Willow Tree House

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Dates for your Diary

February

Rye Bay Scallop Festival – Saturday 18th – 26th Feb – www.scallop.org.uk

Celebrate the succulent Rye Bay scallop at it’s best with local tasting events, cookery schools and demonstrations.

Knights and Princesses at Battle Abbey-from combat to curtsies. Monday 13th-Friday 17th.

March

Sunday 26th March – Mothering Sunday. Treat Mum to a night at Willow Tree House

Good Friday – 14th April Easter Sunday – 16th March. Book early for that Easter weekend break.

April

St Georges Day – 23rd April

Pashley Manor Gardens Tulip Festival  – Friday21st April-Saturday 6th May. 30,000 tulips on show.  www.pashleymanorgardens.com

May

New Mayor making ceremony – An important post dating back to 1289 when Rye & Winchelsea were a vital part of the nation’s sea defences.

Winchelsea Medieval Cellar tours from May – September, check dates at cellars@winchelsea.com
Mapp & Lucia tours – May – September

June

‘Produced in Kent’ at Biddenden Vineyard, Buy & taste locally produced cheeses, beer, honey, etc. www.biddendenvineyards.com

Pashley Manor Gardens – Special Rose Week- Over a 100 varieties of roses on display – Friday 9th-Saturday 17th June

Sunday 18th June-Father’s Day

July

CAMRA Ale & Cider Festival at Kent & East Sussex Railway.

Medieval Tournament at Battle Abbey.

August

The Rye Show-Lea Barn Farm, Rye Foreign.

Thursday 24th – Monday 28th – Rye Jazz & Blues Festival www.ryejazz.com Now a well established event on the international jazz calendar.

Rye Maritime Festival – Strand Quay www.ryesussex.co.uk/diary-event/ryemaritimefestival

September

Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday 16th-30th October – Rye Arts Festival www.ryeartsfestival.co.uk

Packed with literary, classical & contemporary music events – many fringe and street events happening too!

Liz’s Birthday-just a little reminder in case I forget!!!

October

Saturday 1st Adrian’s birthday with lots of cake!

Friday 14th – 951st Anniversary of Battle of Hastings. Check www.englishheritage.org.uk/battleabbey for event dates.

Saturday 21st – Sunday 19th October-Wild Boar Week

Indulge in culinary treats from the dark ages – wild boar, pigeon, pheasant washed down with ale or mead.

November

Rye Fawkes – Street Parade, Bonfire & Fireworks www.ryebonfire.co.uk

Classic Car Parade.

December

Rye Christmas Festival begins when Santa arrives to open the Festival!

This year’s theme is ‘Tales of Old’ – Hans Christian Anderson/Brothers Grimm.

For up to date information click on www.christmasinrye.co.uk

Santa Specials at Kent & East Sussex Railway www.kesr-operating.org.uk

New Year’s Eve – Willow Tree House and The Ancient town of Rye -No  better place to celebrate the New Year?

 

Regular Events throughout the year:

Rye Heritage Centre: The Town Model – with Light & Audio show, a great insight into the history of Rye/Ghost Walk Tours/Vintage Penny Arcade exhibition – www.ryeheritage.co.uk

The Kitesurf Centre, Lydd Road, Camber – Kiteboard school and Watersports centre. www.thekitesurfcentre.com

For kitesurfing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding at the beaches of Camber and Greatstone.

Wednesday mornings: Rye Farmers Market at Strand Quay

Various weekend dates: Rye Antiques & Collectables Fairs

Please check availability for the above mentioned events.