TicketsOnline camping tickets only £25 per adult
What's OnGates for camping open at noon 12th July 2019
Getting HerePenshurst Place & Gardens, Penshurst, TN11
V Works in association with Under the Arches are delighted to announce the return of Volks Weald for 2019.
From noon on the 12th until 5pm on the 14th of July Volks Weald 2019 will be held again at the stunning Penshurst Place in Kent – a privately owned, historic house of medieval origin. Located in the charming village of Penshurst amongst glorious countryside in the centre of the Weald of Kent. With a history spanning seven centuries Penshurst Place has been the setting for many sumptuous events – Kings, Queens, Noblemen & great poets have dined there since 1341... The VW community, friends and the public will come together for an old skool weekender & car show in 62 acres of beautiful parkland. The event is aimed at families & clubs and is set up so they can enjoy a great two night camping experience with a superb entertainment programme, trade village and catering avenue. Importantly, we want to go back to the real basics of a VW show and everyone with any sort of vehicle is welcome to join us – great times, great people & great cars!
Below is some amazing feedback we have received from our show in 2018."What an amazing weekend. I can't thank you the staff enough for all there hard work. All were so friendly and helpful. What a smooth and fun show. Nothing to moan about. Simply excellent. Thank you guys." Vivien Tennyson
"Wow! Wow! Wow! What an event. Just wanted to stop by and say thank you to everyone involved in making this event such an amazing weekend, haven’t stop smiling since I got home. I thought last year was good, but this was taken to another level this year.Such an amazing, chilled out atmosphere all weekend. Thanks again, already looking forward to 2019". Steve Lane
Online tickets are available now. Prices are per adult with children under 16 accompanied by an adult getting free entry. Wristbands for under 16s will be supplied by our gate staff. Sunday day tickets allow entry to the Show n Shine. Saturday day visitors, you must leave the venue by 6.00pm as the public gate will be locked. Thank you.
The stage is set to bring you and your family an entertaining and enjoyable weekend in the stunning grounds of Penshurst Place. We want you to sit back, enjoy the beautiful scenery, listen to some great music, taste some great food, have fun with the kids and of course enjoy the stars of the show, The VW’s. Some of the many attractions over the weekend include…
The Show N Shine is the highlight for any car show and 2018 for Volks Weald did not disappoint with over 150 draw dropping vehicles on display. The show field on the Sunday was heaving with amazing air cooled VW’s, some super cool water cooled as well as many other makes including Hot Rods & Vespa’s. It’s FREE to enter, just shine them up, park them up and show them off! So there is only one place to be on Sunday 14th July, Volks Weald, The Greatest Show On Turf! See you there!
Year Of The Beetle
2019 is a very special year….as you may have heard in the news VW have decided to drop the iconic Beetle from their production line.
Some say the “iconic” Beetle finished in 2003 when they stopped building the classic design but a Beetle is a Beetle and the name has lived on in the new modern shape and is adored world wide in all its various forms.
On Saturday 13th July 2019 we are going to have a very special show n shine just for Beetles, all years, all shapes as a celebration of this amazing piece of history.
** Please note the Sunday show n shine will be for all vehicles as normal **
We have some amazing bands and musicians lined up to keep you entertained over the weekend. A full timetable of the acts will be announced nearer the show. If you love your music as much as you love your VW’s, there is only one place to be over the weekend of July 12th 2019! See you there..
After the overwhelming feedback last year, Bug Beats will be doing a full Friday night set. Neil is going to take the roof off! Can’t wait for this, awesome set up and a top DJ, its going to be a night to remember!
Saturday night, we are pleased to announce Happy Accident will be keeping you entertained. You are going to have a ball with these guys! They are regulars on the VW show circuit playing quality covers from Artic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon, The Jam, Oasis to name but a few.
Over the moon here to announce that we have a very special guest returning to ‘Volks Weald’ this summer, all the way from the USA, award winning musician and pianist, Dave Manning. Many of you would have heard Dave’s music and if you haven’t, you would have seen him feature in the award winning film, ‘The Bus’. He travels the length and breadth of the USA in his 65′ split called Vincent playing his music to the masses so to have him playing at our show is a huge honour.
We are chuffed to bits to have Dave playing again over the Saturday & Sunday, he was great in 2017 and I’m sure we will all give Dave a warm British welcome.
On Saturday 13th July 2019 we are going to have a very special ‘Show n Shine’ just for Beetles, all years, all shapes as a celebration of this amazing piece of history and to mark the end of an era.
We are pleased to announce on the Saturday afternoon we have a cool young Beatles covers band playing for us, The Malabars. You are going to love them!
Volks Weald is so pleased to announce that we have the very talented Estelle Mey playing for you early Saturday evening.
“While the Icelandic weather and the country’s contrasting landscape imbued her rock with a dreamy and otherworldly quality, the British weather has had a profoundly different influence on the French singer-songwriter’s sound.
Based in London now, powerful riffs emerge from deep within the raw and distorted growl of her baritone, accompanied by the heavy, thumping, rhythmic beats of Neil Price on the drums.”
This young lady is super talented and you are going to love her!
Pic Credit Laura Kerneis Photographe
Such a popular attraction last year is back for 2019. With your wristband, if you’re a day or weekend visitor you can view the stunning gardens of Penshurst Place for FREE and visit the house for only £2 per person, under 16’s FREE. You guys are going to be busy!
The trade village this year was amazing ( so say our visitors ) with over 50 trade stalls selling all sorts of goods. It had a real artisan feel about it and 2019 is shaping up to be even bigger & better with many traders already booked in after their successful trading in 2018. So if your a visitor start saving up your pennies and if your a trader looking to book in for the Greatest Show On Turf, head on over to our trade page and get booked in to avoid missing out on a pitch.
Something new for 2019, one of our amazing show sponsors, Gasworks Pinstriping will be doing demonstrations in the art of pinstriping over the weekend. Can’t wait for this, its going to be awesome.
We are now booking auto jumble for ‘Volks Weald’ so if you have a garage full of VW bits n bobs, dig them out and make some cash! Best bit, it’s FREE! Please let us know if you’re interested via the usual avenues, message, comment, email or find us at a show. We would love to have a huge showing of auto jumble, just like it used to be. Thank you
This little guys got news of something special happening at Volks Weald! On the Sunday there will be a Fun Dog Show kindly being organised by the ‘Pennard Vet Group’. There will be fun classes, entry to each class will be £2 and all money raised is being donated to a ‘Pennard’s Vet Group’ charity. We look forward to seeing your four legged friends there!
We have some mouth watering caterers lined up for you at the show in 2019 to keep you fed and watered from fish n chips to pizzas or just a great cup of coffee, we have it covered.
One of the many talking points of the show in 2018 was the inflatable pub and we are happy to tell you it will be returning. How could we not! So look forward to a nice cool beer or maybe a G & T at the ‘Inflatable Tavern’. Who’s round is it !
All visitors to the show over the weekend will be able to take their little ones and slightly bigger ones, FREE OF CHARGE, to the amazing Penshurst Place Adventure Playground. It was a real hit with the children in 2018. You also have FREE entry to the awesome Penshurst ‘Mazie Maze’ which opens its gates on the Saturday of the show. Lots to keep the children busy.
PLUS LOTS MORE….
So don’t miss out, book your tickets now.
FROM M25 JUNCTION 5, follow A21 to Hastings, leaving at Hildenborough exit, then follow brown tourist signs to Penshurst Place.
FROM M20/M26 Junction 2a, follow A25 (towards Sevenoaks) and then A21 for Hastings, then as above.
Guests will enter via the PRIVATE ENTRANCE on B2176 as marked on map (by Weddings at Penshurst Place & Gardens), sat nav reference TN11 8DH.
Local approaches are well signposted with brown tourist signs.
Train from London Charing Cross or Redhill to Tonbridge, then taxi to Penshurst (6 miles).
Train from London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells or Victoria station to Edenbridge then bus (231 & 233 see www.arrivabus.co.uk for times Monday – Saturdays.)
Please note: Penshurst train station is a 2.5 mile walk approximately from Penshurst Place, on roads with no footpaths. For bus service – see above.
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How can I buy tickets & how much are they?
Weekend tickets are £25.00 per adult, including two nights camping when purchased from the team at one of the many shows we will be attending or online from the website. The price on the gate for the weekend is £30 per adult . Saturday day tickets are available for £10 per adult for walk in only with parking in the public car park. Sunday day tickets are available for £10 per adult for walk in or vehicle access to our show n shine field. Both Saturday and Sunday tickets are available online or on the gate.
All children under the age of 16 accompanied with a paying adult go FREE they will be supplied with wrist bands by our gate staff.
What are the gate opening times?
Weekend tickets holders: Friday – gates open at Noon and close at 10.00pm
Day Visitors: Saturday – gates open at 9.00am and you must leave the show by 6.00pm. Sunday gates open at 9.00 am and the show officially closes at 5.00pm.
Can I stay over Sunday night?
Yes, if you have purchased a weekend ticket, you can stay over on the Sunday night. We would ask you leave the site by latest 10.00am on the Monday and please note there will be no entertainment laid on for the Sunday evening.
Can we park where we like?
There is designated day parking and the camping will be located elsewhere. Marshals will be on duty all day and will guide you to your designated area.
Do you have Electric hook-ups?
No, we do not have electric hook ups on site.
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