TicketsOnline camping tickets only £25.00 per adult
What's OnGates for camping open at noon 21st August 2020
Getting HerePenshurst Place & Gardens, Penshurst, TN11 8DH
V Works in association with Under the Arches are delighted to announce the return of Volks Weald for 2020.
From noon on the 21st until 5pm on the 23rd of August Volks Weald 2020 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! You are guaranteed to have a ball!
Below is some amazing feedback we have received from our show in 2019.
"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 2020". Steve Lane
"This was the first time we have been to your show. What a lovely time we had. Finally found a show with the Peppercorn feeling. Well done to all the crew and thank you for looking after us all. See you next year". Diane Jones
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 2019 for Volks Weald did not disappoint with over 150 jaw 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 23rd August, Volks Weald, The Greatest Show On Turf! See you there!
We’ve always prided ourselves as a no gimmicks show and always let the quality of the venue, trades, music and of course, most importantly, show cars speak for us. We have also never seen the need for a theme but after this years “Beetle Day” success we have decided to do something special for the Saturday 2020, “We Are The Modified”
With a little play on the word “Mod” we are looking to invite as many VWs not built by VW. So Buggies, trikes, Baja’s, 365 replicas amongst many other VW based kit cars including coach built campers of all shapes and sizes. We would also like to send out an invitation to the classic scooters to come park up with us.
We already have some “Mod” genre music for the Saturday in the planning as well as other “Mod” style treats to tie it all together.
2 Tone Ska Dog is an original Snowdog with unique artwork and was displayed as part of Snowdogs Discover Ashford between 12 September and 18 November 2018, in Ashford, Kent. Created by artist John Sims (aka Teflon) he is based on John’s design connections with the 2 Tone record label. Helped by friend and artist/sculptor Mark Sutherland they created and attached a fibreglass pork pie hat and sunglasses to reflect the famous graphic style of 2 Tone. The Snowdogs were sold at a gala auction on 3 December 2018 which on the night raised an amazing £142,000 in aid of Pilgims Hospices. Come and meet ‘2 Tone Ska Dog’ on our ‘Modified Saturday’, have your picture taken with him and help us raise funds for ‘Sue Ryder’charity. The kids are going to love him!
Find 2 Tone Ska Dog here..
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 over the coming months. If you love your music as much as you love your VW’s, there is only one place to be over the weekend of August 21st! See you there..
Really excited to announce we have booked the big Saturday night slot, lets here it for ‘Butterfly Collective’. To finish the ‘We Are The Modified’ Saturday night off with a bang, the band will deliver Mod/Ska/R&B classics played with fire & delivered with personality! Look forward to classic hits from The Who, The Jam, The Specials, Blur, Stone Roses plus many more. Its going to be a night to remember!
Find Butterfly Collective here..
Volks Weald is very lucky to have the very talented Kelly Bourne play for us over the weekend. Kelly plays a wide variety of songs to suit all tastes and I am sure you will all give her a massive Volks Weald welcome!
Find Kelly Bourne Music here..
To coincide with our ‘Modified Saturday’ we are pleased to announce playing on Saturday afternoon are ‘The Konks’ a dedicated tribute to The Kinks. They will be playing such classics as Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset, Lola, Days, You Really Got Me, See My Friends, Autumn Almanac, Dead End Street, the list goes on and on. So celebrate with us the genius of Ray Davies at Volks Weald.
Find The Konks here…
Sunday afternoon we are being entertained by Sonny & the Harp, a highly professional and energetic duo that perform songs from all styles including Rock & Roll, Blues, Soul, Rock and Pop, making them fresh and lively by applying a unique twist of both Nylon and Steel Strung Acoustic Guitars, Blues Harmonicas and a blend of stunning Vocal harmonies. You are going to love these guys.
Find Sonny & The Harp here…
Over the moon here to have the very talented Maisy Beth, singer & songwriter play for us over the weekend. Maisy plays a wide variety of songs to suit all tastes and I am sure you will all give her a massive Volks Weald welcome!
Find Maisy Beth Music here…
Volks Weald is very lucky to have the very talented Lucy Forder play for us once again over the weekend. Lucy plays a wide variety of songs to suit all tastes and I am sure you will all give her a massive Volks Weald welcome!
Hailing from Kent, Steve Hewitt is an emerging singer songwriter pushing the boundaries of folk-roots genres. Signed to Engineer recordS, we are over the moon he’s playing for us at Volks Weald.
Find Steve Hewiit Music here…
After the overwhelming feedback last year, Bug Beats will be back doing a full Friday night set. Neil is going to take the roof off again! Can’t wait for this, awesome set up and a top DJ, its going to be a night to remember!
Find Bug Beats Events here..
To coincide with our ‘MODified’ Saturday’ we are stoked to announce playing on Saturday evening before the main band, we have a top resident DJ from the London based club ‘House Of Bamboo’ playing a Northern Soul set for all you lovely people. So get you dancing shoes on and get on that dance floor!
Find House Of Bamboo here…
Such a popular attraction last year is back for 2020. 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!
Find Penshurst Place here..
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 2020 is shaping up to be even bigger & better with many traders already booked in after their successful trading in 2019. 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.
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 2020 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 past years is 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’. Lots to keep the children busy.
Always very popular and back for 2020 is the Kids Colouring Competition. Great fun and great prizes.
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.
Vworks is a south east VW specialist. Interior upholstery restoration, based in Penshurst, Kent.
1066 Type Three is a Volkswagen Type 3 parts company.
We have started to import cars from the us and have a range of parts for sale.
Gavaddy VCP specialises in windscreens and rubbers for all makes and models based in Lewes, East Sussex.
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 price. 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 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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