I Can Cook (2011)


The Kent and East Sussex Railway

The Kent and East Sussex Railway © Kent Film Office

Production company: Endemol UK

Kent Filming Locations: Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent and East Sussex Railway & Sandhurst Windmill.

Popular CBeebies programme I Can Cook filmed in Kent earlier this year. The show teaches children under 6 how to cook by serving up a selection of tasty meals and top tips. The show’s host, Katy, welcomes children into her kitchen to cook the recipe of the day. As well as learning simple kitchen skills, the children are taught where their ingredients are sourced.

Filming took place in a number of Kent Locations which will feature over the course of the series starting on Friday 11th of November. Featuring in the programme will be Headcorn Aerodrome, the Kent and East Sussex Railway and Sandhurst Windmill.

Headcorn Aerodrome was first used for general aviation in 1927 and later in the Second World War as a base for fighter pilots. In the 1950’s it became a base for private aviation. The Aerodrome lies in the heart of the Kent Countryside and to the south is the picturesque village of Headcorn.

Kent and East Sussex Railway runs along a 10 ½ mile rural track that spans from Tenterden in Kent to Bodiam in East Sussex. It was the railway that brought tax man Charley into the lives of the Larkins in The Darling Buds of May (1991-1993).  It is considered the finest example of a light railway in the country and is a popular local tourist destination.

The Sandhurst Windmill is a well known local landmark. It was last in operation in 1912. By the 1950’s it had fallen into disrepair and the timber structure was removed. It was restored as a residential property in recent years, providing its own wind generated power.  The district of Tunbridge Wells, in which the Windmill resides, is also home to Groombridge Place which doubled as the home of the Bennett’s in the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice (2005) starring Keira Knightley.


For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about CBeebies I Can Cook: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/i-can-cook

For more information about Headcorn Aerodrome: http://www.headcornaerodrome.co.uk/

For more information about the Sandhurst Windmill and surrounding area: http://sandhurst.kent-towns.co.uk/

For more information about Kent and East Sussex Railway: http://www.kesr.org.uk/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/