Family Fun at Brogdale

Family Fun in the Sun

If you are looking for things to do with the kids this Summer, then check out what’s on at Brogdale. There’s lots of reasons to visit. Our activities are fun and educational for children of all ages and reasonable prices. Located in and around the beautiful orchards and open spaces of Brogdale Farm, there’s plenty of space to run around and explore. Enjoy nature in our Garden for Wildlife, play percussion instruments and make some noise in the World Music Garden. We also have a weather station, play ground and picnic area. When you book an activity, you are welcome to spend the day! Don’t worry about parking, it’s free, and we aren’t far from Faversham station either! ALL KIDS ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE HERE

Fun and Educational Activities During August

Wild Classroom Outdoor Cooking

1st, 2nd, 22nd, 23rd August

A unique opportunity to get outdoors and cook over a campfire using the very best local, seasonal, and foraged foods. Tour Brogdale Collections stunning Heritage fruit collection, explore a huge variety of fruit including early seasonal apples, plums, damsons, and gages. Then back to the campfire to get hands on and make seasonal delights using your freshly picked fruits. 

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Wild Cooking
Apple Juicing

Apple Juice Making workshop

15th, 16th, 29th & 30th August

Every child loves apple juice! Learn where it comes from and how it is made. Come along and visit our heritage orchards where you can wander through the apple orchards tasting and picking lots of different apple varieties.  Join the group to prepare apples for juicing, then press the apples and have a go making your own juice to take home in your very own reusable Brogdale water bottle.

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Beastie Day

18th August

Meet an impressive collection of mega bugs, get up close to weird and wonderful giant creatures like millipedes, scorpions, cockroaches and tarantulas at the live bug show, make your own bugs and beasts, hunt and collect bugs in the orchards and meadow.

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Beastie Day

Cider Festival Family Fun

Cider Festival Familes
Willow Crafts
Reptiles

Our Cider Festival is aimed at Familes too!  Apart from delicious local cider, food stalls, craft stalls and amazing bands and music, we also have lots to keep the kids entertained!  All kids activities are included in your ticket price (family ticket is £35).

Ukulele Class – fun, have-a-go sessions for beginners. 

Willow Crafts – decorate a beautiful wand or crown to take home with you. 

Apple Juicing – learn how apple juice is made and some new skills as you press apples and create fresh juice. 

Cooking in our Wild Classroom – help make seasonal dishes over the campfire. 

Face Painting – our fantastic facepainter will be here to create fabulous looks with paint and glitter! 

Meet the Reptiles – Repitile Events will be here with huge snakes, lizards and reptiles you can touch and hold (if you are brave enough). 

Bee Exhibition – learn all about our friends the bees. 

Bouncy Castle – the pirate ship is back! 

Seed Swap – take seeds home to plant in your garden. 

Trifle Eating Competition – prizes to be won! 

Festival Games – lots of fun games to take part in! 

Plus, the Miniature Railway – take a ride around the orchards (small donation of £1 per person)

 

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Tractor Trailer Rides

Tractor Trailer

Guided Orchard Tours with Tractor Trailer Ride

Tours of the orchards run daily Tuesdays – Sundays 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm. 

On Thursdays at 2.30pm we get the tractor and trailer out so jump on board, for no extra cost, and have a ride around the orchards hearing all about the fruit trees. An exciting ride and saves little legs from getting tired!

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The National Fruit Collection is one of the largest fruit collections in the world and is located at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham, Kent.

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