Family Days out in Tonbridge

Sharing Free, Under £5, £10 and £20 ideas and anything else which is worth a visit.


Tonbridge Castle Lawns

As a child I spent a lot of time running up the castle mount (there were no railings in those days!) and feeding the red squirrels. Today we enjoy using the castle lawns as the perfect race track with either the scooters, bikes or even just their legs. We have time trials and if you gather enough children a good old game of “it” always goes down well!

 Haysden Country Park

There is so much to do here. A great play park for all ages, two lakes, country walks and ducks to feed. At the entrance of park there are various booklets you can complete with your children, these include nature and historical trails, don’t forget to bring a pen! Then when it is time to refuel a visit to the cafe where they deliver a great bacon baguette and a good coffee.

Under £5


Four winds farm Bidborough lambing open day is on Saturday 6th April from 11am - 4pm. Along side the lambing there will be a tea and cake stall run by Hospice in the Weald and “The Sheep Show” a fun and educational look at sheep and wool, and don’t forget face painting and sheep shearing!  The cost is £3.00 for children aged 3-16 and £5.00 for over 16 years + (Cash Only). For more details search “Piers Agriculture at Four Winds Farm” on Facebook or call on 07961 893682.

 Under £10

 Tonbridge Swimming Pool

Let’s hope Easter will be hot as Tonbridge swimming pool opens the outdoor pool on Monday 1st April. You can have fun in the sun and enjoy the indoor, outdoor and toddler pools all in one go. The Cafe is great too, I would highly recommend the homemade Lasagne. To avoid disappointment and to book a 2 hour slot call 01732 367449. A non member swim is £5.70 and under 3’s are free. 

 Under £20

 Carrotty Wood

Carroty Wood is opening its doors to the public this Easter and offering Abseiling, BMXing, Climbing and High Ropes for children aged between 8-16. These activities are taking place between Monday 8th April - Thursday 18th April a perfect activity for the Easter holidays. Sessions range from £15.00, for more details contact them through their Facebook page “Rock UK Carroty wood” or at

 Jump In

Jump In trampoline park along side the usual jumping there will be daily activities of fancy dress characters, face painting, a Disney singer and there is a planned Easter egg hunt for the little ones! Check their website for details. A one hour jump is £11.00, booking highly recommended at

 Other Activities

 Tonbridge Golf Centre 

All day or half day camps are being held at Tonbridge golf centre from the Monday 8th April - Friday 19th April 10am - 3pm, age range from 4-14.A great way to develop skills, golf clubs are provided along with lunch for all day bookings. If booked before Sunday 24th March it is £30.00 (full day), £15.00 (half day) after that its £35.00 (full day) and £20.00 (half day). Call Zachery 01732 359108 for details.

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ParentingHope Marshall