Unmissable May Half term Days Out at the 7 Wonders of the Weald

Napoleon will be at Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden this weekend!  ‘INVASION KENT’ will take place on Sunday 28 May 10am to 5pm and Bank Holiday Monday 29 May 10.30 to 4.30pm.  Battle Times 11.30am and 3.15pm.  Tour of the camp 1.30pm on both days.  Entry Fee £7.00 adults £1.00 children under 17 / Refreshments available in the Garden Tea Room.  Admission includes entry into the award winning gardens. www.holepark.com

Purchase a Family TravelCard at the Kent & East Sussex Railway in Tenterden between 30 May and 4 June to enjoy unlimited travel between Tenterden and Bodiam Stations and receive a FREE LEGO® make & take activity set.  Family Travelcards (£38 each) offer discounted admission for adults and children (2 adults and up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children). Free Make & Take activity limited to one per Family Travelcard. Additional Make & Take activities are available to purchase online or on the day of your visit.  Save additional 10% when you purchase online at www.kesr.org.uk

Half Term Walks at Scotney Castle 27  May to 4 June.  11.30 to 1pm and 2pm to 3.30pm

After discovering the wonders of the house and gardens visitors can take a guided walk across the estate to learn how to build a den, see where the tree swing is and much more.  Ideal for families the walk will be across the parkland and through some woodland so please wear appropriate footwear.  Walks Start in front of the main house.  On 30 May walk with one of the gardening team to take a look at the various Rhododendrons in the garden, find out how to look after them and learn how identify the different varieties.

Looking ahead here are a few events for the summer months

Taste the Best of Produced in Kent at Biddenden on Sunday 11th June 2017, from 11am till 4pm at Biddenden  Vineyards, Gribble Bridge Lane, Biddenden, TN27 8DF.  The all-day event is in aid of Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.   Visitors will have the opportunity to meet, taste and buy from a wide variety of Kentish producers specialising in cheeses, preserves, sauces and chutneys, pies, fudges, beers and liqueurs, honey, ice cream, wool, crisps, meats and game and much more.  Biddenden’s shop will be open as usual for tastings of all its award winning sparkling and still English wines, ciders and juices. Ploughman’s lunches and refreshments will also be available. Visitors can also choose to take the self-guided tours round the vines and take in the beautiful Kentish scenery.  Admission is free of charge. For more information please visit www.biddendenvineyards.com

Chiddingstone Castle Vintage Fair on June 25th 2017  11am to 4.30pm.  Come and enjoy the colourful Summer Vintage Fair at Chiddingstone Castle with stalls, refreshments, dancing and entertainment from bygone days.  Admission £5 adults; £1 children (5-13); Under 5’s FREE.  Please note that HHA Membership cards, 2 for 1 vouchers and Tea/Admission gift vouchers are not available to be used today, as this is a Special Event Day. www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

Shirley Valentine at the Assembly Theatre Mon 3 – Sat 8 July.  Evenings 7.30pm. Wed & Sat matinee 2.30pm

Signed performance Thu 6 July. Tickets from £15 plus a £1.75 per ticket booking fee www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

Box office 01892 530613

It’s 30 years since Willy Russell introduced audiences to Shirley Valentine, the bored middle-aged Liverpool housewife who rediscovers her zest for life on a holiday in Greece with her girlfriend.   A role made famous by Pauline Collins on stage and screen, the play has been performed all over the world with many great actresses.  This current tour stars Jodie Prenger, who is perhaps best known for winning the role of Nancy in the West End production of Oliver! Most recently Jodie toured the UK in the classic musical Tell Me On A Sunday. She also played the title role in the national tour of the musical Calamity Jane and has starred in One Man, Two Guvnors both in the West End and on tour and as Lady of the Lake in Spamalot. Jodie is also a regular presenter on BBC Radio 2.

A one woman-show, Jodie will captivate the audience with an entertaining performance that is spoken from the heart, expressing Shirley’s desire to be set free from the monotonous mundanity of everyday life as a wife and mother.

To find out more about the wonders and to see all the latest event information visit www.sevenwonders.org.uk

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