Spicers was established in Hythe over 90 years ago, at Spicers and we consider ourselves to be one of the town’s biggest fans! Blessed with a fantastic community spirit, stunning coastline and great tourist attractions Hythe has plenty of things to do and places to visit this Summer.
Taking place this weekend (19th – 21st July) at Holeman’s Field the food festival is celebrating it’s fourth year in Hythe and set to be better than ever. Celebrating all things foodie, the event will feature delicious local, national and international street foods, handmade groceries and craft beer and ales available from the festival bar. There will also be a feast of entertainment including live music, children’s activities and be sure to look out for a special guest chef making an appearance in the cooking theatre!
Also being held along Hythe’s military canal is the Hythe Venetian Fate which is truly spectacular! On Wednesday 21st August from 4pm the canal will become a buzz of activity as the celebrations begin. As well as enjoying the flotilla of amazingly decorated vessels, travel along the canal where there will be music, fireworks, food and drink to enjoy. In the run up to the event don’t miss the free concerts being held at the same site, details can be found www.hythevenetianfete.co.uk
Wonderfully enchanting for all members of your family, young and old alike, the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway offers the perfect way to explore the section of Kent coast from Hythe all the way along to the National Nature Reserve at Dungeness. Built in 1927, just a year after Percy Spicer opened his fist shop around the corner, the railway runs various steam trains and one diesel, all of which are one-third the size of a standard engine but hold all of the charm. For more details and timetables visit www.rhdr.org.uk
Just outside of Hythe, and just around the corner from the Spicers’ office, Port Lympne Animal Reserve is home to over 700 rare and endangered animals including the UK’s largest heard of black rhinos, western lowland gorillas, tigers, lions, bears and Kent’s only giraffe. With a safari truck and dinosaur forest to enjoy this is sure to be a great day out, see www.aspinallfoundation.org for details and special offers.
If you wanted to travel a little further afield the vibrant town of Folkestone has become a hub of artistic flare with a variety of modern art/sculptures to enjoy! The newly regenerated harbour arm boasts an impressive array of bars and restaurants to sit and enjoy the stunning sea views and soak up the atmosphere. If you’d rather step back in time to enjoy the area’s history then medieval Dover Castle is a must! Climb the tower, enjoy the harbour views, bask in the medieval history and explore the secret wartime underground tunnels as you learn about the rescues from Dunkirk – so much to explore you’ll want to return again and again!
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