Unmissable Summer Holiday Events at the 7 Wonders of the Weald

HAIRY MCLARY at the Assembly Theatre in Tunbridge Wells  – Thu 24 Aug 2:00pm ‘Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy.’

This show is a must for the whole family with music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary characters including Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse – Bottomley Potts, covered in spots – Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum and Scarface Claw – the toughest tomcat in town.    www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk   Box office 01892 530613  Tickets from £9 plus booking fee.

Changeling Theatre to Perform Hamlet at Biddenden Vineyards – 6th August 2017, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Never out of season or fashion, William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a story of human mortality and struggle, and the frailty of human relationships.

It’s a brilliant, relevant play for modern times and always popular with theatre audiences. Alex Phelps takes the title role in Changeling’s dynamic production.

Bring your picnic blankets along to celebrate the Changeling’s 20th anniversary and enjoy the play with the summer evening sun and vines in the backdrop.  Drinks will be available to buy from the bar and ice cream in the interval.  Tickets are available through the Changeling Box Office.

All aboard the Biddenden Cider Express… on 1st September 2017 6.30 to 10pm

Biddenden Vineyards has teamed up with the Kent & East Sussex Railway to offer cider lovers an exciting steam train experience.

The Biddenden Cider Express evening special will depart from Tenterden Station and chug a leisurely 21 miles across the beautiful Kent and Sussex countryside to Bodiam and those on board can enjoy award-winning ciders and juices as well as a freshly prepared hot meal.

There will also be a live band playing at Bodiam Station for the duration of the stop. For rail enthusiasts, the steam train will consist of a 5-car Mk.1 set.

Board from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm departure, Tenterden to Bodiam return. Arrival back to Tenterden at 9.45pm, allowing for connection with public

transport to Maidstone and Ashford. Fare £20 to include a souvenir pint glass and first drink, add a hot meal for £9 and all cider £3.00 a pint on the night.

Booking with the Kent & East Sussex Railway only on 01580 765155. For more information www.kesr.org.uk

Summer walks at Scotney Castle (Free with Admission) – From Sat 22 Jul to 6 August 2017 11:30 – 13:00

This wildlife centered walk is perfect for all ages. Meadow butterflies, patrolling dragonflies, wild flowers, trees in full leaf as well as historic landscape features will be pointed out by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic estate guides.

Summer at the Kent & East Sussex Railway – 25 July to 3 September 

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 on a journey through the beautiful Wealden countryside to Bodiam where passengers can choose to take a 15 minute walk to see the amazing Bodiam Castle.

A valid Kent & East Sussex Railway Travel Card will allow passengers to hop on and off at any of the stations along the ten and a half mile line but also allows discounted admission into this magnificent Medieval Castle ruin which is owned by the National Trust.

Tenterden Station also have additional free activities on offer for passengers travelling on the railway during the Summer Holidays.

Punch and Judy and Magic Shows will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from Wednesday 26 July.

Face painters will be at Tenterden Station on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 25 July.

“Monday Madness”; free dessert for each hot meal purchased from menu and “Fishy Fridays” – Fish and chips with soft drink for £10….  Both in licensed refreshment rooms at Tenterden Station.

Fares: Adults £18, Child (3-15) £12 and a family (1+3 or 2+2) £38.  Or take advantage of the Summer Promotion where one child can travel for free with the purchase of an £18 adult travelcard between 25 July and 3 September.

To book tickets visit www.kesr.org.uk

Hole Park Gardens

Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent are open on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the summer from 11am to 6pm.  Discover the beautiful gardens and delightful tree carving of a family of bears climbing up the trunk for Honey!  Admission:  Adults £7 and Children £1  www.holepark.com

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

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