Places of Interest

School House

Farm Camping

Surrounding Places of Interest

Blink and you will miss Hawkenbury! Apart from our very own MICRO CAR COLLECTION which does contain 45 of the rarest examples, a great pub and some magnificent timbered buildings this is primarily a farming area.  However we do hold a claim to fame from 9th June 1865 – when Charles Dickens was involved in a terrible train crash killing 10 people and injuring 40 more, it happened a few fields away and according to folk law the first person to come to their aid was a labourer from School House Farm.  

For those interested in Charles Dickens & his strong Kentish connections, there is a Dickens trail of places made famous either in life or in Dickens novels. There is a similar “Darling Buds of May” experience which highlights many places of the used in the filming of the TV series which are all very local to us.​

Our Own Little Menagerie of Animals!

  • Hawkenbury Hens and our lovely Exmoor ponies.

  • Incredibly friendly wild rabbits.

  • Plus 'Little Ernie' our almost famous, ginger nutcase miniature Shetland Pony! 

  • A wonderful variety of wildlife to enjoy!

Sporting

  • Golf – Weald of Kent 1.5mile Chart Hills Golf Course 2 miles & Biddenden Par 3 Golf Course (like a grown up pitch & putt £7.50 inc club hire)

  • Fishing – Our own + many others including Monks Lakes at Staplehurst, Manor Fisheries, Headcorn & Cackle Hill Lakes, Biddenden

  • Horse riding – Bedgebury Stables, Goudhurst, Horseshoes Stables, East Farleigh

  • Livestock Courses – Chicken, pig & sheep care courses run locally by a neighbour & friend Lizzie Offen lizzieoffen@virginmedia.com

  • Swimming – Moat Park Leisure Centre, Maidstone, Weald of Kent Sports Centre, Cranbrook & Tenterden Leisure Centre.

  • Cycling – www.ukelectricbiketours.co.uk friendly neighbouring electric bike business. Bewl Water cycle trails & bike hire plus a range of water sports. Bedgebury offroad cycle trails & bike hire.

  • Local Interest - Brattle Farm at Staplehurst with its eclectic mix of memorabilia  & The Wildlife Heritage Foundation at Headcorn with 40+ big cats including lions, tigers & snow leopards occasionally have open days that are well worth attending in addition to the many other local events that take place regularly at Headcorn Airfield.


Should you want further information on any of the above please contact Lesley on cookshf@aol.com

Days Out

 

I have picked some of the nearest places to visit but Brogdale Fruit Collection, Battle of Britain Museum, Turner Contemporary, Port Lympe Wild Animal Park, Hever Castle and many more are all within easy distance.

Of course London is in easy reach by our local main line stations.  There is plenty to see at Rochester or Canterbury although lovely places such as Rye, whitstable or Chilham make for great days out


Should you want further information on any of the above please contact Lesley on cookshf@aol.com