Glorious English Holidays

January to March Events

There is always something to do in Kent and Sussex, whatever the weather.  Why not book one of our cosy cottages, perfect to return to after a bracing walk along the coast and to use as a base for exploring the areas' cultural and culinary delights.  Many of the counties' castles and attractions have lots of family fun events throughout the school holidays.  Have a look at the selection of events below and see what takes your fancy!

Holiday on Ice 'Believe', Brighton

Holiday on Ice 'Believe', Brighton Centre 5th - 14th January 2018

The world-renowned show, Holiday on Ice, which has been running for over 73 years, will be returning to Brighton in January 2018 with the new spectacular show, BELIEVE. Directed and choreographed by Olympic and four-time world champion, Christopher Dean - this is a show not to be missed!

Knights & Princesses, Battle, East Sussex

Knights & Princesses, Battle of Hastings 12th - 16th February 2018

Try something different this February Half Term in East Sussex and take part in all the medieval fun happening at the English Heritage site, Battle of Hastings, Battle. Transform yourself into a courtly Lord or Lady with tips on everything from curtsies to combat.

Dover Castle, Kent

Fairytale Castle at Dover Castle, 12th - 16th February 2018

Step into this stunning castle perched above the famous white cliffs at Dover, and experience real fairytales brought to life. Open the book on the characters from England’s story and explore the tales of the castle.

Rye Bay Scallop Week, Rye, East Sussex

Rye Bay Scallop Week, 24th February - 4th March 2018

The 15th Rye Bay Scallop Week will be taking place between Saturday 24th February - Sunday 4th March 2018. Rye Bay Scallop Week provides the perfect opportunity to indulge in seafood delights! The local restaurants showcase a range of different recipes (all including scallop!), with cookery demonstrations, live music, tasting events and much, much more!

Bluebell Festival

Bluebell Festival at Hole Park Gardens 20th April - 3rd May 2018

Tucked away, near Cranbrook, Kent lies Hole Park Gardens which is a family owned estate and has been to be one of the best gardens in Kent. Set in 15 acres of beautiful gardens and often referred to as 'a hidden gem', Hole Park is renowned for being one of the best places to see bluebells in the south east, if not the country!

Footsteps in Time - 24th February - 24th November 2018

Footsteps in Time - 24th February - 24th November 2018

Guided tours are offered around the heart of Rochester. Your guides will be in costumed dress. Listen and see how Charles Dickens incorporated many of the beautiful historic buildings into his books. Come and enjoy some fantastic entertainment for all the family