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Free ballet lessons for all under sixes

Free ballet lessons for all under sixes

One of Kent's most popular classes for children is opening its classes to all children under six, free of charge.

Tom Gates to hit TV screens

Tom Gates to hit TV screens

The Tom Gates book series is to be turned into a television series starting later this month.

Free stream of Marlowe panto

Free stream of Marlowe panto

Kent's biggest theatre has created a free stream of its pantomime this year which is available to watch until January.

Will you join Christmas Eve bell ringing?

Will you join Christmas Eve bell ringing?

Families are being asked to ring bells on their doorstep on Christmas Eve as part of a campaign to combat loneliness and help Santa on his way...

Lights trail on for longer

Lights trail on for longer

A festive lights trail has decided to extend its run further into January due to overwhelming popularity.

Two Kent stops for new Disney musical

Two Kent stops for new Disney musical

Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks is being brought to life in a magical new musical and will stop at two Kent theatres next year.

Village holds festive advent walk

Village holds festive advent walk

A Kent village is unveiling 24 festive windows this month to give families a covid-secure Christmas outing to enjoy.

7 Christmas movie activities

7 Christmas movie activities

Looking for things for the kids to do? Here's some activities to try connected to 7 of our favourite Christmas films.

Extra dates for Drive In Winter Wonderland

Extra dates for Drive In Winter Wonderland

Two further dates have been added to Kent's first Christmas drive-thru event which is taking place later this month.

Christmas arrives at Bluewater

Christmas arrives at Bluewater

Despite initial concerns that some events may not be able to go ahead as planned both the rice rink and festive experience at Bluewater are now open.

24 Elf on the Shelf adventures for 2020

24 Elf on the Shelf adventures for 2020

Homes across Kent are experiencing an invasion of pint-sized pixies. Here's some of the mischief to be prepared for even in a global pandemic...

Green light for outdoor Grinch trail

Green light for outdoor Grinch trail

A Grinch-themed outdoor trail will go ahead this December, along with other Christmas events, despite Kent's move to Tier 3 restrictions.

Are you ready for Christmas Jumper Day?

Are you ready for Christmas Jumper Day?

Christmas Jumper Day is going ahead this year, despite coronavirus. Here's all the ways that you can get involved this year:

Book a doorstep meeting with Santa

Book a doorstep meeting with Santa

Meet Santa safely on the doorstep of your home this Christmas thanks to the work of one Kent theatre who has teamed up with elves at the North Pole.

Grotto hopes to go ahead next month

Grotto hopes to go ahead next month

A grotto, which has run in a Kent town for 8 years, says it is desperately hoping it can welcome children to meet Santa this year.

5 things to do this weekend in Kent

5 things to do this weekend in Kent

Are you struggling with the thought of amusing the kids over another weekend in lockdown? Here's some suggestions of things to do...

Advent calendars for all the family

Advent calendars for all the family

Yet to organise this year's advent calendars? We take a look at some of those still available for all the family...

Extra dates for Zoom with Santa

Extra dates for Zoom with Santa

More dates for personalised calls with Santa have been added following huge interest from families since the start of the second lockdown.

Cbeebies ready for Christmas show

Cbeebies ready for Christmas show

There's no cinema screenings or theatre audience but Cbeebies says its Christmas show is a real treat...

Kent's first drive-thru Christmas event

Kent's first drive-thru Christmas event

A drive-thru winter wonderland, Chrsitmas concert and fireworks display are all part of an event planned for Kent next month. Ticket details here:

Writing to Santa and how to get a reply

Writing to Santa and how to get a reply

Children have around a month to write to Santa if they wish to get a reply. Here's where to send letters and how to hear back from the North Pole...

Free Bonfire Night activities to do at home

Free Bonfire Night activities to do at home

A free pack of activities to mark Bonfire Night is being made available to families now looking for things to do with the kids indoors.

Stay indoors this Halloween say councils

Stay indoors this Halloween say councils

Families in Kent and Medway are being urged to stay home and not trick or treat on Halloween, despite government rules allowing for celebrations.

Things to do this weekend in Kent

Things to do this weekend in Kent

Get your spook on for the remainder of the half term holiday with one of these events happening in Kent this weekend.

Drive-in fireworks display to go ahead

Drive-in fireworks display to go ahead

After most 2020 displays were cancelled due to Covid, this might be one of the only ways to see fireworks this November.

Bluewater confirms ice rink's return

Bluewater confirms ice rink's return

Bluewater's ice rink is back this Christmas and tickets are now on sale.

15 half term events in Kent kids will love

15 half term events in Kent kids will love

Looking to make the most of the half term holiday in Kent? We've a run down of things to do, events you can book and the days out on offer...

Halloween happenings at Bluewater

Halloween happenings at Bluewater

From an spooky outdoor trail to magical film screenings, Bluewater is offering families a Halloween-themed half term adventure.

M&S unveils Halloween caterpillar Frankencolin

M&S unveils Halloween caterpillar Frankencolin

M&S has unveiled its biggest ever Halloween range to help families enjoy a fright night in this year, including this themed Colin the Caterpillar.

Rush expected for garden centre grotto tickets

Rush expected for garden centre grotto tickets

An extremely popular grotto, which always experiences a rush for tickets, has announced when tickets will go on sale this year.

Halloween events in Kent you'll need to book

Halloween events in Kent you'll need to book

Feeling organised? Restrictions mean many half term and Halloween events are pre-book only. We've rounded up those with tickets now on sale:

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