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Gift ideas for Fathers Day in Tunbridge Wells

This year Father's Day is on 21 June. Dad deserves to be treated especially on Father’s Day 2020 so show him how much you love and appreciate him with some of these ideas from businesses in and around Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Fab Food for a Fab Father

Tunbridge Wells is home to some of the finest pubs in the country, from the town out to the neighbouring villages.  Many of them have launched an impressive range of meal kits, bbq, wine and beer boxes to help create your very own back garden pub this Father’s Day.

So go on, give him a day off and treat him to a delicious meal. These restaurants and pubs normally serve mouth watering dishes and hampers using the best locally sourced ingredients. This year they will be doing what they do best AND delivering it to your door!

Sankeys – the well known fishmonger in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Cellarhead Brewing – vegan real ale from a family run local business. Order now for click and collect and local delivery.

The Small Holding Farm & Kitchen in Kilndown – labelled as THE ONE TO WATCH, this is Will Devlin’s rustic gastronomy in the heart of the beautiful Weald of Kent.

Milkhouse Sissinghurst – next door to the historic medieval village of Cranbrook.

The Great House Hawkhurst & The Vineyard Lamberhurst – both part of boutique chain Elite Pubs. Located in the midst of the rolling Kent countryside and surrounded by the Lamberhurst vineyards, the 17th century inn, The Vineyard pub and restaurant provides traditional English cuisine and regional French brasserie style fare.

The Poet - Situated in the pretty village of Matfield, The Poet offers an informal menu and is named after world war poet, Siegfried Sassoon, who lived nearby. 

Either eat round the table or whilst indulging in a virtual event. For music-loving Dads, tune into the nightly free gigs hosted by local musician Paul Dunton and his impressive line up of talented musicians. Log in to Facebook to see these sensational sessions and support local music!

These will all give Pa something to look forward to….And more can be found on our web page ‘What's Open Now' to support local businesses and try something new!

Virtual Fathers Day Activities, Gifts and Vouchers

Join Dad up to the Garden Birdwatch by the British Trust for Ornithology for free or a donation for one year and he can take part in their scientific study of bird populations!

Love Local and support some of the fantastic venues, experiences and businesses in the area by treating Dad to the promise of something truly special!

Trinity Theatre
Does the special Father in your life love the arts?  Why not gift him a donation and membership to the wonderful Trinity Theatre in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells.  Give something back to the local cultural community and help preserve one of our most loved venues, as well as enjoying their programme of their diverse and captivating entertainment once they are back open. 

Spa Valley Railway
Treat the special man in your life with a membership to The Spa Valley Railway, this celebrated and much loved heritage steam line offers delightful days out for all the family, and special unique experiences for train enthusiasts! Let’s make sure that it is here for years to come for all to enjoy, by supporting them through membership.

The West Kent Shooting school is open - you can buy a shooting session to do now or vouchers for use later on. Out in the rural ranges of Brenchley, try a beginner session or go as a pro!

For those looking for ways to get back to nature and stay fit, cycling is proving to be the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.  Why not treat your Dad to an upgrade, or some more gear to keep him on track?  Two of the best cycle suppliers are based in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Velocipede and Wildside Cycles.  They are both open daily and selling vouchers for Dad! 

Give Dad the gift of his very own virtual pub with range of beer bundles, or top up his beer money with a voucher for much loved beer café Fuggles once it reopens!

Yet more ideas for Father’s Day gifts that last longer than a day:

Improve Dad's skills

Local businesses which are offering new tricks for old dogs cover a plethora of interests. Why not buy Pappa an art course, a saxophone lesson, a photography workshop or a video production course?

Or even learn a language! There’ll all here, right on our laptops or phones!

Itineraries for Father’s Day in and around Tunbridge Wells

Wander around the wider country estates that are open or simply sit and relax in tranquillity. If you are feeling active take a stroll around the beautiful estates in the borough – public footpaths only. You can visit the Bedgebury Forest Estate and you can park there if not full – however facilities are closed. What are open are the trails, bike shop and accessible toilet only.

Take a look at the lesser known footpaths across the borough and easily stay away from the masses.

At Bewl Water the water sports are open – try fishing (open now by booking online) or book for the Aquapark (opening in June – check website) and sailing is open for members too. They say:

  • “Bewl’s public areas are meticulously cleaned using the high-grade disinfectant products proven to be effective against Coronavirus.
  • The available parking areas across the park have been increased to allow more space between vehicles encouraging social distancing.
  • One way routes in frequent pedestrian areas have been set out and we ask everyone to abide by these one way routes, whilst maintaining social distancing.
  • We have increased the numbers of antibacterial hand sanitisers available in all areas.
  • Screens and PPE are in use to ensure protection for both our customers and employees”

Just remember: RESPECT, PROTECT & ENJOY!

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon, in the meantime, if you have any queries please do email us: touristinformationcentre@tunbridgewells.gov.uk

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