This summer is looking to be an exciting variety show of events in Deal, and the surrounding areas of Kent. It promises to be a combination of the classic British seaside holiday and an English countryside experience that you’ll never forget. Whether you have children or you’re just a couple of big kids looking for something different, this list of events has something for everyone.
The infamous Deal Classic Motor Show is back on 26th May, opened by Vic Reeves and Nancy Sorrell. Over 800 classic vehicles will be on display, from 1900 to the modern day, while live music plays across two stages, drinks will be served from a real ale bar, while a retro market keeps the shoppers happy, and even the children will be entertained by performers and rides, to support the RNLI Walmer Lifeboat Association.
Solley’s Ice Cream Parlour are holding an Open Farm Sunday on 10th June, where they plan to run tours of the dairy and crops, to demonstrate how their very popular ice cream is made, followed by a one day music festival called Prom on the Farm on 1st July, which includes children’s entertainment to raise money for Martha Trust, a local charity.
The National Garden Scheme is host to a group of Open Gardens on 1st July, where you are invited to walk through beautifully maintained gardens throughout Deal including Sunnybank, Deal Gardens, 196 Downs Road, and the Old Church House. You can start the tour from any town car park and follow the signs to view the finalist for the Kent Life Amateur Gardener Award, lawns worthy of Wimbledon, duck through Wisteria archways and smell the roses.
The Deal Carnival and Regatta begins on 26th July, where hundreds will gather along the streets from The Strand to the end of The Marina to see the full assembly of dancers, bands, beauty queens, fitness groups and Newfoundland dogs. With 2017 described as the best year yet, this year should prove even bigger and better as the locals share their enthusiasm for this event.
If theatre is more your cup of tea, the Chapterhouse Theatre Company will be taking a trip down the rabbit hole to present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Walmer Castle and Gardens in Deal from 28th July. Then they’ll be back at the same venue on 23rd August with Sense and Sensibility, tracking the first forays of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood into Regency society; and on 24th August Robin Hood and his Merry Men will be stealing from the rich to give to the poor as they travel through Sherwood Forest.
There’s so much to see and do in Deal, not only our special summer events to keep everyone entertained, but a plethora of local attractions and consistent relaxed atmosphere. Why not book a weekend or more at the Little Deal Cottage and find out what all the fuss is about?