What's on inTenterden

Welcome to Tenterden

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Tenterden - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Tenterden to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Tenterden

28
JUL
Open Air Cinema: Bridesmaids
Leeds Castle, Kent

Up there with the funniest comedies of the century Bridesmaids tells the story of a group of bridesmaids led by a maid of honour whose desperation to send her best friend into married life with a bang ensures hilarious consequences. Get ready…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

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28
JUL
Super Summertime
Leeds Castle

Fill your summer with adventure music and drama. An exciting six‐week programme of open air events and activities for children and adults alike means there is always a great reason to visit.Special ticked events include:Open Air Cinema: Bridesmaids ‐ 28th JulyOpen Air…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01622 765400
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29
JUL
Chilled in a Field Festival
The Hop Farm Family Park

We are excited to announce our new homeThe Hop Farm KentNestled on the Kent East Sussex border with oodles of flat grassy space secluded woods proper toilets hot showers miniature ponies and lots more for the kidsLive Headliners: The Egg Tankus…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07808 926139
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29
JUL
Open Air Cinema: Star Wars - The Force Awakens
Leeds Castle

From a galaxy far far away the most successful film of all time comes to Leeds Castle for a truly unforgettable night of cinema under the stars. With director J.J. Abrams at the helm the Star Wars franchise has been taken to…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01622 765400
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29
JUL
The Comedy Club Ashford
Ashford International Hotel - QHotels

The Comedy Club Ashford at the International Hotel on Friday 29th July. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.John Mann:One of the funniest people I know Phill JupitusSharp observation and dry wit mingled effortlessly with a gentle and confident rapport ensure this…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01233 219988
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30
JUL
Open Air Cinema: Top Gun
Leeds Castle, Kent

Aviators at the ready for a true 80s classic as Top Gun flies into Leeds Castle this summer. Starring Tom Cruise and set to a truly iconic soundtrack its the perfect film for a night of open air cinema.Doors open at 7.30pm.…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01622 765400
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05
AUG
Open Air Theatre: The Wizard of Oz
Leeds Castle, Kent

Click your heels journey over the rainbow and ease on down the yellow brick road as you enjoy an open air performance of The Wizard of Oz at Leeds Castle.Immersion Theatre proudly present this magical family show guaranteed to have you in…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01622 765400
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05
AUG
Ryley Walker with Danny Thompson
St Mary In The Castle

. Singer‐songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley yet has a musical style thats all his own. Still only in his mid‐twenties hes well on his way to becoming a major artist as the rave reviews…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07748 917201
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14
AUG
British Open Speedgolf Championships
Dale Hill Golf Club

The British Open Speedgolf Championships is the FASTEST challenge in the UK golfing calendar. The challenge is balancing Speed as well as Accuracy.Golf but FASTER A round of golf in the lowest possible sum of golf strokes combined with the time taken…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07810 484044
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14
AUG
Music on the Lawns
Leeds Castle, Kent

Sunday 7th August: The Beverley Big BandJoin Kents premier dance band for live jazz and swing entertainment with this well‐established big band from East Kent. Dance back in time with classics from 30s and 40s favourites; Glenn Miller Tommy Dorsey Benny Goodman…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01622 765400
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14
AUG
Peter Pan
Belmont House & Gardens

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present the unforgettable story of Peter Pan the boy who wouldnt grow up. Join Wendy Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01795) 890202
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30
AUG
The Blade Artist - An Evening with Irvine Welsh
St Mary In The Castle

We are thrilled to announce that celebrated author Irvine Welsh will perform in Hastings for the first time this summer with an exclusive appearance at the beautiful former Georgian church St Mary in The Castle.Reading from his new book The Blade Artist…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01424 715880
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03
SEP
Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
Leeds Castle

On the lonely wasteland of the desolate Devon moors something evil is afoot. When death stalks the Baskerville family legend and superstition collide with the most heinous of crimes. On the moor nobody is safe not even the bravest of men. Join…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01622) 880008
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04
SEP
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hastings Castle

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful new musical score and…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01424) 444412
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09
SEP
The Social Festival 2016
Kent Showground

The Social is a boutique music festival showcasing the worlds greatest dance music acts in the idyllic setting of The Kent County Showground in Maidstone Kent. The Social originally launched on the 28th September 2013 and closed the summer in style bringing…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07799 875822
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22
SEP
Children's Publishing - Ask The Experts
Brick House Farm

We are extremely excited to announce our very first Fat Fox conference although we prefer to call it a pow wow on childrens book publishing.Set in the most beautiful rural setting amongst pole barns and hay bales we are bringing the best…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01580 857249
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24
SEP
Pier Jam and Area 10 w/ MK, Hannah Wants, Camelpha
Hastings Pier

Set in the historic South East coastal town famed for the battle of 1066 Pier Jam will take over the newly reopened Hastings Pier following its £14.2m renovation. The event will feature two outdoor stages where 2500 party people will be able…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07584 072308
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28
SEP
Romesh Ranganathan
White Rock Theatre

Romesh Ranganathan at White Rock Theatre in Hastings on Wednesday 28 September 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
SEP
Ghost Hunt of Maidstone's Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Hall

Ghost Hunter Tours head into to Maidstone to Ghost Hunt two very active locations Corpus Cristi Hall and their other venue the very active and disused Christis. This is a great value evening as you get to investigate two seperate locations on…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 07724 364333
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01
OCT
Only Fools and 3 Courses
Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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05
NOV
Addams Family Dining Invitation
Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club

Morticia Gomez Uncle Fester and LURCH meat and eat meet and greet the guests to their home were nothing is as it seems be ready to start clicking your fingersTheyre Creepy and Theyre CookyMysterious and SpookyTheyre Altogether OokyThe Addams Family.You will be…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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09
DEC
Sean Lock
White Rock Theatre

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

15
APR
Maidstone Tattoo Extravaganza
Kent Event Centre

Maidstones first tattoo conventionfestivalextravaganza at the detling showground 15th & 16th April 2017 a great event for the whole family 100 plus tattoo artists from across kent and further a field car and bike show fun fair charity events live music food…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01622 759179
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Tourist Attractions


Bodiam Castle

One of the most famous and evocative castles in Britain, Bodiam was built in 1385, as both a defence and a comfortable home. The exterior is virtually complete and the ramparts rise dramatically above the moat. Enough of the interior survives to give an impression of castle life.…

Highlands Farm

Located deep in the heart of the glorious Kent country side the Centre is an unbeatable family day out. With lots of new attractions have opened for Easter 2004' plus all the old favourites, no other attraction offers so much to see and do for all ages…

Kent and East Sussex Railway

Less than an hour from the M25 lies an area of gentle hills, woods and marshland where friendly olde world charm of a past age await to greet you. Our line joins together the jewels of the Weald, Tenterden Town and Bodiam Castle, brushing past the quiet Sussex…

Sissinghurst Castle

One of the world's most celebrated gardens, the creation of Vita Sackville‐West and her husband Sir Harold NicolsonDeveloped around the surviving parts of an Elizabethan mansion with a central red‐brick prospect tower, a series of small enclosed compartments, intimate in scale and romantic in atmosphere and including the…

Smallhythe Place

The half‐timbered house, built in the early 16th century when Smallhythe was a thriving shipbuilding yard, was the home of the Victorian actress Ellen Terry from 1899 to 1928 and contains her fascinating theatre collection. The cottage grounds include her rose garden, orchard, nuttery, a wonderful display of…

Ballooning Partnership

Hot Air Balloons at Ballooning Partnership in Cranbrook, Kent. Contact venue on 01580 850880 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Tenterden? See our list of attractions in Tenterden, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.