THE

FESTIVAL

A FANTASTIC DAY OUT FOR ALL
- PLUS A FAB FUNDRAISER FOR
THE STRODE PARK FOUNDATION

The Kent Tribute Festival returns to the stunning grounds of Strode Park Herne Bay on Sunday 29th August 2021.

Having raised over £25,000 over the past four years for the Foundtation, we're delighted to be able to bring this event back to this stunning, tree-lined venue just on the outstkirts of Herne Bay.

Just over a mile away from Herne Bay train station, and with good public transport links, leave the car at home and enjoy this 5-Star rated event.

PARKING & PUBLIC TRANSPORT

We are strongly recommending the use of public transport to attend this event, as there is no parking at the venue (even for disabled badge holders) If bringing your car and parking in Herne please note there is on-street parking nearby however this is fairly limited. Traffic enforcement officers also partrol this area therefore please park responsibly.

 

There are Stagecoach Bus stops just a 1 minute walk away on Canterbury Road (Stagecoach Buses also have disabled access) Return Stagecoach tickets from Whitstable or Canterbury, which take a little over half an hour, cost between £6-7.

If travelling by train the venue is just over a mile from Herne Bay Train Station. When exiting the station just before the Heron Pub there is a walkway underneath the station you should use. On exiting the walkway turn left until you get to Homebase, then cross the road using the crossing. Contunue left until you come to the roundabout and then turn right on to Canterbury Road. The venue is around 400m from the roundabout.  

There are also several local licensed taxi firms that will drop you at the venue in just a few minutes and if sharing with others (some of the following have 8-seaters) a very cost effective way to get to and from the venue. But do book early as you may struggle to get a service by leaving it too late. 

Some recommended Herne Bay Taxi Firms:

Herne Cars - 01227 369999/373333

A2A Cars - 01227 362222

Central Cars - 01227 364444

Kevin Brown (Kev's Taxis) - 07956880653

Clocktower Cars 01227 693155

Whitstable Taxi Firms:

Abacus Cars - 01227 283666

Whitstable Cars - 01227 261161

Oyster Taxis - 07474718037

Canterbury Taxi Firms:

Longleys - 01227 710777

Wilkinsons Taxis - 01227 450450

Northgate Cars - 01227 860460

Cab Co - 01227 455455

Venue Address:

Herne Bay Junior School, Kings Road, CT6 5DA

There is on-street parking in nearby Herne Bay (20 min walk) and for details of car parks in the town simply click here:

http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/herne%20bay/?arriving=201609291130&leaving=201609291330

To help plan your journey when using public transport, click on the Stagecoach or Southeastern Train links below.

GET THE MAP

If walking to the venue from the train station, download this handy route map to assist you. The full address of the venue is:

Strode Park Foundation
Strode Park House
Herne
Herne Bay
Kent
CT6 7NE

Please follow the link below for Google Maps to assist:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.3559608,1.134842,16z

ACTIVITIES AT THE FESTIVAL

The Kent Tribute Festival is suitable for people of all ages, and we recognise that this event is taking place within the summer holidays and people may also want to bring children. To this end we have included inflatable bouncy castles, lizards and reptile displays from Penfold's Reptiles and some beautiful birds of prey from Southeast Falconry, all of which is included in the £10 child ticket price*  Face painting will also be on offer, however a small charge applies in this respect. It is important that children are supervised and not left unattended at any time. Look out for our special children's wristbands on arrival on which your mobile number can be written should you become separated. Look out also for the lost children and information flags and familiarise yourself and your child with them on arrival. 

There will be licensed bars serving refreshments and beverages including lager, cider, ale, spirits, sparkling wine (including prosecco) and a number of approved, 5-star rated tasty hot food stalls (Thai, Hog Roast, BBQ, Venezuelan, Jackets and salads, Fisn n Chips) to keep bellies full. Important: NO drinks can be brought on to the premises however a small quantity of snacks/sandwiches will be permitted as we appreciate the length of the event and potential expenditure for those attending. A bag check policy will be in force on arrival - please have any bags ready for inspection. 

Please drink responsibly, this event is taking place within the grounds of a Charity that caters for people with a range of disabilities and any anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated, and our licensed security team will remove any persons displaying anti-social behaviour.

* Chidren are permitted 3 free sessions on each inflatable, approx 8 mins per session, after which a small charge applies. A small charge applies should you wish to hold any birds of prey

KEEP THE GROUNDS GREEN & CLEAN

Please use bins provided throughout the grounds during the event, in order that we the venue can be left in the perfect condition you will find it in.

HAVE A STRESS-FREE FEST WHEN YOU FIGURE OUT THE INS & OUTS 

The talented Julie Blackmer attended The Kent Tribute Festival in 2017 and captured some of the fun here in this video.

If you came along last year - take a look at the video as you might well feature!

STAY TUNED
FESTIVAL PARTNERS
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With thanks to Flat Cap Photos, Adrian Bennett & Julie Blackmer Photography & Michael McLaughlin Photography

A Big Stage Productions Event. Company Registered in England & Wales

Company Number 10562696. VAT Registration 300 0540 83.

Registered Address: 153 Mortimer Street Herne Bay CT6 5HA