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Half term fun for families across Kent

Half term fun for families across Kent

Halloween-themed activities and autumnal trails are among the days out on offer at attractions across Kent this half term holidays. Here's our guide:

Family’s haunted house is fa-boo-lous

Family’s haunted house is fa-boo-lous

Gravestones, a scorched scarecrow and a 7ft clown are just some of the spook-tacular decorations at one family’s haunted Halloween house.

Half term fun for families across Kent

Half term fun for families across Kent

Halloween-themed activities and autumnal trails are among the days out on offer at attractions across Kent this half term holidays. Here's our guide:

Festive film screenings at half term

Festive film screenings at half term

Christmas is coming early as one Kent cinema is set to screen festive films two months ahead, in half term.

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl swaps guitar for bedtime book

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl swaps guitar for bedtime book

Chart-topping guitarist Dave Grohl has been named at the latest star to read a bedtime story and he's chosen one by a very famous fellow musician...

Death-defying circus acts coming to Kent

Death-defying circus acts coming to Kent

A circus featuring international acts including the death-defying Globe of Death, is coming to three Kent towns.

Fireworks hit by supply issues ahead of Bonfire Night

Fireworks hit by supply issues ahead of Bonfire Night

The UK's stock of fireworks is the latest item to be hit by supply issues, which may lead to less availability and higher prices.

Five fabulous events for your weekend

Five fabulous events for your weekend

From battle re-enactments to bagging bargains and Mexican moments to raising much-needed funds, here's five ideas for things to do this weekend.

Donate your old LEGO for festive exhibition

Donate your old LEGO for festive exhibition

Organisers of a Christmas exhibition are appealing for people to donate their old LEGO bricks to help build a series of festive models.

Forties festival is back

Forties festival is back

A two-day vintage festival celebrating the fabulous '40s is back this weekend after a year's absence, with live music and displays.

Our guide to pantos in Kent this Christmas

Our guide to pantos in Kent this Christmas

Thinking of picking your panto tickets for this year? Here's our guide to the shows set to entertain us this Christmas across the county:

Ice skating tickets go on sale

Ice skating tickets go on sale

We may still be in shorts, but you can now buy tickets for ice skating, as a town's ice rink is set to return for the festive season.

On your bike this Sunday

On your bike this Sunday

Riders aged 12 and over are saddling up for a good cause this Sunday (September 12) at the KM Big Bike Ride - and it's not too late to join in.

World custard pie contest back with a splat

World custard pie contest back with a splat

Flan-flinging is back for 2021 as one of the county's most eccentric events returns this weekend after a year's cancellation.

Bluewater welcomes back Christmas grotto event

Bluewater welcomes back Christmas grotto event

A shopping centre is set to bring back its immersive Christmas grotto experience this winter and has announced the dates tickets will go on sale.

New soft play centre to open

New soft play centre to open

A new soft play centre is set to open on the former base of an international male hair products grooming firm, it has been revealed.

The perfect summertime pastime: sunflower picking

The perfect summertime pastime: sunflower picking

A farm which has seen its pumpkin picking popularity soar over the last five years has branched out into sunflower picking for the first time.

What's on this bank holiday weekend

What's on this bank holiday weekend

From country fairs and family festivals to live music, stage shows and plant hunting, there's lots going on across Kent this bank holiday weekend.

Blue heartthrob to star in Kent panto

Blue heartthrob to star in Kent panto

A singer who is a contestant in this year's Celebrity Masterchef, will be taking the title role in a panto this Christmas.

Charity's colourful fun run is back

Charity's colourful fun run is back

The annual Colour Me Purple fun run is back to raise money for the Wisdom Hospice after being cancelled last year because of Covid lockdowns.

Cathedral to transport guests into space

Cathedral to transport guests into space

A sound and light extravaganza is coming to Rochester Cathedral which promises to transport visitors into space.

When to see the Red Arrows this weekend

When to see the Red Arrows this weekend

The Red Arrows will be putting on a show in the skies over Kent this weekend. Here's when to look out for the world famous display team.

HRVY to join Olly Murs in the county

HRVY to join Olly Murs in the county

Singer HRVY is set to join Olly Murs as a special guest at his gig later this summer in the county.

Free cinema tickets up for grabs

Free cinema tickets up for grabs

Outdoor cinema is returning to a popular park, and booking for free tickets opens soon.

Youngsters can go for gold

Youngsters can go for gold

Olympic gold medallist Adam Peaty will be heading to Kent after his win at Tokyo 2020 to teach children swimming skills.

Aerial photos display Kent's stunning summer mazes

Aerial photos display Kent's stunning summer mazes

Get lost in one of Kent's intricate maize mazes this summer, which have once again opened for the summer, each with its own unique theme.

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.

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