Easter in Maidstone
Whether you’re planning a short break, or you live locally and are looking for a fun-filled family day out over the holidays, there is plenty going on in Maidstone this Easter.
Spring into Easter at Kent Life and celebrate this season’s baby boom. Meet new born lambs, goat kids, calves, Easter chicks and piglets! Have a go at bottle-feeding lambs and learn how to identify fertilised eggs in the hatchery.
Join in an Easter Egg Hunt at Cobtree Manor Park, where you can also enter an Easter bonnet competition. Or follow Mr Fox’s wildlife-themed Easter trail at Kent Wildlife Trust and find the clues to claim a chocolate reward.
If your children love being creative, then bring them along to Maidstone Museum where they can enjoy a host fun craft activities including making animal puppets, Easter baskets and paper flowers, to name just a few.
Spend an hour pond-dipping with Kent Wildlife Trust catching a variety of pond life, which you can then view up close through a microscope to identify what you’ve found.
Meanwhile, Leeds Castle is looking for Merry Men and Merry Maids to help save the day on their Easter Adventures with Robin Hoodie and Maid Marion. Visit the Pavilion Lawn for one hour promenade-style theatre shows that will take you on a journey through the woodland walk.
There are also plenty of events to keep big kids entertained this Easter, including the Heritage Transport Show, featuring the South East Bus Festival and a host of vintage vehicles. East Farleigh Old School Hall plays host to an Antique and Vintage Market and the annual Model Railway Exhibition will once again take place at Loose Primary School.
Maidstone Museum’s new exhibition ‘Japan: A Floating World in Print’ opens on 1st April featuring captivating displays of ukiyo-e prints. While you’re here, why not visit the Museum Café and enjoy ‘Interpretations’, an exhibition of works by the Maidstone Visual Arts Network.
There really is something for everyone in Maidstone this Easter!