What’s on: May Half Term

Phoebe Shipton  ·  17th April 2018

Grab the family and head down to East Kent for the May bank holiday and half term. With the weather looking up and so much going on, its the perfect excuse for a family mini break. Book in, to one of our cottages today and start planning your adventures. Book now

Sandwich Salutes the 40’s
Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th, Monday 7th May
The town of Sandwich is transported back to the 40s this bank holiday weekend. Expect to see a P22 Gunship, Browning machine guns and over 200 experienced re-enactors taking part will bring to life scenes including rescuing downed airmen from the sea and stretching the wounded, air raid sirens and the sound of gunfire will add to the experience. Live music from the deck of the P22 on all three days featuring 40s style singers and dancing. More info


Walmer Brocante
Monday 7 May
8am to 4pm
Walmer Green
Always a highlight of the year, Walmer Brocante is a great place to find vintage treasures for the home. Sellers set up on the green with all kinds of curiosities and antiquities. You can spend all day rummaging through and come away with unique pieces at a bargain price.


The Beast at Betteshanger
Saturday 26th May 2018 – Monday 28th May 2018
10:00am – 9:00pm
Betteshanger Park
The giant inflatable obstacle course returns to Betteshanger, and this year it’s even bigger. With 384 meters of twists turns and challenges, can you beat The Beast? A huge hit last year, make sure you book to avoid disappointment.


Junior Park Run Betteshanger
Sunday 13th May 2018
9:00am – 10:00am
Betteshanger Park
A free event for 4-14-year-olds taking place each Sunday at Betteshanger. If the kids are driving you mad, take them out on a Sunday morning and get them taking part in a fun race. A light 2k around the grounds of Betteshanger will sort out any case of cabin fever. More info


Solley’s Ice Cream Parlour and Farm
Open daily 10am – 4pm
Take a stroll around the farm learning about the working of the farm as you go. There are many walks and trails to follow. If the walking gets too arduous for some of the family, a hop on tractor is on hand to help out. Head back to the ice cream parlour for a well-earned treat. Build your own sundae and sample the range of ice creams at the parlour. The milk used to make the ice cream is from the cows in the neighbouring farm.

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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