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Festive Family Events Around Ashford

With the Christmas holidays finally about to begin, it’s time for some quality family time. Entertaining the children in this weather can be difficult so we’ve got a list of all the festive events around Ashford you can attend for a bit of fun!


Visit the magical Ice Rink within the grounds of Eastwell Manor where you can also get the chance to meet the reindeers!

The opening of the ice rink.
Reindeers at Eastwell Manor

For the family:
Enjoy a festive cream tea & 1 hour skating and skate hire:
Family (2 adults, 2 children) – £80
Adults – £30
Children – £15

Just skating:
1-hour skating and skate hire:
Adults – £14.50pp
Children under – £9.50pp

Loren Regan, 19, Ashford visited the ice rink and said: “I went with my family when it first opened and we had a great time. I would definitely recommend going, the decorations were beautiful!”

Friday 15- Saturday 30 December

“Amazing special effects, stunning costumes and sets, the perfect mix of song and dance and a host of hilarious jokes to ensure this is a treat for the whole family.”

2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 December 2017

Standard Class Tickets – from £18, First Class Tickets from £24. Or why not
book one of the railway’s popular private Standard Family Compartments from
£160 (for up to eight people).

The Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden Town Station, Station Road,
Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE

Take a magical steam train journey to meet Santa this Christmas on the
railway’s popular Santa Specials. At Tenterden Station the beautiful
Victorian carousel provides unlimited free rides for the young and young at
heart alike. There will also be a delightful miniature Christmas model
village to stroll round at Tenterden Station. Pose for a free colour family
photograph to take home as a memento of your special day.

Marketing and Events Commercial Assistant, Karen Gay said: “Early booking is recommended to secure your chosen date. Standard Class
seats can be booked through the website  or by calling 01580
765155. First-Class Seats and Standard and First Class Compartments have
limited availability and may only be booked by telephone – call 01580


2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December
Woodchurch, Ashford TN26 3RJ

Lena Valentine, Marketing & Reception Assistant said: “We are fully booked for Santa but there is the panto, ‘Dick Whittington’, cake decorating for the kids and also candle making and turning this into a lovely table decoration…the kids love both of these activities.”



Visit the farm and meet the reindeers!
Reindeer Centre, Capralama Farm, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3EQ


Saturday 17th December 2016
4pm – 6pm
Proceeds to The Pilgrims Hospices
£12.00 including coffee and mince pies

Join us for carols and support the amazing work of
The Pilgrims Hospices
Enjoy the ambience of the Great Hall, freshly decorated with festive swags and traditional tree
Christmas classics, familiar favourites and traditional readings

Tickets limited, booking essential
Contact Rachael 01233 643854


Godington House