Restaurant serving South American tapas and Neapolitan pizza, also featuring the shuffleboard and escape rooms!
Grosvenor and Hilbert is one of the town’s oldest public parks designed by the renowned Victorian landscape architect Robert Marnock in 1889. It still contains original historic features, such as Marnock Lake and the grottoes or ‘dripping wells’. There is an exciting and challenging play area which is well worth a visit. This play area was updated in 2015 thanks to Heritage and Big Lottery Funding.
The park can be accessed for free from several entrances, the main ones being from Auckland Road, Upper Grosvenor Road and Hilbert Road. It is just a short walk or cycle from both the town centre and High Brooms train station. It is also on the 281 Bus route.
Facilities at Grosvenor and Hilbert Park include: a large play area, a café, an ornamental lake, a bowling green, a hireable community Hub, two full size grass football pitches, a kick around area marked for 5-a-side football and basketball, and public toilets. There is an exciting wheeled sports area located here too suitable for skateboards, BMX bikes and rollerblades.
The bowling green has been used by Grosvenor Bowls Club for over 100 years and is bookable in advance.
The park is home to a large variety of wildlife, which can be found within the wilder areas of the park, such as the Ancient Woodland, wetland area and community orchard. The wetland area now has a fantastic new boardwalk through the middle, complete with dipping platforms. The community orchard comprises of 89 fruit trees and is managed by the Friends of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park. Hilbert Woods is designated a Local Nature Reserve and is managed by Kent High Weald Partnership. Chalybeate (iron-rich) streams run through the park, turning them an unusual rusty red colour. This is the same water that rises in the Pantiles and made Tunbridge Wells famous.
With 10 years of adventures under their belt, there’s a reason why Go Ape Bedgebury Pinetum is a popular choice for a day out. With zip wires up to 170m long, epic Tarzan Swings and a beautiful location, Bedgebury Pinetum has everything you need for an unforgettable day out with friends or family. Head to Go Ape Bedgebury to enjoy either of the two adventures Go Ape are well-known for – the classic Tree Top Adventure or the child-friendly Tree Top Junior.
Tree Top Adventure
On Tree Top Adventure (suitable for those over 1.4m tall and 10 years of age), you’ll experience two to three hours in the trees, taking on wobbly crossings and obstacles, zip wires, rope ladders and more.
Minimum Age – 10yrs
Minimum Height – 1.4m (4ft7″)
Maximum weight – 20.5 stones (130kg)
Tree Top Junior
For mini-Tarzans who fancy an adventure of their own, there’s Tree Top Junior for children of all ages (over 1m tall). They’ll experience a course designed just for them, exploring their own wobbly crossings and zip wires, lasting 1-hour long.
Minimum Age – N/A
Minimum Height – 1 (3ft 3″)
Maximum weight – 20.5 stones (130kg)
Go Ape believe that everyone has an inner Tarzan just waiting to be unleashed! The adventures are for anyone who likes a fun challenge – you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience.
There’s no greater rush than the great outdoors, so whether your tribe is a stag do, birthday party, corporate event or simply a day out with the kids, we make our courses as fun and as accessible as possible.
Corporate Team Days Out
Looking for an office day out with a difference? Encourage teamwork, boost morale and forge new friendships. Go Ape has a range of tree-mendous extras to add to your day including forest BBQs, team-building challenges and African Drumming. Unleash your inner Tarzan and live life adventurously with your colleagues! Visit https://goape.co.uk/team-building to find out more.
Comfortable, boutique cinema showing art house and mainstream film as well as live or recorded opera and ballet with café
Multi-screen out of town cinema.
Sporting facilities include swimming pool, sports hall, fitness studio, exercise studio and creche.
Prices from £3.60 to £8.
Creative space for arts and crafts, exhibitions, workshops & parties
A small independent cookery school, offering inspirational half and full day courses.
Bowles is one of the country’s leading outdoor centres with it’s own sandstone crag, dry ski slopes, indoor swimming pool, three ropes courses, fleet of kayaks and canoes, archery range, bushcraft and orienteering areas.
Indoor climbing and bouldering centre for all