We have picked out some of our favourite things to do this Easter at the attractions known as the Seven Wonders of the Weald.

Unmissable Easter Events in Kent….. 

Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden is now open to visitors for the new season.   The gardens are a hot spot for bluebells with regular mentions in the media as one of the best places to see our favourite native flower!  Visitors to the gardens over Easter can see magnificent spring colour including magnolias, narcissus, camelia and meadows full of primroses, fritillaries and wood anemones. Light lunches and delicious cream teas are also available from the Coach House tearoom.  www.holepark.com

Visit Scotney Castle in Lamberhurst for some Easter fun.   Book onto the photography courses for children, take part in the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts  (additional £2 charge applies) or take one of the informative walks with one of the Castle’s guides to learn more about this historic estate.    www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle

The delightful Chiddingstone Castle is located in a beautiful part of the Kent countryside between Penshurst Place and Hever Castle.  See the amazing Egyptian and Japanese collections inside the Castle and explore the extensive grounds complete with a woodland path around the lake and an attractive Grade II listed orangery.  The Castle is now open for the season between Sunday and Wednesday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 11am to 5pm when the tearoom is also open.  The next event is the Literary Festival over the May Bank Holiday.  To book tickets visit www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

Biddenden Vineyards is open to the public throughout the year, with free admission and tastings.  In addition to selling award winning wines, cider and apple juice, the Biddenden shop also stocks delicious local produce.  This month Biddenden has also launched their first range of carbonated 500ml bottled ciders, just in time for Easter Bank Holiday!   Visitors are also welcome to take a stroll round the vines on the self-guided tour.  Four-legged friends are welcome on leads.    See the website to book onto one of the charity tours which take place on Saturdays throughout the year and also on Wednesdays from June  www.biddendenvineyards.com

Visit the Kent & East Sussex Railway to see the ‘Bricks Britannia’ exhibition at Tenterden Station.  Open throughout Easter and other selected dates, the centre piece is an impressive eight metre long model of the iconic ‘Flying Scotsman’ and 3 Pullman carriages. The exhibition includes over 30 stunning models, created solely from LEGO® bricks, which charts the history of Britain from the Neolithic Stonehenge through to the supersonic age of Concorde. Entry to the ‘Bricks Britannia’ exhibition is free with the purchase of a TravelCard ticket, which provides all-day travel on the railway. Adults £18, Child (3-15) £12 and a family (2+3 or 1+4) £38. Save 10% when booking online at www.kesr.org.uk/bricks

What’s on offer in Tunbridge Wells this Easter:

Guided Walking Tour of the Pantiles and historic heart of the town in April http://www.visittunbridgewells.com/whats-on/guided-walking-tour-of-royal-tunbridge-wells-p248611

The Little Mermaid Easter Family Pantomime at the Assembly Hall Theatre – http://www.visittunbridgewells.com/whats-on/the-little-mermaid-easter-family-pantomime-at-the-assembly-hall-theatre-p250691

Easter Egg Hunt at Grosvenor and Hilbert Park – http://www.visittunbridgewells.com/whats-on/easter-egg-hunt-at-grosvenor-and-hilbert-park-p251151

Pantiles Market – http://www.visittunbridgewells.com/whats-on/pantiles-market-p249141

Easter Specials on the Spa Valley Railway – http://www.visittunbridgewells.com/whats-on/easter-specials-on-the-spa-valley-railway-p248821

Looking to book a spring break?  Enjoy the fabulous Wealden countryside and visiting wildlife from the doorstep of this stunning semi-detached holiday cottage which was once the stables of this countryside estate.  Honeysuckle Cottage is in Biddenden so is in a perfect location from which to enjoy the seven amazing attractions which make up the Seven Wonders of the Weald:  Biddenden Vineyards is just two miles away, Hole Park Gardens is nearby in Rolvenden and you will find the Kent & East Sussex Railway round the corner in Tenterden.  The cottage sleeps 4 and the owner accepts pets, so you can bring your dog too to explore the many footpaths that crisscross the estate.  You can even walk into the nearest village of Biddenden via the footpaths if you need to get a local convenience store, the post office or to one of the two cafes there.  Prices in April start from £345 for a short break and from £460 for a full weekly booking.  www.kentandsussexcottages.co.uk


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