Summer Holiday Fun – Animal Antics! At Kent Life
Jul
24
to Sep 1

Summer Holiday Fun – Animal Antics! At Kent Life

Join us this summer where we are celebrating our animals! Visit cuddle corner, watch an owl flying demonstration, listen to an informative talk, cheer on the ferrets in ferret racing and join in with animal feeding. New for 2019, you can also catch our Animal Antics show with our very own livestock team. There will also be a variety of NEW shows in our Big Top all included within the admission price. Pick up our Summer Holiday Activity Pack complete with “Explorer Card”. Each child completing the card will receive a free Firework Spectacular Ticket.

(Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.25, Family £32.95, Members Free) 
Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU
www.kentlife.org.uk / 01622 763936

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The Henley Country Craft Show
Aug
23
to Aug 26

The Henley Country Craft Show

23-26 AUGUST 2019 · STONOR PARK · HENLEY-ON-THAMES

OPENING TIMES 10AM - 5PM

For August Bank Holiday weekend you won’t want to miss Henley Country Craft Show in the gorgeous grounds of Stonor Park Manor House. Bask in the sunshine as you explore the outdoor markets and marquees filled with homewares, handmade jewellery, clothing and more – all lovingly created by Craftspeople. Enjoy a wide selection of artisan drink and food providers, and relax in the striking landscape to live music.

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Bank Holiday Sunday - Live Music!
Aug
25
5:30 PM17:30

Bank Holiday Sunday - Live Music!

We’d love you to join us on Bank Holiday Sunday when we’ll have live music from fabulous cover band POP NATION plus we will be serving up PAELLA!!

There’ll also be our ever popular Veg & Chicken Thai Curries + Hot Dogs on the menu! 

Food from 5:30pm, Band starts at 6:30pm.

FAMILY FRIENDLY & FREE ENTRY

See you there! 

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Weald Of Kent Country Craft Show
Aug
30
to Sep 1

Weald Of Kent Country Craft Show

4-6 MAY 2019 · PENSHURST PLACE · TONBRIDGE

OPENING TIMES 10AM - 5PM

Discover crafted products and soak up the atmosphere with over 150 stands and activities to experience and enjoy. Craft Workshops, live music run throughout the day and demonstrations in the striking landscape of Penshurst Place – a truly special day for you and your family.

Grab your tickets here

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Boxing Workshop
Sep
7
8:00 AM08:00

Boxing Workshop

Join Enjoy Training in there upcoming boxing workshop. These workshops give you the opportunity to focus a little more on technique, so you can get the maximum benefit from your workout. It’s a fantastic opportunity to challenge body and mind in a fun, energetic class. All equipment is provided. Maximum 8 people per session.

When: Saturday 7th September & Saturday 9th November

8-9.30 am Level 2 (intermediate)

9.30 -11 am Level 1 (beginners)

Where: Eridge Village Hall

Price: £20

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Hops ‘n’ Harvest Beer Festival featuring Basil Brush
Sep
7
to Sep 9

Hops ‘n’ Harvest Beer Festival featuring Basil Brush

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 

Saturday 8th: 10am - 10pm / Sunday 9th: 10am - 6pm 

Our home-grown festival! Join us in the beer tent to sample up to 60 varieties of beer and cider. See the last Coal fired Oast House in Britain and have a go at picking our hops by hand. Enjoy the ‘festini’ atmosphere with a variety of live and local music! Grab a bite to eat from many different caterers, then join in the silent disco in the day, or catch the live DJ on Saturday night. Plus, children’s favourite Basil Brush will be joining us in the Big Top.

(Saturday: Adults £12.00, Concessions £11.00, Children (aged 3-15) £9.00, Family £37.00, Members Free / Sunday: Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.25, Family £32.95, Members Free) 

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU

www.kentlife.org.uk / 01622 763936

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Outdoor cinema: Christopher Robin
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Outdoor cinema: Christopher Robin

Settle down with a picnic in Knole's historic Green Court and enjoy Christopher Robin, last year’s hit starring Ewan MacGregor and Hayley Atwell. Christopher Robin finds himself a long way from Hundred Acre Wood after a stint at boarding school and time serving in the British Army. Will his old childhood pals Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger be able to reignite his sense of childlike wonder and remind him of the important things in life?

Imagine watching a film against a fairytale backdrop, as if the characters could walk straight off the big screen into the audience and no-one would bat an eyelid.

Gates open at 6.30pm, the film will start at 7.30pm. Entry to the Gatehouse Tower is included in the ticket price between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

Adults £12, children (up to 17 years) £7.50.

Tickets must be booked in advance via the National Trust website.

Film provided by The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show.

Image copyright 2018 Disney Enterprises Inc. All rights reserved.

Knole - National Trust Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 0RP

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Tunbridge Wells Autumn Fair
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Tunbridge Wells Autumn Fair

Our Summer Fair is back and bigger than ever. Taking place at the beautiful One Warwick Park Hotel, you'll be able to shop a handpicked selection of products from small businesses in Kent and East Sussex. Shop jewellery, candles, art, gifts, cards, homeware, bath products, ceramics, clothing and so much more. Our events are free entry to the general public. 

Venue: One Warwick Park Hotel Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TA

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Beacon Academy Whole School Open Day
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Beacon Academy Whole School Open Day

Our increasingly popular Open Saturday provides visitors with the chance to explore every aspect of life at Beacon Academy and discover what we can offer your child to ensure they make the best progress possible within our highly aspirational, ambitious, challenging and supportive learning environment.

Students from all year groups and their families are welcome to attend this interactive open event from 10:00am - 1:00pm. There is no need to book.

Visiting families are given the opportunity to:

  • Explore the Academy and view our enviable facilities.

  • Visit subject departments to meet departmental staff, try an activity and chat to students.

  • Attend a talk from our Headteacher, Ms Anna Robinson, members of the Senior Leadership Team, students and parents, outlining our standards, expectations and achievements and providing insight into our structured transition programme.

For more info please visit Beacon’s website by clicking here

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Apple and Cider Fayre 
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Apple and Cider Fayre 

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October, 10am – 5pm 

Celebrating the Apple Harvest, the Apple and Cider Fayre showcases our amazing range of home grown apples. Both eaters and cookers will be handpicked from our historic orchards only days before the festival and will be on sale throughout the weekend.  Don’t forget to visit the apple pressing demo. Why not sample some of our hand pressed apple juice or visit our cider tent? Don’t forget to join in the tractor driving course!

(Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.25, Family £32.95, Members Free) 

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU

www.kentlife.org.uk / 01622 763936

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Beacon Academy Bookable Open Morning Tours
Oct
7
to Oct 11

Beacon Academy Bookable Open Morning Tours

Guided by our Student Ambassadors, visitors are invited to tour the Academy to see the school in action on a normal day and meet key members of staff. Visitors are able to gain insight from their student guides, to observe lessons in action and meet our Headteacher, Ms Robinson, our Head of Year 7 and other key members of staff involved with the transition of students from primary to secondary education. Open Mornings begin at 8:45am and end at 11:00am.

Please note that booking for our Open Morning Tours is essential.

For more information please visit the Beacon website by clicking here

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Marcus Cinganelli 
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Marcus Cinganelli 

Friday 11th October , Doors open at 7.30pm

Join the renowned Kent Psychic Marcus Cinganelli for an evening of clairvoyance and entertainment. Marcus's shows are full of energy, humour and outstanding accuracy, making for a truly entertaining and thought provoking evening.

(Adults only – age 16+ £12.00, Kent Life Members £10.00) 

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU

www.kentlife.org.uk / 01622 763936

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Halloween Spooktacular
Oct
19
to Oct 27

Halloween Spooktacular

A spooky week of pumpkin carving, trick or treating, creepy bugs and fancy dress competitions. Come along and trick or treat in our historic houses if you dare!

(Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.25, Family £32.95, Members Free) 

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU

www.kentlife.org.uk / 01622 763936

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Kent Life After Dark
Oct
23
5:00 PM17:00

Kent Life After Dark

Wednesday 23rd October, 5pm- 8pm

Come along and join us after dark to explore the spooky sights that Kent Life has to offer. Venture on a spooky guided tour in the houses if you dare (6pm – 7pm –suitable for younger guests, 7pm – 8pm for ages 8 and up) or visit the Ugly Bug ball. Take a ride on our Land train and hear a ghostly tale or two. 

(Combined DAY & NIGHT admission: Adults £11.95, Concessions £10.95, Children (aged 3-15) £10.25, Family £38.95, Members Free)

(After Dark admission only: Adults £6.95, Concessions £5.95, Children (aged 3-15) £5.95, Family £21.95, Members Free)

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU

www.kentlife.org.uk/ 01622 763936

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Fireworks Spectacular
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Fireworks Spectacular

Saturday 2nd November and Sunday 3rd November, 3pm – 8pm

Be amazed by our fire performers as we countdown to the lighting of our Bonfire followed by our annual spectacular musical firework display. Join us in this momentous celebration in marking the end of our season and the beginning of our winter festivities. The evening will be entertaining for all ages including children’s fairground rides, glow sticks and music. Bonfire to be lit at 6.15pm and fireworks set off at 6.30pm.

(Adults £12.00, Concessions £11.00, Children (aged 3-15) £10.00, Family £40.00, Members discounts available) 

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU

www.kentlife.org.uk / 01622 763936

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Beacon Academy Sixth Form Open Evening
Nov
6
5:00 PM17:00

Beacon Academy Sixth Form Open Evening

Students and their families are invited to join us for an interactive tour of our specialist Sixth Form Centre from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to chat with current Sixth Form students and listen to student-led subject presentations, to meet with staff and learn about the wide range of courses available, discovering all we do to support and enable students to progress towards achieving their future ambitions and destinations including the most prestigious academic and creative institutions. Presentations from Assistant Headteacher Post-16, Mr Steve Baker and Heads of Years 12 and 13 take place in the Main Hall.

For more information please visit the Beacon website by clicking here

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Boxing Workshop
Nov
9
8:00 AM08:00

Boxing Workshop

Join Enjoy Training in there upcoming boxing workshop. These workshops give you the opportunity to focus a little more on technique, so you can get the maximum benefit from your workout. It’s a fantastic opportunity to challenge body and mind in a fun, energetic class. All equipment is provided. Maximum 8 people per session.

When: Saturday 7th September & Saturday 9th November

8-9.30 am Level 2 (intermediate)

9.30 -11 am Level 1 (beginners)

Where: Eridge Village Hall

Price: £20

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Christmas on the Home Front – WWII Experience
Nov
23
to Nov 24

Christmas on the Home Front – WWII Experience

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November, 10am – 4pm

Step back into yesteryear and re-live the festive season in the 1940’. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of ‘Christmas on the Home Front’ Among the attractions will be ‘make do and mend’ lessons, drill displays buy the Home Guard, a 1940’s school lesson, shops from the era and a rehabilitation centre for injured RAF pilots.

(Adults £6.95, Concessions £5.95, Children (aged 3-15) £5.95, Family £21.95, Members Free) 

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU

www.kentlife.org.uk / 01622 763936

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Farm Nativity
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Farm Nativity

Sunday 8th December, From 3pm (open as usual in day 10am – 3pm)

Come and experience the living Nativity with our very own farmyard friends. Working together with Maidstone Family Church we will take you on a journey through our grounds to discover the nativity story scenes and join in the traditional Christmas Carolling. All children are encouraged to dress up and be part of the Nativity) 

(Adults £6.95, Concessions £5.95, Children (aged 3-15) £5.95, Family £21.95, Members Free)

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU

www.kentlife.org.uk / 01622 763936

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Christmas Holidays At Kent Life
Dec
27
to Jan 5

Christmas Holidays At Kent Life

Friday 27th December – Sunday 5th January, 10am – 3pm

There's a whole host of festive fun, visit cuddle corner, join in with games on the green, take a fun farm ride or get creative in the paint-a-pot studio. There's also indoor and outdoor play to enjoy, or take time to explore our range of historic buildings, all decorated for Christmas. If you need to warm up, Dotty's is perfect for a tasty hot chocolate and a whole host of food options. Please note, Kent Life will be closed on Wednesday 1st January 2020.

(Adults £6.95, Concessions £5.95, Children (aged 3-15) £5.95, Family £21.95, Members Free)

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU

www.kentlife.org.uk/ 01622 763936

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Penshurst Summer Fair
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Penshurst Summer Fair

Our Summer Fair is back and bigger than ever. Taking place at the beautiful Kingdom, you'll be able to shop a handpicked selection of products from small businesses in Kent and East Sussex. Shop jewellery, candles, art, gifts, cards, homeware, bath products, ceramics, clothing and so much more. Our events are free entry to the general public. 

Venue: Kingdom, Penshurst, Tonbridge TN11 8DU

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Green Gardening and Chilli Fair
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Green Gardening and Chilli Fair

Our annual Chilli Festival is back once again but this year with a difference! We are combining our passion for sustainable, edible gardening with our usual chilli celebrations. All still based at our site, at the Abbey School, Faversham. Entry by donation to a Faversham charity and Abbey School Environmental projects. There will be lots of stalls, activities, music, local food and of course chillies plus much more being announced through the summer. We have changed the dates for 2019 to avoid clashing with other local events.

Address: Edibleculture, The Abbey School, London Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8RZ

Phone number: 01795 537662

Website: www.edibleculture.co.uk

Email: info@edibleculture.co.uk

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Biddenden Tractorfest
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Biddenden Tractorfest

An old fashioned, inexpensive day out for the whole family in the beautiful Weald of Kent.
Many varied arena displays, tractors, horticulture machinery, classic cars, vehicle displays, tractor rides, craft stalls, children’s entertainment, live music and food and drink stalls celebrating local produce.

Woolpack Corner, Tenterden
Road, Kent TN27 8BH.

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Whitstable Summer Fair
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Whitstable Summer Fair

Our Summer Fair is back and bigger than ever. Taking place at the beautiful Umbrella Centre, you'll be able to shop a handpicked selection of products from small businesses in Kent and East Sussex. Shop jewellery, candles, art, gifts, cards, homeware, bath products, ceramics, clothing and so much more. Our events are free entry to the general public. 

Venue: The Umbrella Centre, 10 Oxford St, Whitstable, CT5 1DD

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National Play Day!
Aug
7
11:00 AM11:00

National Play Day!

Join Kent High Weald Partnership and Friends of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park for our annual day for play! Free fun for all the family!

The event will take place in the usual spot - the small pitch next to the skate park.

Grosvenor & Hilbert Park Upper Grosvenor Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3GG

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C.A.P (Child Abduction Prevention) Workshop
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

C.A.P (Child Abduction Prevention) Workshop

A C.A.P (Child Abduction Prevention) workshop run by COBRA Defense Systems, that teaches children in an age appropriate and fun way about how to deal with real life situations.

Children must be accompanied by an adult* as COBRA gives proactive strategies and skills that you can reinforce with your child to help keep them safe.

When? Sunday 4th August, 1pm - 3pm

Where? Ismini Phillips Studios, 31 Angel Lane, Tonbridge

Children aged 5-11 (12 & 13 years are welcome)

£20 per child

To book, contact Lee from COBRA on 07702287818 or email info@isminiphillips.com.

*Adult admission is free but must be in attendance throughout the workshop.



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Tunbridge Wells Summer Fair
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Tunbridge Wells Summer Fair

Our Summer Fair is back and bigger than ever. Taking place at the beautiful One Warwick Park Hotel, you'll be able to shop a handpicked selection of products from small businesses in Kent and East Sussex. Shop jewellery, candles, art, gifts, cards, homeware, bath products, ceramics, clothing and so much more. Our events are free entry to the general public. 

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See Peter Rabbit! At Kent Life
Aug
3
10:00 PM22:00

See Peter Rabbit! At Kent Life

New for 2019, Peter Rabbit makes his first visit to Kent Life, making appearances at Intervals throughout the day. Join in one of the many activities and get a bite to eat in Dotty’s tea rooms. 

(Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.25, Family £32.95, Members Free) 

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU

www.kentlife.org.uk / 01622 763936

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A Taste of Tunbridge Wells Featuring Local & Live
Jul
27
10:30 AM10:30

A Taste of Tunbridge Wells Featuring Local & Live

Local & Live is delighted to have a stage at The Market Square in Camden Road for 'A TASTE OF TUNBRIDGE WELLS' as part of the Tunbridge Wells Farmers Markets. FREE ENTRY - Music from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 27th July and 11am to 4pm on Sunday 28th July. line up listed below (subject to change)

Saturday July 27th

11am - Stuart Evans 12noon - Joe Ackerley
1pm - Jack Mackey 2pm - The River Flows
3pm - Steve Hewitt 4pm Charlie Rivers tbc (duo set)

Sunday. July 28th

11am - Son of Kirk (duo set) 12noon - The Good Ship Band
1pm - Infrared (acoustic set) 2pm - Steffan James
3pm - Ryan Weeks

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Ice Cream Festival
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Ice Cream Festival

Kent Life welcomes back the Ice Cream Festival! Sample tasters of what is to offer from many ice cream vendors and sweet stalls. Take part in the animal activities or visit our face painter. Why not sit back and listen to the bands perform on the Dairy stage. Or take a trip on our fun farm ride!

(Adults £9.95, Concessions £8.95, Children (aged 3-15) £8.25, Family £32.95, Members Free) 

Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3AU

www.kentlife.org.uk / 01622 763936

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Family Winnie the Pooh Walk
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Family Winnie the Pooh Walk

A exciting, activity walk to explore the beautiful landscape of the Winnie the Pooh Books. Can you follow Pooh's footsteps, find a house and join the expedition to the north pole.

Approximately 2km, suitable for all who can walk this far. There will be time to stop for a little smackerel of something along the way to help keep us all going.

No dogs.

£10 per family. Please book a place on eventbrite.co.uk

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Refresher Day
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Refresher Day

The Day Pass for this event will include 5 classes (bootybarre, Awareness through Movement, Stretch, Latin Vibes and Pilates), lunch and refreshments. (Half Day Passes are also available on request). There will be massage, reflexology and aromatherapy treatments throughout the day at an additional cost.* 

The early bird price is £75 if booked before 30th June.**

Email info@isminiphillips.com for more information and to find out how to book onto the day.

*booking a treatment entitles you to 10% off the Day Pass ticket price.

**Day Passes booked after 30th June will be £85

https://www.facebook.com/events/2654921937915747/

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Scavenger Hunt
Jul
20
10:00 PM22:00

Scavenger Hunt

Join Paws cafe in their first birthday celebrations. A scavenger hunt across tonbridge high street involving many local businesses where those taking part will have to collect and find things, all of which they can keep at the end (badges, stickers ect)

It will be free or (donation to the cats) to take part.

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Gin 130 At Roundoak Farm
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Gin 130 At Roundoak Farm

Returning this summer with another Gin 130 at Roundoak Farm!

You’re invited you to once again enjoy an evening in our beautiful woodland clearing, sampling some of the finest music, food and drink that Kent has to offer..

They’ll be serving up some delicious Roundoak Farm reared meat, served up by the very special Core Meals & available to buy on the night, so come hungry!

The gin selections will be brought to you by some very special local Kent distilleries, Maiden , Anno and Wild Spirits and we'll be hosting another bar for you lovers of fine ales.

This year, the music and your soundtrack for the evening, will be brought to you by the Aid Lewis Duo
followed by a great band, some floor fillers to take us into the night.

Buy your tickets here

Venue: Roundoak Farm, Sutton Valence

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ShackFest at The Poacher & Partridge
Jul
19
to Jul 21

ShackFest at The Poacher & Partridge

This June & July join The poacher & Partridge as they combine music, food, drinks & crafts for an amazing two-day festival at The Potting Shed, The Vineyard & The Poacher & Partridge.

On Friday 19th - Sunday 21st July The Poacher & Partridge will welcome headliners Mercury (Friday) Britpop Collective (Saturday) & Reyes (Sunday) alongside a huge line up of live music.

Serving food from their Burger Shack & Bar, wood fired pizza oven & they’ll also have our retro popcorn machine & Cornish dairy ice creams.

The festivals will be plenty of fun for the whole family with face painters, craft stalls & games! They’lll also be fundraising for The Big Cat Sanctuary.

The Poacher & Partridge Hartlake Rd, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 0PH

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Beer Festival At The Mark Cross Inn
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Beer Festival At The Mark Cross Inn

Join us for our spectacular annual Beer Festival. A weekend of live music, tasty BBQ delights and a great selection of real ales and ciders. A fun, free family event for all. Kicking off on Friday 19th July and running all weekend until the Sunday evening. Bookings can still be made for tables in the pub for lunch or dinner.

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Ladies' Summer Slipper Camp
Jul
15
to Jul 19

Ladies' Summer Slipper Camp

Located at the Little Silver Country Hotel in Tenterden
Slipper Camps are unique mini-breaks for women that include a range of creative workshops, fun social activities, country walks, and visits to historic houses and gardens. During the 4-night stay in July the workshops include Soft Furnishing Making, Drawing/Art with Watercolours, Flower Arranging, Garden Design & Colour, plus a Make Up Masterclass. Evening activities include a fun quiz, book club discussion and a Murder Mystery dinner. On the last morning there's a visit to Sissinghurst Castle Gardens. 

So why not book to come along and enjoy lovely shared experiences and laughter with other like-minded ladies, whilst staying full-board in your own ensuite bedroom, with delicious food from the hotel's à la carte menu prepared by the chef from local produce. Prices, further details and booking information can be found on the Slipper Camps website or phone 07774 294309.(Please note that these events are run by Slipper Camps Ltd, and not by the Little Silver Country Hotel).

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Tonbridge Sunday Funday
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Tonbridge Sunday Funday

Back by popular demand - the ultimate FREE day of fun for all the family in the heart of Tonbridge. Gate entrance and access to all fun and entertainment is completely free. (Food and drink will be on sale). Everyone is welcome.

Longmead Stadium, Tonbridge, Kent

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