Things to do this weekend in Kent - January 12 and 13

by Lauren Abbott

Don't let the grey short days send you and the family into hibernation.

There's still events and activities to enjoy in Kent as we crawl through January.

We've rounded up some events to enjoy or attractions you could visit this coming Saturday and Sunday:

Wrap up warm and meet the animals at Kent Life
Wrap up warm and meet the animals at Kent Life

Kent Life, Maidstone

All weekend

Although it is closed mid-week for the winter, Kent Life is opening at weekends for visitors. It's off-peak admission prices include children's tickets for £5.95 or a family ticket for £21.95.

The attraction is open from 10am until 3pm. To learn more click here.

Teddy Bear Bread Workshop, Chequers Kitchen Cookery School, Deal

Saturday, January 12

Spend a morning making teddy bear bread loaves at the Deal cookery school. The event is for children aged eight and over - or over five if accompanied by an adult.

Participants need to arrive by 9.50am for a 10am start and places must be booked in advance. To learn more and to reserve a space click here.

The Little Mix Experience
The Little Mix Experience

Little Mix Experience, Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Saturday, January 12

If your kids are fans of one of X Factor's finest exports then they'd be sure to love The Little Mix Experience. The high-energy tribute show is action packed from beginning to end and full of the girl band's greatest hits, breath-taking dance moves and replica costumes.

The event starts at 6pm. For tickets and further information click here.

Zog, voiced by Hugh Skinner, will feature in the trail after appearing on BBC1 this Christmas Day. Picture: PA Photo/Magic Light.
Zog, voiced by Hugh Skinner, will feature in the trail after appearing on BBC1 this Christmas Day. Picture: PA Photo/Magic Light.

Zog Trail, Bedgebury Pinetum and Jeskyns Community Woodland

From Friday, January 11

Following the success of the Gruffalo, Stick Man and Highway Rat trails at Forestry Commission sites across England, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s magical children’s picture book, Zog, will be the new activity trail for families to enjoy in the forest this winter. The trail launches on January 11 and runs until the end of February at the two Kent sites.

Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms showing this weekend at the Paul Greengrass Cinema
Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms showing this weekend at the Paul Greengrass Cinema

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, The Woodville, Gravesend

Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13

If you didn't have a chance to catch it before Christmas, Disney hit The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is back at the Paul Greengrass Cinema this weekend.

For more details and to book your tickets click here.

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