Unmissable 2018 Easter events in Kent

Unmissable 2018 Easter events in Kent

Enjoy a Chuffing Easter at the Kent & East Sussex Railway

Children travelling over Easter between 30 March and 2 April can hunt for Easter Egg pictures on a trail across Tenterden, Northiam and Bodiam stations before handing in the completed form to claim their free chocolate egg! Take advantage of the “Kids Go Free” promotion for trains running from Friday 30 March until Sunday 15 April.  Children under 15 can travel for free (one child per fare-paying adult).  Free child tickets must be booked in advance the day before travel.   
Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE
www.kesr.org.uk

Alice in Wonderland at Chiddingstone Castle  

Alice and her friends will be at Chiddingstone Castle for three days this Easter (Thursday 12 April to Saturday 14 April).  They will have free run of the Castle and grounds and are hosting games and activities suitable for 6 – 10 year olds.   Activities includes: Croquet/Mini Golf with the Queen of Hearts, Arts and Crafts with the White Rabbit, Singing Practice with Alice, Dancing with Tweedledum, Mad Hatter’s presentation in the Great Hall.
The Mad Hatter will award prizes to his ‘Best Dressed Guest’ and ‘Craziest Newcomer to Wonderland’ and there will be certificates for all.   Children must be accompanied by a paying adult with at least one adult per five children. Adults can stay with children and be non-participating spectators or stay on site in the Castle’s Tea Room and grounds.  Book online via the website.   
Chiddingstone Castle, Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge TN8 7AD 
www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk
 
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Knole in Sevenoaks (30 March to 6 April)

Families can come along and enjoy egg hunts whatever the weather for £3 per child.
The trail paths are suitable for wheelchairs and buggies, although if the weather has been very wet they can be quite muddy.
The egg hunt will take place in the free areas of Knole. Normal admission charges apply to the showrooms and tower.  For further details and to find out about other events in the Easter holidays including the hidden animal trail, making an animal mask or taking a bat walk visit their website. 
Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)
 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole/whats-on
 
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Scotney Castle (30 March to 15 April)

The Hussey children who lived at Scotney Castle in the late 19th century kept diaries about the fun that they had in the grounds. Re-live their adventures as you take part in the bird egg hunt in the garden. Find all of the bird nests, collect all the clues and work out the answer to claim your Cadbury chocolate prize. Admission applies and the egg hunt is £3 per child. 
Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells TN3 8JN
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle/whats-on
 
Biddenden Vineyards Charity Easter Tour Saturday 10am to 12pm

Visit Biddenden Vineyards to learn more about the history of the vineyard and how they make award-winning wines, ciders and juices.
Arrive at the vineyard at 9.45 for a free cup of coffee or tea. Tours begin at 10am and take approximately 1 hour. The tour is followed by tastings of a selection of  wines, ciders and juices in the vineyard shop.
These tours are for individuals, families and friends – pre-booking is essential. Please book via phone or email:
Our charity tours cost £1 per person and funds are donated to Dandelion Time, a local charity which helps children and their families who are the victims of trauma, abuse and neglect.
Biddenden Vineyards, Gribble Bridge Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8DF 
www.biddendenvineyards.com
 
Hole Park Gardens

The beautiful Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent will open to visitors every day from Sunday 1 April 2018 for early spring colour including daffodils, primroses and camellias.   Don’t miss their Bluebell Festival taking place between 20 April and 3 May 2018. 
Hole Park, Benenden Rd, Rolvenden, Cranbrook TN17 4JA
www.holepark.com