Kent is nicknamed the Garden of England for the beautiful rural scenery and the abundance of hop farms and orchards found in the county. Just an hour train journey away from London, Tunbridge Wells is nestled in the heart of Kent, giving visiting tourists the perfect base to explore the county from.
Tunbridge Wells is a beautiful town with a range of opportunities for shopping, relaxing and different activities to enjoy throughout your stay. If you are arranging a holiday to Tunbridge Wells then consider booking a few activities into your itinerary to bring a little excitement to your holiday.
Here are a few activities which are popular with our guests that you can consider:
1. Afternoon Tea
A classic British activity offered by One Warwick Park Hotel, we pride ourselves on the range of delicious nibbles and savoury sandwiches that we offer as part of our afternoon tea.
In order to ensure that our afternoon teas are accessible to as many people as possible, we offer prosecco afternoon teas and children’s afternoon teas. Whether you are attending with your family or your friends, an afternoon tea is a great activity to enjoy together. To learn more about the afternoon teas we serve at our Tunbridge Wells hotel, follow the link here.
2. Laser Tag
If you are looking for an outdoor adventure, then Laser Tag can be a great activity for you to organise. Laser Tag is a competitive game which can include all the family no matter their age or fitness level. With a range of multi-player challenges and games to play, including Tag and Capture the Flag, there will be a wide range of different opportunities for everyone to shine.
Bewl Water is located a short drive from the One Warwick Park Hotel and can offer a range of different activities.
The town of Tunbridge Wells offers a range of shops, parks and restaurants that are great fun to explore, whether you are hunting for a little boutique tucked out of the way of the hustle and bustle or sampling some of the cocktails served at the bars situated near the Pantiles.
Taking the time to explore a new place is a great way to spend a day, as you can find some really lovely spots that you may want to come back to another time.
Tunbridge Wells has a farmers’ market that is generally held in the Pantiles on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. The markets are a great opportunity to try local products and interesting specialities such as local cheeses, chutneys and spirits.
Browsing a market before sitting down for a coffee in one of the local cafes is a wonderfully relaxing way to spend your time and enjoy your weekend in Tunbridge Wells.
With many quaint villages scattered around Kent, booking a day to head out on a hike can be a fantastic way to explore what Tunbridge Wells has to offer. There are some incredible routes of differing lengths and difficulties for our guests to enjoy, based on their experience.
If you are heading out on a longer hike, selecting a circular route with a pub meal booked near where your car is parked can be a fantastic day out. If a meal out isn’t something you would be interested in, bringing a picnic with you can ensure you enjoy your day out in full.
6. Spa Valley Railway
The Spa Valley Railway is a wonderful day out for the whole family whether you are a fan of steam trains or are simply intrigued by the different stops along the railway line. With a catering car as well as a range of events, including afternoon tea on the train or a lunch such as a ploughman’s cheeseboard, there is plenty to enjoy while taking a ride on this beautiful steam train.
If you are interested in exploring the surroundings of Tunbridge Wells then the Spa Valley Railway offers an intriguing possibility, offering incredible views of the countryside and stopping off in some charming little villages.
Dinner with STEAK
If you are staying at our incredible Tunbridge Wells hotel, One Warwick Park, then consider booking a meal with our fantastic sister restaurant STEAK. With an incredible weekday menu as well as a separate Sunday menu for those who are interested in a roast dinner on their weekend trip, our incredible restaurant has plenty to offer.
8. Visit a Bar
In One Warwick Park Hotel we have a well-stocked bar that offers a range of fantastic cocktails, wines and spirits for our guests. When you are on holiday, going out for a few drinks is an activity that most people will enjoy, along with the family and friends who have come with you.
9. Historic Sites
There are many historic sites in and around Kent, including Bayham Abbey, the site of the Battle of Hastings, and Sissinghurst Estate, as well as Dover Castle. Our county has a very interesting historic background with many fascinating sites to explore, dating from pre-Roman times to the present day.
If you are looking to visit any of these sites or a museum, then do some research ahead of your holiday to investigate what is in the area.
Booking a hotel room, kicking you heels up and relaxing can be an activity all on its own. If you are feeling stressed or run of your feet heading into Tunbridge Wells for some retail therapy and a bit of relaxation may be just what you need.
If you are planning a holiday at our beautiful Tunbridge Wells hotel, then consider having a look at One Warwick Park. If you have any questions about our hotel, please don’t hesitate to contact us here. Our staff will be delighted to discuss your holiday plans in Tunbridge Wells with you.