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Chiddingstone Castle Country Fair

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Kent is known as the Garden of England and its natural landscape makes for an array of top quality outdoor events all year round. Featuring a UNESCO World Heritage Site, numerous Blue Flag Beaches and historical links, seasonal events will ensure something different for every visit. 

What's on in Kent today?

To find out what's on in Kent today or this weekend, use the search box above to narrow down your required date. Kent is a popular destination for day trips from London and also European travellers arriving into the UK by sea so events celebrating culture, food and music are never far away,

Family-friendly coastal seaside resorts such as Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate have events calendars geared for keeping kids entertained whether it's during the holidays or for a weekend break.

There's plenty for adults too with castles, gardens and museums providing a year-long supply of exhibitions, festivals and seasonal entertainment, none more so than at more than a dozen National Trust locations in Kent which display the Garden of England in all its glory.

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If you're travelling from outside the area for an event in Hampshire, there are numerous hotels and other accommodation options to suit your needs.

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The guide below shows our calendar of events in Kent. Whether you're local or visiting the area, find what's happening near you by clicking the Map View button.

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  1. Zog Trail at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Goudhurst

    Head out on an exciting forest journey at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest with Zog and his friends!
    Follow the trail through the woods to find familiar characters from the story, collect stars as you learn like Zog did at dragon school, and...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Open 09:30 - 16:00
  2. Primed

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    Exhibitions

    Gillingham

    The Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham is set to host 'Primed', an exhibition in collaboration with four unique photographers graduating from the University for the Creative Arts in Rochester. The exhibition, which opens on Thursday January 10th,...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Jan 2019to21 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 05:00
  3. The Sapper as Artist

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    Exhibitions

    Gillingham

    The Sapper as Artist will showcase some of the thousands of rarely-seen paintings, drawings and sketches in the Museum's archive. As surveyors and map makers, Royal Engineers were taught military sketching and the pieces on display show not only the...

    Dates

    From:
    5 Feb 2019to23 June 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  4. Footsteps in Time - costumed guided tour

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    Guided Walk

    Rochester

    Footsteps in Time are offering their costumed guided tours to the general public on a "turn up and go" basis.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Feb 2019to24 Nov 2019
  5. Curious About Canterbury

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    Tour

    Sun Street, Canterbury

    Have fun discovering Canterbury with two quirky heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
    Are you curious about Canterbury? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Mar 2019to26 Oct 2019Open 09:00 - 18:00
    From:
    27 Oct 2019to28 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  6. Hole Park Gardens

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    Gardens

    Nr Cranbrook

    Delightful private gardens in a beautiful parkland setting reflecting four generations and over 100 years of the Barham family's ownership. Renowned for yew topiary they feature formal, walled, meadow and woodland gardens, alongside one of the very...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Mar 2019to8 June 2019Open 11:00 - 06:00
    From:
    12 June 2019to13 June 2019
  7. Enjoy a Bluebell Walk at Hole Park Gardens

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    Guided Walk

    Cranbrook

    Often described as one of the best places to see bluebells in the country, Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent, is also renowned for its mature rhododendrons and magnificent standard wisterias.

    Venue

    Hole Park Gardens, Ashford

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2019to8 June 2019
  8. Easter Eggtravaganza

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    Childrens Events

    Chatham

    Join us this Easter for a fun packed holiday of activities! From Doc.Yard's Secret Lab to giant rope eggs hidden across the site for our very own Easter egg hunt! Not forgetting the whole site is open to explore… from guided tours, to ringing the...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to20 Apr 2019
  9. Easter Holiday Family Fun

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    Childrens Events

    Gillingham

    Be inspired by our Spring Exhibition, The Sapper as Artist, and paint your own design on either a mug, or a coaster and egg cup.

    As surveyors and map makers, Royal Engineers were taught military sketching and the pieces on display show not only...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 11:00 - 15:00
  10. Lego Bricks - Civilisations Show

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    Exhibitions

    Tenterden

    Civilisations is an innovative and entertaining LEGO touring show with 40 stunning LEGO models including life-size human figures from a range of civilisations through-out history.
    The lifelike appearance of figures in colourful costumes and...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:30
  11. Easter Family Fun at Hever Castle

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Edenbridge

    Make some special family memories this Easter at Hever Castle, hop through the beautiful grounds following the trail of colourful carrots to claim your delicious chocolate treat.

    Celebrate spring by making and decorating an Easter bonnet at daily...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:30 - 18:00
  12. Bluebell Spectacular at Hole Park Gardens

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    Gardens

    Hole Park, Nr Benenden

    Hole Park gardens are well known for having a spectacular display of bluebells in April and early May.

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    From:
    15 Apr 2019to10 May 2019Open 11:00 - 18:00
  13. The Bunny Hunt

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    Childrens Events

    Sevenoaks

    Hunt for the hidden bunnies amongst the rhododendrons and earn yourself some chocolate egg rewards

    Dates

    From:
    17 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 11:00 - 16:00
  14. Easter Fun at the Spa Valley Railway

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    Childrens Events

    West Station Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells

    Easter Fun at the Spa Valley Railway
    Visit the Spa Valley Railway this Easter between 19 and 22 April 2019 to find the eggs around the line! After spotting all the eggs, children can ask for a yummy chocolate reward to enjoy on the way home.
    The...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  15. Easter Fun And Frolics

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    Childrens Events

    Woodchurch, Ashford

    EASTER FUN AND FROLICS AT THE RARE BREEDS CENTRE

    Easter is just around the corner and here at The Rare Breeds Centre we are preparing for our usual Easter fun and frolics.
    During the Easter week end our friendly, fluffy Easter bunny will be here...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:30
  16. Spa Valley

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    Type:

    Festival

    Tunbridge Wells

    Visit the Spa Valley Railway this Easter between 19 and 22 April 2019 to find the eggs around the line! After spotting all the eggs, children can ask for a yummy chocolate reward to enjoy on the way home.
    The railway will be operating a two train...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  17. Easter Lunch

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    Type:

    Food

    Southborough, Lamberhurst

    Celebrate your four-day bank holiday weekend at Bewl Water this Easter! From Good Friday to Easter Monday we have a great selection of offers, for you and your whole family to enjoy.
    Good Friday -You can enjoy a delicious Fish & Chip lunch in our...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Apr 2019to21 Apr 2019
  18. Easter Fun with the Junk Orchestra at Leeds Castle

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    Type:

    Childrens Events

    Maidstone

    Join the Junk Orchestra on the Pavilion Lawn for daily musical 'jamming sessions'. Children can make and play instruments constructed from bits of old rubbish. Add your litter to an incredible sculpture created by award winning eco-artist Sarah...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  19. English Festival

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    Type:

    Festival

    Gillingham

    Riverside Country Park in Lower Rainham transformed into a trio of exciting zoned areas for the annual English festival, which will be held on Saturday, 20 April from 11am to 5pm.

    The English Festival is a fun-packed free day out for the whole...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Apr 2019Open 11:00 - 17:00
    From:
    20 Apr 2019Open 11:00 - 17:00
  20. Festival of Steam and Transport

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    Type:

    Festival

    Chatham

    The family favourite Easter event is back! From steam trains, to our free funfair, to food stalls to steam punks and live music! – It's an event not to be missed!

    New for this year….We are working in partnership with BBC Radio Kent! The Dockyard...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Apr 2019to22 Apr 2019

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