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Motors by the Moat at Leeds Castle: 7th & 8th May 2016

Motors by the Moat

Motors by the Moat at Leeds Castle is the perfect weekend for families and anyone with a passion for cars.

On the 7th and 8th May, get up close to hundreds of vintage, high performance and classic cars from around the world. The cars will be displayed on the Castle lawns with plenty of other entertainment for the whole family to enjoy including a look-a-like Lightening McQueen and the ‘89 Batmobile. Entry to this event is included with your admission ticket.

Alysha Sargent, Head of Engagement and Events at Leeds Castle said:

“This year’s car show boasts more activities and a wider range of cars, from classic cars to military vehicles. We’re sure there will be something for everyone at this year’s event.

Sit in a replica 1928 Bugatti complete with leather gloves and helmet to try on, enjoy an interactive family show telling how Britain fell for motor racing, have a go in the Vesaro F1 simulator (once used by Lewis Hamilton!) and be entertained with live music from The Redfords.

There will be hundreds of cars on display from Ferraris and Porsches to WWII and vintage vehicles. Don’t forget to try some of the delicious food on sale…all served from vehicles, of course!”

Leeds Castle in Kent has plenty to offer families to brighten your days out as spring arrives. From wildlife and parkland walks, cafés, two gift shops and Elsie the Land Train there is something for all ages taking place at Leeds Castle. There are many attractions included with your entrance ticket from free flying falconry demonstrations daily during half term, weekends in term time, the yew Maze and Grotto and two adventure playgrounds with climbing turrets, zip lines, sand pits and slides. There are 500 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens to explore and plenty of wildlife to see including black swans, grey squirrels, kingfishers, geese, peacocks and ducks to name but a few.

Admission tickets cost £24.50 for adults; £21.50 for seniors and visitors with disabilities (carer goes free); £16.50 for children (under 4s free). Admission tickets are valid for 12 months so you can pay once and visit all year round. Book online and receive 10% off admission tickets at:

After a fantastic day spent getting up close to hundreds of incredible cars on the Cedar Lawn, why not book a table for dinner at our special Motors by the Moat evening in Castle View Restaurant. This dining event is the perfect end to your family day out. Relax with a chilled glass of Pimms before enjoying deli picnic style starters served from a hamper, followed by an authentic Kentish BBQ on the Terrace overlooking the Castle from across the moat.

This dining event is priced at £35 per person, and £12.50 per child. Bookings can be made from 8 weeks in advance.

The next morning, a full English breakfast will be served to prepare you for another full day ahead at the Motors by the Moat car show. This evening event is priced from £130 per person (exuding accommodation) and can be pre-booked by visiting to book.

Leeds Castle is located near Maidstone in Kent just off Junction 8 of the M20 within easy reach of London. Grounds open at 10am daily and the Castle is open from 10.30am. Last admission is 4.30pm and gates close at 6pm from April to September, while last admission is 3.30pm and gates close at 5pm from October to March.


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