Embrace the start of summer and visit the Weald of Kent Craft Show from the 5-7 May and find the best that British craftspeople have to offer. Set in the picturesque surrounds of Penshurst Place & Gardens, nr Tonbridge, this inspiring show will offer some of the finest handmade crafts to spruce up your home and garden. As well as this, you will find a delicious food and drink marquee, live music, features, displays and a stunning show garden bursting with colour.
Over 250 skilled crafts people from all over the UK will bring you the very best in handmade gifts and treats. With unusual wares you wouldn’t often find on the High Street, there’s something for everyone from ceramics, glass, jewellery and paintings.
Following their success with an award winning garden at the 2011 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, How Green Nursery along with Chilstone of Tunbridge Wells will be returning to the Weald of Kent with ‘The Chilstone Ice Garden’.
Brand new to this year’s show, the Informed Design Graduate Marquee will showcase the work of the best newly qualified designers and makers from across the UK.
The Good Food Live area is a must-visit for foodies! Head to the Live Cookery Demonstration Theatre where guest chef Paul Da Costa Greaves will be whipping up some mouth watering demonstrations. Stock up on delicious goodies in the Specialist Food & Drink Marquee and match the perfect wine to your feast at the Tutored Wine Tasting.
Craft experts will be offering a series of Family Craft Workshops throughout the day including pencil making, woodturning, paper making, decorative ceramics, drawing and pyrography – there will be something for all of the family to take part in and pop along to the Traditional Crafts Demonstrations where experts will be showing you how to get the most from traditional craft techniques.
Just in time for the start of the season James Marcheselli and Rob Barden from Live & Let Fly will be waiting for you at the Lancup Well Penshurst Lake, close to the Show enclosure, to talk you through the basic techniques of Fly Fishing.
If you have always wanted to see a hawk, eagle or peregrine falcon in action make sure you visit the Birds of Prey Display where The Hawking Centre, based in Doddington, Kent will bring this thrilling experience to life!
Make sure you book your special advance ticket to Penshurst Place House and Gardens and discover the secrets of this beautiful historic house. Built in the 14th century, the house has been in the Sidney Family since the 1552 and represents English heritage at its best.
For a fun family day out make sure you take time out of your day to enjoy live music, face painting and an Adventure Playground that children will love! Come rain or shine, there is something for everyone at the Weald of Kent Craft Show this May Bank Holiday.
Open 09.30 – 17.30
Adult £6.50 (Advance £5.00) Senior £5.50 (Advance £4.00)
Child under 16 free if acc by parent – otherwise £3
BUY 10 ADULT OR SENIOR TICKETS Get One Adult Free (In advance only)
Combined Weald of Kent Craft Show & Penshurst House & Gardens
Adult and Senior £10.00 (In advance only)
Buy tickets online at www.ichf.co.uk or phone Ticket Hotline 01425 277988