Seven things to do with the family in Kent this weekend
With the summer holidays in full swing, we've rounded up the best ways to keep the kids entertained this weekend.
From theatre to family fun days, there's no shortage of things to do right on your doorstep.
Here's My Kent Family's pick of all the activities on offer:
1 Summer Fun at Port Lympne, near Ashford
From 9.30am to 5pm and running until Sunday, September 2
Port Lympne is putting on a range of summer activities over the holidays, suitable for the whole family.
Guests can enjoy everything from an outdoor safari to the largest outdoor dinosaur exhibition in the UK.
There will also be daily fact-packed animal talks, and the chance to spot everything from a camel to a baby giraffe or rhino.
More information, plus online ticket deals, can be found at aspinallfoundation.org
2 Kent Life at the Seaside at Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling
From 10am to 6pm Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12
Take parted in sea-themed activities with games, races and crafts at Kent Life over the weekend.
Children can even make their very own sea creature, mermaid or pirate to take home.
Kent Life at the Seaside themed weeks have been running at the attraction since July 25
All of the usual attractions are also on offer including tractor, train and donkey rides alongside outdoor and indoor play areas and a bouncy castle.
For more information, and ticket prices, visit kentlife.org.uk
3 Summer activities at The Forum, Sittingbourne
From 11am to 3pm and running until Saturday, September 1
"Wacky Weekends" will take place at the Forum Shopping centre throughout the summer - perfect for keeping the kids entertained on a budget.
The free activities on offer include games, craft, workshops and competitions plus free ice pops.
Centre manager Monica Rana said: "We know keeping the children entertained for six weeks can be a challenging task, so take advantage of the free entertainment!"
4 Dungeness RNLI Open Day/Fete, Dungeness Lifeboat Station
From 10am to 4pm on Sunday, August 12
Watch exciting displays while enjoying stalls, games and food at this action-packed RNLI open day.
Guests include the RNLI Sea Safety team, CNC Police and shanty singers, and a live lifeboat launch.
The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway will also be stopping outside the station for the day.
For more information, visit dungenesslifeboat.org.uk
5 Family Fun Day and Craft Fayre, Elite Venue, Gravesend
From 12pm to 6pm on Sunday, August 12
Enjoy shopping, crafts and the Glastokids festival show at this fun family day out.
There will be a petting zoo, children's rides, inflatables, go karts and even donkey rides at the action-packed event.
For more information, click here
6 Kids in Pyramids at Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells
From 11am to 4.30pm Monday-Saturday, and 11am to 3.30pm Sundays, until Monday, August 27
Kids can walk like an Egyptian this summer with new interactive experience, Kids in Pyramids.
The free exhibition has tours where children can learn about Ancient Egypt and dig for treasures.
For full event details, and the list of adventure tour times, visit royalvictoriaplace.com
7 Five-acre maze at Penshurst Place, Tonbridge
From 10.30am to 6pm until Sunday, September 9
The historic house and gardens' five-acre maize maze has a time travel theme and visitors can collect clues to crack a puzzle.
Entrance is included in your garden entry ticket price.
For prices and times go to penshurstplace.com/whatson or call 01892 870307.