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Our guide to summer holidays fun across Kent

Our guide to summer holidays fun across Kent

School's nearly out and the summer holidays are coming. Here's our guide to what's on where across the county to keep the kids happy.

Outdoor pool to reopen after two years of closure

Outdoor pool to reopen after two years of closure

A popular paddling pool and rapids that has been closed for two years due to the pandemic is set to reopen at last in time for the summer holidays.

The Beach set to make a return for summer

The Beach set to make a return for summer

A popular beach attraction with funfair rides and sand is set to return to a Kent shopping centre for the school summer holidays.

Palace gardens ready for first picnic visitors

Palace gardens ready for first picnic visitors

Buckingham Palace visitors will enjoy picnics on the royal lawns for the first time this Friday and there are still tickets on sale for the summer.

Zoo bans scooters, skateboards and bikes

Zoo bans scooters, skateboards and bikes

A popular Kent zoo has banned children's skateboards, scooters and bikes from its site.

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England's longest zip wire opens at Bluewater

England's longest zip wire opens at Bluewater

England's longest and fastest zip wire has opened at Bluewater, the first of nine new adventure attractions set for the shopping centre.

Aquapark and watersports lake given the go ahead

Aquapark and watersports lake given the go ahead

A water sports and inflatable water park is to be built in East Kent after the project was granted permission.

Polar Express train tickets on sale today

Polar Express train tickets on sale today

Tickets go on sale today for The Polar Express Train Ride, based on the popular children's story, which is pulling into Kent this Christmas.

'It was freezing but we can't wait to go back'

'It was freezing but we can't wait to go back'

What's it like to take the plunge at Kent's new Aqua Park? One family, celebrating a birthday, went to find out...

Everything you need to know about the Elmer art trail

Everything you need to know about the Elmer art trail

With Elmer and his friends marching into town this weekend, here's what to expect from the Big Heart of Kent Parade.

Kent's best beaches: The complete guide

Kent's best beaches: The complete guide

Heading to the beach in Kent as the temperature rises? Here's your guide to the county's best.

Free attraction tickets up for grabs

Free attraction tickets up for grabs

The popular annual ticket giveaway to Kent's attractions, the Kent Big Weekend, is to return this summer and the ballot for free tickets is now open.

Make Dad's day this Father's Day

Make Dad's day this Father's Day

Wondering how to treat Dad this Father's Day? We've found days out from racing and railways to enjoying beer and the Euros across Kent to choose from.

Bluewater unveils new Hungry Caterpillar attraction

Bluewater unveils new Hungry Caterpillar attraction

Bluewater's Hungry Caterpillar-themed trail has a new attraction for half term, as it is announced the author of the story Eric Carle has died.

Register now for Polar Express Train Ride

Register now for Polar Express Train Ride

The Polar Express Train Ride, based on the popular children's story, is pulling into Kent this Christmas. Here's how to get your golden tickets:

Things to do this half term

Things to do this half term

With many Kent attractions now open indoor and out there's lots going on this bank holiday weekend and half term holidays. See our guide here:

Nine Kent beaches among best in the world

Nine Kent beaches among best in the world

Already thinking about where to take the kids when the weather eventually improves? Nine beaches in Kent have been awarded a prestigious Blue Flag.

Eight rides to reopen at Dreamland

Eight rides to reopen at Dreamland

Bosses have announced eight rides at one of the most popular amusement parks in Kent are set to reopen.

Unlimited play for adventure golf fans

Unlimited play for adventure golf fans

Pirate Cove has launched a range of off-peak passes for families itching to get on the course during term time.

Things to do this weekend in Kent

Things to do this weekend in Kent

From tractor rides and lambs to festivals and bluebells, here's some suggestions of things to do across the bank holiday weekend in Kent.

First look at new multi-million pound theme park land

First look at new multi-million pound theme park land

Legoland has shared a first look inside its new attraction Land of Mythica, which includes flying and water rides.

Take the kids on a picnic...at the palace!

Take the kids on a picnic...at the palace!

Buckingham Palace is to allow visitors to picnic on its lawn. Here's how you can swap your favourite picnic spot for one at the Palace this summer:

Kent could be home to Europe's fastest rollercoaster

Kent could be home to Europe's fastest rollercoaster

A multi-billion pound theme park project has revealed the first glimpses into a new "prehistoric" area of the park featuring rollercoasters.

Birds of prey displays ready for take-off

Birds of prey displays ready for take-off

Spectacular birds of prey displays will resume next month at one popular Kent attraction where a family ticket is just £25.

Free paddling pool could start charging

Free paddling pool could start charging

Free days out could end, at an outdoor splash pool that attracts families from all over Kent...

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Centre's climbing walls to open

Centre's climbing walls to open

There will be more attractions to keep shoppers busy when Gravity Rocks, the indoor climbing attraction at Bluewater, reopens this weekend.

Charges could come in at 'free' paddling pool

Charges could come in at 'free' paddling pool

A council has granted a lease that could see a £2 entry fee being issued at a popular splash pool in future years

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Aqua park to open at lakes

Aqua park to open at lakes

A new inflatable water park is going to open at a popular lakeside attraction next month. Here's how to be amongst the first to visit:

New mini golf course for Kent

New mini golf course for Kent

A nine-hole mini golf course has opened in Kent where a round is just over £2!

The Kent animal parks now open

The Kent animal parks now open

Wild animal parks in Kent have been given the green light to reopen on Monday, April 12. Here's all you need to know about visiting one in Kent:

Kent parks perfect for a play date

Kent parks perfect for a play date

If you're making plans to see friends or family outside during the holidays, here's 30 parks and open spaces in Kent where you could meet.

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