Where is The Vicar’s Picnic?

The Vicar’s Picnic takes place on The Lees in Yalding in the heart of The Garden of England. The postcode for the site is ME18 6HB.

How do I get to Vicar’s Picnic?

Driving Directions

From the north take the M20 and leave at exit 4 sign posted A228 or from the west on the M25 take the M26 and take exit 2a sign posted A228. Follow the A228 for Paddock Wood onto Seven Mile Lane and at the second roundabout turn left onto the B2015 and then first right sign posted Yalding onto the B2162. Follow this road over the River Medway on a narrow bridge controlled by traffic lights and the entrance to the car park is on the left after 1.4 miles.

From Tunbridge Wells, the A21 and the south follow the A228 and at the fourth roundabout turn right onto the B2015 and then first right sign posted Yalding onto the B2162. Follow this road over the River Medway on a narrow bridge controlled by traffic lights and the entrance to the car park is on the left after 1.4 miles.

From Maidstone and the east take the A26 through to the traffic lights at Wateringbury and turn left onto the B2015 and then turn left sign posted Yalding onto the B2162 after 2.2 miles. Follow this road over the River Medway on a narrow bridge controlled by traffic lights and the entrance to the car park is on the left after 1.4 miles.
The postcode for the site is ME18 6HB.

By Train
There is a train station at Yalding on The Medway Valley line with trains from Tonbridge, Paddock, Wood, Strood and Maidstone West. The festival is then about a half a mile walk from Yalding station. The timetable for the trains can be found on the following link

By Bus
Yalding is not well served by buses but the timetable for routes 23 and 26 which stop in Yalding can be found on the following link

By Taxi
There are a number of taxi companies in Maidstone and in Paddock Wood as well as in Yalding. The contact numbers for these companies is as follows:

Yalding

  • Yalding Taxis – 01622 814 343

Paddock Wood

  • Kent Cars – 01892 832 285
  • Streamline – 01892 838 383
  • S&P – 01892 833 555

Maidstone

  • Express Cars – 01622 222 222
  • Streamline – 01622 750 000
  • Sapphire Taxis – 01622 633 000

What are the camping facilities?

Camping

The main campsite is a tented campsite set it stunning surroundings by the River Medway with access to toilets and water. To camp on the campsite you will need to purchase the additional camping ticket as well as an entry ticket for each person camping.

Campervans & Caravans
If you would like to bring your campervan (caravans & trailer tents permitted), you will need to purchase a ‘Campervan Permit’ when you purchase your tickets. A ‘Campervan Permit’ allows you a pitch of 6m x 7.5m in which you will be able to park your campervan, caravan or trailer tent, and put up an awning and/or pitch a small 2 man tent if required. VEHICLES OVER 7.5m IN LENGTH ARE ONLY PERMITTED BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT WITH THE VICAR’S PICNIC OFFICE ONLY.

To camp in your campervan or caravan you will need to purchase the additional camping ticket as well as an entry ticket for each person camping.

Glamping:
As well as camping in a beautiful setting, by booking into the Glamping area you also have exclusive use of upmarket toilets.
To use the glamping on the campsite you will need to purchase the additional camping ticket as well as an entry ticket for each person camping and then contact the Glamping company direct to book your accommodation on the following link GLAMPNING COMPANY LINK

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DISABLED CUSTOMERS:

  • The campsite is easily accessible and is located right next to the arena so there are no long distances to walk unlike many other festivals.

Are there hotel facilities in the vicinity of the Vicar’s Picnic?

Yes there are a number of hotels in the vicinity of the Vicar’s Picnic and a number of these are listed below for information:
The Anchor in Yalding
The Coach House B&B in Laddingford
The Hadlow Manor
The Oakwood House Hotel in Maidstone
Premier Inn in Wateringbury
Travel Lodge in Maidstone

 

 

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