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Hever Castle
Town: Hever
Event: Hever Castle

Location: Hever Castle, TN8 7NG
Date(s): 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017

Dating back to the 13th century, Hever Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Mother of Elizabeth I. It formed the unlikely backdrop to a sequence of tumultuous events that changed the course of Britain’s history, monarchy and religion.

Its panelled rooms house fine furniture, tapestries, antiques and what is regarded as ‘one of the best collections of Tudor portraits after the National Portrait Gallery’ by David Starkey. The Book of Hours Room beautifully illuminates two prayer books which belonged to Anne Boleyn and bear her inscriptions and signature.

Hever Castle is what every child wants a castle to be: crenellated, moated and haunted. A permanent exhibition in the Long Gallery brings the 16th century to life with costumed figures illustrating key events in Anne’s life at the Castle.

When visiting the Castle we recommend you allow at least an hour to enjoy it. View opening times for final entry and final exit.

Tel: +44 (0)1732 865224 Email: info@hevercastle.co.uk

Website: www.hevercastle.co.uk

Chartwell House
Town: Westerham
Event: Chartwell House

Location: Mapleton Road, Westerham, TN16 1PS
Date(s): 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017

Discover the house that Churchill called home, where he brought up his young family. Decorated as it was in the 1930s, make your way through rooms like the library, study, sitting room and dining room displayed as if the family have only just left the room.

Explore the museum rooms filled with gifts that Churchill received and see the original collection that Churchill and the family kept at Chartwell.

As you make your way around the house uncover the home and family man behind the statesman.

Entrance to the house is by timed ticket only, every 10 minutes, and these can be collected from the visitor welcome centre when you arrive. Please show these to the team at the front of the house in the allocated time. All visits to the house are self-guided as opposed to tours, but our friendly team of volunteers are on hand in each of the rooms to answer your questions.

Telephone +441732868381, Email chartwell@nationaltrust.org.uk

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

Penshurst Place & Gardens
Town: Penshurst
Event: Penshurst Place & Gardens

Location: Penshurst Place & Gardens, TN11 8DG
Date(s): 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017

Penshurst Place has been owned by the Sidney family since 1552; after passing through the hands of two of Henry IV’s sons, followed by Henry VIII who used it as a hunting lodge. Given to Anne of Cleves as part of her divorce settlement from Henry VIII, it was then briefly in the hands of Sir Ralph Fane and was finally gifted by Henry VIII’s son, Edward VI, to his loyal steward and tutor, Sir William Sidney.

House & Gardens open daily from 1st April to 29th October

Tel: + 44 (0) 1892 870307, Email: contactus@penshurstplace.com

Website: www.penshurstplace.com

Chiddingstone Castle
Town: Chiddingstone
Event: Chiddingstone Castle

Location: Chiddingstone Castle, TN8 7AD
Date(s): 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017

Chiddingstone Castle - An Englishman’s home…
Chiddingstone Castle is an impressive Historic House filled with exotic treasures in an idyllic country setting – home of the late antiquarian Denys Bower and formerly the Streatfeild family since the 17th Century – now a visitor attraction and an award-winning wedding venue.

Chiddingstone Castle, the Gardens, the Tea Room and Gift Shop are open on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays ONLY until the end of October. Admission to the Castle is £9.50 per adult; £4.50 per child (5-13); under 5s FREE. For more information on visiting the Castle, please see our Visit Us page or look at our What’s On page to discover our upcoming special events.

Tel: +44 (0)1892 870347, Email: events@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

Website: www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

Gruffalo Spotters Trails
Town: Nearby
Event: Gruffalo Spotters Trails

Location: Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, TN17 2SJ
Date(s): 24/02/2017 - 24/09/2017

The Gruffalo brought to life in Bedgebury National Pinetum and forest with new augmented reality app

The Gruffalo Spotter has been designed for exclusive use at 26 forests across England where visitors can join the adventure through the deep dark wood. The trail will open at Bedgebury on Friday 24 February.

Families can follow clues on an interactive trail and track signs of their favourite characters based on The Gruffalo, best-selling picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

The self-led trail is packed with fun facts about forest animals with fantastic activities along the way. Once families have spotted the characters, they can use the app to bring the 3D character animation to life and take photos with them.

The Gruffalo Spotter app is free from the App Store, Google Play and Amazon and requires downloading before your visit.


For further details please visit www.forestry.gov.uk/gruffalo

Website: www.forestry.gov.uk/bedgebury

Museum Tours
Town: Edenbridge
Event: Museum Tours

Location: Eden Valley Museum, 72 High Street, TN8 5AR
Date(s): 03/08/2017 - 07/12/2017

On the first Thursday of the month, join a member of our Museum Team for a 30
minute tour of the galleries which span the history of the Eden Valley. The tour will
take you from Stone Age artefacts to modern-day local heroes.

3rd August
5th September
5th October
2nd November
7th December

Each tour of the museum is free and starts at 10.30 am, no booking required. Join us
to learn more about the Eden Valley.

Twitter: @EdenMuseumKent Facebook: www.facebook.com/edenvalleymuseum

Website: www.evmt.org.uk

Coffee Mornings
Town: Edenbridge
Event: Coffee Mornings

Location: Eden Valley Museum, 72 High Street, TN8 5AR
Date(s): 05/08/2017 - 02/12/2017

On the first Saturday of every month join us for a special open morning. Enjoy a visit
to the museum, refreshments and share your memories and experiences of the
Eden Valley.
Alongside tea and cake we will bring out objects and photos not currently on display
and allow you to handle the collection.
Entry is free, first come first serve (10 visitors at a time, no booking required).

5th August
2nd September
7th October
4th November
2nd December

Twitter: @EdenMuseumKent Facebook: www.facebook.com/edenvalleymuseum

Website: www.evmt.org.uk

Pop-up Cafe
Town: Four Elms
Event: Pop-up Cafe

Location: Playing field behind the school
Date(s): 07/08/2017 - 23/10/2017

A New Pop-up Café coming to Four Elms

Venue: The playing field behind the school

Monday 7th August
Monday 4th September
Monday 23rd October
10.30 - 12.30

Come & get together with old friends and new & have a free (donations welcome!) cuppa and a delicious slice of cake. We’ll have all sorts of local information on board or you can just come for a chat.

If you have any queries please contact:
Charlotte Cole, Parish Clerk on 01732 865547 or email cler@hever.org

Please help spread the word! Everyone welcome!




Introduction To Permaculture Gardening
Town: Chiddingstone
Event: Introduction To Permaculture Gardening

Location: Bore Place, Chiddingstone, TN8 7AR
Date(s): 04/10/2017

Wednesday 4th October 9:30am - 4:00pm

Adult tickets: £59.00

Learn how to apply permaculture principles to the design of your garden space to achieve maximum productivity for minimal workload in an earth-friendly way.

The course will be interactive, with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion, and will involve practical activities outdoors.

Please arrive at 9:30am for a cup of tea/coffee, ready for a 10:00am start. Course fee includes lunch.


01732 463255

Website: www.boreplace.org/whats-on

Astronomy Evening
Town: Chiddingstone
Event: Astronomy Evening

Location: Bore Place, Chiddingstone, TN8 7AR
Date(s): 06/10/2017

Friday 6th October 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Adult tickets: £6.00
Child tickets: £4.00

Join the Edenbridge and District Astronomers for an evening looking at the night sky. Fingers crossed for a clear night sky so we can look through telescopes to see Saturn and the Moon. We will be going ahead whatever the weather with lots of interesting sky related demos, activities and talks. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions and find out about how to get into astronomy.

Refreshments will be provided.

We hope to have some time outside so please dress for the weather. It is advised that you wear boots in case the ground is muddy!

Suitable for children aged 5 and up.


01732 463255

Website: www.boreplace.org/whats-on

Kentish Curries
Town: Chiddingstone
Event: Kentish Curries

Location: Bore Place, Chiddingstone, TN8 7AR
Date(s): 12/10/2017

Thursday 12th October 9:30am - 4:00pm

Adult tickets: £65.00

Using local seasonal ingredients, learn how to create versions of curries from around the world, including saag paneer, dal, veal curry and a vegetable wat. Participants will work in small groups to create the delicious curries, some for sharing at lunch others to take home to enjoy!

The course fee includes all ingredients, lunch and refreshments.

Please arrive at 9.30am for a cup of tea/coffee, ready for a 10am start.


01732 463255

Website: www.boreplace.org/whats-on

Christmas Fair in aid of Cancer Research UK
Town: Westerham
Event: Christmas Fair in aid of Cancer Research UK

Location: The Grasshopper Inn, TN16 2EU
Date(s): 08/11/2017

Our fabulous annual Christmas Fair! Come and do all your shopping in the wonderful ambience of this old coaching inn.

oxted.cruk@gmail.com

Website: www.facebook.com/events/918639861568294/

Oktoberfest at The Little Brown Jug
Town: Chiddingstone Causeway
Event: Oktoberfest at The Little Brown Jug

Location: The Little Brown Jug, TN11 8JJ
Date(s): 22/09/3017 - 24/09/2017

Friday 22 September - Sunday 24 September

Our annual Oktoberfest with free entry!

There will be many beers and ales to try, a gin bar (Saturday only), rodeo bull (Saturday only), live music, traditional Bavarian food and a virtual reality tepee.

Tel 01892 870318

Website: www.thelittlebrownjug.co.uk