Margate & Del Boys 'Jolly Boys Outing'
Join us for this memorable visit to the location of one of the most popular episodes of the cult comedy Only Fools & Horses. You will enjoy a 2-hour guided tour around some of the most recognisable locations and get a chance to soak up the atmosphere that ended up getting Derek and Rodney into such trouble!
Margate itself is a traditional seaside town where, they claim, beach holidays and modern art are seriously cool and seaside kitsch is uber-cool! Visit and celebrate age-old resort-town traditions – sandy beaches, fish n’ chips, seafood stalls and shore-side rides, all with a hip new twist. Capture a famous Turner sunset whilst settled on the seafront steps or a seafront bar, cafe or restaurant or tour the Turner Contemporary - an acclaimed international art gallery where collections range from edgy and challenging to accessible and fun.
Just ten minutes from Canterbury is the bohemian seaside town of Whitstable, famous for its oysters and shingle beaches. This charming port has been dubbed the Pearl of Kent, and is brimming with seafood restaurants, picturesque lanes, artisanal bakeries, boutique shops and art galleries. Soak up the atmosphere in a welcoming pub such as The Old Neptune on the shingle beach or The Black Dog 'micropub'. The Oyster Festival each July is a fabulous celebration of music, molluscs and much more.
Brogdale Collection & annual Cider Festival
Brogdale is home to the National Fruit Collection, the world’s largest collection of fruit trees and bushes. The collection preserves over 4000 varieties dating back to Roman times. Explore the orchards on a guided tour to discover interesting history stories and facts surrounding our fruit heritage. Brogdale Collections is the charity that keeps the National Fruit Collection open for public access, information and education
Join us at the Brogdale Cider Festival, August Bank Holiday weekend! The best local cider producers are bringing 60 delicious ciders for you to sample as you enjoy three stages of great local bands. Free talks and demos will run all weekend on subjects from foraging to Kentish wildflowers, as well as cookery demos. Local artisan food traders will keep hungry tummies filled, washed down with fresh local cider. Vote for your favourite cider of the festival on the Cider Trail and enter a draw to win a case of local ciders. You can also enjoy the fruit-filled orchards of the National Fruit Collection with a FREE guided walking or tractor trailer tours.