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Toy shop's giveaway on opening day

Toy shop's giveaway on opening day

A Bluewater toy shop is celebrating the reopening of its store on Monday after lockdown with a goody bag giveaway.

Take the kids to the movies

Take the kids to the movies

Drive-in cinemas are making a comeback with the lighter warmer evenings. Here's where you can catch a family film from this month.

Open air theatre ready to return

Open air theatre ready to return

Blankets and chairs at the ready! Outdoor theatre is returning to Kent and there's some fantastic open air shows for families this spring and summer.

Children's art lessons in Kent

Children's art lessons in Kent

Have your children enjoyed getting creative in lockdown? Art lessons for children and teenagers are beginning in Kent this April. Learn more here:

Easter events in Kent

Easter events in Kent

From nature trails to egg hunts, we round up all of the Easter activities happening in Kent this weekend and throughout the school holidays:

Craft, sing and dance at virtual Easter event

Craft, sing and dance at virtual Easter event

Families are being encouraged to join in with thousands of girl guides at their spring social event, taking place virtually on YouTube next month.

Making lockdown birthdays magical

Making lockdown birthdays magical

As parents continue to find unique ways to make children's lockdown birthdays magical, one party company in Kent believes it has the answer.

Christmas lights trail tickets on sale

Christmas lights trail tickets on sale

We may still be eagerly anticipating the official start to spring, but Christmas at Bedgebury tickets are available to buy from this week.

Tickets available for new Olly Murs date

Tickets available for new Olly Murs date

Pop star Olly Murs has announced his tour date in Kent has had to be pushed back, but will still go ahead this year and tickets are still available.

Join largest free kids party ever

Join largest free kids party ever

Children's entertainers who would ordinarily be running parties in Kent are turning to Zoom to set a world record and need your help!

Pip and Posy top hop into TV screens

Pip and Posy top hop into TV screens

Axel Scheffler's Pip and Posy books are being turned into a television series by the makers of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.

How to get your copy of My Mum

How to get your copy of My Mum

We are getting ready to publish thousands of children's My Mum drawings ahead of Mother's Day. Here's how to get your copy of the special pull-out:

Elmer sculpture trail is back!

Elmer sculpture trail is back!

A colourful art trail based on a world famous children's book character is back this summer bringing some much needed joy to a town centre.

Prestigious Gold Blue Peter badge for Tony

Prestigious Gold Blue Peter badge for Tony

A brave little boy from Kent is being given a prestigious Gold Blue Peter badge alongside celebrities Marcus Rashford and Greta Thunberg.

Climate change art competiton launches

Climate change art competiton launches

Is your child passionate about the planet? This competition, where winners' work will be shown to world leaders, may be the ideal lockdown activity.

50 things to do with the kids at home

50 things to do with the kids at home

Not sure how to keep the kids amused during half term? Here's 50 suggestions of things to do for anyone in need of fresh inspiration...

Mueum's indoor at-home activities

Mueum's indoor at-home activities

From jewellery design to becoming a museum curator - a Kent museum is trying to help parents keep kids busy with some fun activities to do at home.

Free singing classes for youngsters in lockdown

Free singing classes for youngsters in lockdown

A performing arts group is supporting children's mental health by offering free singing classes, which has proven benefits for wellbeing.

Is your family passionate about exercise?

Is your family passionate about exercise?

A charity is seeking family ambassadors to join the launch of mile-long community walking events in Kent towns this summer.

Forget home school - join the School of Rock

Forget home school - join the School of Rock

Are you ready to rock out? Tickets have gone on sale to see popular musical School of Rock in Kent at the end of the year.

Six ways to boost your family's mental health

Six ways to boost your family's mental health

Encouraging better mental health is a big part of Children's Mental Health Week but how best can this be achieved?

Join this weekend's Big Garden Birdwatch

Join this weekend's Big Garden Birdwatch

The largest wildlife survey in the world is happening this weekend - the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch - and anyone in Kent can take part. Here's how:

Celebrate a lockdown birthday in Kent

Celebrate a lockdown birthday in Kent

From online panic rooms to giant balloon models and virtual magic. We look at ways to celebrate a lockdown birthday in Kent...

Take kids on fire station tour

Take kids on fire station tour

Kent Fire and Rescue Service is holding a virtual open day to show youngsters in lockdown around one of its fire stations.

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.

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