Festive Ferris wheel to go ahead in Calverley Grounds

SKARE 2022 – Picture: Sarah Bond

Following the announcement of this year’s SKATE events in Calverley Grounds, TWBC has confirmed to the Times that the Festive Ferris Wheel has been approved to go ahead.

Running for just one month throughout December, families can ride the Christmas Wheel as part of their winter wonderland experience for £4.50 if booked in advance or £5 on the day, offering picturesque views of Calverley Grounds as skaters glide across the ice below.

Councillor Justine Rutland, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, told the Times, “This year, SKATE TW is making the festive period even more magical with the addition of an amazing Ferris wheel! Open to the public from December 1 to January 1, this fantastic new attraction will offer stunning views across Calverley Grounds and be the perfect complement to a session on the rink or a visit to see Father Christmas.”

Residents and visitors can have the complete festive experience at SKATE TW this year, giving little ones the opportunity to write their letter to Father Christmas at the Festive Post Office, fly through the air in an immersive virtual reality sleigh ride and meet Santa himself at his very own grotto. Hot chocolate and other sweet and savoury treats will be available at various stalls, while the ice rink itself offers parent and toddler skate sessions as well as Bavarian Curling.

Open seven days a week from Friday December 1, excluding Christmas Day, SKATE TW is sure to bring the festive magic to Tunbridge Wells this December.

Booking is open for ice skating, curling, Father Christmas and the Big Wheel now on the Assembly Hall Theatre website, over the phone or at the Amelia Scott building.

For further details call 01892 530613 or visit assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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