5 Christmas Days Out in Kent

When the weather is cold it can be hard to find fun things to do with the kids, but fear not we have got you covered with some fantastic wintry trips to take the stress out of planning Christmas entertainment. You can thank us later!

1) Christmas Lights

There is nothing more festive than a Christmas light trail, wrapping up warm and cosying up to loved ones is a magical experience that will kick off the yuletide celebrations in style. In fact, walking through a winter wonderland of twinkling lights is my favourite Christmas tradition and is perfect for all the family.

2) Castles in Kent 

Although not the obvious choice for an outing on a cold winters day, castles can be the perfect destination if you wrap up warm. You will also find that many Kentish castles are decorated with stunning Christmas trees and decorations which will put your tree to shame! So put on your scarf, grab your phone (to take plenty of Christmassy snaps or perhaps to pretend the castle Christmas tree is your own!) and head to one of my favourite castles in Kent

3) Christmas Markets 

Forget visiting Europe this year for all the Christmas market fun, there are plenty of fantastic Christmas markets close to home offering festive treats, unique decorations and plenty of mulled wine! From family-friendly events complete with music and fairground rides to traditional markets promoting local produce, we’ve rounded up our top 10 picks of Christmas Markets to enjoy in Kent this holiday season.

4) Santa’s Grottos 

There’s nothing more exciting than meeting Santa Claus and some of his jolly elves at Christmas time. But how does Father Christmas manage to be in so many different places across Kent? Christmas magic, of course!

So, if you are wondering where to see Santa Claus in Kent this Christmas then look no further. With grottos popping up all over the county, make sure you catch him this festive season with our guide to Kent’s top Santa’s grottos.

5) A Bracing Walk at the Coast

Yes you read that right, a walk on the beach in the winter, you must be joking I hear you cry! But actually many people swear by a bracing seaside walk. When the weather is just right – cold and crisp with no rain – then it can actually be very enjoyable and it helps to burn off all those yummy festive treats! So put on your thickest coat, hat, scarves and winter boots and head outside with your family and friends and don’t forget to take the furry family members! Pack a thermos flask of your favourite hot drink and a mince pie to complete the winter walk experience. For some ideas on where to walk this Christmas then read our top 10 beaches in Kent blog. 

Whatever you get up to this Christmas make sure you make time to unwind, relax and enjoy festivities with family and friends. Many teachers, senior leaders and support staff are already thinking ahead to January and the beginning of the new term making it hard to fully switch off. We have compiled some top tips to help you to switch off this Christmas and be present in the festivities rather than anticipating the upcoming term ahead.

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