Roll up! Roll up! It’s time for the annual summer celebrations. We’ve listed some of the best Kent summer fairs, fetes, fun days and carnivals – all on a green near you!
Folkestone Family Fun Day at Radnor Park
Sat 1st & Sun 2nd July 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Folkestone, CT19 5AY
Activities include Inflatable Photo booth, Reptile Exhibit, Bouncy Castle & Assault Course, childrens rides, childrens entertainer, Children’s Party Mascots, Mobile bar, Ice Cream van, Hot food stand.
This year the event will run over two days. On Saturday there will be Live Music from a range of exciting performers, including Jayl De Lara, also Brockhill School, Folkestone Academy and Dance Performances. Sunday will include Boot Fair, Live Music and the wonderful display by the Blue Falcons Gymnastic Display Team. In aid of Unique.
Hythe Bay C of E Summer Spectacular!
Fri 7 July 2017, 4.00pm-10.00pm
Hythe Bay School, Hythe, Kent CT21 6H
Hythe Bay PTFA have organised a spectacular fete and party this year and it’s not one to be missed..please spread the word, invite friends and family for a guaranteed fun and exciting afternoon/evening.
Summer Fayre 2017 at Napier Community Primary And Nursery School
Sat 8 July 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Beresford Road, Gillingham, Medway ME7 4HG
apier Primary and nursery Academy community summer fayre.
Will have a wide variety of stalls, class stalls, bouncy castles, entertainment, raffles, tuck shops and lots more. Look forward to seeing you there for a fun packed day!
Arches Local Summer Event
Sat 8 July 2017, 12.00pm–3.00pm
Luton Millennium Green, Chatham, Medway ME4 5
Come join us for a great afternoon for Everyone with food, music and lots of fun activities.
Summer Fair St James C of E Infant School, Tunbridge Wells
Sat 8 July 2017, 1.00pm-6.00pm
Sandrock Rd, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3
Join us for a fun family afternoon! Circus skills, giant inflatables, go karts and quads, pimms, pints and prosecco at the bar, food and refreshments, full music and dance program.
Charivari Day Carnival
Sat 8 July 2017, 2.00pm-6.00pm
The Stade, Folkestone, CT19 6
‘Folkestone’s very own street carnival. Dance alongside the parade of hundreds of costumes from the fishmarket to The Leas. The parade is all on foot and the amazing costumes all have the 2017 Folkestone Triennial theme ‘double edge’. There will be incredible, noisy streetbands all the way from The Stade, up The Old High Street, through the town centre, through West Terrace where the carnival join The Leas and makes its way to the Bandstand, where Steve ‘Boltz’ Bolton and Dead Man’s Corner will be headlining until 6pm. This a free event, so come along, bring your picnic and have an amazing afternoon with Strange Cargo and the rest of Folkestone.
River Country Fayre
Sun 9 July 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
River Recreation Ground, Lewisham Road, Dover, CT17 0QQ
Free entry to this annual event with arena events, arts and craft stalls, refreshments and dog show.
Around the World in an Afternoon
Sun 9 July 2017, 1.00pm-6.00pm
Lower Leas Coastal Park Lower Sandgate Road, ME12 2 Folkestone, Kent
Music, Dance, Crafts, storytelling and fun from around the World. Free admission.
Summer Fair with Age UK Hythe and Lyminge
Sat 15 July 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Oakland Park, Stade Street, Hythe, Kent CT21 6BD
A free event for all the family with live entertainment, crafters, cakes, games, childrens’ activities, refreshments and freshly cooked hot food on Oaklands Park, Hythe. The perfect day out for all the family.
Happy Feet at Folkestone Harbour Arm
Sat 15 July 2017, 4.00pm-5.40pm
Folkestone Harbour, Folkestone, Kent CT21 6QR
Let’s dance! The Ragroof Players present their latest participatory show, Happy Feet. Let our fabulous DJs and dancers take you on a non-stop dance-a- thon through decades of dance crazes. You’ll be whizzed through a dazzling dance off led by the Ragroof team of Fabulous Flappers, Disco Divas, and Latino Groovers. Starting with a cheeky Charleston and moving through Lindy Hop, Big Band Swing, and Mambo….without missing a beat on to the Rock and Roll Stroll, the Twist, the Macarena, Uptown Funk…to the present day. FREE! No tickets, just turn up. A child-friendly event.
Baby and Toddler Family Fun Day
Sun 16th July 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Hothfield Village Hall, Ashford, Kent, TN26 1EG
Join us on Sunday 16th July as Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense Ashford present a superhero themed family fun day to showcase the very best on offer for babies and toddlers in Ashford! We will be putting on classes all day along with some other amazing local baby and toddler classes, all included with your entry fee! Toddler Sense will provide soft play for the event and there will be baby and toddler themed stalls on offer all day as well as a BBQ . Graham Bewley will be on site to take wonderful family photos that you can take away with you on the day. Cost – Under 4s £3, Adults and over 4s £1.
Sunday Funday in Tonbridge
Sun 16 July 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Longmead Stadium, Tonbridge, TN10 3JW
Tonbridge’s FREE ENTRY Sunday Funday – free side stalls, competitions, and activities. The Sunday Funday is for everyone in Tonbridge, Hildenborough, Hadlow, and Leigh to enjoy. With live music, tea tent, food, bar, arena events, football activities, craft stalls, side stalls and inflatables there is something that everyone can enjoy from playgroup age right through to senior citizens – even the dog can join in the dog show!
Super Family Fun Day and 5 a-side Football Tournament
Sun 16 July 2017, 12.00pm-3.00pm
Star Medow Club Darland Ave, Gillingham, Medway ME7 3
Summer Family Fun Day with something for all the family! Raising funds for The Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Trust, the charity that supports the Neonatal Unit at Medway Hospital. Including: Stalls; Bouncy Castle; Facepainting; Fancy Dress Competition, and much much more! 5 a-side football tournament for adults. Free admission.
St George’s Summer Fair
Fri 21 July 2017, 3.00pm-6.30pm
St George’s, 7 Chilston Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9LP
Join us for our annual summer fair in St George’s garden! There will be: BBQ and refreshments; Cake stall; Raffle and tombola; Face painting; Crafts and games; Children’s entertainer; and lots of fun stalls!
Dover Fire Station Open Day
Sat 22 July 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Ladywell, Dover, Kent CT16 1DQ
Dover fire station will be holding a community safety open day with exciting displays and fun-packed activities for all the family.
Create Platform: Mr Harper’s Birthday Picnic 2017
Sun 23 July 2017, 11.00am–2.30pm
Create Ashford Victoria Park, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5HD
Bring a picnic and join in the family fun as we celebrate the birthday of Mr George Harper – the man who generously donated the beautiful Hubert Fountain to Victoria Park and the town’s people! Expect Victorian dress, ‘make and take’ decorative workshops, and special performances, as we help tell the remarkable story of one man’s love of Ashford and all things CREATE-ive. Free admission for all ages.
New Romney Country Fayre
Sat 29 July 2017, 10.15am–5.00pm
St Martins Field, New Romney TN28 8HN
Largest free event on Romney Marsh! Free entry and free parking. Over 130 stalls and 2 arenas providing all day entertainment, featuring falconry, equestrian displays, The Sheep Roadshow and gymnastic displays, as well as traditional children’s races. Music from 3 bands. Parade starts at 10,15 am and this year’s theme is Children’s Books.
Sensory Sensations Annual Fun Day in Ashford
Sun 30 July 2017, 10.00am-12.30pm or 2.00pm-4.30pm
Swan Centre, 54 Cudworth Rd, Ashford, Kent TN24 0
Themed around CBeebies, Disney, Nick Jr and Milkshake characters! Suitable for 0-5 year olds (Older siblings can attend but must be paid for) Limited spaces available. Messy play trays; Craft tables; Bouncy castle and soft play; Best Dressed Competition; Creepy crawlies to look at/hold on the stage; and much more. Please specify which session you would like to attend when booking your place. The cost is £8 per child and £6 per sibling.
Family Fun Day – Petting Zoo! in Dartford
Sun 30 July 2017, 2.00pm-5.00pm
The Rose and Crown, 43 West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HJ
Our family fun day kicks off at 2pm and we’ve got loads to keep you and all the family entertained! Burgers and hot dogs will be on sale as will sweets, ice lollies, crisps and more. Petting zoo from 3pm with meerkats, armadillo, skunk, and many more – ‘from the sky to the jungle floor’. Games with fantastic prizes to be won! Bowling, tin can alley, giant kerplunk, hook a duck, lucky dip and many more. Free Admission.
Playday! at Hilbert Woods
Sat 2 August 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3SF
It’s our annual celebration of outdoor play – join us for FREE games, activities, crafts, facepainting and much more!
Dont forget to bring your Teddybear and a picnic! For more information on why we celebrate Playday, check out the official Playday website.
Owls Preschool Funday 2017
Weds 2 August 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Hall Road, Gravesend, DA11 8
Come join the fun on Wednesday 2nd August for a childrens funday At Northfleet School For Girls!!!
Entrance is JUST 50p for adults and children are FREE!!
Attractions include: Whiteleaf Animal Farm & Creepy Claws Animal Displays; Tere the sparkly Unicorn; FREE circus skills workshops with the children; G Smith & Family Fun Fairs; ROAR – Face and Body Art will be at the funday face painting; and much more.
Wind Festival at Betteshanger Park
Sun 6 August 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent CT14 0BF
Our inaugural one-day Wind Festival will celebrate one of Betteshanger’s defining features, the wind. Come and explore wind-powered energy with colourful kite flying demonstrations and join in fun family activities and interactive workshops. Make your own kite under the expert tuition of our friends at Kent Kite Flyers (£3) or, if it’s a skill you’ve never quite mastered, take part in a ‘how to fly’ session (free). There’ll also be kiteboarding demonstrations on the cycle track throughout the day.
Family Fun Day on the Rec – Sandgate
Sun 6 August 2017, 11.00am-5.30pm
Military Road, Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2
This is a family fun day – a time for the Mums and Dads to relax and listen to music or enjoy a picnic whilst they watch the kids enjoy themselves on the fun fair rides, donkey rides, bouncy castles and more.
Dogs Trust Canterbury: Fun Day 2017
Sun 6 August 2017, 11.30am-4.00pm
Dogs Trust Canterbury Radfall Road Chestfield Near Whitstable Kent CT5 3ER
Join us for our annual fun day! It’s sure to be a great day. Fun Dog Show, Have a go agility, Raffles and Tombola, Fun Dash and Scurry, Stalls with arts, Crafts and Merchandise! Adults £2, Under 16s and OAPS £1, Under 5s and dogs free!
Easy Peasy Summer Fun Day 2017
Mon 7 August 2017, 10.00am-5.30pm
Lympne Castle, The Street, Lympne CT21 4LQ
Easy Peasy Events are back for the THIRD year where we will be hosting a full fun packed day of entertainment, stalls, food, drink and music at Lympne Castle. Set in the beautiful medieval castle the grounds and surroundings are a spectacular venue to disappear into a fantasy fairytale land. The day will consist of a variety of stalls as you enter the grounds from arts and crafts to accessories. The gardens will host picnic areas for our families with a fantastic line up of acts and entertainment. Tickets for the Hero and Princess training are £20 per child. Entry to the grounds on the day is FREE for any visitors. Parking will be £2 a car.
Dover’s Big Community Fun Day 2017
Sat 12 August (12.00pm- 6.00pm) & Sun 13 August (12.00pm- 5.00pm) 2017
Pencester Gardens, 10 Pencester Rd, Dover, Kent CT16 1BW
Family fun day with bouncy castle, giant slife, bungee run, inflatable jousting, giant inflatable helter skelter, superhero sumo suits, lucky dip and raffle, giant tombola, meet the owls, rodeo bull, sweeper (from Total Wipeout), Carosel, 70ft assault course and all things yummy! Entry: Children FREE, Adults £1.00 Saturday, Adults £2.00 Sunday (Online Tickets Only), £2.50 on the gate.
Gravesend BIG Family Fun Day and Fayre
Sun 13 August 2017, 12.00pm-6.00pm
Elite Venue, Dunkirk Close, Gravesend, KentDA12 5ND
Attractions on the day will include: Variety of great stalls adults and children themed Food stalls Licensed Bar Petting zoo Mascot appearances Go karts Bubble football Bouncy Castles Donkey Rides Kiddie rides Fun and Games Children’s entertainer Bungees Face painters Glitter tattoos Sand Art Sweets And much much much more to be confirmed The general public entrance fee is £1.00, Under 1’s free (No tickets required pay on the door)
Hythe Venetian Fete
Weds 16 August 2017, 4.00pm-7.00pm
Royal Military Canal, Hythe, Kent CT21
A floating extravaganza of family fun with a procession of decorated floats, live music, entertainment and fireworks at dusk. Gates open 4pm – events start at 5pm. Procession of floats at 7pm and illuminated after dark. Adults cost £9 and children £4, plus booking fee.
Canterbury Tales Fun Day
Sat 19 August 2017, 1.00pm-11.30pm
99 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Medway ME7 5
There will be lots going on throughout the day, entertainment, BBQ, face painting, raffle, tombola and much more. All welcome.
Sandgate Sea & Food Festival
Sat 26 August & Bank Holiday Sun 27 August 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm
Granville Parade Sandgate Folkestone Kent CT20 3AH
A fun weekend for all the family. Now an established annual event, the Sandgate Sea and Food Festival will once again provide residents and visitors alike with their August Bank holiday entertainment.
Summer Fair at Whitstable Castle
Mon 28 August 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
15 Tower Hill, Whitstable CT5 2BW
Come to our traditional Summer Fair at Whitstable Castle with food, drink & craft stalls, live music, BBQ & Pimms Tent, Strawberries Cream Teas, Fun Dog Show and more.
Family Fun Day at Star Medow Club
Thurs 31 August 2017, 10.30am-5.30pm
Darland Ave, Gillingham, Medway ME7 3
Enjoy a great day full of fun and entertainment for all the family, celebrating and recognising children’s talents, whilst raising funds to help the children at Medway Hospital. Meet CBeebies “Mister Maker”, Phil Gallagher, Adrian Pennock (Manager of Gillingham FC) and Children’s Characters from Disney and superheroes! Entry fee is 50p. FREE for accompanied children under 16. Lots of games and activities to keep the kids and adults entertained. Food and refreshments also available.
Will Adams Festival
Sat 9 September 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm
Gillingham Park, Gillingham, Medway, Kent ME7 5
Celebrate the life and legacy of Will Adams – the first-ever Englishman to travel to Japan. From Tudor England and maritime history to Japanese culture in the 17th and the 21st century. Lots to see and do, including Taiko Meantime Drumming, martial arts, living history and story telling.