Saturday 15 April to Monday 17 April 2017
Easter 2017 visiting the famous Historic Dockyard in Chatham for the Festival of Steam and Transport
- Full day visit to the Festival by Coach, Entry Included
- Welcome reception and Drink
- Extra days available, Friday and/or Monday
- Complimentary WIFI in Hotel
Enjoy an Easter weekend packed with classic transport displays, live music, performance artists, a free steam-run funfair, petting zoo, tug-o-war, giant rope maze, plus plenty of tempting Kentish food and drink!
You’ll spend two nights’ half board at ‘the gateway to London’ – the four-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, which overlooks the Dartford Crossing and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.
Then it’s off to Chatham’s Historic Dockyard to stroll around the famous docks, visiting galleries and admiring warships and steam engines.
On Sunday, our coach will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the first day of the festival, where you can learn about the history of steam-powered transport, admire vintage and classic vehicles, steam traction engines, dockyard trains and an array of locomotives. This full-day excursion also includes all the maritime heritage attractions, so you can visit the Victorian Ropery, HMS Cavalier and Gannet, and take in HM Submarine Ocelot, before calling in on the RNLI Historic Lifeboat Collection. ‘Set jetters’ may even recognise locations around the dockyard that were used for filming Call the Midwife and Mr Selfridge.
Festival of Steam & Transport
This Easter weekend event is a real blast from the past, celebrating the best of British engineering in the renowned maritime heritage site at Chatham, just 35 miles from Central London. If you’re a classic-car enthusiast, or a steam-engine aficionado, you’ll be in the right place. And the rest of the family will enjoy themselves, too, with all the side-show entertainments and food and drink on offer. Wander around and admire hot rods, military vehicles, motorbikes, kit cars and emergency-service transportation.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Discover how ships, including Horatio Nelson’s HMS Victory, were designed and built. Climb aboard a sloop, a destroyer and a submarine. See how the ropes and rigging were made for battleships like the Victory, and visit galleries and museums which showcase the nation’s maritime past, when Britannia ruled the waves! Wander around, soak up the atmosphere and get a feel for just how tough life was for seafarers in years gone by.
£179 pp for two nights based on two sharing in a twin or double room on half board basis
Single room supplement £20 per night. Extra night Friday or Monday £60 pppn D.B&B. Child price £89.50 per child sharing with two adults
Call Forward Promotions on 01273 592032 and quote Easter at Chatham to book