Outing Guide August 24 – August 31


Turning a new leaf this fall with some local walks

Fall is a good time to turn the page, and what better new leisure and social activity than physical exercise?

Whether you want to join an established group or prefer to have a single goal, there is something for you this September.

You can try up to three rides before committing to join the Ramblers. According to the Tunbridge Wells group, “routes tend to be five to six miles as a rule of thumb”.

Separately, the organization runs free ‘wellness walks’ for those who need a shorter, easier route, whether due to fitness or mobility issues, or young children. These are available to non-Ramblers members.

The next ‘TW Commons Saturday Saunter’ will be on September 10 at 10:30am, from the Fir Tree Road car park, but there are rides at other locations to ‘keep you going’ throughout the month.

For a faster heart rate, try the Parkrun five-kilometre run or take a stroll through Dunorlan Park. The Saturday morning crowd is made up of singles, friends and families.

If you prefer a single goal, the annual Hospice in the Weald 10k run on September 18, starting at the Lower Cricket Ground, is an event to aim for.

“5K is a new addition introduced a few years ago to make it a bit more family-friendly,” a spokeswoman added.

“There is no lower age limit for children but any child under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.”

Find your local Ramblers group at ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder Annual membership starts at £36.60.

Or try the Ramblers’ separate free wellness walks at beta.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/Wellbeing-Walks-Groups

Parkrun at Dunorlan Park on Saturday at 9am. Free, but register on parkrun.org

Hospice Run on September 18. HospiceInTheWeald.org.uk/events/hospice-run-2022 The 10km race costs £25 adults, £15 children. The 5k run costs £15 and £10.

On stage and on screen

Join the Festival Theater at Hever Castle on August 27 as they celebrate the sound of Motown that changed the musical landscape forever. “No Town Like Motown” revisits all the essential anthems from “My Girl” to “My Guy” and more. It’s a whole era in one night. HeverFestival.com

Frederick has been an apprentice to the pirates since childhood. However, when he realizes he’s contracted to the Pirate King until his 21st birthday – and was born on February 29 – he risks living a life of crime until he comes of age. 84 years old. With only the clumsy Penzance police to protect him, will he last long? Will his darling Mabel wait for him that long? Check it out on August 28 at the open-air theater at Tonbridge Castle. Expect plenty of melodrama, sharp satire, and twinkling wit in this hilarious production. Tickets “The Pirates of Penzance” from TonbridgeCastle.org

A truly thrilling story of owls, ghosts, chases and escapes comes to scottish castle August 27. David Walliams’ best-selling “Awful Auntie” is adapted for outdoor theater by Heartbreak Productions. It follows the story of Stella, who must thwart her menacing aunt and save the family home. This story may take a while to tell, so pack a picnic and a blanket or chair to sit on. Tickets on 01926 430 307.


With a lineup of seriously seasoned musicians, The Quo Experience promises to be anything but your standard tribute act. From ‘Living On An Island’ to ‘Burning Bridges’, expect five decades of Status Quo’s incredible musical history at Assembly Hall this Friday (August 26) at 7:30 p.m.

Local and Live brings four days of top local musical talent to Calverley Grounds and The forum during the holiday weekend (August 26 to 29). This festival promises free and fun days for music fans of all ages. Prepare your picnic blanket!

Picante by Derek Nash brings Latin music to the Orangerie in chiddingstone castle August 29. Think Buena Vista Social Club, Gypsy Kings, mambo, salsa and samba, jam, all mixed together in a vibrant celebration of cultural rhythm. Bring your picnic blanket and chairs and arrive early to enjoy the grounds before the show at 4:30 p.m.

Trinity Theater celebrates its 40th anniversary this holiday weekend, with a range of fun events, from the chance to play variety on Friday night (August 26) to the summer party and ceilidh on Saturday. Then ‘Muck In’ for a free cake on Sunday.

Schedules and details on TrinityTheatre.net/40th-anniversary-weekend

Local and Live Noble Jacks

Family fun

Looking for a quiet afternoon this bank holiday weekend? Head to Domain of the Solomons on August 26 to enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea, al fresco style. Savor delicious homemade cakes, delicate finger-cut sandwiches and buttery scones amidst the estate’s 36 acres of stunning scenery.

For more sweets, go to A Warwick Park Hotel and try their Champagne Afternoon Tea on Thursdays and Sundays.

This Sunday (August 28), enjoy the Summer Tale at Penshurst Square. Weaving through the greenery and flora of the gardens, the cast of Aardvark Productions reimagine some of the classic tales we grew up with.

Performances at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Free with admission ticket.

As part of RTW’s Art Week, this Sunday’s (August 28) ‘Building 3D Creations’ will test children’s imaginations as they transform ordinary cardboard boxes into wondrous structures. . Led by toy specialists Whirligig Toys, this free workshop is suitable for children aged 6 to 8. Advance reservation required. Details about rtwtogether.com/artweek


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