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Bedgebury Pinetum, Canterbury, Hole Park Garden & Hever Castle

 

Zog Trail at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Outdoor Event / Activities

Goudhurst

Head out on an exciting forest journey at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest with Zog and his friends!
Follow the trail through the woods to find familiar characters from the story, collect stars as you learn like Zog did at dragon school, and…

11 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019 Open 09:30 – 16:00
  • Curious About Canterbury

    Curious About Canterbury

    Tour

    Sun Street, Canterbury

    Have fun discovering Canterbury with two quirky heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
    Are you curious about Canterbury? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather?

    11 Jan 2019to23 Mar 2019Open 10:00 – 16:00
    24 Mar 2019to26 Oct 2019Open 09:00 – 18:00
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 – 16:00
  • Mother’s Day Weekend at Hever Castle

    Special Events

    Edenbridge

    Show your mum just how much you love her with a wonderful family day out on Mother’s Day Weekend. The historic Castle and stunning gardens are the perfect place to say thank you and enjoy a family day out over the weekend of 30 and 31 March.

    30 Mar 2019 to 31 Mar 2019 Open 10:30 – 16:30

  • Hole Park Gardens

    Hole Park Gardens

    Gardens

    Nr Cranbrook

    Delightful private gardens in a beautiful parkland setting reflecting four generations and over 100 years of the Barham family’s ownership. Renowned for yew topiary they feature formal, walled, meadow and woodland gardens.

    30 Mar 2019 to 8 June 2019 Open 11:00 – 06:00
    12 June 2019 to 13 June 2019

 

22nd March 2019 Read the full post

Spring at Little Dodges

Our beautiful silver birch tree and the daffodils outside Little Dodges.

28th February 2019 Read the full post

Trees in our hamlet

 

Overlooking Curtisden Green and down into the valley on a cold and misty day.

26th January 2019 Read the full post

Happy New Year

To all of you who have stayed or may stay, we wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2019!

 

 

31st December 2018 Read the full post

Bodiam Castle Guided moat walk 26 March – 28 October 2018

Bodiam Castle – Guided moat walk at Bodiam Castle : 26 March to 28 October 2018, 12.15 & 2.15pm

Bodiam Castle are hosting a guided tour around their grounds which takes place  at 12.15 and 2.15 pm on most days. They show you the mill pond and the World War 11 pillbox and hidden secrets with their informative guide lasting around 35-45 minutes.  Walking is mainly on paths which can be uneven and wet dependant on the weather.

(Check their website for information) www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/1a464efd-1d9e-4f93-9e64-9dc30aa4fb1e/pages/details

8th March 2018 Read the full post

Battle of Britain Memorial, Dover

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust extends a warm welcome to those who wish to show their respects to the heroes of the Battle of Britain by visiting this unique site of pilgrimage.

The National Memorial to the Few is a peaceful space, ideal for quiet reflection, atop the famous White Cliffs and offering superb views across the Channel to France.  The central statue of a lone pilot is complemented by the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, two replica aircraft and other items of interest.

The Memorial is free to visit and open throughout the year to those on foot. There is a small parking charge to help offset the costs of running the site, which are estimated at around £100,000 a year, a charge to enter The Scramble Experience, which is open from 10am and closes between at 4pm in the winter and 5pm in the summer.

See more on the website www.battleofbritainmemorial.org

4th February 2018 Read the full post

Rochester Cathedral, a new Exhibition Bridge Works

At the Precinct in Rochester  Kent.

Unveil the mysteries of one of the country’s oldest charities.
The Rochester Bridge Trust has provided and maintained crossings of the River Medway for more than 600 years – with the first bridge on the site built almost 2,000 years ago – but there is still much that remains unknown about the organisation among the general public, as visitors to the Bridge Works exhibition will discover. The cathedral crypt will house the main exhibition, taking visitors through the ages as they follow the changing shape of Rochester’s bridges. While across the hall Langdon’s Den – home of education mascot Langdon the Lion – will house a series of fun and educational civil engineering activities for children.
Open from 10 am to 4pm
23rd December 2017 Read the full post

Wealden Times winter fair 16-18 November 2017

There will be three fabulous days of stylish shopping at Wealden Times Midwinter Fair this 16th, 17th and 18th November at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood. Many Christmas gift  with 220 stands.  Food and shopping for all!

www.wealdentimes.co.uk/events

10th November 2017 Read the full post

Groombridge Place, what's on!

Knights & Princesses of Groombridge Place 22nd July – 6th August 2017 10am – 5:30pm

Travel back in time and meet the Knights and Princesses of Groombridge Place, Discover what life was like during medieval times we have fun interactive shows, story telling and much more!

Book online and save 10% http://thelittleboxoffice.com/groombridge

24th July 2017 Read the full post

Little Dodges Holiday

Little Dodges Holiday

We were so excited to take our first holiday in 17 years and it was really thanks to some of our guests!

Running a Holiday Cottage and Bed and Breakfast is a very rewarding job but the opportunity to take a holiday yourself is a little challenging.  We always make sure that our guests are put first and over the years we have tried to find the perfect week to go away but then a lovely booking comes in and it is postponed for another year.

Little Dodges has a wonderful family who come every year and in fact have become such good friends that we believed they could be left quite happily and would be more than delighted to be self-sufficient while we took a break.

So the 17-year hiatus was broken, the fear of flying was conquered and we found ourselves jetting off for a whole week.  Our guests managed perfectly, they always come for two weeks and our disappearing act pretty much went without them even noticing.

Hopefully we will experience another holiday ourselves and perhaps not wait another 17 years. Our loyal family are eager to book their next trip; they love the shopping particularly in Royal Tunbridge Wells, a unique town, with a wonderful modern shopping centre, plenty of High Street retailers and the beautiful and specialist Pantiles.  www.pantilestraders.co.uk

Little Dodges accommodation and Bed & Breakfast is perfectly situated for retail therapy, whether in some of Kent’s town or some of the stunning and historic villages in the Weald of Kent.  Please take a look at our Local Attractions pages for inspiration.

Joanna & Paul

15th July 2017 Read the full post
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