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

A special Bluebell walk 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.

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

A selection of views of Hollingbourne.[6]


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.

Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society Summer Show @ Village Hall
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

There will be 60 classes and trophies include the Charles Chapman Cup, the Olive Lady Baillie Cup, and the Ruth Money Trophy. Cream teas will be available and there will also be a raffle and a produce stall.

Please contact the Secretary (Tel. 880349) for more details and a Show Schedule which is also available from Christopher’s Village Shop in Eyhorne Street.

All are welcome and the Hall is open from 10am for the setting up of exhibits. There will also be a games area for children.

Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne

Garden Society





Hollingbourne Village Hall

Flowers, Fruit, vegetables,

baking, preserves and Children’s classes

Stalls, raffle and Children’s games


Cream Teas from 2.30


Exhibits from non-members welcome


Schedules from Jean Talboys

Phone 880349 or


Staging 10 am. – 12 noon

Entry forms to Show Secretary by 12th July

E-Mail to: or Christopher’s Shop


The website of the Society is

Hollingbourne Beer and Music Festival @ Windmill Inn by Richard Phillips
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A day of live music with a selection of beers in the garden of the Windmill public house in Eyhorne Street. Attractions also include a barbecue and a children’s play area.

For further details Tel 889000 or please see a picture of the 2016 event below.

The Windmill PH Beer and Music Festival in Hollingbourne.





Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society Autumn Show @ Village Hall
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Classes include the “Longest runner bean” and the “Ugliest Vegetable” plus all the usual sections including Home Economics, Fruit, Flowers, Vegetables and Children’s Classes.

Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne

Garden Society


Hollingbourne Village Hall

Saturday 15th September 2.00 pm


Wonderful autumn colour, flowers, fruit, vegetables baking, preserves,

craft & children’s classes.


Stalls, raffle, teas & home baking


Exhibits from non-members welcome

Staging 10.30-12.30

 Schedules by email or hardcopy from Jean Talboys 880349

Entry forms to Pat Bristow 880457

 e.mail  or Christopher’s Shop

  by Thursday 13th September



The website of the Society is

Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society Annual Supper @ Village Hall
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Tickets are available from Jane Morris (Tel. 884153) at £8.00 each. Please bring your own drinks and glasses.

The Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society

Come and join us for

Saturday, 28th October 2017
7.15 for 7.30pm.  Hollingbourne Village Hall

Great food and good company for £7!
Please bring your own drinks and glasses
Book your place with Jane Morris

Phone: 01622 884153
or email;

 The website of the Society is

Steam Day at the Wormshill and Bredgar Light Railway @ The Warren, Bredgar
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

A special extra steam gala day. All are welcome.

Please follow the link for more information: and

Pictured below is a train at the railway.