Whether you’re looking for the thrill of live music, a day out in a 4x4 or quad bike, adult laser-tag, Hollywood blockbusters or a day out at the football, you’ll find all your entertainment needs covered in Ashford.
Entertainment in Ashford
Ashford might be relatively small, but it punches above its weight when it comes to live music, bands and club nights!
The Revelation is genuinely, well, a revelation. Housed in the beautifully restored St Mary The Virgin Church in the heart of Ashford, The Revelation is the leading music and culture space in town, hosting everything from rock gigs, folk shows, art shows, comedy, Q&A sessions, guest club nights and more. Big names to have visited recently include Craig Charles and Gareth Gates while indie/alternative acts including Martha Wainright and Low have also performed live in recent years.
A pub by day and a cult live music and club night space by night, The Junction is the leading alternative venue in Ashford, happy to put on everything from UK Garage club nights to cutting edge indie, themed music nights, metal, drum and bass and more. The Junction is open until 2am at the weekends with a range of beer, wine, cocktails and spirits behind the bar.
Ashford United F.C.
True Grip Off Road
If running around in fake smoke armed with a laser pack in a WW2-themed arena is your idea of fun, step this way into Battlezone. Located south-west of the town centre in Kingsnorth and a short drive from our Ashford Central hotel, Battlezone is open to kids and adults aged eight and over. There are a range of sessions and battles you can take part in while they also run regular NERF wars that run twice a month.
Explore a vast 3,000-acre site on Eastwell Park Estate on a quad bike or in a 4x4 at the True Grip Off Road centre less than 10 minutes from our Ashford North hotel. With a range of terrain to conquer, including water crossings, steep climbs and rutted tracks, each 4x4 session is one-on-one with an instructor while the quad biking sessions allow for group sessions of three riders to one instructor.
Originally founded in 1891, but resurrected in 2011 after financial difficulties, Ashford United F.C.compete in the Southern Counties East Football League and play their home games at the 3,200-capacity Homelands stadium in Kingsnorth several miles to the south of Ashford. A semi-professional team, Ashford have remained on the outskirts of the major leagues during their history, but have a loyal fanbase and, thanks to their advanced 3G pitch, few games get called off during the season due to snow or a water-logged pitch.
Part of the Eureka Entertainment Centre located a mile to the north of Ashford and a short walk from our Ashford Eureka Leisure Park hotel, Cineworld Ashford is a 12-screen modern cinema complex that screens the latest big-name releases. A short walk from a range of restaurants, cafés and bars including Nando’s, KFC and Chiquito, the cinema has a range of 2D and 3D screens, the normal range of snacks and drinks and its own Baskin Robbins stand.