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MON 2 APR - SUN 8 APR 2018

Where history and family fun sit side by side! Meet animals in the farmyard, stroll through the Vintage Village, visit the Oast and Kentish gardens before relaxing with homemade cakes. Children will enjoy play areas, bouncy castle, tractor rides and more. Celebrate Easter and the baby boom that comes with spring. Meet our lambs and goat kids as well as our calves, Easter chicks and piglets! Have a go at bottle feeding our lambs and kids in sessions throughout the day and learn how to identify fertilised eggs in our hatchery. Hop on our tractor ride and get creative in our Paint A Pot studio.

Medieval Easter Weekend, Dover Castle, 30 Mar – 2 Apr

Take a journey back in time where medieval knights and princesses roam. Re-live the story of George and the Dragon, as St George valiantly battles with the dastardly dragon on horseback. With storytelling and fire eating jesters too, it’s a medieval fun-packed weekend of time travel for kids of all ages!

Leeds Castle Easter Quest, 30 Mar – 15 Apr

Aw, is there a more picturesque spot for an Easter egg hunt? Visit lovely Leeds Castle and seek out clues hidden around the grounds on a fun quest for children of all ages. Answer each of the questions and receive a chocolate treat as a reward. There is an additional £1 charge for the Easter Quest.

Suspended, Canterbury Cathedral, 23 Feb – 16 May

An evocative artwork highlighting the plight of refugees around the world will be hung in the Nave of Canterbury Cathedral. Suspended by the British artist Arabella Dorman it’s made up of hundreds of items of refugee clothing, found largely on the beaches of the Greek island of Lesbos. That’s a pretty powerful piece of art.

Kent Wildlife Trust Photography Exhibition, Smallhythe Place, Wed 7 Mar – Mon 2 Apr

This free exhibition is a celebration of Kent’s wildlife. Photographers far and wide have captured the best the county has to offer, from fauna and flora, to landscapes, coastlines and people. Now the 12 award-winning images selected from the 300 photos submitted for the 2017 Kent Wildlife Trust Photography Competition are being showcased at Smallhythe Place.

 Maidstone Tattoo Extravaganza, Kent County Showground, Sat 31 Mar – Mon 2 Apr

Well if body art is your thing then here’s an alternative Bank Holiday Easter weekend for you. Taking place at the Kent showground, up to 100 tattooists from across the area and beyond will be able to tattoo the public for over 27 hours, (there’s a thought). There will also be live music and performers coming in to keep the crowd entertained and food stalls for refreshments in between inking.

Beauty And The Beast Sing Along, The Orchard Theatre, Thur 5 Apr

Oh yeah – love a sing-along! Singalonga Productions invite you to Be our Guest at Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast. Enjoy this lavish adaptation of Disney’s iconic fairy tale with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in. Sing your heart out alongside Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson in this romantic fairy tale.

Bird Of Prey Experience, Betteshanger Park, Sat 7 Apr & Sun 8 Apr

Get an insight into the beautiful world of falconry with this hands-on workshop run by the experienced Sky Bird of Prey team. Enjoy spending time and flying different birds of prey in the beautiful countryside around Betteshanger. With the help of a professional falconer, you’ll get hands with these wonderful birds finishing up with you calling them to the glove to feed.

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