Seven things to do with the family in Kent this weekend

by Jenna Dobbs

Take the kids on a day out to remember this weekend.

There is plenty happening across the county over the next few days.

My Kent Family has picked seven things perfect for your family and friends:

Emma Watson as Belle and Luke Evans as Gaston in Beauty And The Beast. Photo: PA Photo/Disney.
Emma Watson as Belle and Luke Evans as Gaston in Beauty And The Beast. Photo: PA Photo/Disney.

1 Outdoor cinema: Beauty and the Beast, Knole House and Park, Sevenoaks

Saturday, September 15 from 6.30pm to 10pm

Watch this tale as old as time surrounded by the historic charm of Knole's Green Court at the beautiful estate in Sevenoaks.

Experience the film under the stars, and revisit the exciting 2017 re-make of a Disney childhood favourite surrounded by the whole family.

Tonbridge Old Fire Station will also have a pop-up bar selling food and drink, alongside the essential popcorn machine.

Tickets cost £12 per adult and £7.50 for under 17s - find out more at nationaltrust.org.uk

Visitors enjoying pizza at last year's Faversham Food Festival
Visitors enjoying pizza at last year's Faversham Food Festival

2 Faversham Food Festival, Town Centre, Faversham

Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 from 10am to 5pm

Celebrate local food and drink at this fun, family-friendly festival where there really is something for everyone.

The free to enter event will include medieval-themed celebrations, complete with old-fashioned tasty treats.

Visitors can take part in an ale trail, teddy bears' picnic and children's fancy dress, and enjoy a range of live music.

For full details visit favershamfoodfestival.co.uk

3 Mexican Celebration Weekend, Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford

Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 from 11am to 5pm

Visit Lullingstone Castle's World Garden for an exciting, Mexican-themed celebration
Visit Lullingstone Castle's World Garden for an exciting, Mexican-themed celebration

Returning for 2018, this popular celebration will allow guests to immerse themselves in Mexican culture.

Visitors can take a Mexican plant tour with Tom Hart Dyke, while enjoying live music and a themed menu.

Tom will lead two free guided tours of the castle's world garden, including the new Hot & Spicy Cacti House and Hot 'n' Juicy House.

For full details, and tour timings, visit lullingstonecastle.co.uk

Last year's Festival of Flowers at Leeds Castle. Display by Dennis Kneepkens. Picture: Matthew Walker
Last year's Festival of Flowers at Leeds Castle. Display by Dennis Kneepkens. Picture: Matthew Walker

4 Festival of Flowers, Leeds Castle, near Maidstone

Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 from 11am to 4.30pm

Enjoy some spectacular floral displays at Leeds Castle and around the grounds, themed this year to 'Ladies Day'.

Take part in specialist talks, demonstrations and workshops, while exploring the grounds of one of Kent's finest castles.

Entry is included with the price of admission.

Full details of special guests and workshops can be found at leeds-castle.com

Try a pear or two at Brogdale Collections this September
Try a pear or two at Brogdale Collections this September

5 Pear Day, Brogdale Collections, Faversham

Sunday, September 16, from 9am to 4pm

Discover more about the tasty pear at this fun family festival, and find out about the 550 varieties on offer at Brogdale.

Experts will be on hand to talk about the history of the fruit, and you can both try and buy some of the seasonal delights on offer.

There will also be guided walking or tractor trailer tours of the orchard, allowing guests to see it from a brand-new perspective.

To get your tickets, or find out more, visit brogdalecollections.org

Enjoy some art with the kids at Maidstone Museum
Enjoy some art with the kids at Maidstone Museum

6 Family Art Day, Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, Maidstone

Saturday, September 15 from 10.30am to 3.30pm

Be inspired by the historic doll's houses on display in Maidstone by making your own - a crafty day out for the whole family to enjoy.

Visitors can enjoy the 'Re-imagining the Doll's House' exhibition, featuring historic toys and contemporary artists' and makers' work.

You can even talk to the artist who created the exhibition between 11am and 1pm.

Tickets cost £5 per child, and the accompanying adult is free. Find out more at museum.maidstone.gov.uk

Celebrate this year's harvest at Smallhythe Place
Celebrate this year's harvest at Smallhythe Place

7 Orchard Day, Smallhythe Place, Tenterden

Saturday, September 15 from 11am to 4pm

Smallhythe Place will be celebrating Kent's harvest offering at this free family fun day.

Visitors can enjoy fresh produce and plants, tasty treats and garden gifts from local stallholders.

With garden tours, historic talks and a variety of activities, organisers promise something for everyone to taste and get involved in.

To find out more, visit nationaltrust.org.uk

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