Five festive events this weekend

Five festive events this weekend

From ice skating to bauble making, ’tis the season for local festive fun…

Outdoor Ice Skating at Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink All weekend, from 11am

Returning for its seventh year, the annual real ice rink in Calverley Grounds in Tunbridge Wells is a fun day out for all the family with music live on Sunday from the Forum Winter Sessions in the afternoon from 2pm.

Aladdin at the EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December

Is it the most wonderful time of the year? Oh yes it is! This year Aladdin has come to the EM Forster Theatre  for another spectacular production with fabulous costumes, laugh-out-loud jokes, magical special effects and much more with comedy’s Michael Fenton Stevens and local favourites Tom and Amanda Swift.

Christmas Market on The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December

The Pantiles market will be featuring a wide variety of local produce, tasty treats, designer clothes and artisan crafts. There is something for everyone and it’s a great opportunity for some last minute gifts!

Christmas Grotto at The Reindeer Centre, Bethersden All weekend from 10am

Enjoy a special family encounter with Father Christmas where every child receives a quality wrapped present and option to purchase a souvenir photo in the magical 150ft grotto. Feed the reindeer and meet other farm animals whilst enjoying  the children’s play area and treat yourself to food and drink in the food hall.

Adults £11, children £16 (includes gift)

Bauble Making Workshop at Knole Park Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December from 10:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30 – 3:30pm

Create your own sequined bauble at this family workshop, inspired by Knole’s glorious Spangled Bed with its thousands of silver-gilt sequins sewn into red satin. All materials are supplied – just bring your imagination! Suitable for children five and over. Bookings essential.

£5 per child (must be accompanied by an adult)