What's on inTonbridge

Welcome to Tonbridge

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Tonbridge - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Tonbridge to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Tonbridge

09
AUG
Build a BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car with K'NEX
Royal British Legion Industries

Be part of the Guinness World Record to build the worlds largest KNEX structure. The structure will be a life‐sized replica of the incredible 13.5 metre supersonic car ‐ Bloodhound. Members of the public are invited to come along to RBLI…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Bizarre

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16
AUG
Extreme Torque Show
The Hop Farm Family Park

An all day spectacular of adrenalin fuelled entertainment to keep all the family busy.Whether you're a fan of monster trucks motorbikes or the more urban sports of BMX and parkour the Extreme Torque Show is the place to be.With performances staggered and…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02033 756506
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17
AUG
Lotus Festival
Brands Hatch circuit

The annual celebration of Britains charismatic sports car and racing marque returns to Brands Hatch in August for the third year in succession and takes place on the Grand Prix circuit scene of some of Colin Chapmans greatest triumphs.Previous events have seen…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 08434 539000
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30
AUG
British F3/GT Championships
Brands Hatch circuit

The British F3 and GT Championships make their annual visit to the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit one of the best places to see the racers in actionBritish F3 has been a proving ground for much of the F1 grid including…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 08434 539000
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14
SEP
Bickley Manor Wedding Fair
Bickley Manor Hotel

Sunday 14th September 2014 BICKLEY MANOR WEDDING FAIR EXTRAVAGANZA Bickley Manor Hotel Thornet Wood Road Bickley BR1 2LWGreat chance to meet venue staff and local suppliers and even watch bridal shows 11am‐3.30pm Free entrance Free Bridal Pack to all attendees including…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02081 668979
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15
SEP
FREE taster session at the Maidstone Rock Choir
The Gallery (Arts Centre)

Your local Maidstone choir is run by vocal teacher Nik Haley. The choir will be performing locally again soon so its a chance for you to join in sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Nik. Rock Choir…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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15
SEP
FREE taster session at the Rochester Rock Choir
Queens Hall (access is the Northgate entrance just off the Main High Street)

The Rochester Rock Choir is led by singerpianist Katie Hockley. Over the past few years Rock Choir has become firmly ingrained on the national consciousness with its unique mix of en‐masse singing fundraising television appearances and emphasis on supporting local communities. With…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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16
SEP
FREE taster session at the Oxted Rock Choir
Downs Way School Hall

The Oxted Rock Choir is led by singing teacher Rebecca Clegg. Over the past few years Rock Choir has entered British peoples hearts with its unique mix of en‐masse singing fundraising television appearances and commitment to community singing in towns like Oxted.…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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16
SEP
FREE taster session at the Sevenoaks Rock Choir
Vine Baptist Church

The local Sevenoaks choir is run by vocal teacher Nik Haley. The choir will be performing locally again soon so its a chance for you to join in sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Nik. Rock Choir…

Location: 6.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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17
SEP
FREE taster session at the East Grinstead Rock Cho
Zambezi Room

Your local East Grinstead choir is run by singerpianist Rebecca Clegg. Our choir is made up of many locals who never thought they could sing or hadnt found the right outlet for their secret singing in the car or shower. I dont…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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17
SEP
FREE taster session at the Kings Hill Rock Choir
Main Hall - Kings Hill School

Your friendly local Kings Hill choir is run by singing teacher Katie Hockley. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Kings Hill Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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17
SEP
FREE taster session at the Orpington Rock Choir
Orpington Methodist Church

The Orpington Rock Choir is led by choir leader Nik Haley. Our choir is made up of people who never thought they would join a choir or would even sing for fun and thats the beauty of joining our choir. I dont…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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18
SEP
FREE taster session at the Gravesend Rock Choir
The Gilt Hall

The Gravesend Rock Choir is led by singerpianist Katie Hockley. Youve probably heard of our mysterious choir flash mobs around the country for Comic Relief our sell‐out performances at venues like the O2 or our hit ITV documentary but at Rock Choir…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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18
SEP
FREE taster session at the Orpington/Petts Wood Ro
Kingsbury Hall - Christ Church United Reformed Church

The Orpington Rock Choir is led by singerpianist Michael Fricker. Over the past few years Rock Choir has become firmly ingrained on the national consciousness with its unique mix of en‐masse singing fundraising television appearances and emphasis on supporting local communities. With…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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18
SEP
FREE taster session at the Tonbridge Rock Choir
The River Centre

The Tonbridge Rock Choir is led by local musician Nik Haley. Rock Choir is unequalled in the opportunities we can offer our members ‐ from performing at top music and arts venues like Wembley Arena and Eurodisney to raising money for some…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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19
SEP
The Comedy Club Dartford
Brands Hatch Thistle Hotel

The Comedy Club Dartford at the Brands Hatch Thistle Hotel on Friday 19th september. 3 Top Comedians as seen on TV.Host Comedian Bryan LaceyA genuinely funny man and a potential comedy star of the future BBC6 MusicBryan found his true calling…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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26
SEP
Ben Montague
Chequer Mead Theatre and Arts Centre

Two years after debut single Haunted took the radio by storm Ben Montague is ready to launch his debut album Tales Of Flying and Falling and announces a tour to celebrate.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
OCT
The Noise Next Door UK Tour 2014
Hazlitt Theatre

After six sell out Edinburgh Festival runs to huge critical acclaim the UK's premiere improv comedy troupe The Noise Next Door will be touring the UK starting on 8th May 2014 and culminating on 21st December 2014. The Noise Next Door are…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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04
OCT
Katherine Ryan
Hazlitt Theatre

Katherine has appeared as a guest on numerous panel shows including 8 OUT OF 10 CATS and NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS she is also due to appear on Q.I. later in the year. She also…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
OCT
Hairspray
The Hazlitt Theatre

IF LIFE WERE EVERYTHING IT SHOULD BE IT WOULD BE MORE LIKE HAIRSPRAY.Hairspray tells the story of overweight Baltimore girl Tracy Turnblad. Shes never been part of the in crowd until winning a coveted spot on the local TV dance program The…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07969 610861
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11
OCT
British Touring Car Championship
Brands Hatch circuit

The traditional British Touring Car Championship season finale takes place on the majestic Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch scene of last years spectacular finale which saw Andrew Jordan crowned as the newest BTCC champion. Expect to see a champion crowned once…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 08434 539000
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01
NOV
Truck Racing and Fireworks
Brands Hatch circuit

Expect fireworks on and off the track this November as the popular racing Trucks blast into Brands Hatch for their spark‐tacular season finale while on Sunday night the darkening skies will be lit up by our now customary dazzling fireworks display.Truck Racing…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08434 539000
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02
NOV
Psychic Gold's Halloween Psychic Fair
The Orchard Spot

Psychic Gold are fast becoming the UKs leading psychic event organisers they bring together at their events the very highest quality psychics mediums card readers and healers all of which are at the very highest level of their gift. Psychic Gold Events…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07724 364333
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08
NOV
Modified Live
Brands Hatch circuit

Modified Live is an interactive event for tuning enthusiasts showcasing the very best in souped‐up machinery and the latest performance products through a fusion of on track action demonstrations and expert advice on modifying your own vehicle.Highlights on the circuit include the…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 08434 539000
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15
NOV
Parkinson's UK Spooky Sprint Hop Farm
The Hop Farm

Youre in for a totally different running experience which will test your nerve as well as your fitness. Its so good its scary.Choose your distance and join us when the sun goes down at The Hop Farm. Bring along your little monsters…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02079 321369
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15
NOV
Spooky Sprint Kent 2014
The Hop Farm

We dare you to run in the Spooky Sprint a race in the dark with only a head torch to light your way. Up for it You're in for a totally different experience which will test your nerve as well as…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02079 321369
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05
MAY
Stewart Francis
Hazlitt Theatre

The star of 'Mock The Week' 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo' embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show A brilliant comic brain... this stand‐up cracks some…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

Tourist Attractions


Hop Farm Country Park

Year round family visitor attraction featuring two museums; indoor and outdoor children's play area's; Shire horse stables; animal farm; pets corner; military vehicle museum; pottery workshop; gift shop and Cafe.…

Teapot Island

Come along and visit the amazing Teapot Island exhibition. With over 3500 teapots, each with it's own unique history, then enjoy yourself with a cream tea, or treat yourself to lunch or dinner in our riverside cafe.Take a walk along the beautiful Kent riverside, and maybe complete your…

Tonbridge Castle

When William the Conquerer came to England in 1066 he brought with him the concept of the castle. He and his men of which there were 12,000 at most, needed rapidly to make themselves secure amongst a potentially hostile population of one and a half million, and simply…

Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle, a squire's home with Tudor roots, hidden in lovely unspoiled Wealden countryside yet only 35 miles from London, was once the seat of the Streatfeilds, and has retained an intimate, timeless appeal through all changes. Chiddingstone Castle is open to the public during the summer…

Finchcocks Musical Museum

The Georgian manor of Finchcocks houses the magnificent Richard Burnett collection of historical keyboard instruments.…

Spa Valley Railway

The Spa Valley Railway runs for 3 miles through the picturesque Kentish Weald countryside between the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and the village of Groombridge, stopping off in between at High Rocks. Come and visit us and enjoy the delights of travelling behind a steam train, through…

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