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Bat & Ball Station

Bat & Ball Station's mural begins

Published: 19 Feb 24

After a year long wait, the DVCRP funded mural begins 19/02/24 Read More...

Community Rail Awards

Community Rail Awards

Published: 2 Feb 24

Bat & Ball Stations Forget-me-not cafe volunteer is up for an award! Read More...

Forget-Me-Not cafe January

Forget-Me-Not cafe January

Published: 31 Jan 24

The first dementia cafe of 2024! Read More...

Forget-Me-Not cafe December

Forget-Me-Not cafe December

Published: 3 Jan 24

Crafting away with Creative Minds before Christmas! Read More...

National Railway Heritage Awards

National Railway Heritage Awards

Published: 14 Dec 23

Eynsford Station wins an award! Read More...

NEW EVENT: All Aboard Heritage Talks!

NEW EVENT: All Aboard Heritage Talks!

Published: 14 Dec 23

Next up: Local Kent author Jennifer Godfrey 'Suffragettes of Kent' Read More...

Southeastern Strike Day and Thameslink limited service

Southeastern Strike Day and Thameslink limited service

Published: 6 Dec 23

Disruptions due to Southeastern strike means no Thameslink service at any Darent Valley railway stations. Read More...

Railway poster Poster Competition update!

Railway poster Poster Competition update!

Published: 6 Dec 23

Thank you to all who entered our 'Dream your own Train for the future'! Read More...

Arts & Crafts with Father Christmas!

Arts & Crafts with Father Christmas!

Published: 2 Dec 23

Make a reindeer headband, Christmas decorations, and wreaths before seeing Father Christmas! Read More...

All Aboard Heritage Talk with Ed Thompson

All Aboard Heritage Talk with Ed Thompson

Published: 30 Nov 23

Ed Thompson discussing the heritage and history of the Sevenoaks St Johns Area Read More...

Forget-Me-Not cafe November

Forget-Me-Not cafe November

Published: 8 Nov 23

Phil Raymond is back again! Read More...

NEW EVENT: All Aboard Heritage Talks!

NEW EVENT: All Aboard Heritage Talks!

Published: 13 Oct 23

A new selection of heritage talks at Bat & Ball Station Read More...

Forget-Me-Not cafe October

Forget-Me-Not cafe October

Published: 11 Oct 23

The Stag theatre as we once knew it by Chief Executive Tony Clayton Read More...

Train Poster Competition Extended

Train Poster Competition Extended

Published: 4 Oct 23

More time means more entries! Read More...

DVCRP Mural Public Consultations Outcome

DVCRP Mural Public Consultations Outcome

Published: 29 Sep 23

Public consultation outcome Read More...

Heritage Open Day 2023

Heritage Open Day 2023

Published: 16 Sep 23

Full of Victorian inspired inventions and Queenie herself, the day was a great success with lots to see, do, and learn! Read More...

Southeastern & Chatham style platform bench

Southeastern & Chatham style platform bench

Published: 15 Sep 23

We're proud to say that our Heritage Platform bench has been restored! Read More...

Forget-Me-Not cafe September

Forget-Me-Not cafe September

Published: 13 Sep 23

Elizabethan layer demonstration at our Forget-Me-Not Cafe Read More...

Beautiful Blooms by Ali

Beautiful Blooms by Ali

Published: 8 Sep 23

Visit our station cafe on Fridays for not only a cuppa but for a posy of flowers too! Read More...

Heritage Open Day Poster Competition!

Heritage Open Day Poster Competition!

Published: 31 Aug 23

Spark those imaginations by dreaming up your own train for the future.... Read More...

Forget-Me-Not cafe August

Forget-Me-Not cafe August

Published: 9 Aug 23

20th Century Sevenoaks talk at our monthly Forget-Me-Not Cafe Read More...

Arts & Crafts Summer Workshops

Arts & Crafts Summer Workshops

Published: 4 Aug 23

We're mad about trains here! Read More...

DVCRP Mural Public Consultations

DVCRP Mural Public Consultations

Published: 4 Aug 23

Public consultation for Darent Valley Mural at Bat & Ball Station and Sevenoaks Station go live Read More...

Forget-Me-Not cafe July

Forget-Me-Not cafe July

Published: 12 Jul 23

A whirlwind of memorabilia from Phil Raymond! Read More...

Contactless payment point at Bat & Ball Station

Contactless payment point at Bat & Ball Station

Published: 6 Jul 23

A new way to hop on the train, quick and easy. Read More...

Forget-Me-Not cafe June

Forget-Me-Not cafe June

Published: 14 Jun 23

The history of Station Masters, and Sevenoaks Railways by Elliott Waters Read More...

Vegan Supper Club Success

Vegan Supper Club Success

Published: 10 Jun 23

Success for Supper Club once again! Read More...

Two beautiful trunk donations for the Station

Two beautiful trunk donations for the Station

Published: 26 May 23

2 luggage case donations from the Chandler-Wilson family Read More...

Cycle Friendly Place Award

Cycle Friendly Place Award

Published: 26 May 23

Our Station has won the award for a Cycle friendly place! Read More...

Bat & Ball Station South East & Chatham Style bench update

Bat & Ball Station South East & Chatham Style bench update

Published: 24 May 23

Project update of our heritage platform bench undergoing major restoration repair since 2022 vandal damage, and a brand new replica bench is being built alongside. Read More...

Friends of Pontoise visit

Friends of Pontoise visit

Published: 20 May 23

A quick visit from our fellow twinning French town, Friends of Pontoise 🇫🇷 Read More...

Darent Valley Exhibition

Darent Valley Exhibition

Published: 14 May 23

Exploring the Darent Valley through the Sevenoaks Camera Club 📸 Read More...

Forget-Me-Not cafe May

Forget-Me-Not cafe May

Published: 10 May 23

An impromptu Bat & Ball Station presentation from our Heritage Engagement Officer Read More...

Sevenoaks King

Sevenoaks King's Coronation

Published: 7 May 23

Celebrating the Kings Coronation with a bang and a big lunch celebration in Sevenoaks High Street! Read More...

Darent Valley Landscape Partnership Rail Trials

Darent Valley Landscape Partnership Rail Trials

Published: 1 May 23

Start exploring the 'Garden of England' straight from the station... Read More...

Kings Coronation Crown Workshop

Kings Coronation Crown Workshop

Published: 13 Apr 23

Join in with the King's Coronation celebrations by making your own crown, fit for any Royal! Read More...

Forget-Me-Not Cafe Update

Forget-Me-Not Cafe Update

Published: 12 Apr 23

Chris wasn't in his Town Crier uniform but his Pearly King one! Read More...

Forget-Me-Not cafe March

Forget-Me-Not cafe March

Published: 8 Mar 23

Talk cancelled from Sevenoaks Fire Fighting Museum Read More...

Supper Club Sucess

Supper Club Sucess

Published: 15 Feb 23

Join us for our monthly Supper Club at Bat & Ball Station Cafe with Tom! Read More...

Forget-Me-Not cafe February

Forget-Me-Not cafe February

Published: 8 Feb 23

A visit from Kent Police at our dementia friendly cafe Read More...

Forget-Me-Not cafe January

Forget-Me-Not cafe January

Published: 11 Jan 23

The local Town Crier Chris came to speak at our Forget-me-not cafe! Read More...

Darent Valley Painting Greeting Cards

Darent Valley Painting Greeting Cards

Published: 14 Dec 22

New DVCRP Cards for sale at the Station Cafe Read More...

Forget-Me-Not Cafe opening

Forget-Me-Not Cafe opening

Published: 14 Dec 22

The grand opening of our first Forget-Me-Not Cafe with Sevenoaks Town Mayor opening it. Read More...

Christmas Event

Christmas Event

Published: 10 Dec 22

Father Christmas comes to the Station Read More...

Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Published: 3 Dec 22

The first Christmas Market at Bat & Ball Station Read More...

Coat Collection Warm Welcome Space

Coat Collection Warm Welcome Space

Published: 25 Nov 22

Generous donations of coats for Warm Welcome Space at Bat & Ball Read More...

Warm Welcome Spaces

Warm Welcome Spaces

Published: 10 Nov 22

Our Warm Welcome Mornings have begun, opening up our Station for free refreshments, book swaps, free warm coats, and the occasional talk! Read More...

Spooky Halloween Workshop

Spooky Halloween Workshop

Published: 31 Oct 22

Slime making and Halloween Headdress designing at our Spooky Halloween Workshop with The Creation Station Read More...

Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day

Published: 8 Sep 22

Cancelled Read More...

Arts & Crafts Day

Arts & Crafts Day

Published: 24 Aug 22

Getting creative at the Station with free Arts & Crafts Workshops! Read More...

Cycling made easy at the Station Cafe

Cycling made easy at the Station Cafe

Published: 1 Jun 22

Cafe at the Station Awarded Cycle Friendly Places Award 2022! Read More...

New Way to explore the History of Sevenoaks

New Way to explore the History of Sevenoaks

Published: 4 May 22

Sevenoaks Town Team have teamed up with the Trail Tale App! Read More...

Eynsford Station Restoration

Published: 22 Apr 22

New life for Eynsford Station Read More...

Train timetable update

Published: 20 Apr 22

New train timetable for summer 2022! Read More...

Darent Valley Line Posters on BBC South East

Published: 14 Apr 22

Posters by Kit Boyd for DVCRP featured on BBC South East News. Read More...

Darent Valley Line Station Poster Launch 2022

Published: 31 Mar 22

Unveiling the new posters for Darent Valley Line Stations: Swanley Station, Eynsford Station, Shoreham Station, Otford Station, Bat & Ball Station, and Sevenoaks Station Read More...

Bat & Ball Station Platform Awarded Loo of the Year 2022

Bat & Ball Station Platform Awarded Loo of the Year 2022

Published: 24 Mar 22

Bat & Ball Station is delighted to announce that it has entered and won Loo of the Year Platinum Award 2022! Read More...

Bat & Ball Station – upgraded facilities

Published: 26 Oct 21

upgraded facilities including a Ticket Machine in addition to access to Platform 1 Read More...

Station garden

Published: 26 May 20

Late Spring flowering plants enhance the station entrance. Read More...

Latest improvement at the station

Published: 24 Apr 20

Platform canopy gets a 'make-over' Read More...

Interpretation panels

Published: 3 Feb 20

External panels installed at station entrances. Read More...

Promoting the Darent Valley Community Rail Partnership

Published: 23 Jan 20

With Scenic Rail Britain. Read More...

National Railway Heritage Awards

Published: 11 Dec 19

Bat & Ball Station restoration project wins the Urban Heritage Award Read More...

Mayor switches on Christmas lights

Published: 4 Dec 19

Local community come together for this festive event. Read More...

Rose planting

Published: 25 Nov 19

To commemorate Queen Victoria's visit to Bat & Ball - the first station in Sevenoaks. Read More...

'Grief Encounter' Murder Mystery

Published: 11 Nov 19

The event was a great success! Read More...

Frank Marshall Award

Published: 14 Oct 19

Sevenoaks Society announce Bat & Ball Station as joint winners. Read More...

Bat & Ball 'Railway Children' Film

Published: 9 Oct 19

Staring and produced by members of The Stag Youth Theatre Read More...

Access ramp opens at Bat & Ball

Published: 30 Sep 19

Today Mayor of Sevenoaks Cllr. Nicholas Busvine OBE officially opened the newly constructed access ramp at Bat & Ball Station. Read More...

New ramp & access to platform 1

Published: 25 Sep 19

Opening on 30th September. Read More...

Heritage Open Day

Published: 23 Sep 19

A great success with sun, vintage buses and over 250 attendees Read More...

Community Rail Partnership

Published: 2 Sep 19

The new Darent Valley Community Rail Partnership launch event on 1st September Read More...

GTR Passenger Benefit Fund

Published: 7 Aug 19

Deadline for surveys extended to 31st August 2019. Read More...

Win FREE cake & hot drink

Published: 15 Jul 19

Enter your used lottery ticket into a free prize draw. Read More...

Victorian garden

Published: 27 Jun 19

Work starts on the green spaces outside the station. Read More...

Public toilets

Published: 30 May 19

Delayed works Read More...

Survey prize draw winner

Published: 21 May 19

Mayor presents voucher at Bat & Ball Station Read More...

Bat & Ball Station shortlisted for RIBA Award

Published: 20 Mar 19

Theis + Khan Architects announce Station has been shortlisted for the South East Regional Awards 2019. Read More...

A dress fit for Queen Victoria

Published: 25 Feb 19

Inspired by memories of trains, travel and historic Sevenoaks. Read More...

Volunteering Coffee Morning

Published: 19 Feb 19

Find out more about volunteering opportunities at Bat & Ball Station. Read More...

Open Day success

Published: 21 Jan 19

Local community see inside the station for the first time Read More...

Restoration of Platform Scales

Published: 14 Nov 18

Bluebell Railway volunteers restore platform scales back to their former glory. Read More...

Station Preview Event

Published: 7 Nov 18

Michael Portillo to attend the Preview Event being held to thank volunteers and supporters of the project. Read More...

SE Station adoption scheme

Published: 5 Nov 18

Bat & Ball Station moves another step forward to become part of a community rail partnership. Read More...

Used lottery tickets

Published: 22 Oct 18

We need your 'used' lottery tickets! Read More...

Time for Tea

Published: 22 Oct 18

We need your teapots! Read More...

Time Capsule

Published: 10 Sep 18

The Mayor of Sevenoaks buries a time capsule under the floor at Bat & Ball Station. Read More...

Welcome to the Bat & Ball Station Website

Published: 6 Aug 18

Sevenoaks Town Council is pleased to welcome you to the Bat & Ball Station website. Read More...