Plan your Visit

It’s cold outside but we’re warm and woolly!

In the heart of a medieval market town, where something is always happening, just an hour’s train ride from London and with ample parking nearby, visiting couldn’t be easier! Find our standard and festive opening hours on this page, suggestions for public transport, and a guide to what’s on to help you plan your visit.

New for Autumn/Winter 2019 – we now open until 7pm on Wednesdays and Fridays so pop in for your post-commute “ahh” moment.

Like lots of yarny projects, this page is a work in progress, so do check back.

Opening Hours

Our standard weekly opening hours for squishing and shopping are as follows:

Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – 10am – 5pm
Wednesday – 10am – 7pm
Thursday – 10am – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm for Knit and Stitch Night
Friday – 10am – 7pm
Saturday – 9am – 5pm
Sundays (from 24th November) 10am – 4pm

Festive Opening Hours

Just like the age-old tradition of collecting your two-week Radio Times for the festive guide, here are our opening times for that most wonderful two weeks of the year.

Saturday 21st December 9am – 5pm
Sunday 22nd December 10am – 4pm
Monday 23rd December 10am – 5pm
Christmas Eve 9am – 1pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
Friday 27th December 10am – 5pm
Saturday 28th December 9am – 5pm
Sunday 29th December CLOSED
Monday 30th December CLOSED
Tuesday 31st December 10am – 5pm
New Year’s Day CLOSED
Thursday 2nd January 10am – 4pm, 7pm – 9pm
Friday 3rd January 10am – 5pm

Our Spring 2020 opening hours will be published at the start of January.

Markets in Faversham

Faversham is a truly unique historic market town, with three chartered markets every week on a Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The first Sunday of each month sees an antique market take place, and there are also festive markets and fairs on throughout winter 2019.

Saturday 23rd November 2019 – Faversham Lights Switch On.
This fun event starts at 9am with school children taking to the stage in front of our Guildhall to sing carols and festive favourites, then proceeds throughout the day with stalls, food, music, and of course the excitement of the lights switch on. The Yarn Dispensary will be in full festive flow and open until 7.30pm.

Sunday 8th December 2019 – Faversham Christmas Market
The first of the special Christmas markets, in the heart of the town centre, will be packed with stalls selling locally produced food, gifts and drinks. Of course The Yarn Dispensary is open and we have our own festive fayre of locally produced yarns and gifts from local artisans!

Sunday 15th December 2019 and 22nd December 2019 – Faversham Christmas Market with Live Music
The second special Christmas market has all the delights of the first but with live music at 10am and 1pm. The Yarn Dispensary is open from 10am – 4pm with an array of gifts and treats for makers.

Getting to The Yarn Dispensary

Getting here couldn’t be simpler, accessible from public transport and by car.

By Car
Faversham has ample parking, both short and long stay car parks. Partridge Lane Car Park – £5 for 10 hours
Queen’s Hall Car Park – £5 for 10 hours
Central Car Park – short stay

There is also parking for short stay and blue badge holders on Court Street.

By Train

You can travel from London St Pancras to Faversham without changes and the average journey time is 1hr 6m.

From other local towns it’s also quick and convenient. Whitstable to Faversham is just 8 minutes.

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