Your Quingo means going out is much more pleasurable and safe during the winter months so we thought we would find you some great ways you can use your scooter to keep active and enjoy the wintertime!
Back down South we go today, as we discover what Leeds Castle in Kent has to offer for us now everyone has well and truly got in to the swing of the festive season!
This Christmas, Leeds Castle will celebrate the traditions of the festive season, with lots of activities and events for the whole family. The atmospheric castle will be decorated with cinnamon and orange wreaths, pine trees and sparkling lights. Castle in Kent hosts the annual Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle, running on 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th to 23rd December. On top of this the Notes of Christmas event runs from the 5th to 24th December.
The Christmas Market
When the castle has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland from the 5th December, you’ll be able to discover festive finds inside and outside the castle.
On the Cedar Lawn overlooking the castle, shop as you take in views of the countryside. Discover an array of seasonal gift ideas, toys, decorations and food and drink.
You can enjoy a warming hot chocolate or mulled wine whilst the children take a ride on the carousel or Ferris wheel with spectacular views of the beautiful moated Castle. Look out for the real reindeer stabled at the market – until they are needed for more pressing matters on Christmas Eve!
The organ from the beautiful traditional horse carousel will add to the festive atmosphere and is a favourite with families. Leisurely trips will also be available on the big wheel, giving spectacular birds eye views of the Castle and Christmas market. Small additional charges apply for rides.
Notes of Christmas
It is going to be a white Christmas at Leeds Castle this year, as three dimensional – paper works of art depicting scenes inspired by traditional Christmas carols will decorate the magnificent state rooms.
The Notes of Christmas experience has illuminated scenes in whites, golds and silvers, created by talented artist Helen Musselwhite. They will be on display to visitors in the Castle from the 5th December until Christmas Eve. Cutting by hand, Helen uses a variety of papers as she builds detailed and multi-layered scenes inspired by the natural world and its inhabitants.
Fragrant spruce trees will be adorned with elaborate, specially designed paper decorations and carols will ring out through the Castle. Each room will also feature a vintage musical instrument, for children to spot on a musical themed trail.
A fully accessible mobility bus is available near the ticket office, running regularly throughout the day. This service is operated free of charge to visitors requiring assistance.
The castle is accessible via the main front door where there is a ramp.
As Leeds Castle is an ancient building, there are some restrictions. Visitors should be aware that there are approximately 45 meters of cobblestones across the drawbridge on to the Castle Island.
Fire safety rules allow a maximum of two mobility scooters inside the castle at any one time.
The car park has hard standing disabled spaces reserved. The maximum distance from the car park to the fully accessible mobility service is approximately 100 meters.
The Quingo Scooter range features six models to suit your needs and budget. For more information on the Quingo Scooter range, please visit our website. Alternatively, if you have any questions you can always contact us or call customer services on 01582 430 900.
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