Things to do in Kent this weekend

by Lauren Abbott

Fancy some fun with the family?
There's plenty happening in Kent this weekend - not to mention lots of autumnal themed events.

We've rounded up seven super ways you could spend this Saturday and Sunday:

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

1 Peppa Pig's Adventure, The Woodville, Gravesend

Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14

Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends. Their outdoor adventure is full of games, laughter and live music and promises to be fun for all the family! To learn more about ticket prices and show times visit The Woodville website.

Re-Imagining the Doll's House at Maidstone Museum
Re-Imagining the Doll's House at Maidstone Museum

2 Re-Imagining the Doll's House, Maidstone Museum

Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14

Marvel at the world of miniature with this display of historic doll's houses. Alongside the museum's collection of 8 houses there are recognisable ‘classics’ such as Barbie dolls and mock Tudor style houses, alongside slot-together bungalows and handmade box rooms. The exhibition is upstairs at Maidstone Museum in St Faiths Street until Saturday, November 10 and is free to enter. For more details and museum opening times go to maidstonemuseum.org

Enjoy the autumn colours this month
Enjoy the autumn colours this month

3 Autumn Colour Trail, Hever Castle

Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14

There's an explosion of colour happening at Hever Castle. Pull on your wellies and embark on the Autumn Colour Trail at the historic venue, where you will be treated to glorious displays of autumn colour. You should also find time to visit the castle's new play areas or enjoy a hot drink from one of its cafes. To learn more about the Autumn Colour Trail and for Hever Castle ticket prices click here.

Head to Waterstones to meet a children's author
Head to Waterstones to meet a children's author

4 Jessica Townsend at Waterstones Bluewater

Saturday, October 13

Children's author Jessica Townsend will be meeting fans and signing copies of her book, 'Wundersmith' at the bookshop this weekend. Her first children's novel Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow was a big hit and this book is also set to be popular with youngsters. She will be meeting avid readers and signing copies between 2pm and 3pm. To learn more visit www.waterstones.com

Emily Andres and Rubu Gurney at last year's Scarecrow Trail in the Westgate Gardens
Emily Andres and Rubu Gurney at last year's Scarecrow Trail in the Westgate Gardens

5 Westgate Parks Scarecrow Trail, Westgate Gardens, Canterbury

Saturday, October 13

Scarecrows of all shapes and sizes are hiding in the grounds of the Westgate Gardens - can your family find them! The annual Scarecrow Trail is back and begins at 10am on Saturday.

Entry is free but a trail map which includes a voting slip for your favourite creation costs £1.50. You can also make some scarecrow crafts to take home for £2 per person. Refreshments will be available from the Tower House terrace (11am to 3pm) and at the catering facility at Toddler’s Cove. To learn more click here.

Tabby McTat at the EM Forster Theatre
Tabby McTat at the EM Forster Theatre

6 Tabby McTat, EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge
Saturday, October 13

A heartwarming tale of friendship and loyalty will be told in the stage adaptation of Tabby McTat. Coming from the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales the show, with original songs, is set to be hugely popular with Julia Donaldson fans. The EMF Theatre is running two performances on the Saturday - at 2pm and 4pm - and tickets cost £12.

Also on family performance days will be colouring and drawing available in the foyer with the cafe bar also open 45 minutes before each performance for refreshments.

To book tickets for either show telephone the box office, which is open 9.30am until 2.30pm Monday to Friday, on 01732 304241 or visit www.emftheatre.com to book tickets online.

Take the dog for a walk and raise money for charity
Take the dog for a walk and raise money for charity

7 The Big Dog Walk, Leeds Castle

Sunday, October 14

Guide Dogs are back at Leeds Castle with 'The Big Dog Walk'.

Take the family and your pet on this 2.5 mile walk through the castle's gorgeous surroundings. You will start at 11am (arrive by 10.30am) in the Upper Parkland of Leeds Castle. Entry to the walk is free but all dogs are encouraged to raise at least £35. To register your place and receive further information/sponsor form please contact the Maidstone office of Guide Dogs 0345 143 0214 or visit the Leeds Castle website.

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