Below are upcoming HopFest events happening in Smarden and the surrounding area. You can add your own events here.
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|Saturday, 8th September 2018
Ends: Sunday, 9th September 2018
(2 day event)
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Bring your family and friends to a weekend of Hopping Fun at Bodiam Station in East Sussex on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September.
We will be running the railway’s heritage steam trains each day through the beautiful Wealden countryside between Tenterden and Bodiam stations with trains every 45 minutes.
Take a walk through the Hop Gardens and try your hand at picking hops before taking a peek inside a recreated Hoppers’ Hut. Children can also enjoy face painting, swing boat rides and games, Punch and Judy shows, balloon modelling and other activities. Live musicians and local dancing groups will be performing through the weekend. There will also be a selection of heritage vehicles on display and vintage stalls selling souvenirs.
The licensed ‘Hoppers Bar’ features a range of locally brewed real ales and the popular Hoppers Kitchen will be serving the very best in railway tea and scrummy homemade cakes! In addition to this the barbecue will have some local produce on offer including a delicious range of sausages.
Admission prices include all-day travel on the trains.
Save 10% when buying tickets online before 1st September.
Adult £16.20, Child (3 - 15 years inc.) £10.80 and Family (2 adults + up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children) £36.20.
Admission prices when booked after 1st September or on the day are: Adult £18, Child (3 - 15 years inc.) £12 and Family (2 adults + up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children) £38. The timetable on the website www.kesr.org.uk gives times of steam train operation.