Things to do this weekend in Kent on August 22 and 23

Bowling is back and one of Kent's smallest cinemas is reopening with a Disney film too!

Here's some suggestions of things to do with the kids this weekend in Kent...

Bowling alleys along with indoor play centres are now steadily reopening
Bowling alleys along with indoor play centres are now steadily reopening

Hollywood Bowl, various Kent locations

Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23

Thanks to the latest relaxation in government lockdown rules, bowling alleys across Kent have reopened. Amongst those now taking bookings are Hollywood Bowl alleys in Medway, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Ashford.

Alternate lanes are open to enable social distancing, enhanced cleaning regimes are in place and families are asked to pre-book their visit. To learn more about the new system please visit www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk/coronavirus

Don't miss the Wartime Weekends at Dover Castle
Don't miss the Wartime Weekends at Dover Castle

Summer Weekends, Dover Castle

Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23

Wartime weekends are running at this popular English Heritage attraction until the end of the summer - with stories from the castle's Second World War history being brought to life in the open air.

Dover was on the front line back in 1940, with Vice Admiral Ramsay leading a top secret mission to try and rescue as many troops from the beaches in France as possible. The castle is using costumed actors and actresses to tell the stories of the many men and women involved in operations.

Families visiting will also be able to embark on the site's Summer Quest activity too. To learn more including information on pre-booking a visit click here.

Onward is showing in Canterbury this Sunday. Picture credit: PA Photo/Disney Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
Onward is showing in Canterbury this Sunday. Picture credit: PA Photo/Disney Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Onward, Gulbenkian Cinema, Canterbury

Sunday, August 23

The cinema at the Gulbenkian in Canterbury has now reopened and one of the first family films to be screened is Onward this Sunday.

The Disney Pixar story is about two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father who died when they were too young to remember him.

Tickets are just £3.50 and can be booked in advance to allow for all the required social distancing and safety measures. For more details about the film and the cinema's reopening please click here.

Kent and East Sussex Railway is now running services on select days to Bodiam in East Sussex
Kent and East Sussex Railway is now running services on select days to Bodiam in East Sussex

Kent and Sussex Railway, Tenterden

Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23

The Kent and Sussex Railway has reopened on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in August for trips across the border to Bodiam in East Sussex. Steam trains are operating between Tenterden and Bodiam only and visitors should pre-book tickets online at least 24 hours in advance, as availability is strictly limited.

To learn more about the type of tickets available please visit kesr.org.uk/reopening

Curly's Farm, Isle of Sheppey

Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23

The unique attraction Curly's Farm is open to pre-booked and pre-paid households and support bubbles who wish to enjoy a self-guided tour of the family-run farm and meet its animals.

Adult tickets are £6, the first child £4 and other children £2 and any family wishing to book a slot for Saturday or Sunday should call 07517 706286.

The site in Bay View has become extremely popular during lockdown with hundreds of visitors supporting the organisation, which also runs school events and young farmers clubs.

Head to Role Play Rascals for the ultimate role play experience
Head to Role Play Rascals for the ultimate role play experience

Role Play Rascals, Faversham

Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23

Role Play Rascals opened officially just two days before lockdown but was then forced to close again. Thanks to a relaxation in government restrictions the imaginary play centre is now open for 90 mins sessions to be shared between a household or bubble.

Sessions must be pre-booked in advance and all the necessary safety measures are in place. To learm more about the new play attraction please click here.

For more suggestions of things to do with the kids across Kent before the end of the summer please visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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