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More details - Detling International Antiques & Collectors Fair
Visit this cosmopolitan fair in the Garden of England. Discover goods from across the UK, continent and further afield. Everything from gardenalia, vintage homewares and toys, to clothing, accessories, jewellery and general antiques. Up to 300 exhibitors in two halls, marquees and outside pitches.
The Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent,
Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun

More details - Grange Oast - Open Garden for NGS
A front garden approx 15x40m built in 2014 for a recently restored property. A formal layout with mixed informal planting incorporating many unusual plants. Located on an exposed site where plants have to cope with hot summers and wet winters.
Grange Oast, Maidstone
Today

More details - Maidstone Food & Drink Festival
Market Square Group is very excited to be returning to Maidstone with our Food and Drink Festival, following a successful launch in 2017. Located in Mote Park, close to the Bowls Club and Leisure Centre.
Mote Park
Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Farmyard Fairy Tales
Take part in our may half term at Kent Life - Join our entertainers across the site in our fairy tale themed activities. Plant your very own beanstalk and join in as we build the three little pigs houses!
Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Family Friendly Barn Dance
Join us for a Barn Dance, it’s fun for all the family, our indoor and outdoor play areas will also be available when little feet get tired. The beauty of a Barn Dance is that everyone can take part, young or old, experienced dancers to beginners and even those with two left feet! No experience is necessary!
Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Family Dog Show
Bring along man’s best friend to take part in our Family Fun Dog show. Enter the classes for £1 and win a rosette for your canine friend. Why not have a go on our agility course and peruse the doggy related stalls.
Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Sunset Riverboat Cruise on the Kentish Lady
Join us for a Sunset Cruise in aid of the Kent MS Therapy Centre, onboard the Kentish Lady in Maidstone, on Sunday 24th June 2018 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. The cruise will feature a 6 mile round journey on the River Medway, a Finger Buffet, and Charity Raffle. Tickets are £25.
The Kentish Lady, Archbishop’s Palace Undercliffe Boathouse Maidstone
Sun 24 Jun

More details - 14 Anglesey Avenue - Open Garden for NGS
Plantsman’s 120ft x 30ft garden created over 4 years with many unusual plants. Raised beds, rockeries and troughs accommodating alpine/rock garden plants. Herbaceous and shrub borders plus a shady woodland area at the end of the garden with Hellebores, Erythroniums, Trilliums, Anemones etc.
14 Anglesey Avenue, Maidstone
Tue 5 Jun to Thu 7 Jun

More details - Aylesford Farmers Market
Aylesford Farmers Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of the month at Aylesford Priory between the hours of 9.30am -1.30pm. There are normally more than 45+ stalls Find us on FACEBOOK - Aylesford Farmers Market Twitter - @AylesfordFmMrkt www.aylesfordfarmersmarket.co.
Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent
Sun 17 Jun

More details - The Friars Summer Fayre
A fun-filled fayre for all the family. Be entertained by the Vander Super Heroes on their Wheel of Death; join in the fun provided by Mr Alexander’s Travelling Show, an energetic blend of magic, juggling, uni-cycling, acroblance and illusion.
The Friars, Aylesford Priory, AYLESFORD
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Annual Duck Race
Plastic duck race along The Brook, Loose. Punch and Judy, Face Painting, Fairground rides, Craft stall, tea tent and beer tent, Chainsaw demonstration, Birds of Prey.
Brooks Field, Loose Village.
Mon 28 May

More details - Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market Rainham
Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market is coming to a venue near you! Mums & Dads - do you need to declutter or are you looking for gently used baby & childrens items, clothing and more? STALL HOLDERS.....
The Howard School, Derwent Way, Rainham
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Boughton Monchelsea Place - Open Garden for NGS
150 acre estate mainly park and woodland, spectacular views over own deer park and the Weald. Grade I manor house (not open). Courtyard herb garden, intimate walled gardens, box hedges, herbaceous borders, orchard. Planting is romantic rather than manicured.
Boughton Monchelsea Place, Maidstone
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Cabaret Club - 5 Year Birthday Bash
We’re back and ready for action! And we’re thrilled to announce that our new home will be the St George Hotel, the space is HUGE and absolutely perfect for our cabaret shows!
St George Hotel, 8 New Road, Chatham, Medway
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Race for Life 5K - Gillingham
This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is women, young women & children uniting with one purpose, to raise valuable funds for Cancer Research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. 5k (or just over 3 miles) is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities.
Great Lines Park Great Lines Gillingham
Today

More details - West Malling Early Summer Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
West Malling is an attractive small market town with some fine buildings. Enjoy seven lovely gardens that are entirely different from each other and cannot be seen from the road.
West Malling Early Summer Gardens, West Malling
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Bomb Disposal!
A special trail highlighting the Royal Engineers’ role in the investigation and disarming of explosive devices including special demonstrations from the Museum’s “Wheelbarrow Mk 7” robot. Included in standard admission prices.
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Kent
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Half-Term Family Activities - Zulu Warrior!
Join us this holiday and transform yourself into a Zulu warrior in our family-friendly drop in events inspired by our fascinating collections. Tuesday 29 May –Zulu shields Design your own personalised shield to identify your regiment.
Royal Engineers Museum Prince Arthur Road Gillingham
Tue 29 May to Fri 1 Jun

More details - West Malling Farmers Market
The farmers market in West Malling is held on the 4th Sunday of the month. The farmers market is open between 9.30 and 1.30 and a wide variety of local produce from the area is available including fish, cakes, pies, bread, wines, fruit juice and much more.
West Malling High Street, West Malling, Kent,
Today

More details - West Malling Farmers Market
The farmers market in West Malling is held on the 4th Sunday of the month. The farmers market is open between 9.30 and 1.30 and a wide variety of local produce from the area is available including fish, cakes, pies, bread, wines, fruit juice and much more.
West Malling High Street, West Malling, Kent,
Sun 24 Jun, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Bishopscourt - Open Garden for NGS
The residence of the Bishop of Rochester, this 1 acre historic walled garden is a peaceful oasis in the heart of Rochester with views of the castle from a raised lookout. Mature trees, lawns, yew hedges, rose garden, sculptures, fountain, wild flowers and mixed borders with perennials.
Bishopscourt, Rochester
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Torry Hill - Open Garden for NGS
8 acres; large lawns, specimen trees, flowering cherries, rhododendrons, azaleas and naturalised daffodils; walled gardens with lawns, shrubs, herbaceous borders, rose garden incl shrub roses, wild flower areas and vegetables. Extensive views to Medway and Thames estuaries.
Torry Hill, Sittingbourne
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Superhero Family Fun Run
We are looking for heroes to take on a 5k family fun run to support Kenward Trust and You Can Youth Cancer Support at Kenward Trust’s estate in Yalding on Sunday 8th July 2018. Take in stunning views as you take on a multi-terrain and undulating route through our beautiful country estate in Yalding.
Kenward Trust, Kenward Road, Yalding
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Nettlestead Place - Open Garden for NGS
C13 manor house in 10 acre plantsmans garden. Large formal rose garden. Large herbaceous garden of island beds with rose and clematis walkway leading to a newly planned garden of succulents. Fine collection of trees and shrubs; sunken pond garden, a maze of Thuja, terraces, bamboos, glen garden, Acer lawn.
Nettlestead Place, Nettlestead
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Lenham Country Market
Lenham Country Market is held on the 2nd Sunday of the month. It’s open to the public between 9am and 1pm and is held in Lenham Square. There a variety of local food, drink and crafts available
Lenham Square, Lenham, Kent,
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Penguin
Ben is delighted when he rips open his present, inside is a penguin. ’Hello Penguin!’ says Ben. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin; he pulls his funniest face; he puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Wed 30 May

More details - 'Finding Your Feet' (12A)
Screen @ The Avenue ’Finding Your Feet’ (12A) On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Fri 1 Jun

More details - 'What Moves Me' Dance Theatre
“Man has developed consciousness slowly and laboriously in a process that took untold ages to reach the civilized state. And this evolution is far from complete for large areas of the human mind are still shrouded in darkness.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Sun 3 Jun

More details - A Night of Clairvoyance with Hazel Lee
Hazel Lee returns to the Avenue Theatre for another fabulous evening of clairvoyance. www.hazellee.com
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Screen @ The Avenue 'Darkest Hour' (PG)
During World War II, with the threat of a German invasion looming, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill faces some huge decisions as he plots to stop the Nazi advance.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Princesses of Pop
Miss Sammy J presents ’Princesses of Pop’. A high energy, fun show featuring three tributes to the following artists: Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift complete with many costume changes. Professional dancers will also be joining Miss Sammy J on stage. A show for all the family.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Sat 16 Jun

More details - A Little Light Music
Local theatre company Operama brings you an evening of music from some of your favourite West End and Broadway musicals new and old.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Saddlers - Open Garden for NGS
½ acre garden hidden behind mature yew and beech hedges. Features incl a box knot garden & topiary, wisteria clad ragstone pergola under planted with hostas & ferns. A variety of trees & shrubs, lawned areas, central gravel path edged with lavenders & pleached limes.
Saddlers, Sittingbourne
Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun

More details - Eagleswood - Open Garden for NGS
2 acre plantsman’s garden situated high on N-Downs, developed over the past 30yrs. Wide range of trees and shrubs (many unusual), herbaceous material and woodland plants grown to give yr-round interest, particularly in spring and for autumn colour.
Eagleswood, Lenham
Today

More details - Doddington Place - Open Garden for NGS
10 acre garden, landscaped with wide views; trees and cloud clipped yew hedges; woodland garden with azaleas and rhododendrons; Edwardian rock garden recently renovated (not wheelchair accessible); formal garden with mixed borders. New gothic folly.
Doddington Place, Sittingbourne
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Meopham Artisan Crafts Vintage & Gift Fair
Artisan Crafts Vintage & Gift Fair
Meopham Village Hall, Wrotham Rd, Meopham
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Tawnyhill Kennels - Open Garden for NGS
The garden started off as an overgrown orchard in 2002. of an acre and is all on one level. The soil is Faversham brick earth. The garden consists of two man made ponds linked by a stream.
Tawnyhill Kennels, Sittingbourne
Mon 11 Jun and Tue 12 Jun

More details - Tram Hatch - Open Garden for NGS
Meander your way off the beaten track to a mature, extensive garden changing through the seasons. You will enjoy a garden laid out in rooms - what surprises are round the corner' Large selection of trees, vegetable, rose and gravel gardens, colourful containers.
Tram Hatch, Ashford
Sat 9 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - 1 Brickwall Cottages - Open Garden for NGS
Although less than ¼ acre, the garden gives the impression of being much larger as it is made up of several rooms all intensively planted with a wide range of hardy perennials, bulbs and shrubs, with over 100 geums which comprise the National Collection planted throughout the garden.
1 Brickwall Cottages, Cranbrook
Today, Wed 30 May

More details - Paddock Wood Food & Drink Festival
Market Square Group is very excited to be hosting the inaugural Paddock Wood Food and Drink Festival. Located in Memorial Park. Just a 15 minute walk from the train station, the Paddock Wood Food and Drink Festival will celebrate the best of local, regional, national and international products.
Memorial Park
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Artists' Open Studios in Hadlow
Artist Open Studios: Come & meet four artists and see print, photography, painting, drawing, glass art & jewellery
Bourne Grange Oast East, Carpenters Lane, Hadlow
Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun

More details - Norton Court - Open Garden for NGS
10 acre garden within parkland setting. Mature trees, topiary, wide lawns and clipped yew hedges. Orchard with mown paths through wild flowers. Walled garden with mixed borders and climbing roses. Pine tree walk. Formal box and lavender parterre. Tree house in the Sequoia.
Norton Court, Sittingbourne
Mon 11 Jun and Tue 12 Jun

More details - Smarden Open Gardens
Eleven gardens around the lovely village of Smarden, ranging from large and spectacular to small cottage gardens, a Classic Car display (weather allowing), Homemade Teas, Plant stall and guided history tour of the village The Art Gallery, Vintage shop, a picture framing studio and the village’s three pubs will be
Smarden Village
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market Minster on Sea
Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market is coming to a venue near you! Mums & Dads - do you need to declutter or are you looking for gently used baby & childrens items, clothing and more? STALL HOLDERS.....
Oasis Academy, East Campus, Minster Road, Minster on Sea
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Paloma Faith - The Architect Summer Tour
Paloma Faith - The Architect Summer Tour. Artists performing: Paloma Faith.: Tickets avaiable.
Bedgebury Pinetum & Forest, Goudhurst, Kent
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Sissinghurst Castle Garden - Rooms of Their own - Book signing
Come along to the shop and meet Nino Strachey, the author of Rooms of Their Own. Nino Strachey is descended from a family at the heart of the Bloomsbury Group. Her research focuses on the expression of personality through place, interpreting the biography of buildings and collections.
Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Sissinghurst, Biddenden Road, near Cranbrook
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Me And My Bee
Recommended 5+ years.“A rarity..deliciously eccentric” Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show. Multi award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to save the world - one bee at a time.
Woodville Woodville Place Gravesend Kent
Today

More details - Me and My Bee
A family show for children and adults. Recommended 5+ years. “A rarity… deliciously eccentric” Lyn Gardner for The Guardian Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show.
The Woodville, Woodville Place, Gravesend
Today

More details - Thumbelina
There was once a girl so small that she could float on a lily pad and ride on the back of a dragonfly. Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of a girl no bigger than a thumb, and her encounters with a frog, mouse, mole and swallow is played gently amongst gardening tools.
Woodville Woodville Place Gravesend Kent
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Ightham Mote - Half-Term family fun
Using a compass, follow our Billy Goat Gruff trail and tick off one of your 50 things. On Thurs 31 May, there will also be a Billy Goat craft in the Squire’s Room. Booking Not Needed.
Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks,
Today to Sun 3 Jun

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