Four things to do with your older loved ones in Tunbridge Wells

Written by Christophe Locatelli19/12/23

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Tunbridge Wells, nestled in the heart of Kent, is a picturesque town with a rich history and vibrant cultural scene. 

From museums and historical landmarks to scenic gardens and local amenities, there’s something for everyone in Tunbridge Wells. 

Wandering through the charming streets of Royal Tunbridge Wells is a delightful way to spend a day with your loved ones. The town’s historic architecture and vibrant atmosphere are accessible to wheelchair users, with many shops and cafes equipped with ramps. The Pantiles, a popular destination, has paved walkways, making it easy for those with mobility aids to navigate. Restaurants in the area are generally wheelchair-friendly, ensuring that everyone can savour the town’s unique character.

Here are four things to do in Tunbridge Wells and information on their accessibility.

Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery

The Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery is a treasure trove of local history and artistic expression. With exhibits spanning centuries, including art, toys, natural history and more, the museum is wheelchair accessible, ensuring everyone can enjoy its cultural richness. The entrance features ramps, and there are elevators within the museum to facilitate access to different floors. Additionally, staff members are trained to assist visitors with special needs, making it a welcoming experience for everyone, regardless of ability or age.

Calverley Grounds

Calverley Grounds, a beautiful park in the heart of Tunbridge Wells, provides a serene outdoor experience – featuring attractive lawns and ornamental gardens, including an Italianate garden and welcoming café open 9 am-5 pm, seven days a week. All paved paths allow wheelchair users to explore its lush greenery comfortably. Benches are strategically placed throughout the grounds, providing resting spots for those needing a break. 

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Du Vin

Enjoy afternoon tea in one of Tunbridge Wells’ most beautiful Grade-II listed landmarks, with authentic Georgian period details. The hotel offers a classic afternoon tea menu, plus for special occasions you can add a glass of champagne.

The hotel is accessible with a ramp to the main door, lift access and helpful staff ready to assist with any access needs. 

Trinity Theatre

Holding a special place in the heart of the locals, Trinity Theatre is a unique venue in a Grade A-listed church. Year-round, it hosts a varied programme of art exhibitions, theatre, films, dance and opera. 

The venue has parking, which is free for blue badge holders, and has ramp access into the main building. The venue has designated spaces for wheelchair users. There’s also a hearing assistance system, which the staff are trained to use to assist you with using the system and help with any issues. 

 

Useful services and amenities

If your loved one lives in Tunbridge Wells, it can be helpful to familiarise yourself with the following amenities – 

Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Tunbridge Wells Hospital is a large district general hospital in Pembury. It has 512 beds and and provides a full range of clinical services including Accident and Emergency, and dementia. 

Tonbridge Road

Pembury, Tunbridge Wells

Kent, TN2 4QJ

01892 823535

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Imperial Pharmacy 

2-4 The Pantiles

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Kent

TN2 5TN

01892 525 630

info@imperialpharmacy.co.uk

imperialpharmacy.co.uk

 

Carrs Pharmacy

94 Calverley Road

Tunbridge Wells

Kent

TN1 2UN

 01892 542275

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