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Below are full details of our currently scheduled events. Events are added on a regular basis so make sure you check again soon!

FoGH Dog Show

Sat 20th April: 10:00 am - 12.00 pm

Lower Football Pitch / Event Field

Join us for our occasional celebration of all things canine!

Registration is 9.30 - 10.00 am, with a single 5 suggested donation to enter all classes.

Classes: Best Young Dog Handler; Cutest Puppy; Golden Oldies; Best Trick; Most Like Owner; Most Obedient & Best In Show.

  • This is a family friendly event, all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This FoGH event is free to attend, but donations are always welcome.

 

Pond Dipping

Sat 4th May: 10:30 am - 12.30 pm

The Hub

Join us for a pond dipping session in the wetlands.

Discover the creatures that live in the Park's water habitats with local expert Martin Sutton.

We'll be meeting at the Hub before heading to the wetland area to investigate.

  • This is a family friendly event, all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Limited tickets (£2.00) for this event will be available from 22nd April 2024. FoGH members get exclusive access to tickets before they go on general release.

 

FoGH Green Team: Willow Weaving

Mon 13th May: 2:00 - 4:00 pm

The Hub / Appledore Wood

The FoGH Green Team meets occasionally to undertake essential maintenance on the flowerbeds and other areas of the park.

Green Team events may stray from conventional paths, please wear suitable attire for the task in hand.

There will usually be tasks suitable for all abilities and for all weather conditions.

  • This is a volunteer activity day and will include some physical work to further improve the look of the park.
  • Please be aware that this event is weather dependant and may, in extreme circumstances, be cancelled.
  • Tools will be provided.
  • Whether you just drop in for half an hour or stay for the entire time, we'd love to see you.
 

Bat Walk

Tue 28th May: 8:30 pm

The Hub

Join us for a wander around the Park listening and looking for our resident bats.

This walk is suitable for 7 years and over.

This event is run in conjunction with the Kent High Weald Partnership.

  • This is a family friendly event, all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This event will go off regular pathways, please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
  • Please be aware that this event is weather dependant and may, in extreme circumstances, be cancelled.

Limited tickets (£2.00) for this event will be available from 8th May 2024. FoGH members get exclusive access to tickets before they go on general release.

 

Kent High Weald Volunteer Day: Dam Maintenance

Wed 29th May - Thu 30th May: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hilbert Gates / The Oast / Folly Shaw

Kent High Weald run regular volunteer days to help preserve the high standard of the park's natural resources.

There will usually be an assortment of tasks to undertake, suitable for most abilities.

  • This is a volunteer activity day and will include some physical work to further improve the look of the park.
  • This event will go off regular pathways, please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
  • Tea, coffee & biscuits provided; bring a packed lunch if you intend staying for the whole event.
 

FoGH Green Team: Basket Planting

Sat 8th June: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 - 4.00 pm

The Hub

The FoGH Green Team meets occasionally to undertake essential maintenance on the flowerbeds and other areas of the park.

Green Team events may stray from conventional paths, please wear suitable attire for the task in hand.

There will usually be tasks suitable for all abilities and for all weather conditions.

  • This is a volunteer activity day and will include some physical work to further improve the look of the park.
  • Please be aware that this event is weather dependant and may, in extreme circumstances, be cancelled.
  • Tools will be provided.
  • Whether you just drop in for half an hour or stay for the entire time, we'd love to see you.
 

Moth Identification Morning

Sat 15th June: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Hub

Drop in to the Hub to see what night-flying insects Dr Ian Beavis can identify from the overnight moth trap.

  • This is a family friendly event, all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This is a regular event: look out for future events so you can see how the moth population changes over the course of the year.

This FoGH event is free to attend, but donations are always welcome.

 

Kent High Weald Volunteer Day: Alien Invasion

Wed 19th June: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hilbert Gates / The Oast / Folly Shaw

Kent High Weald run regular volunteer days to help preserve the high standard of the park's natural resources.

There will usually be an assortment of tasks to undertake, suitable for most abilities.

  • This is a volunteer activity day and will include some physical work to further improve the look of the park.
  • This event will go off regular pathways, please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
  • Tea, coffee & biscuits provided; bring a packed lunch if you intend staying for the whole event.
 

Tunbridge Wells Fringe

Sat 29th June - Sun 14th July: Various

The Hub

Not a FoGH event, but the annual Tunbridge Wells Fringe Festival holds several events in the Hub.

For more information check the TWFringe website - twfringe.com.

    FoGH are not the lead on this event, tickets can be obtained at TW Fringe

     

    Kent High Weald Volunteer Day: Alien Invasion

    Wed 24th July: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Hilbert Gates / The Oast / Folly Shaw

    Kent High Weald run regular volunteer days to help preserve the high standard of the park's natural resources.

    There will usually be an assortment of tasks to undertake, suitable for most abilities.

    • This is a volunteer activity day and will include some physical work to further improve the look of the park.
    • This event will go off regular pathways, please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
    • Tea, coffee & biscuits provided; bring a packed lunch if you intend staying for the whole event.
     

    A Damselfly & Dragonfly Celebration

    Sat 27th July: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The Hub

    Join Ian Beavis for an illustrated talk in the Hub and a walk around the lake, wetland & streams to search for the colourful dragonflies & damselflies that live in the Park.

    • This is a family friendly event, all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Limited tickets (£2.00) for this event will be available from 8th July 2024. FoGH members get exclusive access to tickets before they go on general release.

     

    Native Trees and Ancient Woodland in the Park

    Wed 31st July: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

    The Hub

    Join TWBC's Landscape Officer David Scully to learn about the native trees and the ancient woodland that forms part of our Park.

    • This is a family friendly event, all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Limited tickets (£2.00) for this event will be available from 8th July 2024. FoGH members get exclusive access to tickets before they go on general release.

     

    Moth Identification Morning

    Sat 10th August: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    The Hub

    Drop in to the Hub to see what night-flying insects Dr Ian Beavis can identify from the overnight moth trap.

    • This is a family friendly event, all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • This is a regular event: look out for future events so you can see how the moth population changes over the course of the year.

    This FoGH event is free to attend, but donations are always welcome.

     

    Pond Dipping

    Sun 8th September: 10:30 am - 12.30 pm

    The Hub

    Join us for a pond dipping session in the wetlands.

    Discover the creatures that live in the Park's water habitats with local expert Martin Sutton.

    We'll be meeting at the Hub before heading to the wetland area to investigate.

    • This is a family friendly event, all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Limited tickets (£2.00) for this event will be available from 19th August 2024. FoGH members get exclusive access to tickets before they go on general release.