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What’s on in Kent for Easter 2017?

Kent is the place to be this Easter, with Darwin Escapes’ brand new location, Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat, you can explore the region in luxury

Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat offers luxury accommodation and is the ideal place to base yourself while exploring the region and seeing the historic sights of Canterbury City.


Easter Trail


At: Betteshanger Park When: 1st – 17th April

Follow the spring chick through the park and enjoy the fun trail exploring the location for a chocolatey prize at the end! This trail is outdoors, but fun in all weathers, however wellington boots are advisable for the more muddier areas of the trail.


Easter Garden Trail


At: Bexley Heritage Trust When: 1st – 23rd April

How many famous sheep can you think of? Try to find them all hidden in the garden of Hall Place this Easter, follow the trail sheet to complete the quest, which includes a small free prize at the end. The Sleep Sheep story telling is one for the whole family, everyone counts sheep to go to sleep, but what happens when one of them goes missing? Find out in the hilarious story, and make your own pom pom sheep, and take him home to help you sleep!


The Heritage Transport Show


At: Kent County Showground When: 1st April

Pop along an enjoy the examples of vehicles, with everything from early steam through to classic cars. Along with all the cars to marvel at there will be the Kent Farmers Market stalls, where you can buy local produce, that was once made with the help of the vehicles and machinery on display. The stalls will be featuring award-winning chutneys and jams, Kentish beers, homemade sausage rolls and pasties, plus so much more.


Easter Rabbits, Riddles & Rhymes


At: Penshurst Place When: 1st – 16th April

Pop along and help track down a very important missing rabbit! You will be putting your sleuthing skills to the test while joining an Easter trail with a twist, rather than seeking eggs, the hunt will involve finding carrots with hidden messages left around the garden by the Easter Bunny! You must uncover all the clues to discover the answer and solve the puzzle of the missing bunny!


Easter Craft Fun


At: Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery When: 4th – 13th April

There are a wide range of fun Easter activities at Maidstone Museum this year, including being able to make felt animal puppets, decorate your very own suncatcher to catch the spring sunshine or make an Easter basket. Try your hand at making a set of butterfly or dragonfly wings to wear on the way home, make pretty spring paper flowers and a card vase to display them in!


Children’s Easter Eats & Feast of Treats


At: Bore Place When: 6th & 13th April

Join in on this Easter chocolatey fun and make some cute Easter Bunny buns and chocolate eggs! You can enjoy the outdoors on a cracking Easter egg hunt through the gardens, and take a tour of the farm to see all the animals and meet the cows up close and personal!


Easter Afternoon Tea


At: Dreamland Margate When: 8th April

This traditional afternoon tea offers tasty food in a beautiful surrounding. An expertly restored 1920’s Ballroom makes for a perfect setting to accompany the delicious array of scones, cakes and sandwiches on offers, as well an abundance of tea and coffee, and even a wine if you fancy.


Easter Fayre


At: Gavin Astor House When: 8th April

This annual Easter Fayre offers traditional family fun over the holidays, including plenty of crafts and cakes, try your luck on the tombola and raffle, and have a blast at the face painting station. There will be plenty of fun and games at the fayre, and all funds raised will go back into the retirement home to provide outings for residents, a well deserved cause!


Savage Skills


At: Betteshanger Country Park When: 9th April

Go along and see the UK’s leading freestyle mountain bike stunt team! Witness the jaw-dropping show with professional stunt riders showcasing their spectacular talents, with plenty of twists and turns, death defying back flips and more in this ‘don’t try at home’ show. A high adrenaline, action packed event for all the family.

Enjoy your Easter 2017 in Kent!


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