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Faversham Transport Weekend

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17th and 18th May 2014

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Hot news for 2014!

You can now bring your tent or campervan and camp for the weekend at Faversham's Abbey School, just a short walk into town. (Charges apply, please download camping entry form on top left for more details.) So why not come for the entire weekend and enjoy everything that Travel Through Time and the Faversham area have to offer?

About Travel Through Time

Travel Through Time is Faversham’s magical weekend-long transport event, embracing all forms of historic vehicles. 

On Saturday 17th May there will be a display of vintage buses and commercial vehicles in the town centre, with classic cars and motorcycles showing on Sunday18th.  Boats are included in the event and will be moored at the Town Quay.

Pedal bikes are new for 2014! For the first time there will be an exhibition of vintage  bikes. You can also explore Faversham on two wheels during the weekend by taking advantage of free bike hire, courtesy of Faversham Bike Warehouse.

Faversham’s historic town centre and Creek is the perfect setting for the weekend which, in addition to beautiful vintage vehicles, will include:
- music and live entertainment
- delicious food
- Best of Faversham Market stalls and other traders appearing both days
- family entertainment including funfair, face painting, Punch & Judy
- most local shops, cafés and restaurants will be open throughout the weekend.

Visitors to the Bus Display on Saturday 17th can enjoy FREE rides on classic, old and vintage buses to locations around Faversham.

In addition to the boats moored at Town Quay, there will be additional stalls and entertainment by the Creek and a chance to visit the shops and café at Standard Quay.

Travel Through Time is a fantastic occasion for both vehicle enthusiasts and members of the public alike. It’s a great day out for the whole family and entrance for the public is, of course, free.

Make A Weekend Of It

As there’s so much to do in Faversham during the Travel Through Time event – why not make a weekend of it?

It’s a lovely town to visit whether for shopping, a delicious meal or to relax and unwind. With its picturesque buildings and wide range of independent shops and businesses, Faversham is ideal for a charming day out.

Shops in Faversham range from bookshops to homeware, jewellery to electrical goods, gifts and cards to antiques; fun shopping for everyone.

Faversham also has a wide selection of places to eat and drink, many using fresh local produce. Its take-aways, cafés, pubs and restaurants leave you spoilt for choice.

There’s plenty to do in and around Faversham too, whatever your interests. There is the Royal Cinema, Faversham Pools, the Fleur de Lis Mueum, or the Creek Creative Gallery for fun or culture. There are also many beautiful gardens and wonderful country houses within the nearby local area, too.

For information on what’s on and events in Faversham click here

Make sure you make the most of your trip to Faversham for the Transport Weekend by visiting all that it has to offer. 
You can camp at the Abbey School on the outskirts during the weekend in their lovely big field, so come along with your tent or campervan and pitch up! Charges apply, please download an entry form and more details via the link on the top left of this page.

Faversham also boasts a fine selection of town centre and out-of-town B&Bs, to provide a perfect base for your stay.
For an up-to-date list of local B&Bs click here.

Directions and Parking
A free Park and Ride service will operate from Macknade Fine Foods on the A2 throughout the weekend.  This will be clearly signposted from all main roads. 

Visitors will be able to enjoy delicious food and drink at Macknade’s café whilst also visiting one of Kent’s leading food halls with an astounding range of local produce and worldwide cuisine.

The Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Abbey Place in the centre of Faversham is also opening its facilities for car parking. They too will be offering light refreshments and toilet facilities and students will be running a car wash service. Charges are £3 per car and £5 per van to park for the whole day.  All proceeds will go to the school’s Indian Cultural Exchange programme.

For information on how to get to Faversham click here

More sponsors have come on board with Travel Through Time in 2014. SEC Signworks,  Macknade Fine Foods and Faversham Town Council continue to offer support, with new businesses JM recruitment  along  with Theatre Trips Kent also sponsoring this year.