What's On in White Cliffs Country

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 September and October:

Cookery Classes at Chequers Kitchen, Deal: 

Family Cooking Workshop
30 October, 10am - 12pm
Family baking fun making Cornish pasties and apple turnovers. Adults and children working together,  will prepare pastry and fillings, gaining some handy kitchen knife skills along the way. Great family fun, and delicious end results. Cost £40 for two people working together.

Knife Skills & Bread Making
31 October, 9.30 - 11.30am
Get confident preparing vegetables using a cooks’ knife and make bread rolls from scratch. Make a delicious soup with your chopped, sliced and diced veg. Cost £45.

Thai Cookery Class
31 October, 1 - 3pm
Learn to make two dishes from this very popular and exciting national cuisine and enjoy the results of a demonstrated third dish. Cost £57.

Christmas Baking
7 November, 10am - 1.30pm
Get ready for Christmas with three delicious treats at this cookery morning packed with making and baking. Practise meringue-making and enriched bread-baking skills and make a sumptuous chocolate salami. Cost £85.

Christmas Canapes Asian Style
7 November, 3pm - 5pm
Get ready for Christmas with these Asian influenced canapes. Liza draws on her Malaysian heritage to create four different types of canape to add interest and fabulous flavours to your Christmas celebrations. Cost £55.

Cooking Fish & Shellfish
14 November, 10am - 1pm
This class will concentrate on cooking and tasting different types of seafood and fish. The type of fish used depends on what is caught seasonally so there maybe changes to the menus for the day.

The class will start by frying scallops, bacon, black pudding and eggs for breakfast – so come hungry! Cost £85.

Christmas Baking
5 December, 10am - 1.30pm
Make three delicious Christmas treats, practising bread-making and pastry skills along the way. Learn to make Cranberry and orange Chelsea buns, Luxury sausage rolls and decorate a pre-made Christmas cake.  Cost £85.

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

Events at Lydden Hill Race Circuit, Wootton:

Lord of Lydden
Saturday 24th October, 7.30am - 9.30pm & Sunday 25th October 8.30am-4pm

The excitement of motorcycle racing once again returns to Lydden Hill!

"Lord of Lydden – Sidecar Burn Up" is an action-packed weekend of motorcycle racing, featuring many solo classes including Production 400cc; MZ’s; Ducati’s; Yamaha pre-86; F1 & F2 and Classic Sidecars. One of the oldest motorcycle racing events in the UK, running from 1966 to 2009, it made a highly successful and welcome return in 2018.

This year all riders will compete in several heats over the weekend to claim their place on the grid for Sunday afternoon’s Lord of Lydden trophy and Sidecar Burn Up trophy races. Once again the circuit welcomes the BSSO Scooter club, who will be holding their end-of-season finale of Super and Stock Scooters. Unfortunately, the youngsters from FAB Racing will not be competing this year.

Please be aware that in order to maintain the Motorsport UK COVID-19 bubble, spectators will not be permitted in the paddock area. Extra food areas and toilets will be provided for spectators. 

This is a “not to miss” weekend and a firm favourite in every motorcycle racing fan’s diary. To book your place, visit the Lydden Hill Race Circuit website.

Events at Betteshanger Park, Deal:

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.