If you’re making a weekend of it (or even longer!) there’s a huge selection of places to stay near the Weekender.

Where you stay is of course up to you; if you want a suggestion then we’ll be staying at the Premier Inn in Maidstone Centre. This is just under five miles away from the daytime venue (we’ll be investigating whether or not we can lay on transport).
Our Friday evening get together will either be at this hotel or somewhere very nearby, and the Saturday evening shindig will also be nearby (a ten minute walk, we’re again looking at whether we can also provide transport if needed).
Being near the town centre it’s ideal if you’re travelling with someone who doesn’t want to go to the Weekender they’re just  a short stroll away from the shops, museums and other attractions of Maidstone.
If they want to travel a little further there are many other things to see and do in the area, Leeds Castle is close by and highly recommended.

There’s also a Travelodge in Maidstone Town Centre, a couple of minutes walk from the Premier Inn and if you’re travelling with a pet they are welcome at the Travelodge.

(You don’t need to stay at either of the above hotels to attend the Friday or Saturday night events.)

There are also plenty of B&Bs, Guest Houses and other hotels in the area, a quick internet search will bring up many choices.
There are also a number of other Travelodges and Premier Inns in the area providing affordable accommodation. The earlier you book the better the prices will be.

AND HERE’S SOMETHING EXTRA…

Knowing that prices for rooms will only go up, we’ve block-booked a batch of rooms at the Premier Inn and a few at the Travelodge which we will making available to Weekenders, at cost, on a strictly first-come, first served basis. We’ll be releasing more details soon!

If you prefer to be independent then there are other options available. Rather than list them all here you’ll probably find the following links more helpful:

Happy hunting!

If you want to camp, caravan or bring a motor home then there are several campsites nearby:

Orchard Farm Caravan Club
Well Street
East Malling
West Malling
ME19 6JP

Tel: 07809 647735

Hilberry Camp Site
Hilberry House
Wateringbury Road
East Malling
Kent
ME19 6JG

Tel: 01622 816804

Badgells Wood
Whitehorse Road
Harvel
Meopham
Kent
DA13 0UF

Tel:  07528 609324

We have no connection with any of the hotels, sites or website mentioned. This information is provided to assist and should not be taken as a recommendation.

Why not join out Woodturning Weekender Facebook page and see if anyone else is staying at the same place as you, perhaps car or cab share? We’ll assist as much as we can too!