Give a Faversham experience this Christmas

October 26th, 2022 Posted In: Uncategorised


The perfect Christmas gift! 

In Faversham we are extremely lucky to have a wide variety of organisations offering an outstanding  selection of events and experiences.  Over the years, the town has earned a reputation for being home to a growing number of creatives, food producers and growers, many of whom love to share their expertise with the public. This means we have some excellent experiences for people to enjoy on our doorstep. 

In an age when giving experiences as gifts is proving very popular, Faversham is a good place to turn to for the ideal Christmas present.   

This year we have the answer to your Christmas shopping challenges.  A first class selection of local experiences all gathered in one place.  Check out the Christmas experiences directory on InFaversham which includes details on how to purchase vouchers, tickets or bookings as gifts. 

Country Practice Christmas gift ideas

Country Practice is a friendly and professional provider of a wide range of natural health and beauty therapies.  They support people with a variety of health needs, including mobility and stress-related issues and more. Their warm, comfortable and caring practice is also the perfect spot for some nurturing and pampering.

Country Practice is based at Brogdale Farm and offers a lovely selection of alternative health and beauty treatments, including:

  • facials
  • massages
  • hot stone treatments
  • aromatherapy
  • reflexology
  • reiki

Country Practice sells beautifully wrapped gift vouchers containing small treats which can be bought from their practice at Brogdale Farm and redeemed against all their treatments.  Vouchers can also be ordered over the phone and these are emailed directly to the recipient.

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Round up of Faversham experiences 

Workshops and courses 

There’s a terrific selection of workshops and courses around Faversham, covering a range of subjects and interests. If you know someone interested in growing and gardening, then the classes at Brogdale Collections and Langdon are both great options.  Or if cooking is their passion, how about a course in Indian cuisine with Corinne’s Creative Kitchen or a chocolate making session at Kakawa Artisan Chocolate at Brogdale? Or even learning to create homebrews such as cider or hedgerow wine with Brogdale Collections. 

For the creative person in your life, Faversham also has plenty of art and craft workshops to choose between.  Bindfulness Bookbinding offers extremely popular workshops where participants immerse themselves in the mediative world of creating their own, beautiful books.  

For other hands-on craft activities check out Belmont House and Brogdale Collections who run willow weaving workshops or Tania Paige’s Craft Place at Brogdale Farm which runs an extensive selection of courses involving painting, printing, lino cutting and more.   

Langdon offers delegates the opportunity to enjoy drawing and painting at their beautiful gardens near Graveney and Beamtwenty3 runs friendly and fun photography courses which are perfect for people with little experience who would love to learn more. 

Treatments and therapies 

These are the ultimate decadent gift for someone you love.  What better way to treat them than to buy a voucher for an indulgent therapy.  Not only will these provide fabulous relaxation but may also keep them well too.  Country Practice based at Brogdale Farm is the lovely spot for a bit of pampering or for treatments for a person’s well-being.  

Don’t’ forget to take a look at The Cave Hotel too which has a gorgeous hydrotherapy pool and sauna in addition to a jacuzzi with panoramic pools over the stunning Kent countryside 

Delicious food and drink 

We all know people who are passionate about their food and drink and what better way to treat them than with a gift voucher for a fabulous meal or a spot of fine food shopping?  The Phoenix Tavern on Abbey Street is growing an impressive reputation for the quality of its food and drink and is a beautiful location to enjoy lunch or dinner.  They sell vouchers which make for a perfect gift. 

Macknade specialises in offering the public a fine selection of delicious food and drink from the region and across the globe.  They sell a range of gift vouchers which are a great idea for a Christmas present.  

Fun night out 

For your fun-loving friends, there are some favourite hot spots in Faversham for a brilliant night out on the tiles.  Papa Bianco at Standard Quay serves fabulous freshly baked pizzas along with delicious cocktails.  They regularly hold live music events too. 

The Cave Hotel is an indulgent and sophisticated venue boasting a Firepit Restaurant specialising in wood-smoked cuisine served and the Cowgirl Lounge serving signature cocktails in a chic bar.  They also hold fabulous events and parties. 

The Alexander Centre in Preston Street regularly holds a wide selection of  popular comedy nights, live music and theatre shows.  Tickets for one of their events are a lovely idea for a Christmas gift. 

Beautiful places to visit 

Faversham is surrounded by beautiful places to visit including a number of historic houses, many of which sell annual passes for year round access to their gorgeous gardens.  Take a look at Belmont  House and Mount Ephraim for inspiration – what  a wonderful way to give a gift that lasts all year.  

Brogdale Collections also sells annual passes which enables visitors to access the stunning orchards full of unique heritage fruit trees.  Perfect for those who love growing and the outdoors. 

Experience days 

Finally – how about treating your loved one to an experience day? Joe’s Bows offers one of the best selections of outdoor experiences in the region – available from their locations at Belmont House & Gardens and Provender House.  You can buy gift vouchers for their amazing selection of days including falconry, archery and even axe throwing.  Perfect for family members of all ages. 

The Cave Hotel at Boughton is home to two golf courses which are ideal for players of all levels.  They offer golf experience days which can be booked via their website.  

For those people who love being outdoors, Langdon at Graveney is running outdoor cooking days and guided seasonal walks next year and Brogdale Collections organises foraging days in the beautiful countryside around Kent. 

Sustainable gifts 

Giving experiences is also a great option for those who like to reduce waste by giving sustainable gifts. More and more people are preferring experiences rather than items for Christmas. With less waste and packaging, this approach is more sustainable. 

Buying gifts from Faversham’s businesses is a great way to support local too. 

More information 

For a complete run down on our recommendations for giving a Faversham experience this Christmas, take a look at the directory on InFaversham’s website for loads of ideas and suggestions.   

Whether you’re looking to buy gift vouchers, tickets, passes or experiences – you’ll be spoiled for choice! 

Click here for a fabulous selection of local organisations that offer events, workshops, courses and experiences which are perfect for Christmas gifts.