Forthcoming Events for 2018


Wealden Times Midsummer Fair: Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th June

We are pleased to welcome back the Wealden Times Summer Fair. Approximately 200 stalls selling goods for the home, garden, well being and fashion with food, live music and workshops. Please see Wealden Times web site for further information.

Specific entry terms apply and tickets may be purchased in advance from Wealden Times. Hole Park season tickets and all other discount or membership tickets are not valid during the 3 days of the fair.

The Coach House Tea Room located in the Stable Yard at hole Park remains open for Light lunches and home made teas. Entry to the garden is included within the Fair entry price.

For further details please contact: The Wealden Times

Great Kent Chilli Festival: Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July

The Festival will be held on the last weekend in June / first weekend in July – a great weekend for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families.  We’ll line up a HOT WEEKEND of ‘chilli fiesta’ with stalls selling chilli sauces, chilli cheeses, chilli jams, chilli plant and even chilli ceramics! We’ll have cooking demonstrations; talks on growing chillies; artisan food producers; music; international street food; a chilli cook-off and of course chilli-eating competitions!  Hate chilli? Don’t worry as we’ll have plenty for you too!

We’ll have the chilli-con carne cook-off, run by the UK Chilli Cook-Off Association, open to pre-registered teams to battle it out for the Kent title and a place at the National Finals (Sunday only – why not enter a team?). We’ve got a chilli eating competition on both days at 4pm – are you brave enough to enter? Plus the public get a chance to judge our Chilli sauce competition! So if you enjoy the sensation of steam coming out of your ears then this is the Chilli Festival for you!  Come and join us at this fun and friendly festival at Hole Park, full of heat (whatever the British weather) with all things chilli for you to try and buy.  Participate or sit back and watch others, or pick-up some handy cookery or growing tips from the experts!

Hole Park season tickets and all other discount or membership tickets are not valid during the festival. The Coach House Tea Room located in the Stable Yard at Hole Park will be open for home made teas to the Chilli Festival visitors. Entry to the garden is included within the festival entry price.

Opening times 10am – 5pm / Tickets available in advance or on the gate. Free parking.

For further details or email: 

Napoleonic Re-enactment Weekend: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September

Once again Hole Park welcomes the Napoleonic Association for a fun weekend of living history. The Association set up camp on Friday when they are NOT OPEN to the public. Battle commences on Saturday with battles and skirmishes during the morning and afternoon. Tours of the camps are available and please wander through them at your leisure and talk to the actors, who are all in genuine Napoleonic kit.

Please expect frequent loud bangs from the canons firing during the battles and practice sessions!

For further details please contact: