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More to reopen at Castle

More to reopen at Castle

Leeds Castle is to reopen its historic castle to visitors and birds of prey displays are also set to resume. All the details here.

Things to do this weekend

Things to do this weekend

From jousting at Hever Castle, wartime weekends in Dover and outdoor fun at Swanley Park. Here's our round-up of some of the weekend's events.

Pantomime plans amid coronavirus

Pantomime plans amid coronavirus

Kent's biggest pantomime has said it won't open this Christmas whilst another in the county is making plans for socially distanced performances.

Things to do this weekend

Things to do this weekend

It's the first weekend of August. Here are a few things happening in Kent this weekend the family might like...

5 places to visit for a fiver

5 places to visit for a fiver

Struggling to make the pennies stretch this summer? Here are five Kent attractions where tickets are just £5 or a family could visit for £20 or less.

The Beach at Bluewater is back

The Beach at Bluewater is back

Bluewater's popular beach-side attraction is reopening this weekend, but there are changes in place to meet the latest government restrictions.

Outdoor mazes open in Kent

Outdoor mazes open in Kent

Looking for a socially distanced outing? Two outdoor mazes in the county are preparing to welcome visitors. Here's all the details..

Summer jousting returning to Kent

Summer jousting returning to Kent

A series of summer jousting tournaments will return to a Kent attraction from next month - but families must pre-book their spot. More details here.

Budding young poets urged to get writing

Budding young poets urged to get writing

An annual poetry contest for five to 18-year-olds cross Kent is urging young people to think about the planet, nature and climate change this year.

M&S Little Shop back with new summer range

M&S Little Shop back with new summer range

Youngsters keen to play 'shops' will want to get their hands on the latest M&S Little Shop miniatures released for summer.

Frozen 2 now on Disney+

Frozen 2 now on Disney+

The time has finally come! Disney+ has released Frozen 2 just in time for the weekend.

Odeon and Showcase cinemas to reopen

Odeon and Showcase cinemas to reopen

Two more Kent cinema chains have unveiled reopening plans - with one tempting customers back with £5 tickets.

Christmas lights trail puts tickets on sale

Christmas lights trail puts tickets on sale

Despite the scorching temperatures tickets for a Christmas lights trail are on sale - with proposed restrictions at the event because of coronavirus.

New date for Elmer art trail

New date for Elmer art trail

A new date has been confirmed for the much anticipated sculpture trail based on Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.

David Walliams returns with World's Worst Parents

David Walliams returns with World's Worst Parents

Best selling children's author David Walliams has written a new book for kids in lockdown which will be released next month.

Cinema chain releases reopening date

Cinema chain releases reopening date

A chain of cinemas is planning to welcome back movie-goers with Disney remake Mulan set to be one of the first family films to be shown.

Building children's brains in lockdown

Building children's brains in lockdown

Parents worried about the impact lockdown could be having on their child's development are being encouraged to sign up for fresh help.

Family pets wanted for virtual shows

Family pets wanted for virtual shows

Does your family own a gorgeous guinea pig or handsome hound? Here's how to enter them into one of the RSPCA's virtual pet shows this month.

Share your photos for Father's Day

Share your photos for Father's Day

Send us your photos and messages free ahead of Father's Day and we'll print them in a special keepsake supplement.

Football training can resume for young players

Football training can resume for young players

Small groups of players can now meet for fitness or football training under new rules for grassroots football set out by The Football Association.

Cbeebies and CBBC announce new shows for June

Cbeebies and CBBC announce new shows for June

June will see the arrival of two new TV shows for kids. We take a look at what's in-store for young viewers.

SpaceX rocket to reattempt blast off

SpaceX rocket to reattempt blast off

Here's when you'll be able to see the launch of SpaceX' Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon, the first privately-owned spacecraft to carry astronauts.

I Spy Nature festival takes off

I Spy Nature festival takes off

From making light traps for insects to pressing wild flowers and keeping nature journals. A museum's virtual festival will keep the kids busy.

J.K. Rowling seeks young illustrators for book out this week

J.K. Rowling seeks young illustrators for book out this week

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling will publish new children's book The Ickabog from this week and is looking for youngsters to illustrate it.

Fire station to hold virtual open day

Fire station to hold virtual open day

Budding young firefighters will love this fire station open day, with action-packed tours and demonstrations, when it is held online this week.

How to celebrate Elmer Day 2020

How to celebrate Elmer Day 2020

Kent's Elmer sculpture trail may have been postponed until next year but there's plenty of fun to be had with youngsters this weekend for Elmer Day.

Children wanted for world's biggest art lesson

Children wanted for world's biggest art lesson

Families are being asked to join popular children's illustrator Rob Biddulph in a record breaking attempt for the world's biggest art attack.

Park rangers appeal for 'Green Gang' members

Park rangers appeal for 'Green Gang' members

A Kent nature reserve, which remains closed to the public because of coronavirus, is encouraging families to get involved online instead.

Young riders back in the saddle

Young riders back in the saddle

Stables and yards can now gradually reopen as a result of changes in lockdown rules - enabling some children to also now resume their riding lessons.

Keep calm and celebrate VE Day 75 at home

Keep calm and celebrate VE Day 75 at home

There are lots of ways you can celebrate VE Day 75 on the bank holiday this week, including colouring our commemorative poster. Here's some ideas:

Lockdown birthday kits for families

Lockdown birthday kits for families

Party kits especially for a lockdown birthday bash can now be ordered online - including some virtual props for adults too.

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