What's On

What's on in Dover, Deal and Sandwich!

No matter what the time of year, we've got a mixed bag of exciting events on offer in White Cliffs Country - there's something for everyone!

Choose from historic re-enactments, fossil hunting, kite flying, live music, exhibitions, firework displays, colourful carnivals and regattas.

Visit medieval Sandwich as it goes French for 'Le Weekend' in June, get your walking boots on for the White Cliffs Walking Festival in August, and tickle those taste buds at our popular Food and Drink events. After all, we've got a lot to celebrate - the beloved 'sandwich' snack was invented here!

With the current situation regarding Coronavirus, unfortunately many events in the near future have been cancelled. As more information about events become available, we will endeavour to keep things updated on these pages. We would however recommend  that you phone the venue beforehand to avoid disappointment.

Events throughout August

Timeball Tower Museum
Bank Holiday Monday - 31 August 

One of White Cliffs Country's quirkiest attractions will be open on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August from 11.30am - 4.30pm.   Explore four floors of exhibits and learn about Deal's vital role in British maritime history.

For more information visit Timeball Tower Museum website.

Cookery Classes at Chequers Kitchen: 

Family Cooking Workshop
14 August
Family baking fun today. We will make pastry and create Cornish pasties and apple turnovers. Adults and children working together, we will make our pastry and our fillings, gaining some handy kitchen knife skills along the way. Great family fun, and lovely recipes.  £40 for two people.

Knife Skills in the Kitchen Cookery Class
15 August 
Get confident preparing vegetables using a cooks’ knife. Learn techniques including the slice, chop, back-slice and rock-chop. You will learn to confidently and efficiently prepare mirepoix, the basis for so many dishes. We will make Tuscan white bean soup with our prepared vegetables.  Cost £45.

Family Bread Making Workshop
21 August 
Make baguettes from scratch - you will learn lots of lovely bread making skills and have fun together. We’ll supply cheese or ham and at the end of the morning you will have a wonderful picnic lunch to take home or to the beach, just three minutes’ walk away.  £40 for two people.

Middle Eastern Cookery Class
22 August 
Learn to make a range of Middle Eastern dishes with their fabulous, distinctive flavours. We will use lots of fresh herbs and you will prepare a feast including savoury dishes, bread and dessert.  Cost £80.

Authentic Thai Cookery Class
22 August 
In this authentic Thai cooking class presented by Sugarcane Thonglor, who originates from the beautiful island of Ko Samui, you will enjoy learning about this very popular and exciting cuisine.  Cost £60.

Family Workshop – Pasta Making
28 August 
Learn to make pasta from scratch and a delicious homemade pesto. This workshop is great fun for all the family and a very handy skill – once you know how, pasta making is easier than you may think. You need never buy dried pasta again after this workshop!  £50 for two people

Fish Masterclass
29 August 
A masterclass with Chef/Tutor Pieter van Zyl in choosing, preparing, cooking, serving and eating fish.  Cost £85.

Sushi Making class
29 August 
Learn the techniques involved in sushi making and make a variety of sushi's including savoury and sweet sushi. At the end of the class you will have a selection of sushi to take home to share, along with your sushi rolling mat.  Cost £50.

For more information and to book a cookery course visit Chequers Kitchen website.

Events at Betteshanger Park:

Betteshanger Summer Camp
Join in with a day jam packed full of outdoor activities and fun games such as Geocaching, Orienteering, Mountain Biking, BattleZone Archery, My / PT, Target Archery & Forest adventures.

Groups strictly kept to no more than 6 children. Hand sanitiser to be available on all activities.

A bag with full weather clothing and spare clothes to be brought with children.
No phones to be used during activities.

The event is suitable for 8 - 14 year olds. Please note lunch is not included, a packed lunch should be brought with you as well as snacks( no nuts) & refillable bottles are essential.

Summer camps are being held on the following dates:

4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27 August
1 September

Throughout the summer holidays from 9:30am – 3:00pm

To find out more and how to book visit Betteshanger Park website.

Geocaching at Betteshanger Park
Geocaching is the ultimate treasure hunt – in high tech! You’ll use a handheld GPS receiver to navigate to the multiple ‘cache’ (treasure) locations around Betteshanger.

Geocaching is fun for all ages, combining outdoor play with team building and problem-solving.

For more information visit Betteshanger Park website.

Please confirm and check with the event organiser before booking travel and/or accommodation, and check cancellation T&Cs of all bookings as details can sometimes change. Dover District Council/White Cliffs Country will not be liable for any costs incurred following event cancellation.