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 in 2016 should be checked as needed: ask me or see websites