Reading Group @ Hollingbourne
Mar 15 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

The monthly meeting of the Hollingbourne Reading Group.

For further details please contact Barbara Lloyd on Tel 880282.


Women’s Institute Quiz Night – All welcome @ Village Hall
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

A quiz night in the village hall to which all are welcome to attend.

Further details TBA.

The Hollingbourne WI website is

Point to Point Horse Racing @ Charing Hill Racecourse.
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A traditional Easter Saturday event for all the family along the A20 at the bottom of Charing Hill. Attractions include a children’s fun fair, market stalls, refreshment tents, and racing with the chance of a flutter with the course bookmakers. Hollingbourne once had a point to point course which was located in the field between the Cardwell Pavilion and the Pilgrim’s Way.

Pony races start at 12.45 and horse races begin at 2pm. Admission £20 per car on the course or £30 per car on the hill with view of the course. Pedestrians are £5 and children are free. Single occupant cars are entitled to a £10 discount.

Pictured below is a race at Charing.


The Hucking Bluebell Trail. @ Hucking Estate of the Woodland Trust
Apr 8 – May 12 all-day

A special Bluebell trail on the Hucking Estate of the Woodland Trust which can be reached by driving up Hollingbourne Hill and then turning left and then left again at the signpost to Hucking and St. Margaret’s Church. The free public car park is on the left just before the church. All are welcome and there is no charge.

The Trail can be reached by leaving the car park and entering the wood. The nearby Hook and Hatchet Public House in Church Road can easily be reached for food and drink. Dogs are welcome.

For more informationabout the Woodland Trust please go to and

Pictured below are some of the Bluebells photographed in April 2016.

A selection of views of Hollingbourne.[6]


Reading Group @ Hollingbourne
Apr 19 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

The monthly meeting of the Hollingbourne Reading Group.

For further details please contact Barbara Lloyd on Tel 880282.


Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society Spring Show @ Village Hall
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

All are welcome to attend and enter this show with classes for flowers, bulbs, floral art, home economics, crafts, and children. All are welcome.


Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne

Garden Society

Spring Show


 21st April 2.00 pm

Hollingbourne Village Hall ME17 1TR


Spring flowers, baking, preserves, craft

and Children Classes


Schedules from Jean Talboys

Email:  phone: 01622 880349

Entry forms by 19th April to

  Pat Bristow 880457Email:

or Christopher’s shop


All welcome, Light Refreshments



Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society Bring and Buy Sale @ Village Hall
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A evening to buy and sell plants in the Village Hall. New members welcome.

The website of the Society is

Pilgrim’s Way Artists 2018 Annual Exhibition @ Lenham Tythe Barn in the centre of Lenham
May 18 @ 10:00 am – May 21 @ 6:00 pm

An exhibition of work by 30+ local artists including potters and sculptors. Over 400 items on display with demonstrations and workshops – admission free.

This is the twenty first annual exhibition and more details appear below:-

Pilgrims Way Art Show

 The Tithe Barn,

Off Village Square,



ME17 2QD

For more information about the Pilgrims Way Artists, please go to





Annual Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show @ Cardwell Pavilion
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Annual Village Fete with stalls and entertainments for everyone. The entire day is supported by Hollingbourne Parish Council and other local organisations.

At the first Meeting of the Fete Committee on 29th November 2017 it was agreed that the theme of event would be the “40’s and 50’s” which was the start of a 73 period of increasing peace and prosperity in Europe after WW2.  However at a subsequent meeting it was agreed that the theme would be changed to “Heroes”.  Stall prices were fixed at £15 for Hollingbourne organisations, £20 for non Hollingbourne organisations, and £25 for commercial traders in the hope that there would be more stalls. Bookings may be made via the Parish Clerk at or Tel 880526. More information is to follow.

Some pictures of the 2017 Fete on 10th June appear below.

The cartoon themed Royal British Stall at the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete and Exemption Dog Show.
The maypole dancers from Hollingbourne County Primary School with Headteacher Ralph Baldock on the right.
The judging of the “best looking boy” class in the Exemption dog show at the 2017 Fete.
A Ford Mustang was one of the classic cars on display together with the owner from the Pilgrim’s Way.
The hoola hooping display by pupils at Hollingbourne County Primary School organised by Sarah Nurden.
The dance display by New Direction Performing Arts at the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete.
The dancers from Templeuve leading the crowd in Zumba dancing at the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete.
Two of the teams squaring up for the Tug O War Competition which ended the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete at 5.30pm.


Leeds Castle Triathlon @ Leeds Castle
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day

A two day triathlon event.  Please Read More for further information.

For further information please go to

Pictured below is Leeds Castle with some of the famous black swans.