Why Frighten Yourselves This Halloween?

Not interested in ghoulish goings on or Halloween horrors? We’ve compiled some highlights of what’s on in Tunbridge Wells for adults and children that will steal you away from such terrifyingly tiresome times!

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1. TimeQuest Live Escape Room

Convict dressed in striped clothes for ClueCracker escape room

2. ClueCracker Escape Room

The Pantiles Market by David Hodgkinson

3. The Pantiles Market

TimeQuest (at The Hop Farm in Paddock Wood) is ready to lock you up for fun and watch as you attempt to make your escape by solving the challenges they set you. Suitable for all ages. Choose from 5 different themed missions: Agent 101, The Helix Project ( Part1 and 2), Reset, Agent 201: The Collector, and The Quest to Save Camelot.

If that’s not enough to make you tremble, you’ll also be at the mercy of the clock! Clue Cracker is another escape room company based in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Select from Jail Break, The Diamond Dogs, Mega Bite and Temple Quest. Book for a group of friends or family and suffer some quality time together! Suitable for age 9 upwards.

On 30 – 31 October, The Pantiles Market is on. Revel in the crafts and local produce in the famous pedestrianised walkway. Discover artisan producers proud to tell you about their lovingly made creations including wine, dog treats, fashion, cheeses, soaps, artworks and of course, fresh fruit and vegetables.

Blow Away The Cobwebs

Cathedral of the Weald, St Dunstan's church at Cranbrook

4. Serenity in our atmospheric churches

Cycle trails at Bedgebury, by David Hodgkinson

5. Breathe… in…country air…

Bewl water sailing and walks, Tunbridge Wells

6. Country parks and walks

A more serene trip would be round the atmospheric churches of Tunbridge Wells borough. Take up On The Wealden Churches Trail leaflet and explore the diverse stories behind each one.  There are 12 churches and 1 beautiful abbey to explore. Some are proud owners of some stunning art by famous artists such as Piper and Chagall.

Breathe in the country air – bring your own bikes, or hire them from various cycle hire firms and wend your way round the country, forest and lakeside tracks revitalising in a local café or bistro afterwards.

Alternatively, come face to face with the beautiful nature walks and stunning views around the Weald’s own Swallows and Amazons adventure backdrop.

7. Hole Park Autumn Sundays includes 31st October – see the incredible autumn burnt umbers and ochres in this stunning estate where dogs are welcomed (if well-behaved!) and no booking is necessary. The Coach House tea room will be open for delicious light lunches and afternoon teas too.

Hole Park front view in Autumn, Tunbridge Wells