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Dates announced for 2018 Literary Festival at Chiddingstone Castle in Kent

  Chiddingstone Castle is looking forward to delivering another fantastic literary festival between Sunday 6 May and Tuesday 8 May 2018 when a great new line-up of authors, illustrators, poets and children’s performers will be at the Castle. Once again, the festival will be sponsored by investment management firm Brooks Macdonald. The festival programme will […]

Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink News

  Father Christmas in Kent Father Christmas and his friendly elves will be welcoming families visiting the picturesque Calverley Grounds ice rink in Royal Tunbridge Wells on selected dates from Saturday 2 December to Sunday 24 December 2017. Each personalised family visit will allow plenty of time to talk to Father Christmas before children choose a gift and have […]

Steam into the New Year on the Kent & East Sussex Railway

Feeling a bit flat after Christmas, then why not visit Tenterden’s Steam Railway and enjoy a nostalgic journey through the beautiful winter landscape on either 30, 31 December 2017 or 1 January 2018. After trains leave the picturesque town of Tenterden they travel across the marshes and Wealden Valley to the stations at Rolvenden, Wittersham […]

All aboard the Santa Specials at the Kent & East Sussex Railway

Take a magical steam train journey to meet Santa this Christmas on the railway’s popular Santa Specials. At Tenterden Station the beautiful Victorian carousel provides unlimited free rides for the young and young at heart alike. There will also be a delightful miniature Christmas model village to stroll round at Tenterden Station. On board the […]

Take a Spine Tingling ride on the Fright Night Express and enjoy Spell Binding Adventures this Halloween at the Kent & East Sussex Railway

Image by Stuart Kirk Halloween High Jinx event Tuesday 24 October to Thursday 26 October 2017 Have a fun day out at Tenterden’s Steam Railway this Halloween with a relaxing return train journey between Tenterden and Bodiam stations hauled by a heritage steam or diesel engine and enjoy all the free family-friendly events including ‘Mr […]

Chiddingstone Castle Christmas Fair 2017

Chiddingstone Castle’s annual Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 25 November 2017 between 10am and 4pm.  Admission £5. Choose your ideal festive gifts from over 60 beautifully laid out stalls in the Castle’s historic rooms and marquee.  Mulled wine and mince pies will add to the seasonal cheer! The beautiful countryside location of this lovely […]

Chiddingstone Castle School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Enjoy the magic of Chiddingstone Castle’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!  During half term week Thursday, Friday and Saturday 26, 27 and 28 October – 11am to 1.30pm or 2 to 4.30pm.   Meet the School’s Headmaster Wizard on arrival and be ‘sorted’ into your house.  Then attend special classes of Potion Making, Choir Practice, […]

Steam along to the Kent & East Sussex Railway this summer where Kids Travel for Free!

  This summer families can enjoy a fun day out on Tenterden’s Steam Railway while enjoying a fantastic summer promotion which allows one child to travel for free with every adult travelcard purchased!  The promotion will run between 25 July and 3 September 2017. The railway’s beautifully restored steam locomotive and carriages will take everyone […]