Family days out and events with the kids in Kent this week
Here's seven great ways to keep the whole family happy this weekend. From puppets to football, monster hunts to Mister Maker, we have you covered so your little ones won't be left bored.
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If your kids love football then they'll love the FA Cup and this weekend it's the next round of the world's oldest football competition. Maidstone will be taking on Enfield at their Gallagher Stadium in a match that's sure to pull in a big crowd especially as under 11s pay just £2 and under 16s £7. There's also two FA Cup matches in the east of county, Dover v Bromley and Margate v Leatherhead, where the football will be just as fast and furious. Remember, no guts, no glory...
PYO Pumpkins, Belunce Farm, Hoo
The 40-acre family farm has been opening its gates in the run-up to Halloween for seven years. The Batchelor family specialise in pumpkins, squashes and globe artichockes and grew 200,000 for last year’s picking season. Picking starts at 10am on both days. There will also be picking from Tuesday, October 17 to Friday, October 20 between 10am and 1pm and from Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 29 between 10am and 4pm. For more details go to pyopumpkins.com
October half term fun runs from Friday, October 13 to Tuesday, October 31 at the county's biggest shopping centre. To join in the fun, head to the the concierge desk outside M&S on the Lower Mall to pick up a Little Monster Hunt leaflet. Then, follow the trail to find the 12 spooky little monsters - including Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy - that are lurking around the centre.
Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival
Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14
The fun, family festival was first held in Tunbridge Wells two years ago, with the star of the show Joey the War Horse puppet meeting visitors. This year's festival will turn the town into a colourful showground with a bigger, more varied and colourful line-up of puppetry fun and entertainment for all ages. SEvents on The Pantiles on Saturday, October 14 are free. For details visit twpuppetryfestival.org.