see website

Contact Phone Number: 01732 810 378
Website Address: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote
Venue Facilities: Cafe, Gift Shop, toilets, baby change facilities, natural play area, disabled parking, 
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Title of Day Out: Jump In Trampoline Arena
Brief outline:

Jump In Trampoline Arena provides exhilarating experiences for fun-loving people of all ages. With 120 interconnected trampolines and activities such as dodgeball, tumble tracks, basketball, foam pits, battle beams and more, there’s something for everyone.

Pre-booking online is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Age Range: Toddler and over
Location: Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1RD
Travel time from TW:  15 Mins
Day: Monday – Sunday
Time:

Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Price:

£9 – 12 

Todder Time Offer: Mon-Fri 10-12 £8 for a parent + child – £4 for additional children – 1hr jump (excl socks)

Student Take Over Offer: Mon – Fri 12-4pm: 2 hours for £10 (excl socks)

Off Peak evening offer on request: Mon – Thurs 7-10pm: £6 (excl socks)

Contact Phone Number: 01926 356290
Website Address: www.gojumpin.com
Venue Facilities: Toilets, Baby change facilities, Car Parking, Cafe
Title of Day Out: Kino Hawkhurst – Digital Cinema
Brief outline: State-of-the-art cinema and cafe bar showing a mix of current blockbusters, foreign language and children’s films plus live opera, ballet and theatre via satellite. Booking in advance recommended.

Kids’ Club: runs on Saturday and Sunday mornings (first film before 10:30am) – £6 per child and the accompanying adult is free (on a 1 child: 1 adult basis)

Kino Babies: runs first Friday morning of each month (during term time only) a screen for parents with babes in arms with lower sound, higher lights and secure buggy parking

2 tickets for the price of 1: All day Tuesday (pls check website for details)

Children’s birthday parties by special arrangement 

Film listings: www.kinodigital.co.uk/home/film-listings 

Age Range: 5 years plus – Varies according to film certificate
Location: Victoria Hall, Rye Road, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18 4ET
Travel time from RTW: 25 minutes
Day: Open every day
Time: 9am to 11pm – (Children’s films are mornings and afternoons only)
Price: £6.25 – £10.25 per person – varies according to age and film time
Contact Phone Number: Box Office: 01580 754 321
Website Address: www.kinodigital.co.uk
Facilities: 91-seat digital cinema, licensed cafe-bar and outdoor terrace serving delicious coffee, hot chocolate, tea and cold drinks, panini, home-made cakes, snacks and ice cream. Full disabled access, baby change, free parking nearby. 
 
 
Title of Day Out: Knole – National Trust
 

Nestled in a medieval deer-park, Knole is vast, complex and full of hidden treasures. Originally an archbishop’s palace, the house passed through royal hands to the Sackville family – Knole’s inhabitants from 1603 to today. 

Our project to conserve Knole continues with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. With external repairs complete, a new bookshop and visitor centre opened in 2015. In summer 2016, we opened the Gatehouse Tower to visitors for the very first time, as well as the refurbished Brewhouse Cafe and shop.

Special school holiday activities, details on the website.

Age Range: All ages
Location: Sevenoaks, TN15 0RP (SatNav TN13 1HU)
Travel time from RTW: 28 minutes
Day: 7 days a week
Time: Various see website
Price:

From £8 – please see website

* For details on National Trust Membership please see website
* For further prices & Gift Aid see website

Contact Phone Number: 01732 462 100
Website Address: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole
Venue Facilities: Cafe, Gift Shop, toilets, baby change facilities, play area, disabled parking
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Title of Day Out: Laser Tag Challenge at Bewl Water
Brief outline:

 

Enjoy an action-packed day out for all ages with Bewl Water’s Laser Tag Challenge! This high-adrenaline activity is fun for both children and adults alike and makes for a memorable party, hen or stag do, team day out or weekend activity. Gather your friends and family and battle it out for the title!

Age Range: Age 8 and over (including adults)
Location: Bewl Bridge Lane, Lamberhurst, TN3 8JH
Travel time from RTW:  18 minutes
Day: Saturdays and Sundays and school holidays (subject to change)
Time: Various
Price: £17.50 – (varies for parties)
Contact Phone Number: 01892 890 000 or email info@bewlwater.co.uk
Website Address: www.bewlwater.co.uk/things-to-do/laser-challenge/
Facilities: Toilets, baby change facilities, Car Park £2 all day, Cafe & Restaurant
Manor Park
Title of Day Out: Manor Park Country Park
Brief outline: Located just a short walk south of West Malling town centre, Manor Park has a large, open green space and an attractive lake.  Being a Site of Nature Conservation Interest there is a wide variety of native trees, providing habitats for many creatures including squirrels, woodpeckers, nuthatches and many more.

There is a children’s playground and also a restaurant/ cafe/ tea shop.

Age Range: Any
Location: St Leonard’s Street, West Malling ME19 6PE
Travel time from RTW: 25 minutes
Day: Any
Time: 9:00am – dusk
Closed Christmas Day
Price: FREE entry
Parking costs apply
Contact Phone Number: N/A
Website Address: http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-park/manor-park-country-park
Venue Facilities: Parking, Cafe, toilet, disabled access
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Title of Day Out: Millbrook Garden Centre
Brief outline:

The Millbrook Garden Company Limited is a family-run, independent company and serves the South East of England.
The business consists of three garden centres: Millbrook at Crowborough, East Sussex, which was founded in 1979, Millbrook at Gravesend, Kent, which opened in 1994 and Millbrook at Staplehurst in Marden, Kent, which became part of the family in March 2013.

All 3 centres provides customers with a wide range of quality plants, shrubs, trees, furniture, barbecues, gifts and food items. It’s friendly and knowledgeable staff are on-hand to give visitors help and advice on all gardening matters.

Plus the centres run various events throughout the year including ‘Make & Take’ craft workshops in the school holidays, in-store themed doodle hunts, weekday gardening talks and a whole host of festive events including the Magical Millbrook Grotto, Tinsel & Teatime with the Elves and much more!

For more information, please call Millbrook Garden Centre on 01892 663 822. The Garden Centre is situated just outside Crowborough on the B2100 heading towards Rotherfield, opposite Tesco.

Age Range: All!
Location: Tubwell Lane, Jarvis Brook, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3RJ
Travel time from RTW: 18 Mins
Day: Monday to Sunday 
Time:

9:00am – 5:30pm

(Sundays 10:00am – 4pm)

Price: Free – (Event prices vary from FREE to £11)
Contact Phone Number: 01892 663 822
Website Address:

www.millbrookgc.co.uk

Facilities: Free parking, toilets, disabled access, cafe
   
Title of Day Out: Adventure Golf
Brief outline:

An 18-hole adventure golf course through the dinosaur territory. Riddled with perilous obstacles and frightening dinosaurs, this superb leisure activity is sure to keep all those playing thoroughly entertained. Whether you are 4 years old or 74 years old, this game is suitable for all rain or shine.

Party Packages also available.

Age Range: All!
Location: Canon Lane, Tonbridge, TN9 1PP
Travel time from RTW: 18 Mins
Day: 7 days a week
Time:

9:30am – 7:00pm

Price:

Various 

Adult: £8.00
Child (under 12): £5.50
Under 5s: £2.50
Over 60: £6.50

Family (1 adult & 3 kids or 2 adults & 2 kids): £23.00

Contact Phone Number: 01732 365 923
Website Address:

www.mrmulligan.com

Facilities: Free Parking, Toilets, Hot and Cold Beverages, Hot food available at Tonbridge Golf Centre, Party Room, Disabled Access. 
  Penshurst Place
Title of Day Out: Penshurst Place & Gardens
Brief outline: Penshurst Place has something to offer all the family.  Set within the Grade 1 listed manor house and gardens, dating from 14th century, there are seasonal activities and events, a summer maize maze, crafts, toy museum, story telling, and an adventure playground.  This is the place to visit.
For further details including our events programme, please see our website:
 www.penshurstplace.com/whatson
Age Range: All ages
Location: Penshurst TN11 8DG
Travel time from RTW: 13 minutes
Day: House and grounds open weekends from Saturday 11th February (daily for February half term) and then daily from 1st April to 29th October
Time: See the website: www.penshurstplace.com/plan-your-visit/opening-times
Price:

Grounds Only:
Adults: £9.00
Child (ages 5 – 16 years): £6.00
Family: Packages start from £22.00

House and Grounds:
Adult: £11.00
Child (ages 5 – 16 years): £6.50
Family: Packages start from £26.00

Annual Season Tickets are available, please see the website for further details

Contact Phone Number: 01892 870 307
Website Address: www.penshurstplace.com
Venue Facilities: Free car park, toilets, unisex baby change, wheelchair and buggy access, adventure playground, gift shop, café – Porcupine Pantry & Garden restaurant, picnic site, toy museum, guide dogs only
Pepenbury
Title of Day Out: Pepenbury Farm and Woodland Walks
Brief outline: Pepenbury is a charity that provides residential homes, day services and support for people living independently in the community.  In 1961 Pepenbury moved from Larkfield to Pembury and registered as a permanent residential home for people with learning disabilities.

Pepenbury has a farm where the animals are cared for by the residents.  For a donation you can come and visit the many animals including donkeys, Kune Kune pigs, goats, chickens, ducks and rabbits.  
 
Pepenbury also has a coffee shop and a farm shop run by the resident and an area for children to play.

The Bluebell walk is approximately a mile and a half long through some of the prettiest and un-spoilt countryside in the High Weald.  A map of the woodland walk can be found in the Coffee Shop.  It is suitable for all ages.   

Age Range: Any
Location: Cornford Lane TN2 4QU
Travel time from RTW: 7 minutes
Day: Monday – Sunday
 
Time: 10:00 – 4:00 every week day 
10:00 – 4:00 at weekends Easter through to September 
 
Price: N/A
Contact Phone Number: N/A
Website Address: www.pepenbury.info
Venue Facilities: Free parking, coffee shop, toilets, children’s play area, baby change facilities
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Title of Day Out: Polhill Garden Centre
Brief outline: Polhill is a family owned garden business that is a great place to meet up with friends and family.  

In addition to the extensive Garden Centre, there is an Outdoor Play Area and an Aquatics Centre containing a 12,000 litre Koi pond featuring side viewing windows.

There is a restaurant and parking is free.

Age Range: Any
Location: London Road (A224), Badgers Mount, Sevenoaks TN14 7AD
Travel time from RTW: 29 minutes
Day: Any
Time: Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Price: Free Entry
Contact Phone Number: 01959 534 212
Website Address: www.polhill.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Parking, toilets, refreshments, disabled access, 
  Riveryhill Himalayan Garden
Title of Day Out:

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

Brief outline: Hillside, listed, historic gardens renowned for its rhododendrons, azaleas, views to the Weald of Kent and fine specimen trees.   

Riverhill is a garden for the whole family with adventure playground, Himalayan hedge maze, woodland den building and even an elusive yeti!  

Varied programme of events for families throughout school holidays and key weekends.  
Also events for adults – day art and photography courses, Head Gardener tours, gardening workshops plus more!

Age Range: All ages
Location: Riverhill, Sevenoaks TN15 0RR
Travel time from RTW: 18 minutes
Day: Wednesday – Sunday
Time: 10:30am – 5:00pm
Price:
Adult £8.25
Child (4-16) £5.95
Senior Citizen £7.45
Family (2 adults and 3 children OR 1 adult and 4 children): £26.00
Contact Phone Number: 01732 459 777
Website Address: www.riverhillgardens.co.uk
Facilities: Free parking, toilets, baby change facilities, gardens, kids adventure, restaurant and shop.  
Garden Room is available for special celebrations and events, children’s parties and marquee weddings
Title of Day Out: RSPB Broadwater Warren Nature Reserve
Brief outline: Broadwater Warren is a special place that is now being restored for wildlife.  It is open all year round and entry is free.  It is a quiet and peaceful site with a nature trail.  This isn’t a place of big ‘bird spectacles’, it is somewhere to enjoy bird song, rare habitats and special moments.

The trail is 2.25 miles long and will take approximately 2 hours to complete.  Follow the white arrows on the marker posts.

Age Range: N/A
Location: Gate 1 is off Broadwater Forest Lane
Travel time from RTW: 12 minutes 
Day: Any
Time: Any
Price: N/A
Contact Phone Number: N/A
Website Address: N/A
Facilities: Paths are generally flat or gently sloping but there are a few fairly steep slopes.  Many  of the paths can become muddy in winter and after rain.  Dogs welcome, please clear up after your pet.
Title of Day Out: Scotney Castle – National Trust
Country house, romantic garden, 14th century moated castle – all in a beautiful wooded estate.

Relax in the picturesque garden with the backdrop of the glorious castle. Venture into the woodland with over 770 acres to explore! You might even meet the much loved cat in residence ‘Puss Puss’. 

Tea Room: Enjoy a delicious meal with our fresh, seasonal produce, including children’s menu or bring your own food along to eat in our newly created woodland picnic. 

Gift Shop: Wide variety of local gifts and souvenirs 

The estate is open all year, Special school holiday activities, details on the website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle/things-to-see-and-do/events 

Age Range: All ages
Location: Lamberhurst, TN3 8JN
Travel time from RTW:  17 minutes
Day: See website – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle/opening-times
Time: See website as above
Price: Garden Only:
Adult: £8.20
Child: £4.10
Family: £20.50

Whole Property
Adult: £13.00
Child: £6.50
Family: £32.50

* For details on National Trust Membership please see website
* For further prices & Gift Aid see website

Contact Phone Number: 01892 893 820
Website Address: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle
Venue Facilities: Tea Room, Gift Shop, limited car parking, toilets and baby change & baby food warming facilities, disabled toilets, disabled access to areas listed on website, virtual tour to ensure all visitors are able to see the house, dogs welcome on leads around the estate but not in the house, baby carriers available for loan.
Sevenoaks Wildlife reserve
Title of Day Out: Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve and Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre
Brief outline: A pioneering nature reserve which has a roughly equal proportions of water and land.  It includes five lakes and a mixed habitat of ponds, seasonal flooded pools, reedbed and woodlands.

It is a spectacular site for birds but the reserve;s wetland and woodland habitats also support a diverse community of plants, fungi and other animals.  

A visitor centre houses displays illustrating the prehistory and history of the site, the creation of the reserve, its habitats and the wildlife they support.  There are touch tables where visitors can handle all sorts of ‘treasures’ including birds nests, feathers and thirty thousand year old mammouth teeth!

The gift shop sells nature books, bird food and feeders and there is a small tea bar.

Great for views, walks and picnics!

Age Range: Any
Location: Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3DH
Travel time from RTW: 23 minutes
Day: Any
Time: Any
Price: FREE
Contact Phone Number: 01732 456 407
Website Address: www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/sevenoaks-wildlife-reserve-and-jeffery-harrison-visitor-centre
Venue Facilities: Parking, toilets, refreshments
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Title of Day Out: Spa Valley Railway 
Brief Outline: The Spa Valley Railway is heritage railway operating steam and diesel trains over 5 miles of railway between Tunbridge Wells West and Eridge stations via High Rocks and Groombridge. Entirely operated by volunteers, services run every weekend from March to end of October, plus Santa Special trains during December. Also open Thursdays from June till August, plus additional weekdays in schoool holidays.

The railway has a cross platform link with Southern mainline trains between London Bridge and Uckfield at Eridge. Visitors can simply enjoy the ride through Wealden countryside, or use the heritage trains to reach Groombridge Place & the Enchanted Forest, Groombridge Village, the fabulous High Rocks or the historic Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells.

Special events include A Day out with Thomas, Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam, Teddys day out, Mothers and Fathers day specials, a Beer & Cider festival and Halloween fright night. There are also Fish and Chip or Sunday dinner dining trains available to book throughout the year.
Timetables and event details, are available on the railway web site.

Age Range: All ages
Location: Tunbridge Wells Station, TN2 5QY
Travel time from RTW: 2 minutes
Day: Weekends and Bank Holidays March to October, & December – Thursdays June to August plus selected days in school holidays – please see website 
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Price: £11.00 Adult / £5.50 Child Full Line Return (valid all day on non event days) – Many other fares available
Contact Phone Number: 01892 537 715
Website Address: www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Toilets, Cafe
Hop Farm Family Park
Title of Day Out: The Hop Farm Family Park
Brief outline: Kent’s major visitor attraction.  FREE entry for adults and children.  Come and enjoy our animal farm, giant jumping pillows, 4D cinema, bumper boats and much more!
Age Range: Children up to 10 years
Location: Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood TN12 6PY
Travel time from RTW: 16 minutes
Day: Monday – Sunday
Time: From 10:00am
Price: Free entry – activities payable
Contact Phone Number: 01622 872 068
Website Address: www.hopfarm.co.uk
Facilities: Free parking, toilets, disabled access, picnic areas, cafe
Lavender Line
Title of Day Out: The Lavender Line
Brief outline: The Lavender Line is a steam railway, stationed at Isfield, East Sussex.  The line is just over a mile long with a halt at the end where passengers can alight.  There, people can go for a walk or have a picnic when the weather is warmer.

The site also has a model railway, a signal box where the levers can be pulled, plus a play area.  There is a buffet available selling hot and cold food and beverages.

Tickets give passengers rides all day. 

Please check the website for ‘special event’ days. 

Age Range: Any
Location: The Lavender Line, Isfield Station, Near Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 5XB
Travel time from RTW: 29 minutes
Day: Sunday throughout the year
Also open on Wednesday and Thursday during the February half term 
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (trains run approximately every 30 minutes)
Price: Please see the website
Contact Phone Number: 01903 761 455 (up to 8pm) or 01825 750 515 (on opening days)
Website Address: www.lavender-line.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Parking, toilets, disabled access, cafe
Llama Park
Title of Day Out: The Llama Park
Brief outline: The well established park has over 33 acres of grassland with beautiful views, home to some 30 llamas and 15 alpacas, reindeer, horses, sheep, donkeys, pigs, peacocks, Guinea fowl, chickens, geese, turkeys and miniature Shetlands.  There are also a few baby animals on their way this spring and summer!

There is an adventure play area, bouncy castle and a Winnie The Pooh Playhouse.  During the school holidays, we also create adventure trails around the park where children can collect clues to win prizes.

The Llama Park has a marriage licence and is open for weddings, private parties and birthdays.  We also offer family llama walks, a 30 minute walk around the park with two llamas given to each family.  It’s a great way to get up and personal with our animals.

Animal feed bags can also be purchased on site so that customers can get closer to a lot of our lovely animals.

Age Range: All ages
Location: Wych Cross, Forest Row (on the A22) RH18 5JN
Travel time from RTW: 29 minutes
Day: Every day
Time: 10:00am –  5:00pm
Price: High Season – 1st March to 30th October
Adults: £7.00 
Children, disabled and seniors: £6.00
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children): £20.00
Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children): £27.00

Low Season 
Adults: £6.00
Children, disabled and seniors: £5.00
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children): £20.00
Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children): £22.00

Contact Phone Number: 01825 712 040
Website Address: www.llamapark.co.uk
Facilities: Free parking, toilets, baby changing facilities, Coffee Shop, Fashion and Gift Shop
Tonbridge Model Engineering Society
Title of Day Out: Tonbridge Model Engineering Society
Brief outline: Miniature passenger carrying railway run by the Tonbridge Model Engineering Society. 
Trains carry adults and children and are largely pulled by steam engines.
Lottery funded.
Age Range: Any
Location: The Slade, Tonbridge TN9 1HR
Travel time from RTW: 10 minutes
Day: Saturday and Sunday
Wednesday afternoons in the school holidays
*Subject to weather and driver availability*
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Price: Donation – to be confirmed
Contact Phone Number: N/A
Website Address: www.tmes.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Venue Facilities: There are no facilities available except meter parking however Tonbridge Swimming Pool is a ‘stones throw’ away where there are toilets, baby change and a cafe
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Title of Day Out: Tonbridge Play Park
Brief outline: Tonbridge Park is a large park/ open space that includes the Tonbridge Swimming pool (listed on TWKOTG) and the Miniature Steam Railway (listed on TWKOTG).  There are tennis courts, football and rugby pitches, crazy golf, a skate park and an enclosed play area for kids, including a zip wire.  A large sandpit is open all year round.

Tonbridge Park is very near the shops of Tonbridge High Street, the swimming pool, car parks and the Tonbridge railway station for easy access.

Age Range: Any
Location: Lower Castle Field, Tonbridge TN9 1HR
Travel time from RTW: 12 minutes
Day: Any
Time: Any
Price: FREE entry
Charges apply to the swimming pool and miniature railway
Parking costs apply
Contact Phone Number: N/A
Website Address: www.tmbc.gov.uk
Venue Facilities: Parking, swimming pool cafe with toilet
Tonbridge Pool
Title of Day Out: Tonbridge Swimming Pool  
Brief outline: Brilliant public swimming pool for all ages.  

Indoor pools consist of a large 25m pool, Teaching Pool (depth 0.75m and 0.98m) and a Toddler Pool with a slide and water sprays.

Outdoor Pool is open from April to September each year.

Age Range: From 3 months
Location: The Slade, Tonbridge TN9 1HR
Travel time from RTW: 10 minutes
Day: Parent and Toddler: Tuesday and Thursday
Public swim: every day
Time: Public swim times vary and are subject to swimming lessons and parties taking place – please call the swimming pool before you leave home!

Parent and Toddler session: Tuesday 11:00am – 1:30pm
Parent and Toddler session: Thursday 9:00am – 10:30am

Price: Adult: £4.65
Parent and Toddler session: £4.65
Concession: £3.00
Under 3 years: free
Splasharound (6 years +): £2.95 (member), £3.55 (non member)
Mini Splash: (7 years and under): £2.95 (member), £3.55 (non member)
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £10.65

Please note there is a spectator charge for the Outdoor Pool: same price as a swim 

Contact Phone Number: 01732 367 449
Website Address: www.tonbridgepool.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Meter parking (Sunday, free of charge), toilets, baby change facilities, disabled access, viewing area, cafe, birthday parties
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Title of Day Out: Wear ‘m Out
Brief outline: Wear ‘m Out is a large indoor play centre for children up to (and including) the age of twelve, with a maximum height restriction of 1.6m.  

There are special areas for children up to the age of four, and a huge play frame and slides for 5-12 years.

There is a cafe on site offering a wide range of tasty snacks.

Age Range: 0 – 12 years
Location: 6a Sovereign Way, Botany Trading Estate, Tonbridge TN9 1RS
Travel time from RTW: 10 minutes
Day: Monday – Sunday
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Price: From £3.00
Contact Phone Number: 01732 353 773
Website Address: www.wearmout.co.uk
Venue Facilities: Free of charge parking, toilets, baby change facilities, disabled access, cafe, birthday parties
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