What to Do in Ashford Guide
Uncover a world of possibilities in Ashford, offering diverse activities to suit every interest.
Hollywood Bowling Ashford
Experience the thrill of Hollywood Bowling Ashford, where fun and competition collide. Engage in a lively game of bowling, immerse yourself in the excitement of the arcade, and create lasting memories. Whether your celebration is, Hollywood Bowling is your place. From teen parties to team events accompanied with the latest music faves and throwbacks that will make everybody move!
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Getting there: Hollywood Bowling is just 7 minutes walk from Ashford International Station. Leave the station and head to Station Approach, in the intersection turn right onto A2042, continue walking 300m and your destination will be on the right hand side.
Pressure Point Escape Rooms
Challenge your wits and teamwork at Pressure Point Escape Rooms. Choose from a variety of themed escape rooms, each offering a unique and exhilarating adventure that will put your problem-solving skills to the test. Experience the thrill, excitement, and pressure alongside your friends, family, and colleagues!
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Getting there: Getting to Pressure Point Escape Rooms from Ashford International is an easy job. Leave the station and walk toward Station Approach, turn right onto Beaver Rd/A2042 and turn again left to cross the road to Elwick Rd/A292. Continue walking slightly right to stay on Elwick Rd/A292 and turn right onto Apsley St, continue onto Drum Ln and turn right onto New Rents, you will find Pressure Point Escape Rooms at your left hand side.
The Curious Brewery
You might be curious about this brewery and its beer… the truth is that you could embark on a journey of taste at this double awarded brewery located a few steps away from Ashford International. Enjoy informative tours that delve into the art of crafting exceptional brews and the history of The Curious Brewery or should we call it Miss Ellen Adams Brewery? Afterwards, unwind in the welcoming bar and restaurant, savouring a selection of finely brewed beverages directly from the brewery to the tap.
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Getting there: The perfect day is just around the corner, literally! Walk northwest to exit the station and find the path to cross to Ave Jacques Faucheux. Continue onto Victoria Rd and you will find your destination in front of you.
Biddenden Vineyards and Chapel Down
Indulge in the countryside charm of Biddenden Vineyards and Chapel Down. Explore two distinct vineyards, each offering a unique wine experience. Discover the flavours of Kent through the Barnes family history, today second and third generation, in charge of running Biddenden Vineyard since 1969.
Make the most out of your visit and “spark it up” with a stop at Chapel Down, England’s leading sparkling and still wine producer in the heart of Kent.
- Getting to Biddenden Vineyards from Ashford International Station: hop on a Southeastern train to Headcorn, which will take you just 11 min. Once you are in Headcorn, walk 3 minutes to the Railway Station and jump on the 12 Arriva bus to for 4 stops, an additional 13 min. Get off in Woodlands Park and walk along Tenterden Rd until you reach the path on the left side of the road, which will lead you to the vineyard.
- Getting to Chapel Down from Ashford International Station: the easier way to get to Chapel Down is on a bus ride from the station. Hop on the number 2 Stagecoach South East bus to The Vine for 40 min. Then, grab the 312 Stagecoach South East bus to Church and a short walk of 3 min will take you to Chapel Down.
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Does an afternoon tea on a steam train sound like a plan? Step back in time and embrace the romance of steam travel with Kent & East Sussex Railway with an option for everyone. Embark on a nostalgic journey to the history of Kent aboard a historic steam train, relishing scenic views and creating memories along the way.
The K&ESR departs from Tenterden Town Station and travels along Rother Valley for much of the journey, where you can enjoy not just stunning views but you can make the most out of your visit with a stop at the Railway Museum, find out more about the history of K&ESR at the Model Railway Room, Tenterden or visiting Bodiam Castle.
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Getting there: travelling to Kent & East Sussex Railway from Ashford International will take you 40 min with one of the Stagecoach buses. Jump on the number 2 Stagecoach bus to Tenterden, get off at The Vines bus stop and a quick 2 min walk will take you right to Kent & East Sussex Railway (Tenterden Town, Station).
Picture House and Cineworld Ashford
Immerse yourself in cinematic entertainment at Picture House and Cineworld Ashford. Choose between two cinemas, each offering the latest releases in a comfortable and engaging environment. Picture House offers 6 screens and a function room available for private and community hires in a modern setting. Check out their menu for food and drinks and plan a whole experience ahead.
- Getting to Picture House from Ashford International Station will take you 8 min walking. Exit the station and turn left onto Station Approach, walk along the street and turn right onto Beaver Rd. Turn left onto Elwick Rd and in 300m you will find Picture House on your left.
- Getting to Cineworld from Ashford International Station can be achieved with a 10 min taxi ride.