A mixture of natural beauty, culture, and 21st-century innovation, Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent has a track record of hosting happy tourists. Aside from parks and museums, you have a myriad of choices for hotels, bed and breakfasts, cafes and restaurants, one of which is The Barn Pub & Restaurant, where you and your family can seek refuge and take a break from your daily grind.
It is high time that you add this beautiful English town, located about 40 miles away from London, to your bucket list. If you are travelling with your family, here a few local spots your kids might enjoy.
Spring is a good time to take a walk through this semi-natural ancient woodland, where you will be greeted by bluebells, primroses and bluebells. As you explore its carpet of wildflowers and grand old trees, you will occasionally hear the knocking and calling of woodpeckers. This promises to be an interesting experience, particularly for your little ones.
This park was initially a mansion garden purchased by merchant Henry Reed and designed by the famous Victorian landscape artist Robert Marnock. Reed had the mansion demolished and called the 78-acre property, Dunorlan. It boasts of 30 different kinds of flowering plants, but its most notable feature is its gorgeous 6-acre lake, where you can go boating and feed the ducks.
Spa Valley Railway
It will be interesting for your little ones to see this heritage railway, which has been reopened and now provides access to other popular local spots like Groombridge Place, High Rocks and the Pantiles. It is going to be a lovely picturesque trip onboard the train.
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
To pique your children’s curiosity and tickle their minds, take them to this museum and art gallery, which has pre-made programs specifically to help kids learn more outside of the classroom. The museum also features an exhibit of dolls, games and toys, some of them 200 years old.