It’s the first day of spring AND international day of happiness, so here are five things we’re really looking forward to this season
Hole Park’s Bluebells
We love Hole Park in Rolvenden come spring, summer or autumn, but spring is when it’s covered in a carpet of beautiful bluebells, and it’s a magical place to visit. This year it reopens on April 1, with their Bluebell Festival taking place between April 20 and May 3. There’s even a bluebell barometer online where you can monitor their progress and decide the best day to visit.
Jazz on The Pantiles
One of Tunbridge Wells’ most popular annual events, Jazz on The Pantiles returns on May 3, and we can’t wait to spend another summer of Thursday evenings sipping wine and listening to the fantastic talents that visit the town.
Taking place from July 20 to 22, this festival, which comes to St Clere Estate is a fusion of music, food and fitness and includes everything from paddle boarding and aerial acrobatics to health workshops and an 80s disco. We’ll happily spend a weekend anywhere where we can combine wine, yoga and spandex
The Decorative Living Fair
We’ve been saving all year to head to the Decorative Living Fair (May 18 & 19) – filled with brocante finds, beautiful vintage homeware and the tastiest food this side of anywhere, this event is always a worthwhile trip come rain or shine (although we’re obviously praying for sun).
Chiddingstone Castle’s Literary Festival
Ooh we love a literary event, and Chiddingstone Castle’s May event (6 & 7) sees some of our favourite authors descending on the castle grounds for a weekend of talks, performances and workshops. The jam-packed programme looks exciting – and great for all ages. If you need us, we’ll be buried in a book, swotting up before the big event