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World’s largest inflatable assault course coming back to Kent

World’s largest inflatable assault course coming back to Kent

A 25-metre inflatable obstacle course is returning to a popular park for three days this summer, with a new zone for kids.

Nature’s calling with Kent’s outdoor GeoAdventures

Nature’s calling with Kent’s outdoor GeoAdventures

GeoAdventures are a series of outdoor activities taking place in Kent this summer, including bat walks and river dipping.

Family days out for your summer calendar

Family days out for your summer calendar

From food and music festivals to mystery trails and jousting tournaments, we’ve got all the need-to-know dates for the summer holidays.

Seaside festival cancelled over lack of funding and safety fears

Seaside festival cancelled over lack of funding and safety fears

An annual water festival celebrating a town’s fishing industry has been cancelled following “safety” fears caused by a lack of funding.

Faye Tozer to star in Disney musical

Faye Tozer to star in Disney musical

The Steps singer will be taking on the role of villain Cruella De Vil in the musical adaptation of 101 Dalmatians.

X Factor boyband to headline seaside venue

X Factor boyband to headline seaside venue

Noughties heartthrobs JLS, known for songs like Everybody In Love and Beat Again, will perform a new show with “fresh elements” for fans.

Baa-rilliant! Shaun the Sheep trail launches

Baa-rilliant! Shaun the Sheep trail launches

More than 100 sculptures of an iconic character have appeared in a town centre as part of an interactive art trail.

Royal figures and brave knights to march in medieval parade

Royal figures and brave knights to march in medieval parade

Fanfares at the ready as a medieval pageant featuring knights, pilgrims, giants, kings and queens is coming this summer.

Parades, bands and air displays to honour armed forces

Parades, bands and air displays to honour armed forces

Two huge events celebrating this year’s Armed Forces Day, including a Red Arrows aerial display, are coming to Kent.

The best of Kent’s colourful carnivals

The best of Kent’s colourful carnivals

See extravagant floats and creative costumes at your nearest carnival this summer. Here’s where you can find them.

Theatre reopening delayed

Theatre reopening delayed

Plans to reopen a theatre which was found to have reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete in the roof have been delayed.

Summer blockbusters hitting the big screen this year

Summer blockbusters hitting the big screen this year

From Pixar’s Inside Out 2 to the next installment of Despicable Me here are the must-see movies are coming out this summer.

Countdown to Shaun the Sheep family-friendly art trail

Countdown to Shaun the Sheep family-friendly art trail

More than fifty unique sculptures of Shaun the Sheep will appear at landmarks across a town centre later this month.

TV and film stars to appear at gaming festival

TV and film stars to appear at gaming festival

The festival boasts celebrity guests, retro and VR games, cosplayers, life-sized DnD and nerf battles.

Children send in thousands of drawings for My Dad

Children send in thousands of drawings for My Dad

School children from across Kent and Medway have been creating Father’s Day drawings to show dads how much they matter.

Swing singers and bomb squads to gather for new 1940s festival

Swing singers and bomb squads to gather for new 1940s festival

The festival will honour 80 years since the D-Day landings with re-enactments, live music, vintage vehicles and a bomb disposal school.

Who’s playing at Dreamland this summer?

Who’s playing at Dreamland this summer?

Find out which big names will be joining the likes of Becky Hill, Bryan Adams and Madness at the Kent coast this summer.

Our guide to a brilliant bank holiday

Our guide to a brilliant bank holiday

Get stuck into obstacle courses, teddy bears picnics and foodie festivals with the family over the late May bank holiday weekend.

Set off on a family adventure this May half term

Set off on a family adventure this May half term

From wild animals to wartime code-breakers, there’s not a dull moment to be had during the school holidays.

Travel back in time with 1940s festival

Travel back in time with 1940s festival

A Kent railway is putting on a retro festival with swing music, vintage stalls, living history displays and classic cars.

Classic car show rolls into town

Classic car show rolls into town

One of the county’s biggest retro car shows, with steam vehicles, free bus rides and live music, is gearing up for its return.

‘Miracle babies’ to take part in charity’s anniversary run

‘Miracle babies’ to take part in charity’s anniversary run

Some of the 1,200 people helped by a special care baby unit each year will be among those taking part in a run to mark its milestone birthday.

Brick by brick: Lego festival returns to Kent

Brick by brick: Lego festival returns to Kent

The festival has loose bricks, vintage sets, speed-building competitions and jaw-dropping large-scale Lego displays.

Maypoles and Morris dancers: your guide to the May Day weekend

Maypoles and Morris dancers: your guide to the May Day weekend

From Star Wars festivals to doggy days out, we’ve got 15 great ideas to keep the family entertained over the early May bank holiday.

Show-stopping outdoor theatre coming to Kent this summer

Show-stopping outdoor theatre coming to Kent this summer

Sit back, relax and enjoy spectacular open-air performances from some of the country’s best theatre companies over the coming months.

Dates confirmed for Christmas light trail

Dates confirmed for Christmas light trail

A second festive light trail featuring jaw-dropping installations has announced it will return this year. Find out how to book your tickets.

Warning for Swifties as ticket scams surge

Warning for Swifties as ticket scams surge

Ticket scams are said to be ‘flooding’ social media with Taylor Swift fans being heavily targeted ahead of the UK leg of her Eras Tour in June.

Barbie among films to play at free outdoor cinema

Barbie among films to play at free outdoor cinema

An outdoor cinema, which offers views over the English Channel, will return this summer and show new releases as well as fan favourites.

McFly singer Tom Fletcher brings children’s book to life

McFly singer Tom Fletcher brings children’s book to life

Monsters, aliens and unicorns are coming to the stage with a live adaptation of the popstar’s Who’s In Your Book series

Annual lambing weekend could see up to 10,000 visitors

Annual lambing weekend could see up to 10,000 visitors

The springtime event, which returns this month, has seen large crowds flock to see the newborn lambs in previous years.

'Bluey's theatre show is joyful, moving and all-too-relatable'

'Bluey's theatre show is joyful, moving and all-too-relatable'

Bluey’s Big Play, which comes to Kent this week, is every bit as hilarious, joyful and moving as the hugely-popular TV series, writes our reviewer.

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