Summer fun for families

Bewl Water Aqua Park

Whether your kids love hands-on activities, delicious food, or spending time in nature, Tunbridge Wells has got you covered this summer. Enjoy a fantastic day out with the whole family without blowing the budget, as outdoor attraction Bewl Water, along with its sister venues, One Warwick Park Hotel and Salomons Estate, offer a variety of exciting and affordable activities for everyone to enjoy.

For outdoor fun, head to Lamberhurst where you’ll find Bewl Water, the largest reservoir in southeast England. Kids can enjoy the outdoor playground with a pirate ship, sandbox, and climbing frames, all amidst breathtaking views.

Indoors, little ones can explore tunnels, cargo nets, and slides in the soft play area for just £5 per session.

Nature lovers can visit the free bird hide and nature reserve, and the whole family can take a stroll through scenic meadows. If you prefer cycling, you have the option to rent bikes, starting at £10 per day, or bring your own to explore the 12 ½ miles of trails.

For water-based adventures, you can book fishing, pedalo hire, or the exciting Aqua Park – a giant inflatable obstacle course with tickets from just £20 per session.

You can also enjoy wild swimming with TriSwim, or bring your own paddleboard, kayak, and sailing boat to explore the reservoir. You’ll need a day pass, but these cost just £10 for kids and £20 for adults, with options for tuition from third-party partners.

On land, laser tag sessions take place throughout the week at Bewl Water’s military-themed woodland arena, or join Ranger Bear’s Nature Trail for free family bonding!

Afterwards, refuel at the dog-friendly Waterfront Café, where delicious meals and snacks are served, or head to the ice cream parlour for sweet treats, shakes, and slushies.

If a luxurious family getaway is more your thing, One Warwick Park, a four-star hotel on Chapel Place, is offering 20 per cent off on direct bookings when quoting code ‘BOOK20’.

Family-friendly options such as adjoining bedrooms, interconnecting suites and a dog-friendly, self-catered house and apartment, ensure a comfortable stay for everyone. Children even eat for free at the hotel’s restaurant, The Brasserie, until the end of August when ordering one adult main, which also entitles parents to a free cocktail.

Nearby shops, historical attractions and family-friendly events promise bundles of fun after a restful night’s sleep. Bookings can be made at

For a relaxing countryside escape, sister venue Salomons Estate also offers a 20 per cent discount on direct bookings when staying in one of the beautifully refurbished holiday cottages.

Visit and quote code ‘BOOK20’ to redeem the discount.

Choose from The Old Gate House, The Cottage, or four charming Garden Cottages, all dog-friendly with stunning views. Here you can enjoy fully equipped kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, and spacious lounge areas equipped with TVs.

Just a short drive from the centre of town, explore museums, theatres and boutique shops or take leisurely walks through Salomons’ 36-acre gardens, which offers picturesque views.

Don’t miss the chance to indulge in al fresco afternoon tea, available every day, or Sunday lunch on selected August dates.

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