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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

Pashley Manor

Here are photographs recently taken of the Folly, the tulips and the terrace at Pashley Manor.  We had a wonderful stroll around the gardens followed by a delicious cream tea. Glorious.

20th April 2017 Read the full post

Bedgebury Pinetum Activities

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

Spa Valley Railway

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

Fair

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
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