Leeds Castle which is between the villages of Hollingbourne and Leeds is running a number of film and theatre events from 6th July to 1st September. The Castle attracts 600,000 visitors a year and employs 350 locally and has supported Hollingbourne Parish Council in the fight against development at Junction 8 of the M20 in Hollingbourne.
Tickets for the grounds and castle can be used for a year and there are special prices for children and seniors. Some special events require an additional ticket.
Some of the events during July and August are as follows:-
6th July – Open Air Theatre – “The Merchant of Venice” performed by the Royal Naval Theatre Association.
13th July – Open Air Classical Concert.
27th and 28th July – A “Carnival of History” to mark 900 years of Leeds Castle.
1st August – Open Air Cinema – “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
2nd August – Open Air Cinema – “Mamma Mia 2”.
3rd August – Open Air Cinema – “The Greatest Showman”
23rd and 24th August – Open Air Theatre – “Alice in Wonderland”.
1st September – 10K and Family Fun Run.
For a more information and a full list of events please go to www.leeds-castle.com/events or Tel. 01622-767865.
Pictured below is Leeds Castle.
A special Hawaiian Night in the Sugar Loaves. Please come in costume for the occasion (such as below). A prize is given to the best dressed!
For further information please go to http://www.sugarloaveshollingbourne.co.uk/index
A guided walk around the Hucking Estate of the Woodland Trust which overlooks Hollingbourne. Meet at the car park which can be reached by turning left at the top of Hollingbourne Hill and then left again at the sign pointing to Hucking Church. The car park is on the left. The popular Hook and Hatchet PH and campsite is close by.
Event tickets may be booked at https://woodlandtrusttickets.cloudvenue.co.uk/
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.
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.
The annual barbecue in the grounds of the Old House in Broad Street by kind invitation of Mr and Mrs Jim Findlay. Salads and bread are provided but please bring your own meat, plate, pudding bowl, and cutlery. There will be a raffle and a soft drinks bar. Tickets in advance are £7.50(children are £5) from Val Lurcock (Tel. 880694)
All are welcome. For further details about All Saints’ Church including services, please go to Site Pages.
Steam through Warren Wood on a 2 foot gauge narrow railway. Also a museum of classic cars and a steam organ. Refreshments available.
Please follow the link for more information: http://www.bwlr.co.uk/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bredgar_and_Wormshill_Light_Railway
Pictured below is a train at the Steam Railway.
Please see http://www.hollingbourne.kent.sch.uk/ for more information about Hollingbourne County Primary School (Tel 880270) or go to http://www.kent.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/71850/Term-Dates-2019-20.pdf