Rusthall Bonfire Night

Rusthall Bonfire Night

David Hodgkinson

How to avoid Hallowe'en in Tunbridge Wells

Not interested in ghoulish goings on or Hallowe'en Horrors?  We've compiled a list of places and events that will steal you away from such terrifyingly tiresome times!

23 Happy Not-Halloween Events

1. Pantiles Market 20-21 Oct  and 3 Nov, revel in the crafts and local produce in the famous pedestrianised walkway;

2. Spa Valley Railway and the Superheroes are out to cheer everyone up! You can’t help but smile as the kids save the world whilst parents save money. Only pay a pound if your little person is wearing their superhero outfit (accompanied by an adult). 27 & 28 October;

3. The Tunbridge Wells Farmers’ Market provides you with lots of real local food, drink, treats and gifts for you and your loved ones on Saturday 27 Oct 9am – 2pm;

4. Vintage is in vogue and in Royal Tunbridge Wells, check out this divine Vintage Fair for the top sales of the season;  

5. Sunday Pop up Shopping at One Warwick Park Hotel – 28 Oct ,10am – 4pm, meet some more local companies selling their wares;

The not so horrific Halloween of Tunbridge Wells

6. Sean Fennessy & Friends play their own brand of funk at The Bedford pub on 27 Oct;

7. It’s a Back to the 80s disco at The Forum for 27 Oct;

8. Local & Live music sessions from top local talent at The Trinity Theatre on 27 Oct;

9. Dance away the demons at ELO Again show on 27 Oct at the Assembly Hall Theatre;

10. Opera at the Odeon – Fanciulla del West screened live from the Royal Opera House on 27 October will surely provide an entrancing transformation from the devilish Hallowe’en atmosphere;

11. More dancing to be had with Abbamania on 28 Oct in the Assembly Hall Theatre;

12. The Valkyrie, Wagner Opera at The Trinity Theatre 31 Oct is another joyous Royal Opera House transmission to behold;

13. On 2 Nov Scheherazade and 1001 Nights will be at The Trinity Theatre with magic, mystery, fire, lights, music, dance……..an exotic theatrical spectacular.

Why Frighten Yourselves This Hallowe’en?

For something a little more sedate try some family friendly fun in the warm and dry:

14. Alice in Wonderland Ballet at The Trinity Theatre on 28 Oct with opportunities to meet the dancers after the show as well!

15. Films Christopher Robin and The Incredibles 2 will be showing at The Trinity Theatre over half term;

16. One of the more unusual things to do in Tunbridge Wells is to visit the art exhibition at The Trinity Theatre from 23 Oct to 4 Nov, entitled Mixing It Up;

17. Even more serene would be a trip round the atmospheric churches of the Tunbridge Wells borough. Take up the Churches Trail leaflet and explore the diverse stories behind each one;

Blow Away The Cobwebs

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

Breathe in the country air; bring your bikes, or hire them from Bewl Bike Hire, wend your way round the Bewl Water lakeside tracks then warm up in the café or bistro afterwards;

Cobwebbed Flowers buy Mike Bartlett

19. The Hunting of the Snark at Bedgebury Pinetum is being undertaken on 25, 26 and 27 October. Taken from Lewis Carroll’s epic poem published in 1876, join this theatrical promenade group in search of mythical creature, the Snark, through the epic forest at Bedgebury Pinetum near Goudhurst.  It’s subtitle, ‘An Agony in Eight Fits’.

20. Don’t miss the hair-raising 41st annual Rusthall Bonfire, Fireworks and Torchlight Procession on 28 October. Bonfire night, burning Guy Fawkes and fireworks take place just before the official day in the lovely little village of Rusthall;

21. On the day after Halloween, All Saints Day, 1 November, The Quo Experience will be performing in Cranbrook at The Queens Hall Theatre;

22. Flawless dance group are flashing their famous funky stuff at The Assembly Hall Theatre on 1 Nov too;

23. Finally, comedy company Giggleoes host 4 top funny acts at The Trinity Theatre on 3 Nov – with new menu on offer, this is a great night out.

Whatever you decide to do over Hallowe'en, we hope you enjoy yourselves and that you'll come back and discover more things to do in Kent and the Tunbridge Wells region.  Don't forget we have a list of our accommodation and places to eat and drink on the site too.

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