Personally, I find Boxing Day a bit odd: is it just another Christmas Day without the presents?  Don’t get me wrong, I love a bank holiday but often, I’m not sure what to do on Boxing Day.  One year I did get my act together and I went with my family and parents to Camber Sands.  We made some great memories, all wrapped up, trying to dodge the sea as the tide came in – lots of fun – followed by fish and chips.  It was great! 



But we Tonbridge residents no longer need to go to the beach for good fish and chips as we have Saltwaters., the family run takeaway and restaurant which specialises in fish and chips but actually has lots more to offer. 

Saltwaters has kindly provided a two course meal for two + a bottle of wine as a prize for Day 5! 

So the question for this competition is a Christmassy one, well really a Boxing Day one – Boxing Day suggestions of things to do!  Come on, give me some ideas!

Please enter via my Facebook page, Twitter, @eat_tonbridge or in the comment box below.

Thank you Saltwaters, and good luck EAT followers!

You may also like


  1. We normally end up having a second Christmas to fit in all the family members. If we ever had the chance to have boxing day just for our little family. We would wrap up warm and head for a woodland walks. Build some dens and animal homes, find the fairy pools amongst the old tree roots and leave woodland presents. Drink hot chocolate sitting on the fallen trees. When we get back home we would play board game, jigsaw and maybe snuggle up and watch a film. In the evening we would light the open fire and toast crumpets and teacakes. X

  2. Our little ones usually have too many presents to appreciate opening on Christmas day, so we have a second Christmas, with more family who couldn’t make it for the big day, play with all our new toys and if course, have turkey curry 😁

  3. ok…so…leftover ham and fried eggs for breakfast…bracing country walk…home for a mince pie and around 11am the mother in law generally suggests a cheeky baileys…well why not it is boxing day afterall!

  4. We have a family tradition of going to a local Pantomime on Boxing day (this year it’s the Sevenoaks Panto, Sleeping Beauty) as it gets everyone out of the house and feels very festive. Both mine and hubbies family all go together which is lots of fun, we then all enjoy a buffet (usually at one of the grandparents homes) afterwards.

  5. A lovely woody family walk, then home for board games, a movie and bubble & squeak. It’s the simple things that make CHRISTMAS memorable

  6. It’s my daughter’s birthday on Boxing Day, so it’s another day of celebration for us! This year she turns into a teenager………. might need a boxing day walk if she turns into Kevin The Teenager over night!!!!

Leave a Reply to Caroline nowell Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *