Ashford's summer holiday events as part of Loveashford.com campaign

by Lauren Abbott

Giant games, arts and crafts and plenty of fun for all the family!

Ashford town centre has a jam packed August full of events to keep shoppers and their tribe's entertained.

From regular weekday craft activities for children to DJs and dog shows at the weekend, there is entertainment galore until the kids return to school.

Make and Take sessions take place twice a week
Make and Take sessions take place twice a week

And with so many free events in the coming weeks, it is all ideally suited to keeping the kids busy on a budget.

Every Tuesday and Thursday between 11am and 4pm are Make and Take workshops in County Square Shopping Centre, where children and their families can join a themed craft session with activities ranging from mug decorating and superhero mask making to mural art.

Take your children along to the superhero mask workshop
Take your children along to the superhero mask workshop

While weekend fun includes outdoor theatre shows, dance performances and of course Ashford Dog Show on Saturday, August 18!

Here is a run down of some of the events taking place this month, to register for free tickets to the dog show, dance show and outdoor theatre shows click here.

Tuesday, August 7

Fairytale themed crafts

Thursday, August 9

Decorate a mug workshop

Saturday, August 11

11am to 2pm: Live music on the bandstand by Revelation Ashford, cupcake decorating competition in Park Mall, and street entertainment in the High Street.

Tuesday, August 14

Make bird puppets from around the world

Thursday, August 16

Under the sea themed art

Saturday, August 18

11am – 2pm: Ashford Dog Show in North Street

Tuesday, August 21

Make superhero masks

Thursday, August 23

Make and take countryside creatures and join the big rabbit sculpture inspired by Peter Rabbit

Friday, August 24

10.30am to 5pm: Crazy golf and table tennis tables in Middle Row

11am and 1pm: Outdoor theatre performance by Wiley Wolf in the Lower High Street

Saturday, August 25

10.30am to 5pm: Table tennis tables in Middle Row

11am and 1pm: STAMP! Kids music workshop in the Lower High Street

11am to 2:30pm Live music on the bandstand by Revelation Ashford

4pm to 6pm: Live DJ on the bandstand playing chill out tunes

Sunday, August 26

10.30am to 5pm: Table tennis tables in Middle Row

2pm to 4pm: Table tennis tournament in Middle Row

4pm to 6pm: Live DJ on the bandstand playing chill out tunes

Monday, August 27

10.30am to 5pm: Table tennis tables in Middle Row

11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm – Ashford Dance Show by Liv2Dance in various town centre locations.

Tuesday, August 28

Mini mosaic crafts

Thursday, August 30

Giant sea sculpture workshop and make and take lighthouses, sailing boats, ice creams and fish.

Visit Loveashford.com for the latest details.

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