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Pillory Barn’s Top Picks this Easter

We’ve put together or top picks of the events we are interested in over the Easter break.


The Festival of Steam and Transport, Chatham Historic Dockyard

It is ‘Full Steam Ahead’ once again at the annual Festival of Steam and Transport on Easter Sunday and Monday 1 and 2 April 2018.

This family event has a carnival atmosphere with all-inclusive festival fun and entertainment, including a free steam funfair, street acts, walkabout performers, together with classic and vintage cars, locomotives, steam traction engines, motorbikes, farm animals, traders and ‘Call the Midwife’ location taster tours.



Kid and Adult Classes, Art of Mine

Art of Mine is a pottery painting art studio located in the beautiful Kent countryside. Passionate about everything arty, they have lots of creative opportunities on offer this Easter break.

Bring out your inner artist in one of their classes for both adults and children or simply pop into their studio during opening hours to do a spot of pottery painting with the family.



East Kent Railway, Dover

Passengers can take a trip through the east Kent countryside from Shepherdswell to Eythorne, with children able to travel for just £2 this Easter.

The four-mile round trip through rolling countryside was once an industrial line serving the Kent coalfield.



Chartwell, Westerham 

Chartwell was once the home of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and visitors can explore the house, the gardens and the studio. 

Outside of the house, highlights include the rose garden, the famous goldfish pond and the art studio, which displays many of Winston’s works.

The Giant Leaf Trail will be coming to Chartwell this Easter, inviting families to explore the garden and woodland to receive a chocolate Cadbury prize.



Summer Opening at Solley’s Ice Cream Parlour

The Ice Cream Parlour & Farm will open its doors to visitors for the summer season on Good Friday 30th March 2018. 

Visitors are welcome to visit and take a walk around the new farm trails, or hop on their tractor & trailer for a more leisurely ride around the farm.



Circus Fun at Leeds Castle

From the 30th March – 2nd April, Leeds Castle will be the host of Tarzanna; a playful aerial theatre show. 

Families can watch the performers literally climb, jump and swing through the air during this incredible performance. Tarzanna is included with the price of a Leeds Castle admission ticket.



Medieval Easter Weekend, Dover Castle

Take a journey back in time where medieval knights and princesses roam. Re-live the story of George and the Dragon, as St George valiantly battles with the dastardly dragon on horseback.

With storytelling and fire eating jesters too, it’s a medieval fun-packed weekend of time travel for young and old alike.


Opening Times: 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday | 8am - 4pm Friday

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