KEEP IT LOCAL CRAFT SHOWS

COOLINGS Stallholder information

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Coolings Nurseries is a well-known garden centre with two sites in the Knockholt/Badgers Mount area between Sevenoaks and Orpington – postcode TN14 7NN. They have been voted Which Magazine’s Best UK Garden Centre for both 2010 & 2011 and in Spring their footfall can be upwards of 5,000 people over a weekend (split roughly equally and weather dependent).  It is lower during the rest of the year, but nevertheless significant.  


The Keep it Local team first ran a series of successful craft shows at Coolings in 2012.  Just 15 stalls in the Lecture Room (now the Pet Shop area). The visitors were delighted with the standard and variety of work offered, despite the small venue.  Then in 2013, we were able to use the lovely marquee on Arthur's Lawn which Coolings put up on for their Centenary events and in 2014 we moved into the spacious glasshouse events building. In 2015 and 2016 we learned that June is just too hot in a glasshouse, so we organised three events in the glasshouse in 2017 and one on Arthur's Lawn.  2018 and 19 are no different.  This venue is our "flagship" site - our largest event is our Christmas one when we see upwards of 80 stalls exhibiting and getting on for 5,000 visitors over the three days.  


There are two sizes of pitch available at Coolings.  The deeper ones - 3 metres deep - which tend to be around the edge are £30 per linear metre of frontage per day.  Our standard pitch (depth 1.4m) is £20 per linear metre of stall frontage per day.  Power is available here and must be pre-booked at £5 per day.  6ft tables may be hired at £6 per day.  Chairs are included FOC.  So, for example, if you book a space of 1.4m deep by 2m frontage for one day that would be £40 - VAT is not applicable.


All of our Coolings Craft events run from Friday to Sunday, 10:00 - 4:00pm.

 

Spring            22nd - 24th March 2019

Midsummer   31st May - 2nd June 2019 (This event is in gazebos on Arthur's lawn unless the weather's nasty)

Autumn         13th - 15th September 2019

Christmas      29th November - 1st December 2019


We welcome on average over 1200 visitors to this venue each day. We advertise in Coolings' Cutting Magazine which goes out to 36,000 homes locally and put posters up in libraries, post offices, village halls, corner shops and supermarkets within a ten mile radius. 


Coolings specialise in plants. They are an award winning nursery - one of the largest in the country.  There is plenty of free parking and the wonderful Arthur's restaurant on site.  Coolings address is Rushmore Hill, Knockholt, Kent  TN14 7NN.  Tel:  01959 532269