Finding things to do in the holidays is always daunting. Arranged events can cost quite a lot. 6 weeks and more of entertainment and days out can be exhausting! I previously wrote a general post about trying to keep kids amused, what event we could consider, but hopefully this year we actually have a few things lined up to look forward to. There are so many events that we could attend, but we do have our favourites. It would be easy to let the weeks slide by but hopefully we can manage a few lovely days to look back on and remember.
1. Wingham Wildlife Park
We again have season passes to WWP and we are hoping to see the new wolf cubs they have. We do spend the whole day there and so far we have not become bored of the place. The animals are usually easy to spot and aren’t particularly shy so photo opportunities will be presented. Kaylah is almost too tall now to enter the children’s indoor soft play, but she enjoys it and will continue to until told she cannot go in any more.
2. Dover Castle
One of our local icons right on our doorstep, and again season passes have been purchased to guarantee a day out whenever we choose to go up there. They hold regular events which have been impressive, with spectacular displays, talks and hands on stalls relevant to the event theme. This year, we hope to attend their first jousting tournament ever held there!
This pass we’ve held since Kaylah turned 3 and we took her there for her birthday treat. It’s full of the wildlife that Britain either has now, or has had at some point in the past. Kaylah’s favourite animal resides here, the badger. They currently have a baby reindeer and baby red squirrels!
4. Herne Bay Air Show
This will be the 3rd year we attend this event, as we were very impressed since the first one we went to and go back every chance since. Kaylah adores the Red Arrows and the Spitfire, but enjoys seeing the other aircraft immensely as well. Taking public transport is essential as parking is impossible. It is always extremely busy over there, and although is a long day, it is well worth it.
5. Everything Else
There are many more locations we plan to visit, but they will be as and when we feel like it. The beach, parks, and even a day trip to Belgium are all on the cards. We do have a kitchen refit coming up but hoping that it doesn’t take up the two weeks that Colin has booked off and keeps us home instead. Kaylah is growing up fast, and one day she may decide she’d prefer the company of her friends but all the time she’s happy to be with us, we take full advantage and try and make the holidays as enjoyable and eventful as possible.