What's On in Kent: Easter Holidays 2019

With the Easter holidays fast-approaching, it’s time to start creating an itinerary of days out to keep your little ones (and yourself!) entertained for 2 weeks. Here are our top 10 picks of days out in Kent this April:

1) Easter Eggtravaganza at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, 6th – 20th April

The Historic Dockyard Chatham will be bustling with activity this Easter, from Doc.Yard’s Secret Lab to an Easter Egg hunt featuring giant rope eggs! With guided tours, the chance to explore the HMS Cavalier and play areas, there’s something for all the family. Plus, on Easter Sunday and Monday, The Festival of Steam & Transport will take place.

2) Wild Easter Adventures at Port Lympne, 6th – 22nd April

Take a ride on the wild side this Spring at Port Lympne’s safari adventure. See Kent’s only giraffes wandering alongside hundred of free roaming animals in the South American, Asian and African Experiences. If you’re feeling brave, step into Dinosaur Forest and witness life-size prehistoric creatures up close. 

3) Cracking Days Out this Easter at Howletts, 6th – 22nd April 

Discover amazing animals this Easter at Howletts zoo. Featuring the Animals of the Ice Age exhibition, visitors can marvel at the mammoth, sabre tooth tiger and more. Children can let off steam by overcoming obstacles in the Treetop Challenge and put their skills to the test on the Animal Adventure. Plus, you might be lucky enough to spot the park’s elephant calf and baby gorilla among other new arrivals!

4) Spring into Easter at Kent Life, 6th – 22nd April

A family favourite at Spring time, the farm will be bursting into life as their annual animal baby boom takes place! Children are bound to love meeting the adorable lambs, goat kids and piglets and can even have a go at bottle feeding lambs at Kent Life. You can also enjoy farm rides, the Paint-a-Pot studio, play areas, a bouncy castle and more.

5) Easter Family Fun at Hever Castle, 6th – 22nd April

Enjoy an Easter egg hunt with a twist this year at Hever Castle. Visitors are invited to hop through the beautiful grounds and follow the trail of colourful carrots to claim a delicious chocolate treat! What’s more, craft workshops will take place every day over the Easter period. With a maze, giant sandpit and adventure playground, there’s something for the whole family. Remember to keep an eye out for the hidden bunnies in the castle…

6) Easter Fun at the Hop Farm, 6th – 22nd April

This year, visitors can enjoy an indoor soft play area, outdoor adventure area, crazy golf and all-day entry to see the animals at the Hop Farm. Plus, on Tuesday 9th April you can meet Paddington Bear at intervals throughout the day! The attraction is open from 10am every day.

7) Easter Trails at Rochester and Upnor Castle, 6th – 22nd April 

Bring the family along to Rochester or Upnor Castle to take part in an Easter heritage trail around the keep. Get your competitive hat on as there’s a chance to win a prize! 

8) Easter at Dreamland, 6th – 22nd April

If you’re searching for somewhere to take slightly older children, Margate’s amusement park, Dreamland, is a great day out for the thrill-seekers out there. This year, Dreamland will be joining forces with the UK’s favourite family festival, Camp Bestival, for a park takeover. Make the most of live music, rides and entertainment including The World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle!

9) Adventure Golf & New Playground Opening at Leeds Castle, 13th April

Children’s TV presenter Ben Cajee from CBeebies will open 2 brand new family attractions at Leeds Castle on Saturday 13th April. Part of the castle’s 900th anniversary celebrations, the new features include a Knights’ Stronghold Playground and an adventure golf course! The official opening will begin at 12pm on the day.

10) Easter Egg Hunt at Betteshanger Park, 19th – 22nd April

Follow the self-led Easter Egg hunt around Betteshanger park to find the hidden eggs! Children aged under 5 can collect stamps to reveal the secret password older children can complete a series of activities. There’s a chocolate prize up for grabs so give it your best shot!

Looking for a way to escape the crowds and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet in Kent this Easter? These 3 Beautiful Kentish Gardens are the perfect spot to indulge in some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

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