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Going Out

What's on this weekend

by Charlie Bond

What's on this weekend

Here's a round-up of events taking place this weekend...

Saturday June 30

Armed Forces Day at Penshurst Place

Join Penshurst Place to celebrate the UK’s armed forces and commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI. From 11am to 5pm Learn fascinating facts from Hands on History and view memorabilia and weapons from famous battles and wars across the ages, with the chance to dress up in some of the clothing of the time. This is set to be a highly enjoyable, educational day for all the family, and present members of the armed forces are being offered free entry*(*Please visit for terms and conditions)

Saturday June 30
Summer Vintage & Craft Market, Tunbridge Wells

Bringing together over 30 stalls at King Charles the Martyr, The Tunbridge Wells Summer Vintage & Craft Market purveys a wide range of products, from handmade candles and beautiful ceramics, to elegant embroidery and the latest must-have vintage items. Entry is £1 or free for under-16s.

Saturday June 30 & Sunday July 1
Chilli Festival, Hole Park

A great weekend for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families alike, Hole Park in Rolvenden will host the Great Kent Chilli Festival. There will be food stalls, cooking demonstrations, talks and artisan food producers, plus music, international street food, a chilli cook-off and chilli-eating competitions!

Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1
Wealden Literature Festival, Woodchurch

Experience an enchanting weekend of words, ideas, local food and arts and crafts celebrating ‘the nature of place’ at the Wealden Literary Festival. Held at Boldshaves Garden in the village of Woodchurch, there will be insightful talks from authors, plus Badger Bushcraft, pattern-making workshops and more.

Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1
Summer Transport Festival at the Spa Valley Railway

The Spa Valley Railway will be holding its Summer Transport Festival this weekend. So if you’re a fan of steam rollers and traction engines then this is one not to be missed! As well as lots of historical trains to have a look at there will also be live entertainment, a bar and BBQ to enjoy too. For further information on tickets and timings go to