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5 festive things to do in Kent this Christmas

Christmas can be a very fun and exciting time, if you spend it the right way. Grab the kids and family and head to one of these places near you to get you into the Christmas spirit.


Join Santa at the breakfast table on the 3rd December 2022 from 9:00-10:00am at Reuthe’s – The Lost Garden of Sevenoaks, Sevenoaks Rd, Seal Chart. Ticket entries will be £10 each.


The annual fundraiser Christmas ball returns for another year, taking place on the 3rd December 2022 from 6:30-12am at the Darwin Conference Suite at the University of Kent. This includes a drinks reception followed by a three-course meal. After dinner, guests can dance the night away to a live band and there will be plenty of other entertainment to ensure that it is a night to remember.Tickets are priced at £60 each and there will be a charity raffle and auction. The dress code is a black tie. Head down and have a blast.


Come and see Father Christmas and his grotto here at our very own Herne Bay Pier. David Burville and the Dutch Street Organ Dorothea will be at the Pier entrance on the 4th of December as part of the winter tour to help add some Christmas cheer. Open 11am-3pm weekends on the 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th of December. £5 per child.


Christmas ice skating is a great family friendly activity during the festive season. From 18th November –  2nd January, the Royal Tunbridge Wells ice skating rink in Calverley Grounds will be open for £4-15 per person. The rink is open 7 days a week with the exception of Christmas day.


Taking place on Saturday 17th December from 4:30-9pm, the spectacular show is happening at Herne Bay Pier. Pier attractions will be open, fun fair rides and side shows will be open, food, drink and beer will be available. Ticket prices are £5 for adult and children and is free for under 2’s. With DJ Slim Sounds Christmas Party, Santa, Magic by Paul Incredible and Seasonal Songs by Adam Reggio, its going to be a night to remember.