Published: Wednesday, 20th March 2019

Residents of all ages will be able to celebrate St George’s Day with a trip to the beach at one of Medway’s award winning parks next month.

The English Festival will return to Riverside Country Park in Gillingham on Saturday, 20 April.

The fun-packed free festival marks St George’s Day with activities celebrating the most iconic English traditions.

This year the beach will be back, so bring your bucket and spade and get ready for a range of traditional English seaside activities. From building sandcastles, donkey rides to a helter skelter ride, there will be something for the whole family to enjoy.

There will also be plenty of other activities including pirate workshops, George and the Dragon will walk around the festival meeting visitors, Shire horse displays and steam engines and tractors.

The festival also falls on Easter weekend so get ready for Easter egg hunts and much more.

Marking the start of Medway's festival calendar

Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “The English Festival marks the start of Medway’s festival calendar and I would encourage residents and visitors to come along and celebrate St George’s Day with us. There will be fun for all the family including a number of activities including pirate workshops, Wonky Olympics, children’s fun fair rides and a variety of local produce stalls to browse.”

The English Festival takes place at Riverside Country Park, Lower Rainham Road, Gillingham, on Saturday, 20 April, from 11am to 5pm.

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