How are you going to spend your May Day bank holiday weekend?
Relaxing? Catching up with spring cleaning? Or are you looking for something a bit different?
There are many fun events happening across Kent for the May Day Bank Holiday.
The Queen’s Joust at Leeds Castle
Book ahead to save more… just in time for our Queen’s Joust this weekend!
If you book your admission tickets 48 hours in advance of your visit, you will receive an early discount giving you the best value!
— Leeds Castle, Kent (@leedscastleuk) April 27, 2022
Combat, action, feasts and horses. There is a lot on offer at Leeds Castle with the Queen’s Joust. You get to experience medieval living as you watch knights joust upon their noble steeds. Also a chance to explore the three gardens and 500 acres of parkland.
Kent Life’s May Day Celebrations
Kent Life is offering traditional entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. So if you want to dance around the maypole, watch the parade with Kent Life’s Mr Moo. There is also animal encounters, Big Top shows and a Steam Organ entertainment.
Rochester Sweeps Festival
⏳ One week to go until the 40th edition of the Rochester Sweeps Festival! 🎉
A celebration of folk music and dance will take over the high street on May Day Bank Holiday weekend at Rochester Sweeps Festival. 👯♂️🎶
More info: https://t.co/8PCg1bKeEZ
Photo: KM Media Group pic.twitter.com/9OsFXHLVB2
— Enjoy Medway (@Enjoy_Medway) April 23, 2022
The 40th edition of the Rochester Sweeps Festival after being postponed due to COVID-19. This international celebration of folk music and dance turns the city of Rochester into a riot of colour and sound. Along with the musicians and bands from across the folk circuit are hundreds of Morris dancers joining in the celebrations.
Hever Castle May Day Weekend
Come and celebrate May Day with us this Bank Holiday weekend (30 April – 2 May).
Dance around the Maypole, watch Morris dancing and enjoy a free May Day Play on the Castle forecourt
— Hever Castle (@hevercastle) April 25, 2022
Hever Castle and Gardens is celebrating May Day Bank Holiday by hosting a weekend of fun family activities. With a maypole, Morris dancing and the chance to watch a free May Day Play on the castle.
Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival
Books books books! Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival is back. The 2022 programme is now online, so get browsing, see who’s on and sign up to our newsletter to access priority booking from Friday 4th March. Website link in bio Chiddingstone Castle.
— Nancy Lovegrove (@nancyjanelove) February 26, 2022
Chiddingstone Castle is back with this year’s Literary Festival. The festival is to host literary legends Michael Morpurgo and Victoria Hislop as they discuss their latest stories for children. Each event in the festival is followed by a book signing session with each author.
Weald of Kent Country Craft Show
Just a few more days to go until @thecraftshows are back at Penshurst Place from Saturday 30th Apr – Monday 2nd May! Tickets are available both online or on the day.https://t.co/D5IerD4dVR#Craft #Handmade #SupportLocal pic.twitter.com/ZUVthPhsxA
— Penshurst Place (@PenshurstPlace) April 28, 2022
After a three year hiatus, the Weald of Kent Country Craft Show is back at Penshurst Place in Tonbridge. You get to try a variety of artisan food, interactive workshops and over 150 independent stall holders for you to explore.
May Day at Whitstable Castle
Family Funday in the beautiful grounds of Whitstable Castle. Stalls, Morris Dancing, Music, Entertainment, Punch and Judy, Ice Cream, Candy Floss, Hot Food, Crazee Hazee’s free children’s games , Coconut Shy, and more!
#Mayday #whitstable #family #funday #seaside #Morrisdancers pic.twitter.com/aDYshRNU8O
— Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions Club (@AndHerne) April 25, 2022
Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions Club are happy to host May Day at Whitstable Castle. On Monday 2nd May there is stalls, entertainment, free children’s games and Punch and Judy for the whole family to enjoy.
Feature image: Colin Watts via Unsplash