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2020 Holiday and Leisure Show Opens in Kent on 15 March 2020

UNITED KINGDOM / AGILITYPR.NEWS / February 28, 2020 / Only a few weeks to go until the annual ‘Holiday and Leisure show’ opens at the Kent Event Centre, Kent Showground, Detling near Maidstone on Sunday 15 March 2020 between 9.30 and 3.30pm.  

Visitors are encouraged to sign up for fast track free entry via the website www.theholidayandleisureshow.co.uk/

Now firmly established as Kent’s leading travel and leisure show visitors can meet some of Kent’s leading travel companies and attractions all under one roof.

Entertainment will include a children’s zone, birds of prey displays and seeing amazing magic tricks performed by Britain’s Got Talent Finalists ‘4MG’ who are themselves from Kent.

The show is FREE to enter and will provide plenty of inspiration for making the most of holiday and leisure time here in the UK or further afield on either a luxury holiday, cruise, relaxing beach holiday, city break or adrenaline-fuelled family adventure!

There are also some amazing prizes to be won which have been generously donated by exhibitors. All visitors to the show will be entered into the draw on arrival for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes on offer.

Visit the Presentation Theatre to learn more about the latest holiday ideas and trends from exhibitors.

The 2020 show is sponsored by family run Kent travel company Crosskeys who offer everything from coach-based day trips and short breaks to luxury private hire coaches, city breaks, package holidays, flights and cruises.

Organiser Liz Hare said, “My aim is to deliver a show where visitors can find out about all the best holiday ideas, attractions to visit and staycation opportunities all under one roof.”

Children’s Zone: There will be a large dedicated FREE Children’s Entertainment Zone at the show with some fantastic entertainment including: juggling, magic, face painting, balloon making and much more. Meet Elsa, visit Cuddle Corner where there are Rabbits and Guinea Pigs to cuddle from Kent Life Heritage Centre, meet the Owls from Leeds Castle and watch them fly over your heads in the Presentation Theatre.

There is no entry fee into the show and parking is also free. There is a café onsite where food and drink can be purchased.

Exhibitors will include larger companies such as Fred. Olsen Cruise Line, Rovos Rail, Shongololo Express, Emerald Waterways, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Signature Safari but also coach companies and attractions. Visitors can speak to experienced travel experts from Crosskeys and other travel operators but also to representatives from some of Kent’s best known attractions including attractions run by the National Trust, Leeds Castle, The Historic Dockyard, Kent Life Heritage Park, Visit Maidstone, Faversham's Finest and White Cliff Country.

The show will be held at the Kent Event Centre, Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent. ME14 3JF


Media and image requests to Caroline Edmunds at Pennington PR on 01892 616647.

Further Details about the Show

The show was launched in January 2013 to ensure that companies in the Travel and Leisure industry could have a large professionally organised show to showcase their services to a Kent audience.

Originally the show was launched on the far East Coast of Kent before moving to the Kent Event Centre in 2019.


Caroline Edmunds


Pennington PR

Phone: +44 01892 616647