Summer Activities for the Holidays!

It’s that time of year again – the end of term is so close! 

After all your hard work over the year, it’s definitely time to have some fun, relax and recuperate! There’s lots to do over the summer and not everything involves spending money.

We’ve picked some activities/events below that you may be interested in, leading up to and during the holidays so you can make the most of your summer.  

16th July: Whitstable Kitesurfing Demo Fest 2016 

If you have a passion for surfing or wish to start a new hobby, this event will give you a taste of the thrilling sport, kitesurfing. This FREE event starts from midday and the Kent Kitesurfing School invites you to join them to try out their range of kites as well as participate in other fun water sport activities. Visit here for more event information. 

21st – 24th July: Open Day 2016 at Big Cat Sanctuary 

Once a year, the Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden offers the chance for members of public to meet their big cats. The sanctuary is set in 32 acres of grassland and is the home to over 50 cats. The aim of the sanctuary is to protect the world’s endangered big cats. Over the four days, there will also be stalls, and arts and craft events occurring within the sanctuary too. 

23rd – 24th July: Medieval Weekend at Hever Castle

Visit Hever Castle during its medieval weekend! Walk across the grounds towards the Jousting Arena with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. At the arena, you can watch the tournament where knights joust against each other, as well as performing stunts and fights by foot. The competition will be intense with the knights battling out to become this season’s champion! You could also learn more about the medieval times by visiting the stalls. 

23rd July – 24th August: Various seashore safari’s on Thanet beaches

Explore beaches within Thanet and discover its rock pool wildlife. The seashore safari is suitable for all ages, particularly 4 – 11 year olds. You’ll be provided with the right equipment and an identification sheet. With a number of days planned, you’ve got no excuse not to explore!

2nd August – 2nd September: Explore the world at Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens 

Collect a passport and visit every week to get it stamped; each week you can join the Powell-Cotton family and visit a different country. There’s also a chance to make a souvenir to take home from your travels. The price of entry also allows you to explore the museum, house and its stunning gardens. 

24th – 27th August: Summer Holiday Make It at the Maidstone Museum 

A workshop designed for those between the ages of 4 and 11. You can create something unique using recycled materials. Each day, there’s a set activity, or you could be imaginative and come up with your own idea! 

6th - 7th August: Pirate weekend at Barton’s Point Coastal Park

Join in at the Pirates Weekend in Sheerness. The coastal park is set in over 40 acres of land and has great views. The weekend is organised to raise money for the RNLI. Take part in the water fight, watch the cannon fire and live music, as well as many other activities over the weekend. Water fight, live music, fun and entertainment 

27th-29th  August Spy school at Leeds Castle 

This event is included in the price of admission to the castle, which means you can enjoy the views of the castle as well as becoming a spy for the day! Work together with fellow spies to crack codes and complete your mission!

29th August: Ice Cream Festival at Kent Life 

Visit Kent Life for the opportunity to eat and learn more about ice cream! You can learn how it is made, as well as tasting samples from different stalls. There are activities throughout the day too! 

The above list highlights only a few things to do during the summer holiday. You can find more to do here:

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