Egg-cellent family time in Tunbridge Wells at Easter

There is plenty going on in Tunbridge Wells over the Easter break, with a programme of events planned at Salomons Estate, One Warwick Park Hotel and Bewl Water that are mostly low-cost or free of charge.


Big Easter Family Fun Day

Little bunnies and their families can hop along to southeast England’s largest reservoir, Bewl Water, in Lamberhurst this Saturday April 8, for Big Easter Family Fun Day.

Free to attend, the day promises plenty to do for kids and grown-ups alike and is dog-friendly, too. For only £3, you can take part in an Easter egg hunt and win an egg-stra special chocolate prize. Available throughout the holiday, you can also keep the children entertained with giant garden games and colouring.

Families can also enjoy a haybale maze and bouncy castle and meet Bewl Water’s mascot, Ranger Bear, before completing his springtime trail, which is free of charge and also available all holiday. No tickets are needed for the Big Easter Family Fun Day and visitors can drop in any time from 10.00 am.

While you’re at Bewl Water, why not attempt the inflatable obstacle course, go head-to-head in a game of laser tag, (£15 per player) or head over to soft play where sessions are free for babies under one, or just £5 for toddlers and young children.

Light bites, tasty snacks and hearty lunch items will be available all day from the dog-friendly Waterfront Cafe, where you can also sit back with a hot coffee or treat the kids to ice cream.


Meet the Easter Bunny

If you’re in the town centre, why not join the Easter Bunny meet-and-greet at One Warwick Park Hotel? Running three sessions on April 7-9, families can make some special memories
with the Easter Bunny before taking part in a cookie-making workshop and enjoying a puppet show with live music.

Tickets can be purchased at: and cost £18 for children or just £10 when accompanied by a sibling. And while there is a small £5 fee for adults, complimentary tea, coffee, and sweet treats will be available throughout each session.

If you miss this event, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy some quality family time at the boutique, four-star hotel, where kids
stay free throughout the Easter half-term. The discount is applicable across all bedrooms and self-catered options by booking directly through email at:

The hotel is also home to fine dining restaurant The Brasserie, where you can book Sunday lunch on April 9 for just £27.50 for two courses, or £32.50 for three. Children eat for half price.

Start things off with a delicious choice of starters, including roasted beet tartare, a charcuterie and cheese board, and calamari, before enjoying a roast leg of lamb, or roast chicken and stuffing. Pan-fried sea bass is also on offer, alongside courgette and butternut squash tagliatelle, and a mouth-watering dessert menu.


Hunt for eggs in the countryside

Sister venue Salomons Estate is a hidden gem in the heart of the Tunbridge Wells countryside. The Victorian mansion is surrounded by 36 acres of rolling gardens where an Easter egg hunt and Sunday lunch will take place on April 9. All children participating in the hunt will receive a chocolate treat.

Head over to the pub-inspired restaurant with the kids and any well-behaved dog in tow and choose between two or three courses of traditional Sunday lunch favourites. Think roast leg of lamb, fluffy Yorkshire puds and plenty of seasonal veggies.

Bookings can be made on OpenTable, and two courses will cost just £27.50, or pay an extra £4 for three. Children pay half-price.


A sweet stay

For those wishing to maximise family enjoyment during their visit, Salomons Estate has six countryside cottages. Each one has been beautifully restored and has its own unique charm.

They sleep 1-12 guests, are dog friendly and come complete with luxury home comforts.

This Easter, guests can enjoy a complimentary hamper of treats including chocolate and hot cross buns, perfect for a sweet escape.

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