The Hucking Bluebell Trail. @ Hucking Estate of the Woodland Trust
Apr 8 – May 14 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.

There will be a guided walk at 11am on 30th April around the Estate. For more information please go to

For more informationabout the Woodland Trust please go to and

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

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Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society Bring and Buy Sale @ Village Hall
May 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

The website of the Society is

Women’s Institute Quiz Night – All welcome @ Village Hall
May 12 @ 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

Summer Fete Planning Meeting @ The Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street.
May 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hollingbourne’s next Annual Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show will be  held on Saturday 10th June 2017 on the Lance Memorial Playing Field. All are welcome to attend this meeting for the 2017 event.

Hollingbourne Parish Council is keen to widen the support for the Fete which has raised thousands of pounds for local causes over the years. Unfortunately the organisation of the Fete has become the responsibility of fewer and fewer people and the Parish Council is keen to widen the membership of the Fete Committee so that it is more inclusive of the Hollingbourne as a whole.

Hollingbourne’s twin community of Templeuve near Lille have already offered to bring  at least one coachload.

At the first meeting on 7th November it was noted that alternative arrangements would have to be made for the Arena sports events if they are to continue.  A second meeting was held on 5th December and a further one on 10th January when the theme of cartoon characters was chosen. Other meetings were held on 6th February,6th March, and 3rd April. Further information is available from Vicki Smith, Parish Clerk Tel 880526

Please see below for some pictures of previous Fetes.

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Pilgrim’s Way Artists 2017Annual Exhibition @ Lenham Tythe Barn in the centre of Lenham
May 19 @ 10:00 am – May 29 @ 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 twentieth annual exhibition and more details appear below:-

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 The Tithe Barn,

Off Village Square,



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





Les Batons – May Informal Bal @ Village Hall
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An afternoon of French music and dance. New members welcome.

For more information please go to : and

Pictured below are Les Batons in the Village Hall.


May Men’s Breakfast @ The Dirty Habit PH in Upper Street.
May 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

A breakfast with a guest speaker. All men are welcome. For further details please Tel. 880244. The price for a full English breakfast with coffee or tea is £8.

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RSVP to Jim Findlay  :Tel. 880244

Annual Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show @ Cardwell Pavilion
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Please see below for some pictures of  previous Fetes.

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

The monthly meeting of the Hollingbourne Reading Group.

For further details please contact Sarah Fletcher on 880495 or Barbara Lloyd on Tel 880282.


Leeds Castle Triathlon @ Leeds Castle
Jun 24 – Jun 25 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.