Father's Day events in Kent 2019

by Lauren Abbott

Looking for somewhere to take the special man - or men - in your life this weekend.
Lots of Kent attractions have special events this Saturday and Sunday with dads - and grandads, brothers and uncles - in mind!

We've picked out some of the best events below. And don't forget to grab a copy of My Dad too!

Father's Day takes place on Sunday, June 16
Father's Day takes place on Sunday, June 16

Ale and Cider Festival, Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden

Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15

A wide range of real ales, ciders and perry will be available at Tenterden Town Station and on some train departures from 10.45am.

There will also be food available on Friday evening and all day Saturday and on Saturday evening. Families are welcome to the event with tickets to the festival starting at just £2. Learn more here.

Bennetts British SuperBike Championship takes place this weekend
Bennetts British SuperBike Championship takes place this weekend

British Superbikes, Brands Hatch

Friday, June 14 until Sunday, June 16

A busy weekend is taking place at the race circuit with the arrival of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. Alongside all of the on-the-track action will be food and drink stalls, trade stands and a concert on the Saturday evening. To learn more about tickets please click here.

Groombridge Place
Groombridge Place

Groombridge Place, Tunbridge Wells

Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16

An unforgettable Father's Day weekend is promised at Groombridge Place.

Free with admission will be two amazing performances each day by the Squibb Motorcycle Display Team which will showcase motorcycle aerobatic stunts in the show arena to choreographed music and live commentary.There will also be a display of classic cars and vintage vehicles.

The high-octane events are included in admission to Groombridge this Saturday and Sunday where other attractions include the longest Tree Top Walkway in the country, Crusoe's World adventure play and giant tree swings and family next swings.

Families will also be able to enjoy food from the barbecue and food stalls and there will also be a beer tent.

To learn more about the Tunbridge Wells attraction or to book online visit www.groombridgeplace.com

Father's Day, Kent & East Sussex Railway

Sunday, June 16

If the beer and cider festival isn't for you, then treat dad to an outing on the railway on Sunday. Book a relaxing Father's Day lunch or cream tea that the whole family can enjoy. 'Munch Bags' for children are available on these services too! For further details please click here.

A Celebration Weekend, Walmer Castle and Gardens

Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16

Walmer Castle’s grounds will take on the atmosphere of a garden fete this weekend when groups join the English Heritage garden team to lay on a host of outdoor activities to keep all the family entertained. There will be lessons in conservation with Dover and Deal Beekeeping Society, the Butterfly Conservation Society and Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory and there will be clay modelling workshops and plants to buy.

Local musicians will be performing live music on the lawn and young explorers can enjoy the new natural play trail along the woodland walk. To learn more about visiting Walmer Castle click here.

Classic cars will be lining up at Hever Castle this weekend
Classic cars will be lining up at Hever Castle this weekend

Father's Day Supercar Weekend, Hever Castle

Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16

Classic cars in the stunning surrounds of Hever Castle together with a myriad of food options could be the perfect way to spend Father's Day.

There will be supercars on display as well as fun activities for children. The two-day event is supported by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club and Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain with a stunning selection of Alfa Romeos on display on Saturday and Ferraris on Sunday. On Sunday, June 16 a F1 show car will also be on display and for photos.

The event is taking place alongside Hever's other attractions. Learn more here.

Enjoy a weekend for all the family at Penshurst Place
Enjoy a weekend for all the family at Penshurst Place

A Weekend For Dad, Penshurst Place, Tonbridge

Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16

Enjoy card making and crafts on Saturday ahead of Father's Day and on June 16 Penshurst Place will be opening up its barbecue for an 'extravaganza' of summer food favourites. Craft sessions take place from 11am until 4pm and the barbecue on Sunday will be serving food from noon.

Jazz for Dads, Rivehill Himalayan Gardens

Sunday, June 16

Explore the stunning gardens before settling down with the family to enjoy live music. No booking is required and visitors can bring rugs or chairs and their own food to enjoy the entertainment. There is also the opportunity for dads to snap up a free hot drink in the cafe! To learn more click here.

Take dad on safari!
Take dad on safari!

Dads Go Free, Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Reserve

Sunday, June 16

Dads go free to The Aspinall Foundation's Kent parks this Sunday! To celebrate Father’s Day this year, dads visiting Port Lympne Reserve near Hythe or Howletts at Canterbury on Sunday will enjoy free entry with any full paying adult or child ticket. The offer is valid for day entry tickets only. Please visit www.aspinallfoundation.org for more details.

Afternoon tea with Eastwell Manor and Curious Brewery
Afternoon tea with Eastwell Manor and Curious Brewery

Father's Day Afternoon Tea, Eastwell Manor, Ashford

Sunday, June 16

Eastwell Manor's classic afternoon tea is being paired with a refreshing bottle of beer from The Curious Brewery to celebrate Father's Day on Sunday. Enjoy it with a selection of mouth-watering mini sandwiches and savouries before tucking into warm scones with clotted cream and homemade jam. A booking also includes a special gift for Dad to take home. To learn more click here.

Classic Car Show, Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch

Sunday, June 16

The 25th anniversary classic car show is taking place at the Rare Breeds Centre this Sunday. Featuring a range of vehicles to motorbikes, magnificent and historic steam engines and perhaps a tractor or two, there will be plenty for visitors to see alongside the centre's regular animal-themed attractions. Visitor tickets are available on the day for £7.50 per person (under 3s are free) but you can beat the queues and get your tickets online in advance too! All the details here.

Austin Seven Rally, Bewl Water, Lamberhurst

Sunday, June 16

The Austin Seven Rally returns to Bewl Water on Father's Day.

Open to pre-1972 cars, commercials and motorbikes, the rally offers the chance to see some of the finest examples of these classics in the area. There will also be an opportunity to snap up spare parts at the auto jumble!

Cars are welcome all day and visitors are able to enjoy all that Bewl Water has to offer during their visit. And don't miss out on the barbecue which is set to take place near the Austins! To learn more click here.

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