insideKENT Magazine Issue 61 - April 2017 - Page 84

( 20TH AND 21ST MAY 2017 )



Bricks Britannia will open daily from 1st-17th April in addition to 22nd , 23rd , 29th , 30th April and 1st-4th May 2017 . The centrepiece of the exhibition will be an impressive eight-metre long model of the iconic Flying Scotsman – the most famous steam locomotive together with three Pullman carriages !
See 30 stunning models , created solely from LEGO ® bricks , which charts the history of Britain from the Neolithic Stonehenge through to the supersonic age of Concorde . The impressive models were created by Bright Bricks ( as featured on Channel 4 ’ s Inside Lego at Christmas ) and use hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks . This is the first time this amazing exhibition has been on show in the UK .
Join the workshops to build your very own LEGO ® steam locomotive and Pullman carriage . Additional £ 10 when booking online .
All Day Travel Cards including entry to Bricks Britannia and the Colonel Stephens Museum at Tenterden : Adults £ 18 , Child ( 3-15 ) £ 12 and a family ( 1 + 3 or 2 + 2 ) £ 38 .


( 20TH AND 21ST MAY 2017 )
Take a step back in time with a visit to the annual 1940 ’ s Weekend at the Kent & East Sussex Railway on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2017 .
On arrival pick up your free identity card before immersing yourself in the nostalgic 40 ’ s atmosphere created by the re-enactors , live performers and authentic 1940 ’ s displays .
On both days , subject to weather , there will be an exciting Spitfire flying display at Tenterden station .
Visiting locomotive Foxcote Manor will be one of the steam locomotives taking passengers between Tenterden and Bodiam stations with services leaving every 45 minutes .
Activities at Tenterden Station will include singing from popular 40 ’ s group My Favourite Things and energetic dancing from the Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers . Visit vintage stalls selling authentic 40 ’ s clothes and accessories and perhaps book an appointment with the guest hairdresser and barber to complete your 1940 ’ s makeover ( additional cost applies ). Visit the RAF station operations room to see how the plotting table would have been operated during the Battle of Britain . Learn how Air Sea Rescue helped airmen forced to ditch in the Channel , and talk to the ARP Air Raid Precaution teams for an insight into life on the home front . Peruse the collection of vintage military and civilian vehicles .
At Bodiam Station there are interactive land army displays and activities . The younger members of the family will enjoy the arts and crafts and can even learn how to milk a cow ! Costumed re-enactors , military and civilian vehicles all add to the atmosphere . Explore the Desert Rats encampment display filled with authentic kit , weapons and a variety of jeeps . Listen to popular tunes from the era sung by two 40 ’ s singers Pete Wayre and Miss Holiday Swing . Vintage Allsorts will provide a pop-up tearoom and a free Heritage Bus Service will run between Bodiam Station and Bodiam Castle .
All Day Travel Cards and entry to 1940 ’ s event : Adults £ 18 , Child ( 3-15 ) £ 12 and a family ( 1 + 3 or 2 + 2 ) £ 38 .
A 10 % saving applies when prebooking tickets in advance via website www . kesr . org . uk .
Kent & East Sussex Railway / Tenterden Town Station / Station Road / Tenterden / TN30 6HE