Farmers Markets

Farmers market logo

The Cranbrook Farmers Market is held in the Vestry Hall between 9.30am and 1pm on the Fourth Saturday of every month.  For further details contact Jane Apps – telephone 07971413334

Available at the market:

♦ vegetables ♦ plants ♦ honey ♦ bread ♦ cakes ♦ vegetarian/vegan meals ♦ cheese ♦ chocolate ♦ meat ♦ fish ♦ wool craft ♦ natural cosmetics/body products and rag rug artist ♦ or



Kent Police – New Non-Emergency Telephone Number

Kent Police have issued a new non-emergency telephone number which can be used nationally:

Click on the attached link for details: Police new non-emergency number  : or visit our News Page for details:


101 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Each call will never cost more than 15p, even from mobiles.

NEED IMMEDIATE HELP?  If life is in danger or crime is in progress call 999.

If Deaf or speech impaired text ‘Police’ and your message to 60066.

For more information on 101 visit




Cranbrook Operatic and Dramatic Society – Could You Help? – What Could You Do?

Musicals, plays pantomimes, concerts…. there’s something for everyone –what could you do? 

Are you artistic? – Scenery design, publicity, costume, direct, choreograph:  Are you Technical? Sound, lighting, stage manage: Are you good with children? Chaperone: Are you a Performer? Act, dance, sing:  Social? BBQ, quizzes, barn dance, meals, theatre.   

Look us up on Facebook or go to our Website

Trinity Cafe, Sissinghurst

Held on the third Monday of every month in the Parish Room, Sissinghurst (next to Trinity Church).

Please come along for a chat and a get-together, with a two course lunch.  For further information telephone Sue Crowe on 01580 712567.

New Parenting Group

A new group for parents and carers of children aged 2-5 years at Cranbrook Children’s Centre. Wednesday mornings – 9.30am to 11.30am. A Creche place will be provided free of charge.

This group is for parents and carers who want to know more about parenting. It is based on an approach developed in Solihull that has been found to be very helpful to families.

Cranbrook youth club

Cranbrook Scout Hut – Thursdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm. cost 50p per week Pool: Wii sports: Guitar Hero: Cooking

For Young People in School Years 7 – 13. Please contact Julie Chapman for further information on 07792487638.


The wonderful spectacle of Sissinghurst Gardens are only a short drive from Cranbrook. The creation of Vita Sackville-West and her husband Sir Harold Nicolson.


Maintained by the National Trust, the gardens are open from 15th March until the 2nd of November 2008.

If you are interested in volunteering to help at Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, please telephone 01580 710700 for details or email We are looking for Guides, Visitor Services’ Volunteers, Office Volunteers, and Garden Volunteers. If you feel you have something to offer, we’d love to hear from you.

Read more about Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens on the official National Trust Website…

Cranbrook Union Windmill

Cranbrook Union Windmill is the tallest Smock Windmill in England, at 72 feet high, with unique, panoramic views of Cranbrook. Mary Dobell had the windmill built in 1814 by James Humphrey, a local millwright, for her son Henry.

Cranbrook Union Windmill

Nowadays, whenever possible, the windmill is worked and grain is milled during opening hours – flour can be bought in the Mill Shop. There are models for making flour, which are fun for children to operate, together with quizzes and exploration.

Guides are on each floor and written information is available in several languages.

Visits and full guided tours can be arranged for all age ranges at any reasonable time throughout the year.

Access to Cranbrook Union Windmill is via The Hill, St David’s Bridge, Cranbrook. Postcode for satellite navigation is TN17 3AH. Further information is available at

Email Telephone 01580 714557.

Entrance is free, donations are welcome.

Cranbrook Museum

Cranbrook Museum can be found in Carriers Road, Cranbrook. It is open from 1 April until 31 October, Tuesdays to Saturdays and Summer Bank Holidays, from 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

Cranbrook Museum

Admission is free but donations are wecomed. Private groups and school parties are welcome. Educational visits with guided tours can be provided; there is a meeting room for talks and evening events can be organised with a speaker and refreshments if required. Charges are made by arrangement. For further details contact Mrs Avril Partis on 01580 712020. The Archives are open on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 3.00pm, or a meeting with the Archivist can be arranged. Telephone 01580 712929. For other information contact the Website on, or telephone the Curator, Mr Rodney Dann, on 01580 712475.