Events and Activities

Exhibition: Orchids of the Downs

Date of Event: 2 May 2017

Event Category: Exhibitions

An exhibition looking at the stunning beauty of the orchids found up on the downs. For information please call 01304 225649. 

2nd-31st May 2017

The Food Fest 2017

Date of Event: 3 June 2017

Event Category: Fayre

Bringing Foodies Together

After our successful launch in 2016. The Food Fest in Kent will be scheduled for the 3rd & 4th June 2017. 

We will be bringing you the best of what Kent has to offer from its local farmers markets, breweries, vineyards and local producers of fine foods. This gastronomic indulgence will be complemented by a superb lineup of live music and lot's of fun for the kidz

Our fun event will be supporting Children with Cancer and will be held in the beautiful setting at The Mount Vineyard in Shoreham Kent. 

Strawberry Fair at Brogdale

Date of Event: 11 June 2017

Event Category: Fayre

Brogdale Collections home of the National Fruit Collection are set to celebrate the first fruits of the season with a summer Strawberry fair on Sunday 11th June 2017

What could be more delightful on a summer afternoon then a spot if afternoon tea in the Strawberry Tearoom. Tea served with a slice of delicious homemade strawberry cake, scones or fresh strawberry’s & cream sure to delight. Sip strawberry Pimms on the meadow with your picnic and your choice of fresh strawberry’s while enjoying the lively tunes of local Kent musician Fred Clark.

Get into fun of the fair and have a go at some traditional games with a strawberry twist, play all day and take on the competition. Take aim and have a go at archery, hit that target with a bow & arrow or discover the vintage tractor & machinery display. Little ones can get stuck into strawberry crafts and discover where all the magical strawberry fairies have hidden their doors the fairy kingdom on the Strawberry fairy trail through Brogdale. Come say hello to the animals in animal corner with the Happy Ending’s Sanctuary donkeys and firm children’s favourite Carlos the goat & friends.

Join a guided orchard walking or tractor trailer tour of the orchards as they begin to burst in to life with the first fruit developing on the trees. Brogdale is the home of the National Fruit Collection and set in over a 150 acres of fruit tree orchard so there really is a sight to see. Tours will take you on a journey around the collection discovering the seasonal highlights and peak fruiting areas of the orchards. Alternatively take an enchanting ride through the orchards on the Faversham miniature railway which never fails to please and delight.

A Celebration of Orchards, Meadows and Orchids

Date of Event: 25 June 2017

Event Category: Family Event

Discover the link between our beloved meadows, orchards and the ash tree. With music, arts and crafts, walks, story telling and cakes to die for!