Whitstable in Kent has long been famous for its delicious oysters and the modern festival is a revival of a celebration dating back to Norman times.
As well as the traditional ‘landing of the Oysters’ and the ‘Oyster Parade’ through town, the festival includes a large food fair, a variety of stalls, plenty of games and competitions and, of course, lots of opportunities to try some oysters. The festival traditionally ends with a fireworks finale.
Getting there: Whitstable is easily accessible by train from both London Victoria (1 hour 30 minutes) and Canterbury (50 minutes with one change). There are also regular buses from Canterbury. The roads will be busy and parking limited so driving is not advised if it can be avoided. If you are going to drive, we suggest that you plan your parking in advance.