St. John's Church Centre, Tonbridge Road, Hildenborough, Nr Tonbridge TN11 9HT
Hildenborough is situated on the B 245 between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.St Johns' Church Centre is located on the Sevenaoks to Tonbridge road next door to St John's Church. Turn into Foxbush Lane and then turn into the car park which is behind the Centre.
Parking in the Centre car park and surrounds. Our friendly car park attendant will guide you in and out and of course there is NO CHARGE.
In June 2008, our local resident, Dame Kelly Holmes, opened the Market and we launched with such enthusiasm. Lots of things have happened and lots of people and stalls have come and gone, but the Market Team of helpers and our loyal core of stalls still share the same enthusiasm for local produce and the community. Many people in Hildenborough come regularly to the Market to shop and enjoy a cup of coffee and meeting with friends and we continually seek to keep the Market vibrant, viable and interesting, but to do this we do need the support of more regular shoppers. We now have an average of 20 stalls each week and are able to offer a wide range of fresh local produce of high quality at competitive prices. Additional seasonal items, e.g. asparagus, soft fruit and flowers, are also available. Our friendly team of volunteers is always available at all times to lend a hand
To complete your shopping experience visit our tea and coffee lounge for refreshment in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Christmas Markets will take place throughout December on the 5th December Hildenborough Junior School will entertain us with Christmas music and Carols 12th December Stocks Green school will entertain us with Christmas Music and Carols 19th December a visit from ..........shhhhh) to delight the children plus free mice pies and mulled wine
Local News & Links+
Local News And Links
Although we use the Church Hall and enjoy the support of St. Johnsí Church, we are not financed or subsidised by the Church.† Our costs and outgoings continue to rise;† rent, insurance, advertising and general expenditure all have to be met. We already have the reputation of being the one of the friendliest Farmersí Market in Kent, so why not come along and buy some of our fantastic local produce.† Our prices and quality offer excellent value for money on your doorstep.† The Farmersí Market is a real community asset but itís only with your support we can keep it that way.
Click here to read the Kent Life article describing Hildenborough Farmers Market then click on the page Numbers and enter 86)
Places To Visit+
Places To Visit
Ightham Mote, a National Trust property is located close by. Originally dating to around 1320, the building is important because it has most of its original features; successive owners effected relatively few changes to the main structure, after the completion of the quadrangle with a new chapel in the 16th century. It remains as an example that shows how such houses would have looked in the Middle Ages. The house has more than 70 rooms, all arranged around a central courtyard, "the confines circumscribed by the moat."
The courtyard contains a large, 19th century dog kennel. The house contains two chapels; the New Chapel, of c.1520, having a barrel roof decorated with Tudor roses.