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Popular attraction announces permanent closure

Popular attraction announces permanent closure

A Kent attraction has announced it is closing its doors for good after 35 years in a city centre.

Send us your pictures for Snapshot Kent

Send us your pictures for Snapshot Kent

From virtual games to video calling and pets behaving badly - how is your family getting through lockdown? We want your pictures for Snapshot Kent.

Video story explains social distancing to children

Video story explains social distancing to children

A heart-warming story about the world catching a cold is helping youngsters understand social distancing ahead of the Easter holidays. Watch it here.

Youngster finds ancient coins during home schooling

Youngster finds ancient coins during home schooling

A primary school pupil has found a collection of Roman artefacts during her first week of lessons from home.

Home school's out for the weekend - so how did it go?

Home school's out for the weekend - so how did it go?

Nic chats to My Kent Family editor Lauren on the challenges of home schooling during the lockdown.

My Mum drawings now available online

My Mum drawings now available online

Did your child's picture feature in one of our My Mum supplements? Here's how to purchase a permanent copy of their artwork.

Animal cams and live feeds prove tasty viewing

Animal cams and live feeds prove tasty viewing

Halfway through their first week and Our Kent Family took a virtual school trip.

Start your day with nature, thanks to the Breakfast Birdwatch

Start your day with nature, thanks to the Breakfast Birdwatch

The RSPB, which runs the Big Garden Birdwatch, has launched a new #BreakfastBirdwatch to cut down on anxiety and get us all enjoying nature.

Hotel chain looking to recruit parents

Hotel chain looking to recruit parents

A budget hotel chain says it has a career path for parents requiring flexible working as it attempts to recruit thousands of new staff.

Lambing weekend cancelled over coronavirus fears

Lambing weekend cancelled over coronavirus fears

A popular event, which usually welcomes around 10,000 people, will no longer go ahead to try and curb the spread of COVID-19.

Dr Ranj's coronavirus advice for kids

Dr Ranj's coronavirus advice for kids

Kent doctor and TV presenter Dr Ranj has created a video for children to help them understand the coronvirus outbreak and how it might affect them.

New rules for young footballers 'no surprise'

New rules for young footballers 'no surprise'

Children will no longer be able to head footballs in training under new FA guidelines, which are of 'no surprise' says a University lecturer.

Teacher nominated for prestigious book prize

Teacher nominated for prestigious book prize

A Kent secondary school teacher has been shortlisted for one of the biggest prizes in children's literature.

Children as young as 5 caring for parents

Children as young as 5 caring for parents

Children as young as five are looking after their parents, a charity has revealed.

My Mum keepsakes return for Mother's Day

My Mum keepsakes return for Mother's Day

Thousands of drawings of Kent mums by their children will once again be printed in special keepsake Mother's Day supplements. All the details here:

Half term closures for train line

Half term closures for train line

Southeastern passengers going to London in half term are being told to check before travelling as engineering work will close a line to the capital.

Kids eat free at pubs across the county

Kids eat free at pubs across the county

Take the kids for a free meal with a tasty offer from Britain's oldest brewery. Details of all the restaurants taking part here:

Worthwhile homes for outgrown kids' shoes

Worthwhile homes for outgrown kids' shoes

Outgrown shoes are now walking on the feet of children in 45 countries around the world thanks to the work of one mum and her small Kent charity.

TikTok teen leaves college to pursue video career

TikTok teen leaves college to pursue video career

A teenager with tens of thousands of followers on social media says the TikTok app has changed his life.

Weather warning for Tuesday

Weather warning for Tuesday

A weather warning in place ahead of Tuesday's afternoon school run has led the Met Office to advise against travel unless 'absolutely necessary'.

'I see a lot of shouting from parents'

'I see a lot of shouting from parents'

A former Kent footballer has written a guide for parents involved in grassroots football to ensure beautiful behaviour around the beautiful game.

Toy shop confirms closing date

Toy shop confirms closing date

A Kent toy shop, which has been open for more than 40 years, has announced when it will finally cease trading.

How to claim your free McDonald's hot drink

How to claim your free McDonald's hot drink

If you're keen to enjoy a hot drink in peace now the kids are back at school, today's offer from a fast food chain may tempt you.

Coats For Kids recycling service

Coats For Kids recycling service

If your child has outgrown their winter coat, a charity in Kent would be very glad of it to pass on to another family in need.

Will it be a white Christmas in Kent?

Will it be a white Christmas in Kent?

Are the kids asking about snow for Christmas? The Met Office has predicted what weather we can expect during the festive period.

Knitted hats for Christmas Day babies

Knitted hats for Christmas Day babies

Mums who give birth on December 25 will be able to keep their newborns warm after dozens of knitted festive-themed hats were donated to hospitals.

How to look after a real Christmas tree

How to look after a real Christmas tree

If you've a real Christmas tree, we share some expert advice on how to best take care of it.

12 retro toys making a Christmas comeback

12 retro toys making a Christmas comeback

They're kids toys that even the adults will love. We look at 12 toys from the 70s,80s and 90s which are being re-introduced this Christmas.

Mums invited to Clip n Climb

Mums invited to Clip n Climb

If you're a mum who has always fancied trying out the indoor climbing centres you take the kids to - now's your chance with ladies-only sessions.

Festive knits for all the family

Festive knits for all the family

Christmas jumpers have become a festive must-have. If you've yet to snap up some Christmas clothing, here's our pick for 2019.

Relaxed performance of panto

Relaxed performance of panto

A panto is putting on a 'relaxed performance' amongst its shows to help those with additional needs enjoy some festive fun with their families.

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