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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.

Open air cinema across Kent this summer

Open air cinema across Kent this summer

There'll be movie magic under the stars at picturesque locations across the county this summer as the open air cinema season gets underway.

Be a citizen scientist and join the Big Butterfly Count

Be a citizen scientist and join the Big Butterfly Count

More than 100,000 people signed up last year to spend 15 minutes counting butterflies for conservationists. Here's how to get involved this year:

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.

You've seen the Moon, now it's back down to Earth

You've seen the Moon, now it's back down to Earth

You could feel like you have the whole world in your hands when an awe-inspiring sculpture of the Earth, made using NASA imagery, reaches Kent.

Colourful fun for all the family

Colourful fun for all the family

Chase the rainbow this summer at the KM Colour Run.

Saddle up for the KM Big Bike Ride

Saddle up for the KM Big Bike Ride

Riders from as young as 12 can get in a spin for the KM Big Bike Ride on Sunday

Get your game on for this festival

Get your game on for this festival

A huge family-friendly gaming festival is set to be staged in the county this weekend.

Watch The Open on the big screen while the kids play

Watch The Open on the big screen while the kids play

A mini golf course, funfair, bouncy castle and food and drink stall will accompany a big screen showing The Open in Kent this month.

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.

How to watch Disney's new film Luca

How to watch Disney's new film Luca

Disney and Pixar's latest underwater adventure is released today. Here's how to watch it.

Avengers star to read Cbeebies story

Avengers star to read Cbeebies story

Actor Tom Hiddleston is among the next group of celebrities getting ready to read a Cbeebies Bedtime Story.

Take a trip to the cinema for free

Take a trip to the cinema for free

Film fans can get free tickets to the cinema this weekend, as part of the National Lottery Cinema Weekend - all you need is a lottery ticket.

Elmer sculpture trail gets ready to launch

Elmer sculpture trail gets ready to launch

There are just days left until 51 unique Elmer sculptures thunder into a Kent town for a unique summer art trail.

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.

7 street games kids used to play

7 street games kids used to play

As the NSPCC says outdoor play could help bolster mental health after the pandemic, we look at street games kids often played in the 80s and 90s.

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:

GMB presenter to join Children's Awards

GMB presenter to join Children's Awards

Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins will host this year's exciting Children's Awards ceremony. Here's how to nominate a child you know:

Send us your drawings for Father's Day

Send us your drawings for Father's Day

It's Father's Day soon and we would love your children's drawings and messages for special supplements to celebrate.

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:

Rekindle summer vibes with your family tribe

Rekindle summer vibes with your family tribe

Organisers of the Neverworld festival have unveiled the smaller family festival weekend on offer in a Kent woodland this summer.

'It is the closest you can get to flying without being in a plane'

'It is the closest you can get to flying without being in a plane'

This is the view looks like from the top of England's fastest and longest zip line, about to open in Kent.

Learn to cook with Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge

Learn to cook with Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge

Footballer Marcus Rashford and chef Tom Kerridge have begun showing families how to cook cheap, easy, healthy meals. Here's how to join in:

County show postponed and 'scaled back'

County show postponed and 'scaled back'

The Kent County Show, due to take place in July, has been postponed and will be replaced by a "scaled back" event.

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.

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:

Can you survive a weekend with record breaker Ed Stafford?

Can you survive a weekend with record breaker Ed Stafford?

Discovery Channel star Ed Stafford has curated a series of family survival weekends in Kent this summer. Are you up for the challenge?

Disney confirms vaccine rules for UK holidays

Disney confirms vaccine rules for UK holidays

Disney's new UK Magic at Sea holidays go on sale on Friday. Here's all you need to know including its Covid vaccination policy.

Free football for kids

Free football for kids

The last of a series of free football sessions for youngsters takes place this weekend.

Joy of Six for theatre's reopening

Joy of Six for theatre's reopening

The smash hit West End musical Six will be the first show at a Kent theatre when it reopens in June.

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