Enjoy our four night break to Kent for Christmas this year with a blend of relaxation and the chance to visit Bluewater & Leeds Castle.
Detailed Overview


4* Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

This hotel is an ideal for a short break, located in extensive grounds next to Leeds Castle. Further to this, Bluewater, one of Europe's largest shopping centres, is just over 20 miles away. Guests looking to remain close can enjoy a stroll in the hotel's extensive landscaped gardens before returning to the peaceful calm of the hotel.

• Restaurant • Bar • Fitness Centre • Indoor heated pool • Sauna • Free Wi-Fi • 24-hour reception • Flatscreen TV • Hairdryer • Tea/coffee making facilities •

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome bottle of prosecco per room

  • Tea/coffee and biscuits in the lounge from 14:00-17:00

  • 3-course dinner with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after lunch/dinner

  • Live entertainment on three days

  • 5-course Christmas Lunch (set menu) in the Heart of Kent lounge on Christmas Day

  • Live entertainment during lunch including singer and table magician on Christmas Day

  • Visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Day

  • Light buffet dinner on Christmas Day

  • 3-course Carvery lunch with 3 choices per course on Boxing Day

  • 3-course buffet dinner with 3 choices per course

  • Entrance to Leeds Castle & Grounds - 'Magical Birds and Festive Feathers theme’

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

Once collected from your home we head to our hotel where a welcome bottle of Prosecco will be waiting for you in your room.

Day 2

Christmas Eve - Leeds Castle
Visitors never forget their first breath-taking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for 900 years. With 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens, daily activities, free flying falconry displays, spectacular events, special tours and year-round attractions, Leeds Castle is one of the best days out in Kent, you will want to come back time and again!

Day 3

Christmas Day at the Hotel
'Merry Christmas'! Spend the morning at leisure, opening the presents that Father Christmas has left for you! Later sit down to a traditional Christmas Day lunch followed by a relaxing afternoon. For those that still feel peckish in the evening, a light buffet dinner is available.

Day 4

Boxing Day - Bluewater Shopping Centre
Today we hit the Boxing Dale sales, explore over 330 stores or relax in one of the numerous cafés, bars and restaurants. A guest VIP Pack is provided which includes: a dining guide, mall guide, special promotions and a VIP card to give you exclusive discounts in a range of stores.

Day 5

We depart the hotel and arrive back in the local area during the afternoon.

Please Note:
As our itineraries are written many months in advance, hotel entertainment programmes and inclusions are still to be confirmed and may be subject to change without prior notice.

Other Information

Magical Birds & Festive Feathers

Let your Christmas wishes take flight at Leeds Castle as the beautiful state rooms are transformed into a magical kingdom of birds and festive feathers. Start your journey through the magnificent Castle rooms with a magical forest of owls to red breasted robins surrounded by glittering snowdrops. Experience a lavishly dressed banqueting table, laid for a Christmas feast, as you continue through to the glitz and glamour of Lady Baillie’s Bedroom, where there is a variety of treasures to spot amongst Christmas garlands. Write your Christmas dream on a feather in a room of winged wishes and experience shimmering duckling eggs ready to hatch under the tree, with the signature Leeds Castle black swan among decorations of silver and gold.


Due to our visit being mid-week the Christmas Market will not be available as it is on weekends only.

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