We’ve found 5 family events we are planning to attend in 2018. Hopefully, the weather improves eventually! Having attended a few lovely events last year we wanted to put together a list of fun events. We are looking forward to getting out & having fun as a family and can’t wait to blog about them too.
5 Family Events
English Festival – 21 April
We attended the English Festival with Martyn & the boys last year and had a great time. The English Festival had so much going on and so much fun for the kids. From petting zoos, sheep shearing, George & the Dragon performances, Punch & Judy, Voices from Victorian London and much more making it a fun day for everyone. As you may have read, we discovered some fantastic stalls. I can’t wait to meet them again & buy more of their awesome products. We hope to see Goody Ales, Sudzz, Joannes Preserves & The Chocolate Hut now The Brownie Edit.
Dickens Festival – 2nd & 3rd June
The Dickens Festival was another fun day out last year & we can’t wait to go again. With fun performers everywhere parades, a craft fair, fun fair & so much history spread across Rochester High street & the gorgeous castle grounds we all really enjoyed the Dickens Festival. We are hoping to maybe manage both days as we really enjoyed this event but we will see! A lot of the stalls from English Festival were at Dickens last year. Hopefully, we see them at both events too.
Fathers Day Motorfest – 17th June
I’m pretty sure most of my readers know we love cars, bikes, aircraft of all kinds. I spotted this fun day out at Barleylands and it sounds great, we have never attended this event before & hoping it’s as good as it sounds! Even the girls enjoy looking at different cars, bikes etc so it sounds like it will be fun a day for everyone. This had to be included in our 5 family events this year as it could give me #MySundayPhotos for the next year haha!
Greenwich Tall Ship Festival – 4th-8th July
Last year we found out last minute that the Greenwich Tallship Festival was on so I have made sure to note the date down this year! The Tall ships sail up & down the Thames & living along the river gives us a chance to see lots of the tall ships. I managed to get a few pictures last year but was unhappy with them. This year, with a new camera, I should be able to get some nicer shots. We may visit Greenwich to watch the Festival, there seems to be a lot going on. If not we will definitely spend the day by the river taking pictures.
Orsett Show – 1st September
I’ve wanted to attend the Orsett show for years but always forget to find out the dates. Now I have the date saved & the prices jotted down, I have no excuse! The Orsett show has been running for well over 100 years with a mix of agriculture, horticulture cattle & livestock, horses & hobbies & handicrafts exhibited & entered into the show. Whilst the finer details are yet to be released the Orsett show is well known as a great family day out. You can enter anything you have made into the Orsett show. Items you can enter include a cake, a photograph, some honey, preserves, needlework, art or handicrafts.
Are you attending any family events this year?