Kent Father's Day ideas for days out with the kids for 2017

by Angela Cole


Car-loving dads can enjoy the Austin 7 Rally at Bewl Water, Lamberhurst on Sunday, June 18. There will also be pre-1972 cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles, and an auto jumble. Make a day of it by treating Dad to lunch in the Boathouse Bistro or at the Waterfront Café, and a trip out on the water on the Bewl Belle while at the reservoir. Car parking is £2, with entry to the Austin A7 rally free. Details at

Bewl Water hosts an Austin rally for Father's Day
Bewl Water hosts an Austin rally for Father's Day


Pull up to the bumper for a vintage car rally, with parades and a selection of classic, vintage and veteran vehicles including steam traction engines, buses and tractors on Sunday, June 18. Now in its 23rd year, the rally promises a fun day out. For entry and more details go to


Enjoy a beer and barbecue on the terrace listening to live music at Salomons Estate, near Southborough, on Sunday, June 18. There will be a mini beer festival – and dad's first pint is free – followed by a burger or hog roast. There will be lawn games, a penalty shoot-out, or archery, plus a bouncy castle for the children. Father’s Day at Salomons Estate will be between noon and 4pm. For details call 01892 515152 or email

Show dad some love this weekend
Show dad some love this weekend


Enjoy a ham or cheese ploughman’s lunch On Father's Day on Sunday, June 18 while travelling on selected services from the Spa Valley Railway's Tunbridge Wells West station. Advanced booking is needed for the ploughman's service and any special dietary requirements need to be requested when booking. Lunch and all day unlimited travel is £22. To book and for more details go to


Unsure what to do with your Dad this Father’s Day? Take him to see the Tonbridge Carnival and Fete.The procession will assemble in Sovereign Way North car park on Sunday, June 18. It will leave Avenue Du Puy at 12.30pm and move up the High Street to Bank Street.There will be a fete on the Castle Lawn and along Castle Walk. There will also be Punch and Judy, singer Kathryn Buck, drum corps Bloco Fogo, the 17th Tonbridge Scout and Guide Band and displays from the Razzamataz Theatre School and Stagecoach Theatre Arts.

Father's Day is this Sunday
Father's Day is this Sunday

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