On the days when the sun isn’t shining, don’t sit around wondering what to do; head indoors and discover some of the things to do in Tunbridge Wells on a rainy day.
Try a new sport
Let off some energy at the one of our three Sports Centres (Southborough, Paddock Wood and Cranbrook) which offer a wide variety of indoor activities (racket sports, table tennis, basketball, football, and swimming).
At the Tunbridge Wells Sports Center in Southborough, you will find that the recently refurbished swimming pool is a great place to get together with family and friends for some fun and healthy activity.
If you don’t want to get wet, the indoor tennis, squash, and badminton courts will burn off plenty of energy. Who knows, you may even discover that you have a potential future Wimbledon champion in your midst!
Don’t forget the soft play centre, which is open daily from 10am, providing an affordable and safe environment for your children (up to 8 years old) to play and explore, whilst you make new friends chatting over a cup of coffee.
Make a note also to visit this challenge on a rainy day: the Chimera Indoor Climbing Centre to try your hand at indoor rock climbing. There are courses for all ages and abilities, and best of all, there is no need to provide any special equipment – just come as you are and climb.
Discover a new skill
Get your creative hat on and try out one the Arty Farty workshops or pottery paintings at Manic Ceramix in Royal Tunbridge Wells and Slap n Dash in Hawkhurst. Just outside the quaint village of Brenchley, you can also create your own pottery during the Ceramic Studio workshops or short courses. Learn how to make professional pieces such as vases, dishes, sculptures, and homeware.
Or, why not put your chef’s hat on and join a cookery class at one of our cookery schools. Discover a new dish or cuisine in the varied menus.
Sit in a cosy Café or pub
Grab a cup of coffee and get cosy in one of our many cafés. These are the best places to people watch or read your holiday books. Lots of pubs also have board games which are a fun group activity.
Treat yourself, sit back and relax
Relieve the stress and strain of a rainy day and splash out on a luxury spa day. The only decision that you will have to make is choosing from the range of health and beauty treatments that are available.