What can you do with the kids in Kent this weekend?

by Ellis Stephenson

A warm and sunny weekend is on the cards say the forecasters!

And there is plenty happening in Kent for those looking to get out and enjoy it.

Enjoy the best of the weekend's weather with one of our seven suggestions of things to do:

Le Cirque de France brings the family-run show to March Farm
Le Cirque de France brings the family-run show to March Farm

1) Santus Circus, Canterbury

All weekend

Le Cirque de France brings the family-run show to March Farm in Sturry Road, CT2 0AA, with acts including foot juggling, hula hoop, clowns and death-defying acts. Open from 2pm to 9pm. Details of shows and running times at santuscircus.com.

People are being invited to get involved in the morning birdwatch
People are being invited to get involved in the morning birdwatch

2) Morning bird walk, Dering Wood, Pluckley

Saturday, April 21

Join woodland volunteers to hear the morning birdsong, identify species and spot birds from 7am to 9am on Saturday, April 21 at the wood near Pluckley for £10. Book at woodlandtrusttickets.cloudvenue.co.uk.

3) Dragon Day, Maidstone Museum

Saturday, April 21

Meet Flame the dragon at Maidstone Museum in Earl Street on Saturday, April 21 from 10am for St George's Day. Follow a flag trail and make your own dragon. Entry to the museum is free but there is a small charge for crafts. For details call 01622 602838.

Local crafts and produce will be on sale. Picture: Tony Flashman
Local crafts and produce will be on sale. Picture: Tony Flashman

4) Farmers' market & vintage and craft fair, Little Fant Farm, Maidstone

Sunday, April 22

The market and vintage and craft fair on Sunday, April 22 is a family day with stalls, local crafts and produce. Open between 11am and 3pm. It is held the second Sunday at the farm in Farleigh Lane, Maidstone.

One child's journey to come to terms with dragons (1477460)
One child's journey to come to terms with dragons (1477460)

5) You've Got Dragons, EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge

Sunday, April 22

Lots of people get them; bad dreams, swirly tummy, feeling prickly. And sometimes they make you feel alone. So, what can a young child with a bad case of the dragons do?

You've Got Dragons is a tale of one child's journey with the dragons we all sometimes face. Suitable for children aged three and up the show takes place at 2pm and 4pm on Sunday.

Book at emftheatre.com at £9 per person or call 01732 304241.

6) Model railway rides, Cascades Leisure Centre, Gravesend

Sunday, April 22

Miniature trains will be running at the track close to the leisure centre in Thong Lane, Gravesend. Rides are just 50p and run between 2pm and 5pm. For details visit gmmes.co.uk.

The Tulip Festival will take place at Hever Castle
The Tulip Festival will take place at Hever Castle

7) Tulip Festival, Hever Castle

From Wednesday, April 18 until Friday, April 27

A whopping 20,000 tulips are set to be in bloom at Hever Castle for the Tulip Festival. Enjoy the displays, take on the tulip trail or take the kids to the new and interactive adventure playground. The festival runs across this weekend. Details at hevercastle.co.uk.

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