Hopping around Kent this Easter with Keepers Cottages

Phoebe Shipton  ·  27th March 2023

Things to do in Kent this Easter

As the evenings are staying lighter for longer,  the lambs are starting to spring in the field, and the chocolate eggs are filling the cupboard, it can only mean one thing… Easter! With the school holidays just around the corner we’ve done the planning for you and have rounded up our favourite Easter activities in Kent this year, please excuse the puns, we couldn’t help ourselves.

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Meet the Easter bunny at Betteshanger Park

A firm favourite family day out of ours is a visit to Betteshanger Park. This Easter, between 1st- 16th April, all the family can take part in their Easter Egg Trail. The trail takes you through the woodland of the park and along the way you can pick up some chocolate eggs, as well as look out for the Easter bunny. Tickets cost £10 per child, and £3 per adult. Available to book here.

Crack into the history of Walmer Castle

Head to Walmer Castle and Gardens during the Easter holiday and take part in trying to crack the adventure quest. Explore the gardens whilst hunting for clues to track down all of the Easter eggs. The family can all get involved and take part in the egg rolling and a childhood classic, the egg and spoon race. Partnering with Love Cocoa, all adventurers will take home tasty chocolate treats . Tickets cost just £2 and they’re available to book here.

Indulge at the Broadstairs Food Festival

We couldn’t be happier that the Broadstairs Food Festival is back this Easter weekend. Taking place at Victoria Gardens from 7th-9th April,  the Broadstairs Food Festival promises a weekend of outstanding local food and produce. From local gin, Anno Distillers to the Cheesemakers of Canterbury and even Butternut Box and The Tunbridge Wells Dog Biscuit Co, for your pooches, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Slowly wander around and soak up the atmosphere and . The festival is free to enter. More information can be found here

An eggstraordinay day out at Port Lympne Reserve

You’ll see so much more than just the Easter bunny at Port Lympne Reserve! From Saturday 1st April to Sunday 16th April, visit Kent’s biggest wildlife park for a day out that the whole family will love. You’ll come face-to-face with the likes of giraffes, zebras, rhinos and ostriches, and step back in time into the Dinosaur Forest.  Tickets start from £23.64 for a child’s ticket and £26.34 for an adults ticket,  available to book here.

Find the Golden Egg at Dreamland

Just in time for Easter, Dreamland, the oldest surviving amusement park in Margate opens its doors again for the season. Over the Easter weekend take part in a free Easter egg hunt whilst jumping between all of the rides. If you find the golden egg, you’ll be in with a chance of winning a Dreamland Day Out for up to six people. 

Get off the beaten track

There’s nothing better than getting out in the fresh air after a Sunday lunch and plenty of chocolate eggs. One of our favourite walking routes which combines the Kent countryside with the coast is the Kingsdown and Walmer coastal path. You can find a more detailed description of the walk here.

An egg-stra special weekend

A visit to the Kent Life Heritage Farm in Sandling, is a guaranteed jam-packed day. From live demonstrations of lamb feeding, a bunny hunt around the woodland, an Easter Extravaganza in the Big Top, you’ll need to plan your visit to make sure you’re making the most of every second. Prices start from £10 for an adults ticket and £12 for a child’s ticket. Available to book here.

About Phoebe Shipton

Having studied Marketing at University of Manchester, Phoebe joined the family business in 2020 as Head of Marketing and Operations. Phoebe is focused on making Keepers Cottages stand out, as well as ensuring the bookings flood in!

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