Things To Do in Kent Post-Christmas

With the leftover turkey polished off and family festivities easing as some people return to work, you might be wondering how to spend the remainder of the Christmas break. Thankfully, Kent has many wonderful places to visit! If you are keen to not dull your Christmas sparkle, then you will be pleased to know that some attractions are continuing festivities into the new year. Equally, if you are not seeking Christmas-themed activities, there are plenty of non-festive things to do! 

Mince Pie Specials on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

Steam into the new year at the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. On the 1st January, the railway will be hosting Mince Pie Specials! Purchase a Romney Rover Ticket, which will allow you to get on and off as you please along the full railway route. You will be one of the first passengers in the new year to take a step back in time on glorious, traditional steam trains. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a mince pie and a hot drink for £3.50. You can find more information and book your tickets on the RH & DR website

Winter Walks at Knole Park

Wrap up warm and gather those deer to you for a visit to Knole Park, situated in Sevenoaks. For over 400 years, Knole Park has welcomed visitors into the historic home and vast grounds where you can expect to see herds of deer. Managed by the National Trust, you will need to pay an admission fee to enter the grand house, unless you are an existing National Trust member. Visit the National Trust website for more information. 

Dover Castle

Enjoy an exciting day out at Dover Castle! Take a step back in time as you explore the vast castle and grounds. You can expect to find secret wartime tunnels, medieval tunnels, a bunker escape room and much more. Perfect for adults and children alike, you will embark on a fun and educational quest. 

Leeds Castle

If you are looking to preserve Christmas cheer, then a trip to Leeds Castle is in order. Until the 3rd January, you can explore the castle and the magnificent grounds, with plenty of fun activities to help you hold onto the Christmas spirit whilst enjoying quality time with your loved ones. 

Beach Walks

Kent is home to stunning coastlines and an array of beaches. You will be spoilt for choice with many beautiful beaches to explore. Our blog article, 10 Beaches to Visit in Kent, will signpost some of the best beaches Kent has to offer.

Brickmas, Canterbury

Build cherished family moments piece by piece with Canterbury’s Brickmas. You can pay a visit to Father Christmas’s workshop which will be showcasing Bricklive Christmas models, including a life-size Father Christmas accompanied by his reindeer and elves. Find out more on The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge website


There are many pantomimes continuing into the New Year around Kent! Visit the Big Panto Guide website for further information. 

Indoor Fun!

If staying indoors in the warm is more your style then there are plenty of things you can do to keep busy! Check out our list below for some inspiration!