Things to do in Sevenoaks in the Easter 2021 Holidays


Sevenoaks has a lot to offer over the Easter Holidays

Regular readers will know that I have spent the best part of the last year shielding. I am still pretty nervous about venturing out and have put this guide together to let you know what is going on locally. I know you don’t need me to tell you but please stay safe and follow the appropriate guidance as they are updated. As is the case now all events are subject to change depending on the current guidance. Basically, in the words of Jonathan Van Tam “Don’t go tearing the arse out of it”…

Please remember that the majority of places will require you to book ahead so check individual websites.

To keep up to date why not join my Facebook Group Incidentally Sevenoaks. You can share your own events in there too!

First of all, something a little bit different to ease us out of lockdown it’s…

Sevenoaks Panto’s Kent’s coming out of lockdown preparation party!

A bit of a mouthful but what do you expect from our favourite pantomime? Following their rip roaring success at Christmas (we bloody loved it) Sevenoaks Panto is back with Silly Billy at the helm – dangerous but hey ho. 

From 2nd to 4th April Silly Billy and his mates will be live streamed into the safety of your own home, you may never sleep again. Expect fun, frolics and some jokes that will go right over your kids heads but will have you giggling like loons.

Good Friday 2 April 4pm | 5.30pm | 7pm
Saturday 3 April 4pm | 5.30pm | 7pm
Easter Sunday 3pm | 4.30pm | 6pm
Tickets just £2 per household!

Book your tickets here: https://www.booktixlive.co.uk/portal/gml/show/44

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

Found on the way to Hildenborough / A21 Riverhill Himalayan Gardens is a real gem. 

This is a personal favourite of ours and once you’ve visited you will be back! Each season has something to offer and Spring is no exception.

From 9am 31st March to 5th April the Bunny Hunt begins and between 2pm & 4pm the famous yeti will be hiding in the woods then from 7th to 18th April make woodland monsters! Grab some clay from the ticket office and head into the gardens to find sticks, stones and leaves to make your monster.

check their website for information and to book: www.riverhillgardens.co.uk

Reuthe’s Nursery is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt

Reuthe’s Nursery is next to the Crown Point on the way to Borough Green. This year they will be putting on an Easter egg hunt priced at £7 per child on top of the £3 garden entry.

On top of that they offer Alpaca treks, scavenger hunts and fairy trails.

Find out more and book here

National Trust Properties across Kent…

In line with government guidelines, the National Trust is delighted that we’ll be able to welcome visitors over the Easter holidays and into Spring. In Kent, we will be running Easter trails from 29 March 2021 while stocks last. We ask that anyone planning a visit, does so within their local area and would remind people that property tickets must be booked in advance via nationaltrust.org.uk. The best thing is to check local property pages for up-to-date information before visiting.

National Trust Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks Easter Hunt

Join us for a walk around the different gardens here at Emmetts with the whole family as nature bursts into life with the arrival of spring. We’ve set up lots of different activities for you to get involved with all around the site to celebrate Easter, from spotting egg-shaped objects to taking in the sights and sounds blossoming all around around you.

Collect your trail packs from the visitor centre on your arrival, which will include everything that you need. Use the activity sheet to record your adventure with the included pencil – and of course the chocolate egg or allergen free reward ready for when you finish!

Keep an eye out for some extra activities that are planned for different days throughout the holidays for you to also get involved with as a family.

Check availability for Emmetts here 

Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks

You can read my review of Ightham Mote here, it has been a while since we visited but we were blown away with how lovely the grounds and staff were.

2nd April – 18 April (whilst stocks last), 10am-5pm (last entry at 3.30pm)

Get closer to nature with ’50 things’ themed activity points around the garden at Ightham Mote. Each activity pack contains a pencil, map and ticksheet to help you record the activities as you make your way to each activity point. At the end of the trail, trail participants will receive a chocolate prize or an allergen free reward. 

£3 per trail. On arrival, you will be able to purchase a trail pack from our team. 

There is a fabulous play area here – make sure you take wellies and a change of clothes for the kids as they are sure to want to “paddle” in the stream…

To check availability for Igtham Mote and to book click here

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Contemplating a paddle in the stream at Ightham Mote *spoiler* it went over his wellies…

Chartwell, Westerham

Monday 29 March – Thursday 1 April; 10am-5.30pm (last entry at 5pm)*

Friday 2 April – Sunday 18 April; 9am-5.30pm (last entry at 5pm)*

* Whilst stocks last.

Follow the trail to find different activities amongst the awakening flowers as the seasons burst into colour, with plenty to do to get you active after winter hibernation. From getting to know some of the animals and wildlife you can spot all over Chartwell, to considering how you can help nature yourself back at home, join us for a fun-filled adventure this holiday.

Collect your trail packs from the visitor centre on your arrival, which will include everything that you need. Use the activity sheet to record your adventure with the included pencil – and of course the chocolate egg or allergen free reward ready for when you finish!

Keep an eye out for some extra activities that are planned for different days throughout the holidays for you to also get involved with as a family.

There are also plenty of play areas at Chartwell, swings, seesaws, a lovely caravan with dressing up bits and pieces.

For availablility at Chartwell click here

Hever Castle, Edenbridge Easter Trail

From 2nd to 18th April Hever Castle will be offering an Easter “things that hatch” trail through the grounds, you’ll need to print of the trail map here first. Due to current restrictions there will be no eggs to collect but there is plenty to see and do at Hever, including the Tudor Towers adventure playground and Acron Dell natural playground. We discovered these when we visited at Christmas and the boys are still raving about them!

For more information and to book tickets for Hever Castle click here

Groombridge Place is reopening in time for Easter

The delightful walled gardens will be open to visitors with the stunning backdrop of the historic moated manor house (house not open to the public).

Take the picturesque walk along the canal path to the adventure forest and Crusoe’s World where children can enjoy exploring all the wonderful rope bridges, walkways, the new slide and a fabulous wooden ship.   Head further into the forest and discover the amazing giant tree and nest swings which are just as popular with adults as children.  (the Canal Boat will not run due to social distancing regulations).

A refreshment area at Crusoe’s World offers hot and cold drinks and snacks.  The café near the admission office will also offer a takeout service until government guidelines allow visitors to use the inside seating area.  There will be a BBQ daily throughout the Easter School Holidays weather permitting.

Admission per day:   Adults: £8.95 Children of walking age to 12: £6.95, Family £25.  Book in advance online at www.groombridgeplace.com    

Groombridge Place will be open from 10am until the gates close at 5pm.  The attraction will be open daily in school holidays and on bank holidays and at other times from Wednesday to Sunday (closed on Monday and Tuesday).

Godstone Farm, Godstone

A bit further out but worth the drive for the animals once travel is allowed. At this time of year you might be lucky and see lambs, chicks and other baby animals. We were invited to review pre covid, which you can read here.

Godstone Farm open for the play areas only 29th March with the Farm Trail and gift shop following suit on the 12th April. You will have to pre book which you can do here

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Godstone Farm, Surrey

Sevenoaks Playgrounds

For a quick and free way to let off some steam there are plenty of free playgrounds in Sevenoaks, including 2 in Pontoise Close. There is also Greatness, the Environmental Park behind the leisure centre, Otford, Hollybush and a little one on the Vine next to the lovely cafe.

For a free wander there is always Bradbourne Lakes, opposite the Wildlife Reserve on Bradbourne Vale Road. Take some porridge to feed the ducks – there might be some ducklings too 

The playground at Buckhurst – behind the leisure centre

 

If you have any events that you would like me to add to this or include in future round ups please email me erica@theincidentalparent.com

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  1. Yorkshire Wonders April 3, 2019
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