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MON 8 - SUN 14 JAN 2018

Inside The Collection Exhibition at Scotney Castle,  Lamberhurst, 1 Jan – 4 Feb

Celebrate 10 years of National Trust ownership of Scotney Castle by exploring the archives, stunning collections and the history of Scotney’s original family and all who worked on the estate over the centuries. Entry is free, and the exhibit is open from 11 am to 3 pm daily.

nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle

Storytime in Knole’s Bookshop, Knole Park, Sevenoaks, 8 Jan

I love Knole Park, have you been? Tucked away, like Narnia, just off the leafy burbs of Sevenoaks. If you have a small wriggle one that needs entertaining why not join the storytime fun in Knole’s Bookshop, where at set times, can enjoy readings of short stories and nursery rhymes. This is a free event suitable for children under 5, running every Monday during the school term. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

nationaltrust.org.uk

Tournament and the Joust, Leeds Castle, Thurs 11 Jan

Step back hundreds of years and discover how tournament and the joust developed from early battle training which was so dangerous, it was actually banned by Henry II. Hear how despite this, jousting continued to grow into a popular sport and eventually became the lavish spectacle enjoyed by Henry VIII. Tally-ho!

leeds-castle.com

An Evening Of Burlesque, The Hazlitt Theatre, Fri 12 Jan

Leave your inhibitions at the door and prepare to experience the UK’s biggest burlesque extravaganza. With a bevy of beautiful burlesque stars, speciality variety artists and fabulous costumes seeing is believing with this enduringly popular, er, art-form.

parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

Cider Making Course, Brogdale Collections, Fri 12 Jan – Sat 13 Jan

New year, new hobby? The cider making day Brogdale Farm includes a history of cider making in Kent as well as getting ‘hands on’ with cider making, learning valuable skills from the knowledgeable founder of Woolly Pig Cider. Finishing off with tasting, this course promises to be a fun day out as well as a great learning experience, starting you on your path to successful cider making at home.

brogdalecollections.org

The Big Brocante, The Hop Farm, Fri 12 – Sun 14 Jan

Brocante roughly translated means flea market – and here you’ll find a selection of quality traders, decorative home-wares, antiques, artisan food and swing jazz – an eclectic mix for those that like all things vintage.

thehopfarm.co.uk

5k Dunorlan Park Run, Tunbridge Wells, 13 Jan

Not surprisingly January is kicking off with lots of new year, new you activities. Well, if you must, then why not start off with a 5k park run around the lovely gardens of Dunorlan. The 5K run starts at 9 am and is free to enter too.

parkrun.org.uk/royaltunbridgewells

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