Planning your summer holiday in Kent

summer holidays in kent 2018

Summer Holidays in Kent

If you’re struggling to find things to do to fill this year’s summer holidays, Kent could be the answer to your problems. With fresh air, plenty of outdoor spots and a wealth of things to do, it’s a great place to take the whole family! Plan a few days out there or stay for a couple of weeks to really explore the area.

To help you plan your days out in Kent and give you a little inspiration, our team at The Marquis at Alkham have put together just a few of the things we love to do, and that we think you will too.

The Red Arrows – July 22nd

Shooting through the air and decorating the sky with their famous coloured smoke, the Red Arrows are a must-see when it comes to things to do in Kent this summer. Kids and adults will enjoy watching their displays as they perform in Folkestone, flying high above The Leas – and with no cost to watch, it doesn’t get much better!

You’ll also be able to spot famous planes such as the Lancaster and Spitfire during The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which is an added bonus.

Leeds Castle Classical Concert – 14th July

For fun days out in Kent, the Leeds Castle Classical Concert is a must for music lovers. This year, the event celebrates its 40th anniversary, so it’s guaranteed to be a big one!

With esteemed conductor John Rigby leading the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra along with other special guests out in the open air, this event makes for a wonderful summer evening.

Days Out in Kent with Thomas 21st to 23rd July

If you’ve got little ones for the summer holidays, Kent is welcoming back Thomas the Tank Engine in Tenterden. With a crew of familiar faces and the classic blue train, this is guaranteed to be a hit amongst children! Jump on and off the train all day and enjoy bouncy castles, storytelling and face painting on your journey.

Dusk Safaris – 6th June to 30th August (select days)

Head to Port Lympne if you’re looking for things to do in Kent in the summer evenings. Full of wonderful animals during the day, the park really comes to life at night as the realistic savannah is bathed in the glow of dusk. Head out on one the safari trips to get up close to animals from across the world as they roam about on the plains – and don’t forget your camera to capture that gorgeous sunset!

Brick History – 6th July to 15th September

When finding things to do for lovers of toys in the up-coming summer holidays, Kent is hosting a fantastic exhibition that documents world history with incredible Lego brick displays. Created by a team of artists, these Lego scenes show everything from scientific discoveries to political events. It’s a great way to teach your little ones some history, and everyone will love the artwork!

If you’re spending a few days in Kent, or perhaps buying a trip for someone who deserves a treat this summer, come and stay with us at The Marquis at Alkham. With luxury accommodation in the gorgeous countryside, it doesn’t get better than this. From our hotel, you can enjoy Kent without the stress of travelling, and make your trip something to really remember!