Royal Victoria Place in Tunbridge Wells creates English country garden as part of summer holiday events

by Lauren Abbott

Step into the wild this summer thanks to a magical installation especially for children at a Kent shopping centre.

Royal Victoria Place in Tunbridge Wells has created an enchanting English country garden themed experience - and it's all indoors!

But there is not long left to catch the attraction - which closes on Monday, August 26.

Meet some magical characters at Royal Victoria Place
Meet some magical characters at Royal Victoria Place

Visitors will be able to meet a number of larger than life creatures within the temporary installation, including the amazing giant Barn Owl puppet who will be taking flight during special interactive shows every Tuesday and Thursday.

Fun and games with Darlington the Deer and Nancy Nutkins the Squirrel are also on offer, who will be leading storytelling adventures exploring the exciting secret lives of favourite countryside creatures.

You can also join the Eco Explorers whilst they take a look through their binoculars during educational trails around the shopping centre and there’s the chance to enjoy interactive fun, games and crafts at the Enchanted Activity Garden located on level 1 opposite M&S.

All events at the shopping centre are free and are designed to encourage young children to learn more about the wonders of the countryside.

Children can visit until August 26
Children can visit until August 26

The garden is open daily until August 26 with the special events on Tuesdays and Thursdays happening at 11am, noon, 2pm and 3pm.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and not left unsupervised. Further information about visiting the shopping centre can be found at

  • For more ideas and suggestions of things to enjoy this summer please click here.

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