It's a Friday, hence the weekend, and it's also nearing the Bank Holiday weekend next week, so I've had a quick look to see what's on in and around Tunbridge Wells. As usual there are loads of events on, but here are just a few of my favourites:
Now I'm not sure whether this event is all sold out, but it's worth contacting the Spa Valley Railway to find out:
Spa Valley Railway Walks
24th April 2010 1pm
Meet at the Tourist Information Centre on the Pantiles for walks varying in length from 3 miles to over 7 miles and will last up to 4 hours. Walk includes the historic Tunbridge Wells Common, the historic High Rocks and then to Groombridge via either Harrison Rocks (seasonal) or Poke Farm. At Groombridge join the train to ride back to Royal Tunbridge Wells, where you can enjoy a fine cream tea in the buffet car Kate.
Tickets: Including cream tea from £10.00 Adult from £6.00
Spa Valley Railway
Royal Tunbridge Wells
TN2 5QY Tel: 01892 537715
Spa Valley Railway are also running their annual Steam Gala this weekend with lots of locomotives on show and perhaps a visitor apparently!
Ticket costs vary, so have a look at the Spa Valley Railway website.
9am - 2pm
Saturday 24th April 2010
Next one is on Saturday 1st May - 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month.
Kent Police Band
The Bandstand, The Pantiles
Sunday 25th April 2010
12pm-1pm and 2pm-3pm
Plant Fair - Marle Place Gardens
Sunday 25th April 2010
A wide array of specialist plant growers will have stands in the garden of Marle Place. There will be a wheel barrow service to the car park. Tea, coffee and cake will be available.
Marle Place Road
Tel: 01892 722304
Obviously next weekend there's even more on - being a Bank Holiday:
Kent County Fair at The Hop Farm
1st May - 3rd May 2010
The Hop Farm Paddock Wood
There's loads going on as usual on this family day out, and camping is available - presumably booking in advance - throughout the whole weekend.
Bluebell Walk at Brenchley
The annual walk in beautiful woodland - free entry with all donations going to the NSPCC and Summers Trust. I remember regularly driving past the location when I lived in Horsmonden - lovely spot. On the Hormonden Road between Brenchley and Horsmonden, not far from the turning into Spout Lane (ie a few hindred yards past it with Brenchley behind you)
11am-3.30pm both weekends of the 1st - 3rd May, and 7th - 9th May 2010
6 Burrs Hill Cottages
Weald of Kent Craft Show
1st - 3rd May 2010
Outdoor Craft Show for all the family
Welcome the Summer
Saturday 1st May
10.00am – 12.00. Ages 5+ years.
This Green Man event includes a walk through the Pinetum with its many shades of green which will introduce you to some of our fantastic trees, many of which are special in their native lands. We will collect foliage to decorate your own ‘Green Man’ mask. For many years, people have been dressing up in green to welcome the summer. Come dressed up as a green girl or boy - there will be a small prize for the ‘best dressed’ boy and girl.
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