Due to its location, Kent often finds itself overshadowed by London, but the county is gifted with natural scenery that London can’t compete with. For an educational Christmas fuelled by history and culture, consider a visit to Kent as opposed to the big smoke. Just by booking Maidstone, Gillingham, or Snodland taxis, you’ll be able to experience a private tour of the county just by getting from A to B.
So, what Christmas events are on offer in Kent this year?
This festive season, you can stroll the frosty grounds of Leeds Castle, identifying twelve unique artworks throughout the castle that mimic the Twelve Days of Christmas. Within the rooms of the castle will be Christmas trees that are made from materials that are reminiscent of the castle’s rooms. Once you have made your way through the scenic Princess Alexandra gardens, you’ll be able to post a letter to Father Christmas using a special post box at the end of the trail.
Have you ever wanted to visit Neverland? Well, now you can with Hever Castle. The castle has been doused in Tinkerbell’s pixie dust and transformed into the home of Captain Hook’s private ship, the home of the Lost Boys, and the eerie Mermaid Lagoon. The fantastical expedition doesn’t end there as you’ll get the opportunity to meet the Peter Pan characters themselves. All while exploring the castle grounds and playing on illuminated fairground rides.
Is there anything more frustrating than that period between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day where you have no concept of time? If your answer was no, a visit to Dover castle in the Twixmas period is a great solution. Here, you’ll be given the task of solving a mystery through QR codes and written clues, using the present to work out facts of the past. Once you’ve tirelessly worked through each clue, you’ll be able to sip on a comforting hot chocolate whilst you reflect on your day and take in the gorgeous views.
Warm-up your vocal cords and get ready to belt out some Christmas carols with Canterbury Cathedral. You know that the holiday season is underway when caroling commences, spreading joy, cheer, and festivity.
Royal Engineers Museum
Jump back into the 1940s with the Royal Engineers Museum and enjoy music from the Invicta Military Wives and Miss Holiday Swing & the Brompton. In addition to learning about how German forces and British families celebrated Christmas, you’ll be able to join in with some old-fashioned dancing and receive the top makeover tips of the forties.
This holiday season, Wildwood is calling for all nature lovers to engage in our woodland tours after dark. A lot of the animals within the area will often be sleeping during the day, so a night-time tour allows you to engage with creatures that you otherwise wouldn’t see. Once you’ve wandered through the grounds, you can warm up with a delectable mulled wine and a rich mince pie.
Rochester Cathedral is ready for Christmas to commence with virtual festive services alongside an online shop, stocked full of gifts and cards. Rochester is making it easy to spread love and positivity this holiday season.
Are you an avid ice-skater? If so, you can strap on your skates and whizz around Calverley Grounds in Turnbridge Wells. After a long day of skating, you can make your way to personally deliver your wish list to Father Christmas himself. Finally, you can pay a visit to the secret garden in Groombridge Place and make a wish on the magical wishing tree.