Swashbuckling fun at Groombridge Place (27 May to 4 June 2017)

Visit Groombridge Place near Tunbridge Wells on Bank Holiday Weekend for some swashbuckling fun at the Pirates and Mermaid Event.Ahoy there! Come on down me harties to Groombridge Place this May half term and meet the naughty pirates and mystical mermaids of Groombridge lakes!There will be story-telling, a pirate sing a long, Mermaid crafts, bouncy castle and lots more to see and do.As well as all
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Build It Live returns to Bicester in Oxfordshire on 10 and 11 June 2017

Build It Live returns to Bicester in Oxfordshire on 10 and 11 June 2017One of the UK’s most popular self build and renovation shows ‘Build It Live’ will return to Bicester, Oxfordshire on 10 and 11 June 2017. Build It Live brings together industry experts, exhibitors and individuals looking to build their own home, renovate an old house or add space to their current home.The show will also provide
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Wealden Literary Festival announces 2017 programme of events

Wealden Literary Festival announces 2017 programme of events Tickets are now available for the next Wealden Literary Festival which takes place on 15 and 16 July 2017 in the enchanting gardens of Boldshaves near Tenterden, Kent.Now in its second year, this family-friendly festival has today announced its 2017 programme of events which combines talks from top nature, gardening and travel writers
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Napoleonic Re-enactment Weekend - Bringing History to Life at Hole Park

One of the most memorable ways to experience history first hand is to attend a living history event. One of the biggest and best Napoleonic re-enactment events in Kent will again be held in the impressive grounds of the Hole Park Estate in Rolvenden, Kent on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May 2017.The Napoleonic Re-enactment Weekend, organised by The Napoleonic Association of Great Britain, aims to transport
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Alice’s Circus Adventures at Groombridge Place this Easter

                                  Don’t miss the fun filled Easter event themed around Alice’s adventures in Wonderland taking place at Groombridge Place between 1stApril and 16th April 2017 from 10am to 5pm.All the family can meet the Mad Hatter, Alice, The Queen of heart, Cheshire cat and of course the forgetful
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Double celebration at the Spa Valley Railway

As the Spa Valley Railway in Royal Tunbridge Wells approaches its 20th birthday, it is also celebrating a significant increase in visitor numbers, up from 30,518 in 2015 to 42,566 in 2016.20 years ago, on Saturday 23 August 1997, the Spa Valley Railway re-opened the 3 ½ mile line to Groombridge and since then it has grown into Tunbridge Wells' biggest tourist attraction and is often described as the
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Locomotive “Foxcote Manor” to visit the Kent and East Sussex Railway in 2017

Photograph of Foxton Manor by Duncan LangtreeIn a fantastic example of co-operation between heritage railways around the country, the Kent and East Sussex Railway is delighted to announce that the Llangollen railway’s flagship locomotive, 7822 “Foxcote Manor” (often referred to as Foxy), will be at Tenterden in May 2017, so enhancing the planned programme of events, including the ever-popular
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2017 Literary Festival at Chiddingstone Castle in Kent

The inaugural Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival in Kent in 2016 was a huge success - featuring celebrated and established authors, poets, performers and theatre groups over three days.   The dates for the 2017 festival are:  Sunday 30 April for adults; families on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May and the Schools Programme will be on Tuesday 2 May.Tickets to the festival will include entry
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Build It Live! comes to Oxfordshire – new show launches at Bicester on 11 & 12 June 2016

Packed full of inspiration and innovation, Build It Live! is the perfect show for anyone interested in learning about building their own home or finding out  how best to add space, light and value to an existing home.  There’s so much under one roof - from new and cutting-edge to classic and traditional.There will be 18 free workshops and 10 free seminars each day.  The seminars will
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Murder most elegant onboard the Wealden Pullman

The Kent & East Sussex Railway offer a wonderfully nostalgic experience with their Wealden Pullman dining events. Passengers can step back in time to a more elegant age and enjoy the sophistication of the past, while travelling through the beautiful Rother Valley in historic cars dating from the 1920s and 1930s.But look out – there’s a murderer on board! Following a dastardly crime, guests
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