Events

2018

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/

 

‘En Plein Air’ Art in the Garden: Wednesday 9th – Sunday 13th May

Up to 40 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, including Edward and Clare Barham who will choose their favorites. Many of the works will be for sale.

Two days of painting followed by two Exhibition days with the opportunity to purchase the art.  In aid of Pilgrims Hospice in Ashford, Kent.

For more information 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

 

NEW Handlebards Outdoor Shakespeare ‘Twelth Night’: Saturday 19th May

CHARMINGLY CHAOTIC BICYCLE-POWERED SHAKESPEAR specialise in outdoor theatre and love performing in the open air!

FULL EVENT INFORMATION & DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON…….

 

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

 

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

The Chilli Festival is new to Hole Park and is going to be a great day out for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families alike.  A Summer weekend 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.

FULL EVENT INFORMATION & DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON…….

 

NEW Open Air Performance ‘Old Herbaceous’: Thursday 12th July

Old Herbaceous ~ Produced by Kick In The Head

Directed by Simon Downing with Giles Shenton as Herbert Pinnegar

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced audiences around the country.

An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous is sprinkled with witticisms and epithets. The evening blossoms into tender humour, much in the traditionally understated English style of the early 20th century.

As Old Herbaceous, renowned actor Giles Shenton truly lives the part of the legendry Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, inviting you to feel included in a private chat from a bygone, comforting age. Keeping you engrossed, amused and emotionally engaged from start to finish, Old Herbaceous will leave you with a feeling that, perhaps, all’s right with the world.

“Downton Abbey with gardening tips” The Guardian

“Giles Shenton is superb…completely captivating, he has the audience’s attentions and imaginations throughout” The Reviews Hub

“Wonderful production” Surrey Advertiser

“Not to be missed” BBC Radio Kent

“What exactly was the factor that kept the audience riveted to Giles Shenton’s performance? He draws us into his world from his first entrance…and we are held entranced from start to finish….it is a nostalgic, quietly satisfying evening spent with someone who creates an instant rapport with the audience, drawing us into his world and making the characters in it so real you feel you have known them forever.” Edinburgh Fringe Review

FULL EVENT INFORMATION & DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON…….

 

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