We live in the heart of Kent and are so lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful family friendly attractions. This year I’ve made a summer bucket list of things we’d like to do & places we’d like to go to make the most of our beautiful county and here are just handful !
Have Afternoon Tea at Little Fant Farm
Is there anything that sums up our county more than having afternoon tea in the heart of the countryside? Little Fant Farm opens it’s gates every Sunday and welcomes visitors to their Farm Yard Tea Barn to try a wide selection of their farm made cakes, snacks & produce as explore the farm and meet their rare breed piggies & Charlie the Cockerel. We can’t wait to spend a lovely summer afternoon there as a family.
Pick our own wildflowers at Blooming Green
We love a Pick your Own farm and my obsession with wildflowers this summer seems to have been taken to a whole new level so what could be better than an afternoon out surrounded by beautiful flowers picking my own selection? Blooming Green run Pick Your Own sessions every Friday afternoon, June through October and we’ll be heading there to get some to decorate Florence’s Christening venue at the end of the month. They also offer floristry courses and wedding flowers too!
Picnic on Bluebell Hill
No summer would be complete without a good ol’ British picnic and what better place to lay your blanket and fill your face than Bluebell Hill Picnic Site. Part of the Kent Wildlife Trust, the site is surrounded by big open spaces to play in and vast woodlands to explore. Child & dog friendly, it’s the perfect location for a family afternoon in the sunshine.
Forage for Berries & fruits at Milebush Farm
Another Pick your Own Farm has made the list, this time we’ll be revisiting Milebush Farm to forage for some summer berries to add to a crumble or summer pudding. We loved it when we went earlier in the year so can’t wait to go back!
Get lost in the Maize Maze at Penshurst Place
We’ve already paid a visit to Penshurst Place once this summer but we are looking forward to heading back to explore more of what is on offer there soon. The Maize maze is the main attraction during the summer and really quite good fun for all. While not exactly pushchair friendly, if you have a baby carrier it’s a fab sensory activity for baby too. Florence loved the leaves tickling her as we walked through them and was transfixed by the speckling light shining through. As well as the maze, Penshurst Place are hosting a range of activities for families throughout the Summer Holidays including falconry, bushcraft skills and story telling session with Aardvark Productions.
Keep a look out for more things to do in Kent this summer next week.