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Napoleonic Re-enactment Weekend brings History to Life at Hole Park

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Hole Park Napoleonic War Battle re-enactment

Battle will once again commence at one of the biggest and best Napoleonic re-enactment events in Kent on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September 2021 in the impressive grounds of the Hole Park Estate in Rolvenden, Kent.

Visitors can witness one of the most colourful periods of history as the Napoleonic Association of Great Britain recreates the lives of soldiers, including some on horseback, during the Napoleonic Wars.

Watch exciting battle re-enactments with cannon fire and talk to the actors as you walk through the living history encampments.

This is a wonderful way to experience history at a time when Europe was in the grip of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.  Napoleon himself, in the person of renowned look-alike John Horwood, will appear on both days to lead skirmishes and re-enact scenes from this key period leading to the Battle of Waterloo, over 200 years ago.

As well as thrilling demonstrations of Cavalry Arms Skills, Drills, Artillery Displays, Parades and Skirmishes look out for the beautifully dressed regency ladies, who will be bringing a touch of Jane Eyre to Hole Park.

Get even closer to the action by booking onto one of two daily tours specially organised to ensure visitors can experience some of the most interesting elements of the event including preparing canons for fire and a tour of both the French and English encampments!

Included in the admission ticket the Napoleonic Re-enactment Weekend will be entry into the award-winning Hole Park Gardens.   The Coach House Tea Room will also be open during the event.

Admission to Napoleonic Re-enactment Weekend including entry into the gardens: £9 for adults and £1 for children age 5 to 16.

Opening times: During the event the gardens will also be open from 10am to 6pm.

Directions: Hole Park, TN17 4JA, is situated 4 miles west of Tenterden, Kent on the B2086 between Rolvenden and Benenden.

Hole Park plinth in the garden

Hole Park

Rolvenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 4JB

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