Abbey Hotel, Battle, Hastings

Whats On in Battle

DARK SKIES

Dates

From:

3 Feb 2018 To 25 Feb 2018

Experience the starry night sky as expert astronomers reveal stargazing secrets. Unwind with a hot drink as you listen to talks and demonstrations. Have a go at gazing through telescopes and take in the beauty of the firmament for yourself.

 

KNIGHTS & PRINCESSES

Dates

From:

12 Feb 2018 To 16 Feb 2018

Join our academy with hands on medieval fun this half term and transform yourself into a courtly Lord or Lady with tips on everything from curtsies to combat.

 

Annual Battle Marbles Match & Easter Bonnet Parade

 

Dates

From:

30 Mar 2018 To 30 Mar 2018

Local teams compete in this traditional annual competition dating back to 1945.  Local pubs and clubs enter teams of 5 players and compete to win both the marbles and the fancy dress competition.  Approximately 20 teams are expected to take part with ‘flick-off’ at 10am.  Teams cannot be entered on the day; but there is an “all-comers board” for spectators of all ages.

The children’s Easter Bonnet competition is at 11.30.  Please note that if you have children who want to enter the competition we must know beforehand so that an Easter Egg prize can be organized for every child taking part.  Please call 01424 775169 or email [email protected]  to register your child in the competition and we will mail a form to you.

 

 

STREETS OF BATTLE

 

Dates

From:

31 Mar 2018 To 31 Mar 2018

28 Apr 2018 To 28 Apr 2018

26 May 2018 To 26 May 2018

27 May 2018 To 28 May 2018

Streets of Battle 2018 will bring top quality street arts to Battle on the last Saturday of March, April and May. Look out for odd, intriguing and hilarious performances around town all for FREE! 

 

Battle Medieval Fayre

Dates

From:

27 May 2018 To 28 May 2018

 

Battle Medieval Fayre is a two-day family event based upon the old idea of a Fayre – somewhere to meet your friends, entertain your family, amuse your children, eat, drink and buy good things!

The Fayre offers stalls, games and entertainment throughout both days. The entertainment is a mix of juggling, jesting, and general tomfoolery. There will be talks by Hands on History and an opportunity to see and try on mediaeval amour and weaponry. Battle’s very own Knights of the Realm will be strutting their stuff with boo-ing and cheering to encourage them in their chivalrous endeavours. In addition 1066 Falconry will be there and 1066 Lacemakers will be demonstrating the delicate art of lacemaking. There will be potters offering an opportunity for young ones to try throwing a pot, and games and facepainting for the young.

Entry is Free.

At 1pm on Monday the May Queen and her entourage (accompanied by the Section 5 Drummers) will process down Battle High Street. After the crowning of the May Queen at about 1.30 the children will demonstrate how maypoling should be done.

 

BATTLE BONFIRE!!

Dates

From:

3 Nov 2018 To 3 Nov 2018

 

It will be a FREE Non-ticketed Event hosted by the Battel Bonfire Boyes. If you are told otherwise or are charged to attend, you have been tricked.
The huge sum raised to put on the event is raised by the Bonfire Boyes through hard work at various events throughout the year. Donations are also accepted. Please remember that ALL donations given on the night to Official BBB Street Collectors goes to Help Local Charities and good causes. We keep none of it for the Event.

The Planned table of events for the day is as follows:
10am - Ringing of the Church bells - Children`s Procession from the top of the high street to the Abbey Green. Children may enter while wearing fancy dress.
10:30am - Judging of Children`s fancy dress and the Guy Contest. Prizes for fancy dress and Guy (Single Entry and Group Entry)
A Stall is open on the Green from 9am till 5pm for Merchandise, programmes and information on the event.

6pm - The Abbey Green is closed off to the Public. NO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE PERMITTED ENTRY after this time. Battle Highstreet Road Closure also comes into effect till 12 midnight

7pm-7:15pm - The Guy is taken up the High Street to join the start of the procession. The Procession also forms up at Market Street at this time.

7:30pm - A Marroon is launched signaling the start of the procession. It proceeds down High Street to the Abbey Green. From there, down to the Railway station, back up to the Green. Battel Bonfire Boyes then enter the Abbey via the gate way and turn around. They then proceed back up the High Street, along with the rest of the procession, around, and back to the Abbey Green.
9pm - The Bonfire is lit on the Abbey Green.
9:30pm - The Fireworks are started, followed by the Effigy
The main event normally ends around 10pm but minor fireworks and the fire are still on the green. Entry to the Green by the Public is STILL NOT PERMITTED


Please Note: We are unable to offer any form of Parking as this is a small town with limited spaces.
Upper Market, Lower Market and Station Approach car Parks are ALL within the Road Closure areas and you will not be able to drive in or out of them between 6pm and 12am (Midnight).
Caldbec Hill and Mount Street is closed from 6pm to 8:15pm