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April 2020

Step Up For Ellenor

2 April at 9:00 am - 30 April at 5:00 pm
£5.00

Step Up for ellenor is a virtual challenge to help you can stay active, healthy and best of all, support your local hospice! You can take on this challenge either in your own home or outdoors* Your Challenge: Take 10,000 steps every day or 300,000 steps across the month of April. How do I count my steps? Keeping on top of your steps using a smartphone or a fitness tracker (such as Fitbit or Garmin) is by far the easiest way to…

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May 2020

Trek to Machu Picchu Information Evening

20 May at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ellenor, Coldharbour Road
Gravesend, DA11 7HQ United Kingdom
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Registration: FREE Come along and find out more about ellenor's exciting expedition to Machu Picchu. This will be an informal event, and an opportunity for you to find out more about the trek and what it involves, ask any questions directly to the travel company organising the trip and meet the Events Team here at ellenor. If you would like to join us, please confirm your attendence by contacting our Events Team on events@ellenor.org or on 01474 320 007.  

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Guided Nature Walk

31 May at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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£5.00

Guided Nature Walk, Higham Marshes - Sunday 31 May, 10.00am, St Mary's Church, Lower Higham A two hour (max) circular walk across the marshes to see what marsh life can be found in this habitat, then meet the local RSPB Warden to hear about work they are doing on the Kent marshes. Sensible walking shoes are essential as you will be walking over uneven ground and climbing over styles. Hot drinks and home-made cakes available to buy in the church.…

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July 2020

Gravesham Riverside Festival 2020

4 July at 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Riverside Leisure Area Gravesend, DA12 2BS United Kingdom + Google Map
Riverside Festival Highlights

The Riverside Festival is back...This year‘s headline act is Peter Andre!

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

4 July at 12:00 pm - 5 July at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Northfleet Carnival

4 July at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Gravesend Town Centre

Northfleet Carnival is a community run carnival for Gravesend and Northfleet. The carnival runs once a year usually in July and is aimed to show the very best that the local communities and charities have to offer. The Northfleet Carnival has now been running for over 50 years and originally started with a journey from central Gravesend to Northfleet to Wombwell Park.

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Cobham Wood & Mausoleum

5 July at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Cobham Mausoleum & Bluebells

Visit the restored 18th century mausoleum, set in peaceful wood pasture. Discover this special site set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Covering 190 acres, Cobham Wood is one of the few ancient wood pastures still retaining open grassland and mature trees. Please note: The wood pasture will remain open but the Mausoleum and South Lodge Farm will remain closed until further notice.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides – Teddy Bear Run Special Event

5 July at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre. 50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Bring your favourite Teddy for a train ride.

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Cobham Hall Tour

5 July at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£5.50

Enjoy a tour of Cobham Hall which is situated on the edge of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cobham Hall is an impressive 16th Century Manor House nestled in 150 acres of historic parkland. Steeped in history, Cobham Hall dates back to 1208, but occupancy of the site goes back to pre-Roman times. Cricket’s Ashes, Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens and many more share Cobham Hall’s history. Cream teas available from 2pm - 5pm. Adults: £5.50 Concessions:…

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Cold War Bunker Tours

10 July at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
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£5.00

Gravesend’s Cold War bunker is located within Woodlands park and was originally known as Civil Defence Region 6. The bunker was an underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend’s rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and various dormitories. Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the…

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Fuchsias my Way

10 July at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road
Gravesend, DA12 2ND United Kingdom
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£2.50

Join Derek Dexter for a talk about ‘Fuchsias my Way’. Derek is an expert speaker who has been growing fuchsias for many years his presentation includes a slide show and a practical demonstration on how to grow this lovely genus of plants. There may be the opportunity to buy plants. Everyone welcome no need to book. Membership is £15 and hall meetings are free to members. Members benefit from priority bookings, exclusive events and a range of local garden centre…

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

11 July at 12:00 pm - 12 July at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Gad’s Hill Place Tours

11 July at 1:00 pm - 12 July at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50
Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Gravesham

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

12 July at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre. 50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.

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Cobham Hall Tour

12 July at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£5.50

Enjoy a tour of Cobham Hall which is situated on the edge of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cobham Hall is an impressive 16th Century Manor House nestled in 150 acres of historic parkland. Steeped in history, Cobham Hall dates back to 1208, but occupancy of the site goes back to pre-Roman times. Cricket’s Ashes, Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens and many more share Cobham Hall’s history. Cream teas available from 2pm - 5pm. Adults: £5.50 Concessions:…

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Evening Summer Stroll

16 July at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£7.00
Cobham Hall & Gardens, Gravesham

All welcome for an evening summer stroll and guided garden tour. Refreshments in Clifton. To book tickets: Jackie Brace 01474 823371

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

18 July at 12:00 pm - 19 July at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Higham Choral Group Summer Concert

18 July at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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Come along and enjoy the beautiful music of the Higham Choral Group, which was founded in 1962, performing in local venues to raise money for charity. For more details please go to: highamchoral.org.uk

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Higham Choral Group Summer Concert

18 July at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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Higham Choral Group Summer Concert - Saturday 18 July, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church, Lower Higham Enjoy the beautiful music of the Higham Choral Group. For more details go to: highamchoral.org.uk

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

19 July at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre. 50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.

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Cobham Hall Tour

19 July at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£5.50

Enjoy a tour of Cobham Hall which is situated on the edge of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cobham Hall is an impressive 16th Century Manor House nestled in 150 acres of historic parkland. Steeped in history, Cobham Hall dates back to 1208, but occupancy of the site goes back to pre-Roman times. Cricket’s Ashes, Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens and many more share Cobham Hall’s history. Cream teas available from 2pm - 5pm. Adults: £5.50 Concessions:…

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Summer Outdoor Theatre at Nurstead Court

19 July at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nurstead Court, Nurstead Court Lane
Meopham, Kent DA13 9AD United Kingdom
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Nurstead Court

Enjoy an outdoor theatre production at Nurstead Court More details to follow...

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Gravesend’s Victorian Dream

25 July at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Clock Tower, The Grove,
Gravesend, DA12 2AA United Kingdom
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£4.00

Join local historian Christoph Bull for a guided walk around Wellington Street. No booking required - just turn up to discover more about the hidden parish of Milton-next-Gravesend. Cost: £4 per person - pay on the day.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

25 July at 12:00 pm - 26 July at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

26 July at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre. 50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.

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Cobham Hall Tour

26 July at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£5.50

Enjoy a tour of Cobham Hall which is situated on the edge of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cobham Hall is an impressive 16th Century Manor House nestled in 150 acres of historic parkland. Steeped in history, Cobham Hall dates back to 1208, but occupancy of the site goes back to pre-Roman times. Cricket’s Ashes, Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens and many more share Cobham Hall’s history. Cream teas available from 2pm - 5pm. Adults: £5.50 Concessions:…

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North West Kent Postcard Club – Member’s Displays

27 July at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Paul’s URC, Singlewell Road
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7RE United Kingdom
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£6.00

Do you collect postcards? Why not join the Postcard Club. The meetings are help on Mondays at 8pm and the annual subscription is only £6 a year.

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August 2020

Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

1 August at 12:00 pm - 2 August at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Cobham Woods & Mausoleum

2 August at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Cobham Mausoleum & Bluebells

Visit the restored 18th century mausoleum, set in peaceful wood pasture. Discover this special site set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Covering 190 acres, Cobham Wood is one of the few ancient wood pastures still retaining open grassland and mature trees. Please note: The wood pasture will remain open but the Mausoleum and South Lodge Farm will remain closed until further notice.

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Owletts

2 August at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20
National Trust Property Owletts, Cobham

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

2 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre. 50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.

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Cobham Hall Tour

2 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£5.50

Enjoy a tour of Cobham Hall which is situated on the edge of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cobham Hall is an impressive 16th Century Manor House nestled in 150 acres of historic parkland. Steeped in history, Cobham Hall dates back to 1208, but occupancy of the site goes back to pre-Roman times. Cricket’s Ashes, Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens and many more share Cobham Hall’s history. Cream teas available from 2pm - 5pm. Adults: £5.50 Concessions:…

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

8 August at 12:00 pm - 9 August at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Gad’s Hill Place Tours

8 August at 1:00 pm - 9 August at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50
Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Gravesham

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

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Owletts

9 August at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

9 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre. 50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.

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Cobham Hall Tour

9 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£5.50

Enjoy a tour of Cobham Hall which is situated on the edge of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cobham Hall is an impressive 16th Century Manor House nestled in 150 acres of historic parkland. Steeped in history, Cobham Hall dates back to 1208, but occupancy of the site goes back to pre-Roman times. Cricket’s Ashes, Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens and many more share Cobham Hall’s history. Cream teas available from 2pm - 5pm. Adults: £5.50 Concessions:…

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Cobham Hall Tour

14 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£5.50

Enjoy a tour of Cobham Hall which is situated on the edge of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cobham Hall is an impressive 16th Century Manor House nestled in 150 acres of historic parkland. Steeped in history, Cobham Hall dates back to 1208, but occupancy of the site goes back to pre-Roman times. Cricket’s Ashes, Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens and many more share Cobham Hall’s history. Cream teas available from 2pm - 5pm. Adults: £5.50 Concessions:…

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Scentsational Plants

14 August at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road DA12 2ND + Google Map
£2.50

Join Caroline Halfpenny for a monthly look at different scented plants. Membership is £15 and hall meetings are free to members. Members benefit from priority bookings, exclusive events and a range of local garden centre discounts. Visitors £2.50 including refreshments.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

15 August at 12:00 pm - 16 August at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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