What’s On in Swale in July 2023

Events   |   Faversham   |   Sheppey   |   Sittingbourne   |   July 1, 2023   |   Liz


With summer firmly (and finally) here, there are a range of activities and events going on throughout Swale this July that make for great family days out. Check out what’s on, and give yourself a month to remember.

What’s On – July 2023

Saturday July 1st

Borden Village Fete

Fun for all the family from 12 noon until 5pm. Lots to do from go karting, craft stalls, falconry, tug of war, coconut shy, summer raffle, BBQ, beer and Pimms, live music, a tea room and much more.

The Playstool, Borden ME9 8LP


Saturday July 1st

Faversham Cycle Fest


Fun for all the family, including balance bikes and rides around the Rec, plus a chance for adults to try out e-scooters and e-crago bikes. You can also grab a free health check, and find out more about the Council’s Active Travel initiatives.

Faversham Recreation Ground, ME13 8EU


Saturday July 1st

Party in the Park

Family fun day, with live music from six bands. Real ales, real ciders, and a food area, with this year’s special guest Toyah Wilcox. Funfair and live music from 3pm.

Tickets start at £7.50

Appleyard Sports Bar, ME10 1QN


Saturday July 1st-2nd

Flower Festival

Annual flower festival, this year’s theme being ‘A Night at the Theatre.’ Refreshments available.


The Holy Trinity Church, Queenborough, ME11 5AG

Borden village fete

Sunday July 2nd

Classic Car Show and Steam Railway at Bredgar Railway

A unique view of the park and woodland, as well as the class car show, as you view it from the handmade passenger carriages around the site of Bredgar railway. Activities, crafts and workshops all included in the ticket price, starting at £15.

Book online

Bredgar Light Railway, ME9 8AT

July 8th, 9th, 22nd and 23rd

Cherry Trail at Brogdale and PYO

Visit the National Fruit Collection at the prime time for harvest, walk the cherry trails, and sample the delights of the Kentish cherry. The perfect time to learn the orchard’s history with a walking tour,

Arrival between 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.

Brogdale Road, ME13 8XZ


Sunday July 9th

Cherry Day at Mount Ephraim

Visit the picturesque Mount Ephraim between 11am-5pm to experience, enjoy and celebrate their award-winning cherries. With live music from 1pm-3pm, and tea and cakes galore, you can also explore the orchards on a self-guided tour.

Please book tickets in advance.

Mount Ephraim Gardens, ME13 9TX


Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th July

Chickenstock Music Festival

A four day dog friendly, and accessible festival suitable for all ages with camping and glamping. With music from Skipinnish, Noble Jacks and more, as well as yoga, magic shows and workshops for both adults and children plus a plethora of refreshments available.

Under 16s free – Prices from £30

Pett Wood Cottage, Stockbury ME9 7RL

Chicken stock 2023



Saturday July 29th

Leysdown Carnival

Parade starts at 2pm from Little Groves Leisure Park, join in on the fun!

Little Groves Leisure Park, ME12 4LL


Sunday July 30th

Classic Car Rally at Mount Ephraim


All are welcome to admire the classic cars on the front lawn of Mount Ephraim, with tickets on purchase in advance.

Mount Ephraim Gardens, ME13 9TX

Where to stay

With a variety of accommodation choices to choose from, you can invite friends and family to visit and enjoy what our beautiful area has to offer. Here are some of our recommendations, with local hosts waiting to greet you.


CreekSide Bed & Breakfast, Faversham

Within easy walking distance of everything Faversham has to offer, in a quiet setting. Continental breakfast included, and free wifi.


Judds Folly Hotel, Ospringe

Enjoy a relaxing stay in the Kent countryside just outside Ospringe near Faversham, with a wide variety of rooms to suit everyone, with both early and late check ins available.

Norwood Barn, Wormshill

Enjoy garden views, with free private parking and wifi and your own private entrance and your own kitchen, you can make this a true, tranquil getaway.


The Beaumount Bed & Breakfast, Sittingbourne

Clean, comfortable rooms, with a warm and friendly welcome and an excellent breakfast included.

Hogwarts Bed and Breakfast

A quiet and friendly getaway, great for a little peace and quiet. All rooms are en-suite, with gorgeous sea views.


The Ferry House Bed & Breakfast

16th Century country house, with dog friendly rooms aside the Swale estuary in Harty Ferry. Enjoy a relaxed stay in rural tranquility.


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