There’s always something going on in Kent that makes for a great day out. So whether you’re a local, or you’re just planning on stopping by, it’s worth checking out what events there are this week and weekend.
You’ve probably noticed that the temperature has dropped a little over the last couple of weeks, but you might not have realised that this week is the first official week of Autumn! So you might find that a lot of events this week are Autumn or harvest themed.
Festival of Flowers – 23rd to 28th September
Leeds Castle is hosting a festival of flowers this week, where visitors can expect to be impressed by floral displays both inside and out of the castle.
The displays will follow an ‘enchanted castle’ and fairy-tale theme, making the castle even more magical than usual.
It’s the perfect event for families and flower-enthusiasts alike. Children will enjoy the magical setting and feel like they’ve stepped into their favourite fairy stories. Adults will appreciate the beauty of both the castle and nature, and make the most of the amazing photo opportunities.
Maidstone Museum Late: Harvest – 28th September
Maidstone Museum often holds ‘museum lates’ with different themes, and this week they’re holding a museum late focused on harvest.
You can hear all about a variety of fruit trees, and perhaps more exciting, you’ll get to taste fruits, ciders and juices! And if you taste anything that you want more of, you’ll be able to buy some of these fruity products.
Painting With Rainbows – 29th September – 26th November
The Historic Dockyard Chatham is hosting a Seven Stories’ exhibition celebrating Michael Foreman’s work. Michael Foreman has spent over 50 years illustrating for children and storytelling through his art, and this exhibition will see his well-loved artwork on show.
You’ll have the chance to see his artwork and sketches up close, learn more about both the artist and his work, and take part in different activities like an air raid experience.
The Fossil Roadshow – 30th September
Another event held by Maidstone Museums, The Fossil Roadshow is an event that gives you the opportunity to bring along your own fossils for identification, and learn more about fossils in general.
Apple and Orchard Weekend – 30th September – 1st October
Ightham Mote is hosting an apple and orchard weekend this weekend, and it’s not something to miss out on. There’ll be stalls to browse, and apples to taste, so it’s the perfect day trip for the whole family.
Autumn Colour at Hever Castle – 1st – 29th October
To welcome in the Autumn season, Hever Castle has set aside a walking trail that’s dedicated to showing you the beauty of Autumn.
There’s also the chance to learn about the different trees you’ll walk by, so you can really feel at one with nature, and find the most colourful spots.