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A Dickensian Christmas celebration

A Dickensian Christmas celebration

Costumed characters, candlelit parades, carols and Christmas markets. Here's our guide to this weekend's Dickensian Christmas in Kent.

Festive fun for all the family

Festive fun for all the family

If you're looking for a Christmas-themed weekend in Kent with the kids, don't miss our pick of the best events.

How to take part in Christmas Jumper Day

How to take part in Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper Day takes place this year on Friday, December 13. Here's everything you need to know about taking part.

24 Elf on the Shelf adventures

24 Elf on the Shelf adventures

Homes across Kent are about to witness an invasion of pint-sized pixies. Here's a guide to some of the mischief you may face.

More play sessions for train-mad tots

More play sessions for train-mad tots

A company which launched train-themed play sessions in Kent two months ago is now expanding with more sessions across the county.

Free storytelling with Santa

Free storytelling with Santa

Children can settle down in a magical log cabin for storytelling sessions with Father Christmas - and the entire experience is free.

Little Mix announce Kent date

Little Mix announce Kent date

Girl group Little Mix have announced they will play in Kent next year as part of their Summer 2020 tour.

Festive fun for your weekend

Festive fun for your weekend

Give your family all the festive feels with one of these fantastic Christmas events happening this weekend.

Voice of Elsa to read Cbeebies Bedtime Story

Voice of Elsa to read Cbeebies Bedtime Story

Free advent calendars and the announcement that Idina Menzel will read a Bedtime Story - we took ahead to the release of Frozen 2 this weekend.

John Lewis dragon arrives at Kent store

John Lewis dragon arrives at Kent store

Families can have their photo taken with Excitable Edgar - the star of the latest John Lewis advert - at a Kent store in the run-up to Christmas.

Mums invited to Clip n Climb

Mums invited to Clip n Climb

If you're a mum who has always fancied trying out the indoor climbing centres you take the kids to - now's your chance with ladies-only sessions.

Things to do this weekend

Things to do this weekend

There's some top theatre shows in the county this weekend and the Christmas lights are going up. Here's our pick of the best events for families.

Visit Santa in Kent

Visit Santa in Kent

If you've yet to book your family's visit to Father Christmas, here's our guide to Kent's grottos and how to get your tickets.

Relaxed performance of panto

Relaxed performance of panto

A panto is putting on a 'relaxed performance' amongst its shows to help those with additional needs enjoy some festive fun with their families.

Catch Elf on the big screen

Catch Elf on the big screen

Family favourite Elf is returning to a Kent cinema as part of festive film screenings.

Ice rink, grotto and market all under one roof

Ice rink, grotto and market all under one roof

A town's popular Christmas event is back promising a Winter Wonderland packed full of things to do for families.

Things to do this weekend in Kent

Things to do this weekend in Kent

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Here's some suggestions.

Selfie Factory becomes 'elfie Factory

Selfie Factory becomes 'elfie Factory

The Selfie Factory is back in Kent bringing with it a number of fun festive photo opportunities for the run up to Christmas.

The final fireworks flourish

The final fireworks flourish

There's still time to catch a fireworks display or bonfire with the family. Here's where...

Halloween trick or treat etiquette

Halloween trick or treat etiquette

Trick or treat is one of the most popular Halloween activities but it's important to make sure everyone stays safe — here's our list of dos and donts.

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Halloween trick or treat etiquette

Halloween trick or treat etiquette

Trick or treat is one of the most popular Halloween activities but it's important to make sure everyone stays safe — here's our list of dos and donts.

Laser show to replace bonfire

Laser show to replace bonfire

A fireworks display will not include a bonfire this year and instead is being replaced with a laser show to music.

Christmas experience for children with additional needs

Christmas experience for children with additional needs

A Kent attraction is offering a Christmas experience this year for children with autism or other sensory difficulties.

Things to do this weekend

Things to do this weekend

There's more than just fireworks happening in Kent this weekend. See our round-up of things to do here...

Pantomimes in Kent this Christmas

Pantomimes in Kent this Christmas

Are you struggling to decide which panto to take the kids to this year? Here's our guide to the shows on at theatres across the county.

Things to do this weekend

Things to do this weekend

See out half term in style with one of these fantastic weekend events.

Take the kids to a Christmas lights switch-on

Take the kids to a Christmas lights switch-on

Fireworks, live music, festive countdowns and lots of guaranteed fun. Here's our guide to Kent's switch-on events which kick off next month.

Fright at the Museum

Fright at the Museum

A Kent museum is being transformed into a haunted house this Friday and Saturday in the perfect Halloween event for kids. All the details here.

8 ways to welcome half term with the kids

8 ways to welcome half term with the kids

Kick start the kids' half term break with a family outing. We've rounded up eight of the best happening this weekend.

Halloween half term fun day

Halloween half term fun day

Magic up some spooky treats when a Halloween fun day flies in with cooking, fancy dress, face painting and pumpkin carving.

Have a swell time at Annie the Musical

Have a swell time at Annie the Musical

It might be 1930s America in the midst of The Great Depression but an outing to Annie will ensure your family don't leave without a smile.

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