Seven things to do with the kids in Kent this weekend

by Jenna Dobbs

The summer holidays are almost here, so why not celebrate with the kids this weekend?

My Kent Family has picked out the seven best events on offer this Saturday and Sunday.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the last few days before the kids are off school for six weeks:

1 Cherry Fair, Brogdale Farm, Faversham

Saturday, July 14 between 9am and 4pm

Dave Giles won the cherry pie eating competition last year.
Dave Giles won the cherry pie eating competition last year.

Get ready for cherries galore at this celebration of all things red and fruity.

Cherry Fair promises to be packed full of exciting entertainment, children's fun and crafts, local produce and even cooking demonstrations.

Tour an orchard filled with the sweet treat, take part in a pie eating competition, or even a spitting contest if you dare.

Tickets cost £5.50 for children, £12 for adults and £10 concession - click here for more information.

2 Teddy Bears Picnic and the Sooty Show, Kent Life, Maidstone

Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 between 10am and 5pm

Teddy bears’ picnic at the windmill. Willesborough Windmill, Hythe Road, Ashford TN24 0QG. 030618 Picture: Alan Langley.... (2875148)
Teddy bears’ picnic at the windmill. Willesborough Windmill, Hythe Road, Ashford TN24 0QG. 030618 Picture: Alan Langley.... (2875148)

If you go down to the woods today, you might just find yourself learning a trick or two.

Kids can take part in this fun picnic at Kent Life, before watching Sooty's fabulous magic show.

So if you fancy brushing up on your magic skills this weekend, izzy wizzy, it's time to get busy.

Tickets cost £8.25 per child, £9.95 for adults, £8.95 concession and £32.95 for the family.

Click here for more information.

3 Appledore Vintage and Classic Vehicle Rally, Appledore Recreation Ground, Ashford

Sunday, July 15 between 10.30am and 4pm

Recreation ground, Appledore. Appledore Vintage & Classic Car Rally. (2875162)
Recreation ground, Appledore. Appledore Vintage & Classic Car Rally. (2875162)

Vintage vehicle fans will love this family-friendly event, featuring cars, food, music and the beautiful Kent countryside.

Why not settle down for afternoon tea, listen to a ukulele band or have a go on a horse and cart ride?

Failing that, there will also be a dog agility show, arena events and most importantly, ice cream.

Entry is free, and all proceeds will go to charity - click here for more information.

4 Family Fun Day, Aylesford Recreation Grounds, Aylesford

Sunday, July 15 between 12pm and 4pm

The last Aylesford fun day was a huge success, and organisers are hoping that this year will be even better.

Climbing, archery, tombolas, craft stalls, games, inflatables, dancing and music will all be on offer, alongside the famous 1st Aylesford Scout Group barbecue.

There will also be a cheerleading display, and appearances from Kent Fire and Rescue and Kent Search and Rescue.

All money raised will go towards building a new home for the Aylesford Scouts, in memory of their greatly missed team member, Charlie.

Entry is free - for more information email aylesfordscouts@outlook.com

5 Fun Dog Show, East Langdon Playing Fields, Dover

Sunday, July 15 between 9.30am and 5pm

Kent Life Family Dog Show (2875283)
Kent Life Family Dog Show (2875283)

Visit East Langdon's family-friendly dog show for a barking mad display of some of the county's beloved pets.

Events include agility, obedience and scurry, alongside a display to music and local trade stands.

Entries start from 9.30am, pedigree judging at 11am, and novelty judging at 1.30pm.

For the full schedule, click here

6 A Spoonful of Disney, Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne

Saturday, July 14 with showings at 2pm and 6pm

For a fun, fairytale experience, why not visit the CREATIVEdge end-of-term show, which promises to be full of Disney magic.

Tickets start from £8.50 per adult, and £7.50 for concessions.

Book online here, or call the box office on 01795 471140

7 Tree Walk, Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells

Sunday, July 15 between 10.30am and 12pm

Images of Tunbridge Wells. Mount Ephraim, High Street, Pantiles, Dunorlan Park. Picture: Matthew Walker FM4969550 (2875505)
Images of Tunbridge Wells. Mount Ephraim, High Street, Pantiles, Dunorlan Park. Picture: Matthew Walker FM4969550 (2875505)

Head into Dunorlan Park for an insight into the history of the site's beautiful trees.

Learn the names of the carefully looked-after plants, and find out about who is behind their preservation.

The 90 minute walk, led by David Carey, is free of charge.

Guests can also pick up a cup of tea and cake before or after their countryside adventure.

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