20 wonderful things to do in Kent in Spring

February 28, 2020 9:10 am Published by Things to do in Kent in Spring

As the sun begins to shine (albeit between showers!) and the days get longer, you’re probably wondering how to entertain the kids during the Easter break and what to do during the Spring bank holiday weekends. Here we’ve rounded up our pick of the best things to do in Kent in Spring.

We’ve included plenty of rainy day ideas too, of course!

 

Things to do in Kent in Spring

Easter events

Combining fresh air, adventure and chocolate, these events are sure to prove a hit with the whole family. Don’t forget to book, as these are likely to be popular.

1. Chartwell Cadbury’s Easter egg hunt

2. Penshurst Place Easter Bunny hunt, crafts and storytelling

3. Dragon egg adventure quest at Dover Castle

4. Bunny hunt at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

5. Hever Castle Easter trail, crafts and face-painting

 

Easter egg hunt

What to do on warm days in Kent in Spring

Make the most of sunny weather by heading outdoors to enjoy nature in the Garden of England.

6. Solve the water maze at Hever castle (remember to bring a towel and change of clothes)!

7. Take a stroll among the bluebells in one of these seven beautiful spots from mid April to late May.

8. Enjoy more beautiful blooms including daffodils, tulips and snowdrops in these Spring gardens.

9. Try fossil hunting on the beach at Botany Bay, Broadstairs

10. Go treetop adventuring with Go Ape at Bedgebury Pinetum or Leeds Castle.

11. Visit Kent Life’s ‘Spring into Easter’ where you can meet baby lambs, goat kids and piglets.

12. Take a river trip along the Stour and stop for an idyllic picnic at the Grove ferry picnic site.

 

baby lamb

Rainy day ideas of things to do in Kent

Don’t let Spring showers stop you from getting out and enjoying yourself at one of these Kent experiences. Prevent cabin fever by taking the kids to one of the more physical activities below.

13. Book a highlight tour of the Red House in Bexleyheath, arts and crafts home of William and Jane Morris.

14. Pop into the Kent firefighting museum, situated in Woodlands garden centre, near Ash.

15. Maidstone leisure centre offers a fun pool with inflatable sessions, plus a ‘polar adventure’ soft play.

16. Take a look at the British tattoo art exhibition at Chatham Dockyard.

17. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day at the Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham.

18. Meet the Red Baron at Shoreham Aircraft Museum.

19. Throw some shapes at the Dreamland roller disco in Margate.

20. Experience the Smuggler’s Adventure in Hastings, set in the caverns and caves used by real smugglers.

 

roller disco

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