Greetings friends! You are invited to celebrate my 30th birthday with me over a day-long party or a whole weekend if you choose to stay the night. Think wintery warmth. A feast in a marquee in the middle of the foresty surroundings of Kent’s majesty. A country band to hoot and dance with. A bonfire to sit by and sing songs and tell stories. And if you’re staying the night, a spooky movie projected into the inky black night.
When: 30 November 2019
Where: Gravel Pit Farm, Gravel Pit Lane, Goudhurst Road, Marden, Kent TN12 9NP
Booze: Bring your own, bring plenty.
What to wear: Layer-up, it’s November! Dinner and dancing will be in the heated marquee and the bonfire will be roaring just outside, but bring plenty of warm stuff anyhow. Bring boots and a coat in case it rains or gets a little muddy. Heels probs not ideal.
What to bring: Booze, snacks,
RSVP: email@example.com - and please include whether or not you’re staying the night and where
Travelling by car: This is definitely advisable! Please drive if you can - and please share spaces so those who need a lift can get one! Trains can be hit-and-miss, so cars are ideal!
Travelling by train: Trains from Charing Cross to Marden (usually go via Waterloo East and London Bridge) - on Saturdays they leave Charing X at 10 minutes and 40 minutes past the hour
On Saturday, trains From Marden to Charing X leave Marden at 23 and 54 minutes past the hour - the last one leaves Marden at 23:24
On Sunday - trains from Marden: 6:49 7:19 7:49 8:19 8:52 9:19 9:52 10:22 10:52 then 22 and 52 minutes past the hour
It is certainly advisable to check this nearer the time as winter, weekend trains are sometimes cancelled due to weather and work on the line!
Sunday 1 December: If you stay the night either on the site or nearby, you’re invited to join us for breakfast on the Sunday morning.
Local taxis: MTC 01580 890003, Yalding cabs 07738078602, Express Cabs Kent (via their app)
***It is advisable to prebook a cab*** but Express are often quite short term but not like in London!
Accommodation: Camping or Hotels & B&Bs/ AirBnbs
Camping: Go you, camping in November, awesome! Free on the grounds. Arrive early enough to pitch in daylight. Bring all you need. There are loos and running water on the site.
Hotels & B&Bs/ AirBnbs: If you’re staying the night, book quickly - not heaps of options, so secure yourself a spot:
Double bedroom in a spacious house @£68.00 per night
Cottage in character village @40.00 per night
B&Bs + Hotels
Hunton Road, Marden, Kent, TN12 9SL
Call 01622 820500 or 07762 713077
Prices starting from £98.00
Hunny Lodge, B&B
Winchet Hill, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 1JY
Call to make a reservation +44(0)1580 212739
Prices starting from £70.00 per night for 2people or £40.00 per night for 1person
Fair View Bed and Breakfast
Fair View, Battle Lane, Marden, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 9DE
Prices starting from £102.00
Little Dodges Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Dodges Oast Curtisden Green, Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1LA
Call Joanna: 01580 212171 Mobile: 07754 255 558
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org