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.org4th February 2018 Read the full post
At the Precinct in Rochester Kent.
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/events10th November 2017 Read the full post
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/groombridge24th July 2017 Read the full post
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 & Paul15th July 2017 Read the full post
Browsing on the Bedgebury Pinetum website has thrown up some things we never knew and we are only 10 minutes away.
Members can enjoy Geo Cashing which involves finding hidden treasure of which there are a substantial number and can be found by bicycle, on foot or even on a horse. It involves using GPS technology and covers a distance of up to 18 miles.
Non members can go and find the Gruffolo Sculpture and the Gruffolo’s child!
Discover the Pinetum by using your map reading skills. Orienteering is available at four different levels designed by Saxon Orienteering. For smaller people there is “Gruffalo Orienteering”.18th January 2017 Read the full post
This weekend 2nd & 3rd July
Visit the Spa Valley Railway for a weekend of intensive steam action with two mighty industrial Steam locomotives plus an array of road steam engines, stationary engines, model railways, a ride on miniature railway and a selection of real ales & ciders!
The Summer Steam Festival will be centred round Eridge Station where steam and heritage diesel trains will run on a regular basis all weekend.29th June 2016 Read the full post
There is a game and country fair at Hole Park near Benenden this weekend. We are hoping to visit if possible and just hope the weather holds!25th June 2016 Read the full post
We have Tom Jones on Friday and Kaiser Chiefs on Saturday, this coming weekend in Bedgebury Forest. This is an annual event over the two days in mid summer. In the past we have had Simply Red, UB40, Brian Ferry, Paul Weller and so many more. It’s brilliant and better still just on our door step!
The Red Arrows are in Folkestone on Friday too!16th June 2016 Read the full post