Tri Spirit Events – Sunday 25th March
With three different events to choose from Hole Park Trail Runs will be held within the picturesque award-winning gardens and grounds of Hole Park with views of the Weald of Kent and as fair reaching as Hastings. The runs take in views of Hole Park orchards, Rolvenden Windmill and Stumble Wood, you will run through fords, crosses bridges and over fields with some testing sections to spark up the fun. This event is ideal for everyone from the beginner trial runner to experienced runner. Plus separate start for the Doggy dash.
New for 2018 – Choose your bike! MTB or road bike – If you choose MTB you ride within the grounds of Hole Park. If you choose road you ride outside Hole Park on the roads. Run route is the same for both.
With two different events to choose from Hole Park Duathlons will be held within the picturesque award-winning gardens and grounds of Hole Park with views of the Weald of Kent and as fair reaching as Hastings. The run section takes in views of Hole Park orchards, while the MTB section passes through fords, crosses bridges and over fields with some testing sections to spark up the fun. This event is ideal for everyone from the beginner MTB duathlete to proven professionals. If riding a road bike you will exit the park and ride a route on the roads though the wonderful Kent countryside.
For more information please click on the following links: TRAIL RUNS: http://www.trispiritevents.com/events/hole-park-trail-runs/ and DUATHLON: http://www.trispiritevents.com/events/hole-park-mtb-duathlon/
Bluebell Festival Friday 20th April – Thursday 3rd May
Hole Park gardens are well known for having a spectacular display of bluebells in April and early May. This year the gardens will be celebrating one of the UK’s favourite native flowers with a ‘Bluebell Festival’ between 20 April to 3 May 2018.
Visitors can enjoy the amazing display of bluebells while taking the circular woodland walk which also passes a solar powered renovated ice house.
Hole Park’s website will have a bluebell barometer which will be updated regularly in April. Normal admission fees apply.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘En Plein Air’ Art in the Garden: Wednesday 9th – Sunday 13th May
Painting Days ~ 9th, 10th & 11th May – up to 100 artists are expected to attend, each painting a work in various media on location in the garden, to be dispalyed for the public to see on Saturday and Sunday. Judges will decide the winners of various classes and many of the works will be for sale (20% commission to the Hospice on all art sold).
Exhibition Days ~ 12th & 13th May – display of art created over the three-day event, art and craft stall, sculpture and tombola all in the Coach House with the opportunity to purchase the art. In aid of Pilgrims Hospice in Ashford, Kent.
Masterclasses ~ En Plein Air painting with artists such as Karl Terry, Rowan Crew, RBA Paul Gadenne & Mark Fisher.
Open to the public to come and watch the artists work and in aid of Pilgrims Hospice Ashford.
For further information, terms and booking forms please click on the link: http://www.joanneweaver-artworks.com/
Roots Gathering: Friday 18th – Sunday 20th May
Roots is a family focused micro festival, a cross between a traditional village fair and an alternative lifestyle festival supporting local arts and crafts, local musicians and having a strong focus on sustainable living skills. It offers many types of workshops from bee keeping to dowsing and crafts like blacksmithing and felt making plus a large children’s workshop marquee so there is always plenty to explore and create solar powered stage and onsite catering plus free camping too!
For more information please click on the link: www.rootsgathering.co.uk
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.
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: http://www.napoleonicassociation.org/our-events