Easter activities in Kent 2019

Please note that this Blog Post was written for Easter 2019.

Easter is soon approaching, which means two things – 1. Yay! Four day weekend! And 2. Oh, two weeks school holidays for the kids… what do we do?!

Well, fear not, we have heard your panicky-parent thoughts and have come to your rescue. We’ve rounded up nine Easter-themed events in Kent that we’re sure you’ll all love (there’s even a couple just for adults, too!). So, come rain or shine, there is plenty happening to keep you and the kids busy.

Mount Ephraim Gardens

Mount Ephraim Gardens – Easter Egg Trail

To celebrate the gardens reopening for the spring and summer, Mount Ephraim Gardens will be putting on a special Easter egg trail. Seek out the giant hand-painted eggs around the gardens, taste some yummy treats in the Tea Room, and watch some beautiful bird displays.

When? Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April

What time? Opens at 11am

How much? £7 adults, £2.50 children (aged 4 – 16), £17 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children)

Closest holiday parks: Alberta (11 mins), Seaview (18 mins), Birchington Vale (28 mins), Harts (40 mins) New Beach (43 mins) Marlie (50 mins)

 
Spring Into Easter

Kent Life – Spring Into Easter

During the Easter period, Kent Life has many activities happening such as Easter bonnet making, feeding of their lambs, farm rides, a bouncy castle, donkey rides, and much more! Plus, if you visit their ‘Big Top’, then you can catch an Easter show, or even create an Easter-themed masterpiece in their Paint-a-Pot studio to take home.

When? Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April

What time? 10am – 6pm

How much? £9.95 adults, £8.25 children (aged 3 – 15), £32.95 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children), £8.95 concession, FREE under 3s, FREE Kent Life Members

Closest holiday parks: Alberta (30 mins), Harts (34 mins), Seaview (36 mins), New Beach (42 mins), Birchington Vale (45 mins), Marlie (48 mins),

 
Spring Into Easter

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve – BBQ and Sunday dinner

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve are bringing you some tasty food over the Easter weekend! On Friday, pop into the hotel and enjoy a delicious BBQ meal, which will be served on the Iceberg Terrace, featuring all of your barbeque favourites, plus vegetarian and vegan options. No pre-booking required.

When? Friday 19th April

What time? 11.30am – 2.30pm

How much? Dishes will be priced individually

And on Sunday, choose from lunch or dinner, and enjoy a delicious Sunday roast. Please note that entrance to Port Lympne Reserve is not included in either the BBQ or roast dinner prices, and tables over 8 people cannot be accommodated in the Port Lympne Restaurant. Pre-booking is required.

When? Sunday 21st April

What time? Lunch 12pm – 3pm and dinner 6pm – 9pm

How much? £25 pp for two courses and £30 pp for three courses

Closest holiday parks: New Beach (11 mins), Marlie (20 mins), Alberta (45 mins), Birchington Vale (54 mins), Seaview (50 mins)

 
Brogdale Collections

Brogdale Collections – Easter Activities

There’s plenty of Easter related fun to be had at Brogdale Collections! See if you can find all of the hidden giant Easter eggs by following their special trail map, take a trip on the fun tractor trailer, get crafty and have some fun making some fantastic Easter crafts to take home, including Easter baskets and bunny masks – cute!

When? Friday 19th - Sunday 21st April

What time? 10am – 4pm

How much? £8 adults, £4 children, £7 concession, £20 family ticket

Closest holiday parks: Alberta (15 mins), Seaview (20 mins), Birchington Vale (30 mins), Harts (39 mins), New Beach (44 mins), Marlie (50 mins)

 
Thanet Easter Beer

Thanet Easter Beer & Cider Festival

For the 14th year, Thanet brings you their annual Beer & Cider Festival over the Easter weekend. With entertainment both days from Gaddzukes, hot and cold food available, and of course, all the beer and cider you could wish for, this is sure to be a fun-filled day.

When? Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April

What time? 12pm – 10pm (Friday) and 12pm – 7pm (Saturday)

How much? £6 Friday and £3 Saturday pp

Closest holiday parks: Birchington Vale (12 mins), Seaview (30 mins), Alberta (33 mins),

 
Olby’s Soul Café

Olby’s Soul Café - Gems Jams Easter Extravaganza

Have you ever experienced soul, disco, funk, garage, jungle, house, AND pop music all under one roof? Well, then you’ve never experienced a Gems Jams Extravaganza before! Across three interconnecting rooms, enjoy all kinds of music and have a ‘merry Margate time’!

When? Saturday 20th April

What time? 8pm – 2am

How much? Early bird tickets £5 (+ booking fee), then £7.50 (+ booking fee in advance) and £10 on the door

Closest holiday parks: Birchington Vale (10 mins), Seaview (28 mins), Alberta (30 mins)

 
Easter Hat Parade

Faversham – Easter Hat Parade

Led by the Easter bunny, the Mayor, and Mayoress of Faversham, join in or simply admire this fabulous display of colour and creativity. The annual hat parade will start in West Street and process around the market stalls, ending with a prize giving ceremony at 12 Market Place. There’s also a hat making workshop taking place at the House of the Crafty Fox. Not to be missed!

When? Saturday 20th April

What time? Starts at 11am

How much? Fees may apply for the hat making workshop

Closest holiday parks: Alberta (15 mins), Seaview (20 mins), Birchington Vale (30 mins), Harts (40 mins), New Beach (45 mins), Marlie (50 mins)

 
Belmont House & Gardens

Belmont House & Gardens – Easter at Belmont

Join Belmont for their Easter themed fun and take part in their outdoor Easter trail around the beautiful grounds for a yummy chocolate treat. They’re also holding crafty Easter activities in the Orangery where you and the little ones can let your creative juices flow!

When? Sunday 21st April

What time? 11am – 3pm

How much? £2 adults and £5 children (Normal house tour admissions applies)

Closest holiday parks: Alberta (20 mins), Seaview (25 mins), Birchington Vale (35 mins), Harts (45 mins), New Beach (45 mins), Marlie (50 mins),

 
Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway

Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway

Have a family day out at the Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway and enjoy a variety of activities including unlimited trips in the vintage style railway carriages, small exhibits, woodland walks, yummy treats in the tea room, and of course, a special Easter egg hunt for the little ones.

When? Sunday 21st April

What time? 10.30am – 5pm

How much? £10 adults, £4 children (aged 3 – 15), £25 family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children), free under 3’s

Closest holiday parks: Alberta (30 mins), Harts (30 mins) Seaview (34 mins), Birchington Vale (40 mins), New Beach (45 mins), Marlie (50 mins)

 

Hopefully this has given you some Easter inspiration. If you are in Kent over the Easter period, there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy!

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