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MON 19 - SUN 25 AUG 2019

Fairy Trail Hunt, Reuthe’s The Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks, Open Now

Let your kids run free and discover charming carved woodland creatures, fairy doors and fairies hidden within Reuthe’s 11 acres. Whilst you can enjoy coffee and cake at their Basecamp Cafe. Open everyday from 9am, free entry and free parking. 

Penshurst Maize Maze, Penshurst Place, NOW – 1 Sept

Step into the shoes of a great explorer and circumnavigate Penshurst Places’ Maize Maze! Wind your way through the hidden corners, concealed passages and collect clues from different checkpoints hidden in the maze. Once you have collected all the clues, you’ll be able to crack the puzzle and be in with the chance of winning a Penshurst Place family season ticket. The eco-friendly maze is great for children and adults. The maze is open day from 11am-6pm, last entry at 5pm.

Knights & Princesses School, Hever Castle, NOW – 30 Aug
Throughout the summer holidays your little ones can experience what it was like to grow up and serve in a royal household in medieval times at Knights & Princesses School. Children can learn how to prepare and protect armour, discover the best way to arm and disarm their master before battle, find out the correct way to give a proper and perfect greeting and take part in a have a go Hobby Horse Jousting activity. New for 2019 your kids will also learn how to slay a dragon before receiving their ‘School Certificatel and being officiated as Knights, Princes and Princesses of Hever Castle. Knights & Princesses School takes place daily from 24 July – 30 August and is included in normal Hever Castle admission prices. For more details:

Kids Foodie Fun Day, Macknade Fine Foods, Tues 20 Aug

Our favourite Faversham food hall, Macknade is joining forces with Young Cooks for a day of FREE foodie activities for primary school children, in a bid to uncover the region’s best young kitchen talent. The activities will run between 10am – 3pm on Macknade’s outside Deck. Your kids will learn everything from healthy eating to food waste and not forgetting, pizza making, sensory storytelling, pickling and cheese tasting! Hosted by Macknade’s expert cheesemongers, greengrocers and butchers as well as local partners: Wasted Kitchen, MightyFineThings and Reading Fairy. Limited spaces available, get booking:

Milk Fest, The Milk House, Sissinghurst, Fri 23 – Mon 26 Aug
Muddy loves The Milk House’s Milk Fest – and this year the annual food and music festival is celebrating its 6th year! Taking place Fri – Mon, as always over the August Bank Holiday, expect a Full Fat (snigger) family-friendly, fun-filled weekend with live music from top local talent alongside food and drink from local suppliers.
Try the Milk House’s signature cocktails, not forgetting to mention their popular Park Farm hot dogs and BBQ burgers, candy floss, face painting, silent discos, open mic night and even some circus skills. To mark the occasion, The Milk House have collaborated with Kent Brewery to bring you a 3.9% Session IPA using some of the latest English hop varieties at a cheap and beerful £3.50/pint. So bring a rug, make yourself comfortable, tuck into some fine festival fodder and enjoy the tunes. For the full programme of events:

Alice in wonderland at Leeds Castle, Fri 23 & Sat 24 Aug

Get ready to go on a Topsy- turvy journey with Alice and the white rabbit. This fantastical musical is brimming with excitement and dreamlike fun for the whole family to enjoy on a summer’s evening out. You’d be mad to miss it! Tick tock, times running out, book the tickets. You don’t want to be ‘late for this very important date’!

Top Gun Outdoor Cinema Experience, Frittenden Cricket Ground, Sat 24 Aug

A pop-up cinema night showing of the 80s classic Top Gun starring Tom Cruise and Kelly Mcgillis on the August bank holiday weekend. Step into the shoes of a fighter jet pilot with their VR experience (ticket holders aged 12 or over). Hear and feel the roar of the F14 Fighter Jet Planes flying past at this truly immersive cinema experience. Enjoy their fully stocked bar, fresh popcorn and hot & cold food. Free parking.

bOing! Festival, Canterbury, Sat 24 & 25 Aug

bOing! is an International Family Festival returning to the streets of Canterbury this August. It’s a magical weekend of performance and creativity for all ages with performers and artists from across the world, creating unforgettable festival experiences for over 10,000 people each year. bOing! is free to enter (plus free parking!). Don’t miss this weekend it has an impressive line-up with workshops, VR experiences and performances from WILD, Stoel, Jamboree and so much more.

Cider Festival, Brogdale Collections, Sat 24 & Sun 25 Aug

The Artisan Cider Festival is back and better than ever! Local food and entertainment is up for grabs over the whole weekend. Excellent for the family with festival games, children’s activities and crafts. Enjoy the amazing range of the best local ciders, artisan food stalls and discover the fruit filled orchards with a free guided walking or tractor trailer tour – don’t miss this!

Garden Party, The King’s Head, Sevenoaks, Sun 25 Aug

Don’t miss The King’s Head annual Bank Holiday Garden Party! This August bank holiday, there will be a gourmet bbq and live music even a Cider shack, Bellini Bar, The Gin Tin. Tickets are £20 per adult and £10 per child for unlimited food and guaranteed seating. Pop into the pub to pick up your tickets! For more info: 

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