The Best Year Ever for Kent Grape Farmers


The gorgeous summer of 2018 has created a bumper year for our Kent Wineries. We have many local wineries not far from Sevenoaks with outstanding wines. Our most local one called the Mount Vineyard in Shoreham is becoming increasingly popular as a venue for parties and events. If you haven’t already done so then I suggest you take a look at It’s a super day out in the pretty village of Shoreham.


Sevenoaks Station Parking

The new Bradbourne Car Park close to Sevenoaks Station will re-open from Monday 10 th April 2017 with a 420 new spaces. New levels of charging will apply which will give customers much more flexibility. i.e. park for 1 – 5 hrs only 1 pound per hour. The normal charges are the same, 7 pounds daily and 1,110 annual season.

The nearby Sennocke will be closed so that building can start on the new Premier Inn Hotel.


For details of all season ticket availability, please call us on 01732 227000 or e-mail

The Expat Child


It’s been a while since I’ve posted as I’ve been away with the family in sunny Australia avoiding the winter blues! I’m now settling back into Sevenoaks life and it’s literally freezing! Yesterday never got above 0 degrees but I think it’s warming up for the weekend. Yippee!

I wanted to share with you a brilliant website which I’ve come across offering invaluable information regarding moving abroad. It brings together all the useful information you need to know about moving with your family. If you’re thinking of moving to Sevenoaks then please get in touch as I’m happy to help but this will help with the practical side of moving before you get here.

Cyberbullying UK

As a mother of two teenage children who are at local schools here in Sevenoaks Kent, I wanted to share with all other local mums the importance of being aware of cyberbullying. This week is Anti-bullying week in Kent and there is loads of helpful information out their for parents to read. Please see below some helpful resources and take some time out of your busy day to have a read. Its worth it!

Here are my helpful 10 tips .

  1. 1 in 5 13- 18 yr olds have experienced some form of cyberbullying
  2. The Internet never sleeps
  3. Its easy to do
  4. It can be anonymous
  5. Talk about it
  6. Beware when they share
  7. Controls can help
  8. Explore yourself
  9. Take it seriously
  10. Block and report


Fireworks in and around Sevenoaks


With the firework weekend coming up I wanted to share some local Firework displays happening in and around Sevenoaks.


Friday, October 28

Tonbridge Fireworks

When: Friday, October 28 at 6pm

Where: Longmead Stadium, Darenth Avenue, Tonbridge, TN10 3JF

What: A Halloween spectacular with a funfair, fancy dress and a firework display.

Cost: £6 on the door or £5 in advance.

Underriver Fireworks Night

When: Friday, October 28 at 7pm

Where: The White Rock, Underriver, Sevenoaks TN15 0SB

What: A Halloween Fancy Dress Competition and pumpkin cutting competition followed by a Fireworks Display Cost: Free

Riverhead and Dunton Green Fireworks Display

When: Saturday, November 5 at 6pm

Where: Scout HQ, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3QL

Cost: £6 each; under 3s free

Sevenoaks (Round table) Fireworks

When: Saturday, November 5 at 7pm

Where: Event begins in Sevenoaks High Street

What: This community firework event starts with a torch procession in Sevenoaks High Street, taking families to Sevenoaks School field for a fireworks display.

Cost: £10 per adult; £8 per child. Under 4s go free.

Shipbourne Primary School Fireworks and Bonfire Party

When: Saturday, November 5 at 4:15pm

What: Fireworks, bonfire and refreshments available for purchase

Where: Stumble Hill, Shipbourne, Tonbridge, TN11 9PB

Cost: £5 per adult; £3 per child

Tickets available from the school office 01732 810344, emailing or at The Chaser Inn

Weald Village

When: Saturday, November 5,  6.30 pm

Where: Meet at the Weald Village Hall for a torch line precession to the Scout Hut for the Firework Display and Barbecue.

Cost: Adults £6; Children (4 to 16 years) £3


Neals Yard Sevenoaks


Meet Sue Atkins, the Parenting Expert (as seen on ITV This Morning) at Neal’s Yard Remedies Sevenoaks on Saturday 29th October.

The afternoon will consist of an hour talk covering the below topics, with a Q&A session at the end.

– How to handle toddler tantrums
– What to do if your child won’t go to bed
– New baby, jelous toddler? Sues top tips
– What to do if you’ve got a fussy eater!
– Potty training made easy

To book your place, call Neal’s Yard Remedies Sevenoaks on 01732 456 402.

Tickets cost £5 which are redeemable on products on the day.

Premier Inn coming to Sevenoaks

xpremier_inn_logo-png-pagespeed-ic-4osdp86gqrThe big news in Sevenoaks is the approval of the hotel chain Premier Inn, which will be built opposite the station, work will commence early Summer 2017. The Council-led project is intended to address a historic shortage of hotel accommodation for both leisure and business particularly in Sevenoaks town. Despite having many world class attractions, there are few hotel beds and most visitors choose to stay in neighbouring areas only making day trips here. Good news for the town which is growing very quickly due to its proximity to London and the fantastic rail links to London