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Camp Wildfire, Heritage Pine Forest, Sevenoaks, 30 Aug – 2 Sep

Camp Wildfire returns this summer for an explosion of immersive adventure and parties set in an idyllic forest near Sevenoaks. Think Summer Camp but for adults! Participate in thrilling adventure adventures including flying trapeze, raft building, quad biking, archery battles plus more. By night the forest will transform into a hedonistic festival with diverse music programmes featuring Craig Charles, DJ Yoda and Little Gay Brother, secret late-night parties, adventure talks and the chance to cosy up around campfires. Book up now:

Butterfly Experience, Millbrook Garden Centre, Staplehurst, NOW – 14 Sep

Be amazed by Millbrook’s tropical indoor garden and experience beautiful butterflies free-flying all around. The Millbrook Butterfly Experience is alive with an array of stunning butterflies and exotic scented plants from across the world. Get up close and discover amazing facts about the life-cycle and behaviour of these fascinating creatures. Spot and identify many different species using their butterfly spotter sheet. Open until Sat 14 Sep, 11am – 4pm. Tickets can be purchased in store!

Avenue Q, Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Weds 4 – Sat 7 Sep

Packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness, this hugely entertaining show is back by popular demand at Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone. Created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez (co-creator of Book Of Mormon) Avenue Q is an irresistibly charming musical which tells the story of the loveable characters on a downtown New York street. This adult-only show is cheeky and entertaining with talented performers and puppets. Tickets are only £13, book now!

Entrepreneur Social Wednesday: Brighton Gin, St John’s Yard, Tunbridge Wells, Weds 4 Sept

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Want to connect and collaborate with likeminded individuals? Want to know about running a successful, profitable and ethical business? Don’t miss this month’s Entrepreneur Social at St John’s Yard. Meet the Founder and MD of Brighton Gin, Kathy Caton. Brighton Gin was founded in 2013 and has achieved numerous awards, is stocked in some of the UK’s most successful retailers and remains committed to making a positive social and environmental impact. Book your tickets now: 

Craft Fair, Hever Castle, 5 – 8 Sep

Head to Hever Castle in September for a new contemporary craft fair organised by Craft In Focus. Discover over 120 exhibitors from the UK’s finest designer makers and contemporary artists, enjoy live music and the food stalls. If you’ve got kids aged 7-14 they can explore the Tudor Towers adventure playground with its own moat, drawbridge and three turrets. Those under 7 can enjoy Acorn Dell, a natural play area with a 2 metre high living willow structure, a giant sandpit, a mound with tunnels to clamber in and a climbing frame. Or check out the Yew Maze or the popular Water Maze (don’t forget to bring a towel!) A fab day out for everyone. 

Craft and Vintage Fair, The King’s Head, Wye, Sat 7 Sept

If, like us, fine food and interiors are two of your favourite things, then you’re in for a treat. The King’s Head pub in Wye is holding a Craft and Vintage fair this Saturday (9am-12.30pm) and not forgetting Wye Farmers Market 9am-12pm. The King’s Head (this place is great, if you haven’t yet been) has always been big on supporting local and sourcing the best food and drink produced here in Kent. They’re also open for breakfast 8am-10.30am – so make a day of it!

Dragon Boat Festival, Bewl Water, Sat 7 Sep

Don’t miss the annual Dragon Boat Festival at Bewl Water this September. Crews of 16 paddlers (plus a drummer) race in Chinese-style Dragon Boats over a 250-metre course. Crews do not need to be super fit or skilled to be successful – all that’s required is teamwork and a good sense of fun! Dragon Boat racing is steeped in mythology and has been around for many thousands of years in China. There’s more to the Festival than the dragon boat races. The Bewl Water site that looks onto the water is full of tents and marquees with many running stalls selling cakes and other goodies, running competitions, and generally full to bursting with people in interesting and unusual fancy dress!

The Longevity Retreat, Day 1 Wellness, KINGDOM, 8 Sept

Book now for DayOne Wellness’ Longevity Retreat, taking place in the beautiful surroundings of KINGDOM in Penshurst. This one-day retreat is for leaders, whether your lead a team, lead a family or lead a ‘tribe’. Prevent and reverse lifestyle diseases and learn how to sustainably burn body fat and enhance your mental health WITHOUT taking time away from your business or family. The retreat starts with a wellbeing age assessment and its packed full of empowering workshops, energising outdoor activities and delicious whole food meals, from 9am – 4pm. For all the info and for the day’s agenda:

Eat, Drink, Margate, Dreamland, Sat 7 & Sun 8 Sep

Dreamland is hosting its first ever food festival this September! Expect an array of foodie entertainment including a farmer’s market, a parade of street vendors and a beer and cider tent. Come along to try titbits and sip samples from excellent products from local and London based chefs, wine experts and coffee connoisseurs. On the Saturday, enjoy the live music from The Britpop Collective and on the Sunday, there will be a mini-festival of ice cream featuring more than – wait for it – 32 million different ice cream combinations! For all the details:

Wheels & Fins Festival, Broadstairs, Sat 7 & Sun 8 Sep

Wheels and Fins Festival is a hidden gem in the UK festival calendar. It’s one of very few where guests can sunbathe, dance and camp by the sea at Joss Bay, Broadstairs. With an eclectic mix of music and entertainment including internationally acclaimed live acts, leading electronic DJs, the best pro-skateboarders, and beach-based activities such as yoga, surfing and paddle boarding, Wheels and Fins Festival has cemented its place as the intimate, coastal event not to be missed.

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