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What’s On in Kent: Summer Holidays 2019



Ah, the summer holidays. Longer days, warmer weather and…boredom? If you’re stuck for things to do to keep the kids entertained for 6 weeks, we’ve rounded up 14 events taking place in Kent this summer. From castles trails to outdoor theatre and arts and crafts, there’s plenty going on in the Garden of England!


The annual Summer Jousting Tournaments at Hever Castle will take place on selected dates through July and August. Crowds will be entertained with action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic jousting arena!

Jousting is included in normal admission price.


Join Hopper the Rabbit at The Hop Farm Family Park over the summer holidays where children can enjoy the Giant Jumping Pillows, bumper cars, face painting and more!

Find the full list of events on the website.


Experience what it was like to grow up and serve in a medieval royal household this summer at Hever Castle. The free classes include hands-on activities to keep little ones entertained. 

Event included in standard entry price.


Meet the animals at Kent Life this summer! From cuddle corner to owl flying and ferret racing, kids are bound to love this family friendly day out. 

More information and prices, can be found here.


Learn all about the different species of bat living at Ightham Mote this summer. We hope you’re not afraid of the dark… 

£10 per person (aged 8+), includes a drink.


Fancy some hands-on craft activities this summer? Join Rochester Castle into Tower Two where the whole family can enjoy getting creative!

80p per child.


Pack up a picnic and head to Upnor Castle to watch the Boxtree Productions performance of King Arthur. Kids and adults alike will love this musical rendition of the legend!

Adults £14.50, Children £10 (under 3 free), Family £40. 


With a 70’s/80’s style beach and Doc.Yard’s Science Show, there’s plenty to discover at Chatham Dockyard this summer. Tickets are valid for 12 months and kids go for a quid until the 1st September! 

Adults £25, Children £1 (with a full paying adult/concession).


New for 2019, Hever Castle needs your help to locate a shield and a missing cat! Little ones can meet Flame the Dragon on this adventure through the Castle gardens. 

Event included in standard admission price.


From the cute and cuddly to the scaled and the crawly, meet the animals at Hall Place & Gardens for an animal encounter with a difference! 

Adults £4, Children £6. 


Kent Life have a very special guest this year! Peter Rabbit will be hopping around the farm at various intervals throughout the day, while guests visit the Forest School, have a go at making a scarecrow and take the special rabbit hunt… 

Adults £9.95, Children (3-15) £8.25.


Visit Dover Castle this summer to watch the Roman Empire’s finest soldiers compete in a show of skill and strength! Little ones will get the chance to try on armour and join in with the battle drills. 

Adults £23.40, Children (5-17 years) £14. Visit the website for the full price list.


This classic chilling tale is now a musical production! The show contains mature themes but is suitable for all ages 5+. 

Find out more and book your tickets here.


Follow Alice into Wonderland this summer at Leeds Castle for a topsy-turvy adventure that the whole family will enjoy!

Adults £15, Children £12 (under 3s go free).

Looking for a budget-friendly way to get the kids out of the house this summer? Take a look at our top 9 picnic spots in Kent and head out to enjoy the great outdoors!
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