There are many wonderful things about May – spring, fragrant blossoms, sunshine, and most importantly two bank holiday weekends. It’s that warm and wonderful time of year in Kent when every weekend offers an event that allows locals to enjoy the weather and local appeal. If you’re looking for something to do this Bank Holiday Weekend in Kent, we’re here to help. Here, we share some of the best things to do over the long holiday weekend.
Whether you’re looking for something to go out and do with the kids or if you fancy something a little more cultural, Kent’s got everything you need to keep you well entertained this Late May Bank Holiday Weekend.
If you’re looking for a great day out for the whole family, look no further than the Grand Medieval Joust at Leeds Castle. This thrilling event sees French knights battling the English in the jousting tournament, and viewers can also enjoy archery, combat and firepower displays. Enjoy interactive events for the whole family, as well as plenty more entertainment.
Take a step back in time at Dover Castle this Bank Holiday weekend. The event includes opportunities to meet soldiers at encampments from both the allied and axis forces, glimpse a replica Spitfire and plenty of musical entertainment for the whole family. There’s even a chance for the children to have a go at an assault course.
If you’re after a little culture and some fantastic entertainment, don’t miss the MacLennan Scottish Group 37th International Folk Dance and Music Festival. This heritage event allows the opportunity to enjoy performances by all of the groups.
From the Bank Holiday all through half term, little ones will have the chance to learn all about mystical beasts at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham. Follow the mythical trail to discover all manner of beats, listen to storytelling and take part in plenty of fun activities.
For a night of live electronic music that’s appropriate for the whole family, head over to the Hop Farm. The Alfresco Festival is an outdoor music festival that has plenty of activities to keep the kids busy, plenty of food from unique and delicious food stalls, as well as plenty to drink. This is one of the few music festivals that can also be properly enjoyed by children, making it the perfect day out for any music-loving family!
This year’s Food & Drink Festival has something to offer everyone. From cheeses to cakes and local goods, there’s something to get everyone’s taste buds tingling. Many of the food and drink at the festival are from in and around Kent, though food from around the globe can be tasted. You can also enjoy cooking demonstrations and the kids can enjoy the Disgusting Food Challenge!