Canterbury Festival @ Canterbury and throughout Kent
Oct 14 – Nov 4 all-day

Kent’s International Festival of the Arts with concerts, plays, music, art exhibitions, dance, and other events. Tel 01227-787787 for further details.

For further information, please visit the Festival website

Also running this in Kent during the Autumn is the Folkestone Triennial from 2nd September to 5th November. For more information please go to

A picture of Canterbury Cathedral at night where some of the Festival events take place appears below.


Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society Annual Supper @ Village Hall
Oct 28 @ 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

Halloween Party Night. @ The Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street.
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 10:45 pm

A Halloween Party Night at the Sugar Loaves in Eyhorne Street. All are welcome.

A special pre-party meal will be available from 6.30pm. For more information please contact Steve Thomas Tel 880220.

Please see below for a couple of ideas for costumes.


Steam Day at the Wormshill and Bredgar Light Railway @ The Warren, Bredgar
Oct 29 @ 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.





November Men’s Breakfast @ The Dirty Habit
Nov 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

A full English breakfast at the Dirty Habit with a guest speaker. All men are welcome. The cost is £8 per head.

For further details please contact Jim Findlay telephone 880244.

Pictured below is the Dirty Habit in Upper Street.


Remembrance Sunday Service and Events @ Saint Nicholas' Church
Nov 12 all-day

A Service of Remembrance to be attended by members of the Leeds and Hollingbourne branch of the Royal British Legion who are celebrating their 96th anniversary. Wreaths will also be laid at the Village War Memorials in Leeds and Hollingbourne and in the churches at Broomfield, Leeds, and Hollingbourne..

The following services will be held:

9.45am Broomfield Church

10.30 am Leeds Church service.

!2.30 pm  Hollingbourne War Memorial

12.45 pm Hollingbourne Church

Further information about the 50 names on the Hollingbourne War Memorial can be found on Site Pages or by going here , These names include 37 from the first World War and 13 from the Second World War.

Pictured below is the 2013 Hollingbourne War Memorial Remembrance Ceremony with visitors from Templeuve. The memorial is in Eyhorne Street close to Hollingbourne County Primary School. More information about the Leeds and Hollingbourne branch of the Royal British Legion is available from Derek Davison Tel 880650.




Reading Group @ Hollingbourne
Nov 16 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

The monthly meeting of the Hollingbourne Reading Group.

For further details please contact Barbara Lloyd on Tel 880282.


Reading Group @ Hollingbourne
Dec 21 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

The monthly meeting of the Hollingbourne Reading Group.

For further details please contact Barbara Lloyd on Tel 880282.


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]