Things to do this weekend in Kent on August 15 and 16 2020

After days of sweltering temperatures it's set to be a much cooler weekend in Kent.

Here's some suggestions of things you can get out and do across the county with the kids this weekend...

Jousting at Hever Castle
Jousting at Hever Castle

Jousting at Hever Castle

The knights and their horses will do battle at Hever Castle once again this weekend in two days of thrilling action.

Hever Castle is open with limited capacity to ensure everyone's safety this summer so visitors will need to book ahead.

Jousting tournaments are taking place on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon and families will need garden tickets to watch.

To learn more about purchasing and what to expect during your visit click here.

Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham is reopening
Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham is reopening

Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham

The Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham reopens on Saturday and with the weather set to be a bit wetter and cooler in the coming days this could prove the ideal outing.

It is Kent's largest military museum - guaranteeing that there is plenty to see and do.

Tickets to visit the museum must be pre-booked with six visitors able to enter the museum every 30 minutes with visitors asked to wear a face covering.

To learn more please click here.

Dino Golf, Tonbridge
Dino Golf, Tonbridge

Mr Mulligans adventure golf, Tonbridge

Challenge the kids to a round of adventure golf this weekend!

Visitors can book online for a game or two with their household group - with all the necessary safety precautions in place.

The 18-hold adventure golf course with a dinosaur theme is sure to be a big hit with families.

To learn more about how to make a booking please click here.

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle is currently offering 15 months for the price of 12 with its annual pass and this is the first weekend that the site is also reopening its historic castle.

Gardens and outdoor play areas were among the first parts of Leeds Castle to reopen to visitors - but now it's the turn of the attraction's indoor rooms too.

Visitors will need to prebook their date and time to visit to ensure all social distancing guidelines can be followed. Birds of prey displays are also set to resume from August 17.

To learn more click here.

Adventure golf is open at Leeds Castle and in Tonbridge
Adventure golf is open at Leeds Castle and in Tonbridge

Pedalo and boat hire, Mote Park, Maidstone

Pedalos and rowing boats are available to hire at Mote Park this summer - providing the ideal socially distanced activity for all the family.

Prices for a pedalo begin at £15 and life jackets available at no extra cost.

To learn more about getting out on the water please click here.

Adventure golf is also available at its 9-hole course which was new last summer. To learn more about booking a visit please click here.

Meet the alpacas in Yalding
Meet the alpacas in Yalding

The Alpaca Experience, Kenward Trust, Yalding

The Kenward Trust had restarted its fun alpaca encounters across 15 acres of countryside in West Kent.

Meet Pepe, Louigi, Romeo, Maximilian, Mario, Gizmo, Idris and Dreyfus during the guided walks that last one hour.

Interested visitors must book direct with the charity. To learn more please click here.

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