Things to do this weekend in Kent including Canterbury's new inflatable park and Chinese New Year parades

It's a busy weekend in Kent with the start of Chinese New Year celebrations and the opening of Kent's first inflatable park.

Here's a round-up of some of the best events taking place across the county this Saturday and Sunday:

The huge inflatables will be up and running from Saturday, January 25
The huge inflatables will be up and running from Saturday, January 25

Inflate N Play, Canterbury

Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26

Kent's first inflatable park opens this weekend. Based at Canterbury Academy it will open on weekends and school holidays. Tickets for this weekend - and further sessions - are now available to pre-book. To learn more about the attraction and for details about how to book read more here.

Last year's parade in Chatham High Street
Last year's parade in Chatham High Street

Chinese New Year celebrations, Chatham and Maidstone

Saturday, January 25

Chinese New Year celebrations take place in Chatham and Maidstone town centres this weekend. Parades, singing, live music and plenty of colour and costume will be part of the free events. To learn more about each parade, how to catch it and other Chinese New Year events happening throughout Kent in the next few days please click here.

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Saturday, January 25 to Monday, January 27

Could you spare an hour of your time to help our feathered friends? People across Kent can spend just 60 minutes recording the birds and other wildlife found in their gardens or nearby green spaces in order to contribute to a wider survey by the RSPB. To get involved and sign your family up to help, please visit www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/

The Kent Area Group of the G Scale model railway society will hold a show in Teynham
The Kent Area Group of the G Scale model railway society will hold a show in Teynham

Model Railway Show, Teynham near Sittingbourne

Sunday, January 26

Tickets are just £1 for children and £2.50 for adults to go and see the large layouts on display at this Model Railway Show. With both electric and live steam power there will be lots to see and learn.

Refreshments will be available and car parking is free. The event takes place from 11am until 4pm at Teynham Village Hall in Belle Friday Close.

Trainmaster Kent
Trainmaster Kent

Trainmaster Kent, Wigmore Scout Hut, Gillingham

Sunday, January 26

Train-themed play events are taking place in Gillingham this weekend. Perfect for train-mad tots, there are tickets to purchase for two sessions on Sunday.

There will be toys. layouts, crafts, ride-ons and refreshments all as part of the classes. To learn more and book your child's space please click here.

For more family-related news and events happening across Kent please visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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