16th August 2018

The August bank holiday is fast approaching, and with our spot of great weather recently, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out there and experience all there is to offer in the local area.  But what should you be doing when the big weekend finally arrives at the end of the month?

Let us help you decide with our list of all the top things to do this August bank holiday.


Kent Tribute Festival

A festival featuring the likes of Bon Jovi, Queen and Oasis may be one of the best fictional lineups for a festival ever, but you can get as close to that for real thanks to the Kent Tribute Festival.

Featuring tribute acts of all the aforementioned bands, as well a few others, this day out in Strode Park is the perfect excuse for a dance and sing along.

Where: Herne Bay

When: Sunday 26th August 2018


Kent Life Ice Cream Festival

4 scoops of various flavoured ice creams in waffle cones

Heritage Farm Park offers visitors a chance to see what life on a farm is really like, but this bank holiday they’re bringing back their always popular ice cream festival.

With over 20 different flavours to choose from, as well as a variety of activities and games for kids big and small, it’s sure to be a fun day out for all.

Where: Maidstone

When: Monday 27th August 2018


Hever Castle & Gardens Jousting Tournament


Step back in time and witness brave knights battle it out at Hever Castle & Garden’s very own historical jousting tournament.

Throughout the day you’ll also be able to explore different time periods, starting from the age of the Vikings all the way up to World War One. Wander through encampments, watch Vikings and Normans at war, or take a back seat and learn all about the different cooking and weaving that occurred throughout time – the choice is yours.

Where: Edenbridge

When: Saturday 25th August – Monday 27th August


Betteshanger Park Daredevil Weekend

Fancy yourself an adrenaline junkie? Then head on down to Betteshanger Park for a weekend full of stunt jumps, ninja assault courses, zorbing and more.

Individual events will cost you £4 a go, but save money by purchasing an all-day wristband for only £15 when booked in advance.

Where: Deal

When: Saturday 25th August


Penshurst Place

Visit Penshurst Place this August bank holiday for a variety of fun activities, including falconry, pantomimes and crafts.

You can also enjoy guided tours of the historical home, or spend the afternoon walking around and exploring the grounds – which include an adventure playground, woodland trail and maize maze.

Where: Tonbridge

When: Sunday 26th August – Monday 27th August


bOing! International Family Festival

The University of Kent will play home to the annual bOing! festival this bank holiday weekend, which will see performers and artists from all over the world come together for a unique selection of shows and events.

Tickets start from only £1, but keep an eye out for some of the free events over the weekend too. With so much on offer though, the only difficult part will be deciding what to go and see!

Where: Canterbury

When: Saturday 25th August – Sunday 26th August


So, where will you be heading this August bank holiday weekend? Maybe we’ll see you there!

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