Things to do

FOUR SEASONS AT MONCKTON COTTAGES

SPRING

MARCH:

  • spring bulb day at Chilham Castle, also at Godington and Goodnestone gardens

APRIL:

  • wood anemones and fresh green trees in Kings’ Wood 10 minutes walk from the cottages

MAY:  

  • carpets of bluebells in Kings Wood c. 19 April to 17th May
  • apple blossom in local orchards
  • apple and cherry blossom festivals at Brogdale (8 miles)
  • cow parsley wildflowers floating in the hedgerows along the lane outside the cottages

SUMMER

JUNE:

  • St Marys School Chilham Fete
  • Strawberry Fair, Brogdale  (8 miles)
  • Dickens Festival , Broadstairs (31 miles)

JULY:

  • Oyster Festival Whitstable (12 miles)
  • Cherry Festival Brogdale
  • Kent Beer Festival (7 miles)

AUGUST:

  • Plum Day Brogdale
  • Cider Festival Brogdale

 AUTUMN

SEPTEMBER:

  • Canterbury Food and Drink Festival (7 miles)
  • Hop Festival, Faversham

OCTOBER:

  • National Apple Festival Brogdale
  • Canterbury International Arts Festival (7 miles)

NOVEMBER:

  • Christmas markets Canterbury (7 miles)  & Rochester (30 miles)

WINTER

 DECEMBER:

  • Christmas markets and fairs Canterbury (7 miles), Rochester (30 miles) and others
  • Dickensian Christmas Rochester

JANUARY:

  • Shake off the dark days of winter enjoying long country walks; snowdrops

FEBRUARY:

  • Snowdrop walk Chilham Castle
  •  

OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

  • Craft fairs Chilham village hall
  • Chilham Castle Gardens: open once or twice a month from April to September
  • Chilham Castle holds Horse Trials in the beautiful park and cross country course during the summer
  • Wye Farmers Market (4 miles) 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
  • Wye National Nature Reserve 250 acres (6 miles) open all year
  • The North Down’s Way National walking Trail passes Monckton cottages
  • Rural courses at Brogdale on e.g. foraging, cider making, winter pruning etc…

CANTERBURY ( 7 miles)

  • World Heritage sites: Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church.
  • Chaucer museum, other museums and boutique shops
  • Gulbenkian theatre
  • Kent County Cricket (April to September)
  • Marlowe Theatre
  • Good’s Shed Farmers Market

Click for Trip Advisor’s recommendations for what to do in this part of the world.

Precise details and dates for events should be checked as needed: ask me or see websites