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

by Ellis Stephenson

Looking for something to do with the children this weekend?

We have got you covered with everything you need to know about what can keep you entertained. Scroll down to see what's on offer.


War Horse, The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Running until Saturday, October 14

Adapted for the stage from Michael Morpurgo's children's book. The award-winning show has the most amazing moving mechanical horses, operated by expert puppeteers. It's running at the Canterbury theatre until Saturday, October 14. Click here for more information.

War Horse is coming to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury

War Horse is coming to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury

Paws in the Park, Kent Showground, Detling

All weekend

Dogs of all shapes, breeds and sizes will be welcomed along to the Kent Showground to enjoy a day of activity filled fun. It's an ideal opportunity to see your best friend having a really good time in the company of other dogs. For more details click here.

Paws in the Park returns this weekend at the Kent Showground, Detling

Paws in the Park returns this weekend at the Kent Showground, Detling

Milkshake Live!, Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Sunday, September 17

Milkshake Live The Magic Story Book brings your favourite kids' TV presenters to the stage. Get along to the Dartford theatre to join them in a magical adventure featuring fairy tales, music, singing and dancing. Book at orchardtheatre.co.uk or call 01322 220000.

The Milkshake Live team will be at Dartford's Orchard Theatre

The Milkshake Live team will be at Dartford's Orchard Theatre

Relay For Life, Ashford

Saturday, September 16

An inspiring overnight celebration with music, family games, entertainment, food, fundraising and a few surprises! During the evening, members of each team will take turns to walk around the track to raise funds. The perfect event for family and friends. Held at the Julie Rose Stadium in Kennington from 4pm to 10am. Go to relay.cancerresearchuk.org for details.

Get a team of family and friends together for Relay For Life in Ashford


Story timeMaidstone Museum

Friday, September 15

Are you sitting comfortably? Join museum staff every Friday in the Bentlif Gallery for a fun morning of storytelling and craft activities, perfect for under 5s. You can book in advance or turn up on the day and pay £2.50 entry. From 10.30am to 11am, to allow for little ones’ attention spans. For more go to museum.maidstone.gov.uk

Story time at Maidstone Museum

Story time at Maidstone Museum


Dungeness nature trail, Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway car park

Saturday, September 16, from 2pm to 4.30pm

Arguably one of the best shingle beaches in the country, Dungeness is home to all sorts of uncommon plants, insects, spiders and, at this time of the year, thousands of migrating birds. This guided walk - that the kids will love - will take in the bird observatory and the beach.

There's plenty of space to explore at Dungeness beach

There's plenty of space to explore at Dungeness beach


Active8 Week, Ramsgate

Until Sunday, September 24

Ramsgate Town Council’s tourism initiative, Active Ramsgate, offers a one-week, free celebration of outdoor activities from kitesurfing to pickleball taster sessions, as the town hosted the National Outdoor Pickleball Championships this year, and badminton and tennis. For more go to ramsgatetown.org/activeramsgate






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