Leeds Castle is hosting a Christmas Market with stalls offering festive food and drink and Christmas gifts. Admission is £25.50 for adults (with concessions for children and seniors) for access to the Market and Castle Grounds but free to existing holders of an Annual Key to the Castle ticket. The market is open on selected days as listed below.
There will be a series of other events including the Traditions of Christmas, an opportunity to meet the reindeer, and a Winter Trail up to 1st January 2019 and more information is at https://www.leeds-castle.com/
The dates when the market will be open are as follows:-
Saturday 24th November
Sunday 25th November
Saturday 1st December
Sunday 2nd December
Saturday 8th December
Sunday 9th December.
Saturday 15th December
Sunday 16th December
For further details please call Tel 880008.
Pictured below is Leeds Castle in the Snow.
Please see http://www.hollingbourne.kent.sch.uk/ for more information about Hollingbourne County Primary School (Tel 880270) or go to https://www.kent.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/71851/Term-Dates-2018-19.pdf
A selection of views of Hollingbourne.
Kent Council Council Libraries Department has decided to reduce the visits of the mobile library service to Hollingbourne to just one per fortnight on a Wednesday lunchtime.
The county wide service has been drastically reduced to save £150,000 a year. The date of the last weekly visit was on 30th June 2016 and the first fortnightly visit was on 20th July. The stops at Troys Mead and Church Approach have been abandoned.
For a list of the future dates pleases go to the Regular Events page at http://www.hollingbournepc.kentparishes.gov.uk/regular-events-and-meetings-not-listed-in-diary-dates/
Pictured below is the library van outside the Village Hall.
An informal concert of seasonal songs and carols performed by the Maidstone Choral Union in aid of the Royal British Legion, Cancer Research UK, and other charities. All are welcome.
Pictured below is the Motorway Service Area building where the singers are to perform. There is free parking on site for two hours.
Carol Singing Around The Trees
Come and join us for a festive sing around the christmas trees in Hollingbourne.
Wednesday 19th December, starting at 6pm around the Eyhorne Green tree.
We will sing along Eyhorne Street, then around the tree on Tanyard Green ending at The Sugar Loaves for a final sing with a mince pie and some mulled wine!
Carol sheets will be provided as will plenty of good cheer! Come one, come all and get that festive village Christmas feeling.
Details from Beccy Stroud on 880377
Pictured below (top) is the Eyhorne Green Christmas tree where the carols start and (bottom) is the Tanyard Green where the singers move to before retiring to the Sugar Loaves PH for refreshments.
Are you Mensa or Densa? The Sugar Loaves hosts a weekly quiz night with an entry fee of £1.
Other regular events are Fish Nights every Friday from 5pm to 9pm, a Cheese Club on Saturdays at 1pm, and Vinyl Record Nights on the first Saturday of each month.
For more information about the Sugar Loaves please go http://www.sugarloaveshollingbourne.co.uk/index
Hollingbourne is fortunate to have three pubs and other two have steak nights on Tuesdays and the Windmill has fish and chips on Thursdays for £7.50.
For more information about the Windmill in Eyhorne Street please go to http://www.thewindmillbyrichardphillips.co.uk/
For more information about the Dirty Habit in Upper Street on the Pilgrim’s and North Downs Way please go to http://www.elitepubs.com/the_dirtyhabit/
Pictured below is Steve Thomas who is the licensees of the Sugar Loaves which offers darts, pool, and bat and trap games as well as traditional pub food.
A Christmas Communion Service in All Saints’ Church. All are welcome.
A special Christmas for children in aid of the Children’s Society. All children attending are given a orange with a candle inserted at the top with sweets attached. All are welcome.
A traditional Christingle service for all the family. Chrtistingle Candles (see below) will be given to all children at the service.
A traditional Christmas Eve service which runs into Christmas Day.
All are welcome to attend. Hollingbourne Church in Upper Street is pictured below.
A traditional Christmas day service for the Pilgrim’s Way Parishes. There are no Christmas Day services in Hollingbourne, Hucking, Detling, Thurnham or Grove Green. All are welcome to attend.
Pictured below is Boxley Church.