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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I GET TO CRANBROOK?
By car; is probably the easiest way. Cranbrook is situated just off the A229, approximately 14 miles south of Maistone. By bus; Arriva bus no. 5, running from Midstone to Sandhurst, Hams Travel bus no. 267, running from Tunbridge Wells to Hawkhurst, Hams Travel bus no. 297, running from Tunbridge Wells to Tenterden, all run through Cranbrook, and Stagecoach bus no. 349 runs from Hastings and terminates in Cranbrook. By rail; the nearest railway station is situated in Staplehurst, approximately6 miles north of Cranbrook. There is an Arriva no. 5 bus stop close to the station or you can order a cab to meet your train (Maidstone Taxi Company, 01622 890003).
IS THERE CAR & MOTORCYCLE PARKING AVAILABLE?
There are three public car parks in Cranbrook, the High Street Car Park, accessed at the top end of the High Street, the Tanyard Car Park, accessed from The Hill, and Jockey Lane Car Park, which is accessed from Carriers Road. All are well signposted. Car parking is FREE in all three locations.
IS THERE ACCOMMODATION IN CRANBROOK?
Both the George Hotel and The White Horse have rooms available, see the Food & Drink page for contact details. The Queens Inn, Hawkhurst, and The Goudhurst Inn, Goudhurst, are both very close to the town and there are a number of B&B and private rental accommodations available in the area
WHAT ARE THE VENUES TO BE USED?
The six venues hosting the festival are St Dunstan's Church, Stone Street, Larkins' Alehouse and The White Horse, both in the High Street, The Vestry Hall, The George Hotel and The Hive, all in Stone Street. All of the venues are in close proximity to each other.
WHEN WILL THE MUSIC BE ON?
Live music will be available on the Friday evening in Larkins' Alehouse and The George Hotel, and all venues (other than the church) will have a full programme of music through the day on Saturday, commencing at midday.
WHEN AND WHERE CAN I FIND OUT STAGE/SET TIMES?
Performance times will be confirmed on the website when available and in the festival programme which is available free of charge in various outlets in and around Cranbrook. All artists / performers and performance times are subject to change at any time.
WHAT CHARITIES ARE BEING SUPPORTED?
The proceeds from the event will be donated to seven local charities, these being Wellbeing In The Weald, The Sam West Foundation, West Kent Mind, Cranbrook Union Mill, Cranbrook Museum, St Dunstan's Church Restoration Fund and Cranbrook Rugby Club. Please give generously on the day to support these worthy charities.
ARE THERE ANY AGE LIMITS?
Cranfest is a family friendly festival, however all persons under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult, aged 21 or over at all times. Please note all under 16's need to arrive at the venue with their parent or guardian over the age of 21.
ARE THERE CASH MACHINES IN CRANBROOK?
There are a number of cash machines (ATM's) available in Cranbrook, locations include Lloyds Bank and NatWest Bank, both in the High Street, and the Co-op, off the High Street car park.
ARE THE VENUES FULLY ACCESSIBLE?
Cranfest aims to cater for all access needs to ensure everyone has an enjoyable time at the festival. All venues, with the exception of the Vestry Hall, are wheelchair accessible. Assistance dogs are welcome in all venues. If you have any specific requirements, let us know of these in advance, and we will do what we can to the best of our ability for you, to make your festival experience as care free, easy and enjoyable as possible.
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