Looking for things to do in Tunbridge Wells this Christmas?
Plan some truly special days out with friends, family and loved ones this Christmas.
With a special Santa’s grotto including festive gifts, an unmissable teddy bear and a giant bauble plus an incredible selection of toy stores, beauty halls and treatment rooms – Royal Victoria Place is all about festive days out that bring home the joy and celebration of Christmas.
Plan your day out, enjoy locally sourced delicious breakfast, lunches and afternoon teas to make your gift shopping part of the Christmas celebrations.
Make a wish with Santa and join our Christmas trail
Santa is coming to town… Every weekend in November (from the 12th) and then every day in December (right up to Christmas Eve when he gets a little bit too busy), Santa will be meeting and greeting little ones of all ages to find out if they’ve been naughty or nice and to find out what’s top of their wishlist.
Book your spot for mystery gifts and a special photo then explore our Christmas trail which includes a cuddly teddy bear, a giant bauble and more…
Enjoy gifting appointments and beauty treatments at Fenwick
Fenwick is the most indulgent space to truly enjoy Christmas shopping in style. With gift cards, free parking when you spend over £30 and in-house gifting experts to help you find the most thoughtful and tailored gifts for loved ones, you can book appointments or plan a personal shopping experience.
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With a beauty hall that’s home to some of the world’s most gorgeous beauty brands including Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown, Nars and Jo Malone, Fenwick also offers in-house beauty and grooming services with beauty bars and treatment rooms from Clarins, Aveda, Liz Earle, Dermalogica, Blink Brow and Nails Inc.
Enjoy lunch with friends, family and loved ones
Take a much-needed break with delicious food, coffee and cakes between gift shopping. The Terrace at Fenwick features locally sourced ingredients with menus of breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea along with a carefully selected wine list. Taste Wells is also a must-visit. An independent, family-run cafe, it’s known for its sandwiches, homemade lasagne and cakes.
Do all of your shopping…
For beautifully wrapped gifts that’ll look gorgeous under the tree, head to Fenwick, Oliver Bonas, French Connection, Marks & Spencer, Hobbs and Next for classic colourful knits, gorgeous winter coats and convertible accessories. JD Sports is also a must-visit for sportswear and this season’s sneakers.
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For enduring jewellery and keepsakes they’ll love, Ernest Jones and Pandora have a host of thoughtful design while gift sets come courtesy of L’Occitane’s Provençal selection, Lush’s eco and vegan friendly bath bombs, designer brands at The Perfume Shop and The Body Shop’s grooming and beauty finds.
For all your Christmas food and drink, find delicious ideas and party food at Marks & Spencer with seasonal specials including layered Christmas turkey pie, the Collection Christmas Village dessert and mini steamed buns. They also have a huge selection of condiments, antipasti and cheese, chips and dips, chocolate and biscuit boxes. Finish off with stocking filler caramel penguins and mince pie drinking chocolate from Hotel Chocolat.
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Take them to visit the toy shops of their dreams
Help them find inspiration for their Santa wishlists with fun visits to some of Royal Victoria Place’s toy, puzzle and book stores: we’ve got Kids Stuff, Marks & Spencer Accessorize, Claire’s, HMV and Paperchase. It’s Christmas morning all wrapped up!
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