SIX OFTHE BEST

Get your last sum­mer kicks as at­trac­tions across the county hold their fi­nal week­end of sea­sonal fun. An­gela Cole picks her favourites…

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - DAYS OUT -

1 WHITEFRIARS, CANTERBURY

The Canterbury shop­ping cen­tre is say­ing “Hello Sum­mer” right up un­til Sun­day, Septem­ber 2, with free fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment daily and a mar­ket. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude crazy golf, gi­ant chess and Con­nect4 and art and craft ses­sions. There’ll be live mu­sic every week­end. De­tails at whitefriars.co.uk.

2 THE BEACH & AN­I­MAL TRAIL, BLUE­WA­TER

This sum­mer un­til Sun­day, Septem­ber 2, The Beach has rides for thrill seek­ers - and plenty of sand! There’s also Wa­ter Wars Bal­loon Bat­tle and a gi­ant pad­dling pool for lit­tle ones. En­try is £3 for adults and over threes, with to­kens for rides to buy sep­a­rately. De­tails at the­beach­blue­wa­ter.com The cen­tre also has an Into the Wild an­i­mal trail around the cen­tre un­til Sun­day, Septem­ber 9, with stun­ning stat­ues of crea­tures in­clud­ing an 18ft gi­raffe and a gi­ant African ele­phant. Get a trail map from one of the concierge desks for £1, com­plete the quiz and re­ceive an an­i­mal-in­spired prize.

3 GO­RILLA CIR­CUS, DREAM­LAND

With its new rides, the Mar­gate at­trac­tion has been a hot spot all sum­mer long. Sun­day, Septem­ber 2 is the fi­nal day for some cir­cus thrills with Go­rilla Cir­cus. The high-oc­tane out­door show com­bines aerial, high wire, trapeze and other cir­cus spec­ta­cles for the high-fly­ing ac­tion. Per­for­mances are twice daily at 1.30pm and 4.30pm. For en­try costs and more de­tails visit Dream­land.co.uk

4 SCOTNEY CAS­TLE, LAMBERHURST

Re-live the ad­ven­tures that the Vic­to­rian Hussey fam­ily got up to in their hol­i­days with the sum­mer trail and ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the hol­i­days. On Wed­nes­day morn­ings there is a wildlife ac­tiv­ity where you can tick off one of the 50 Things to do be­fore you’re 11¾ . For all the Na­tional Trust sum­mer events in Kent go to na­tion­al­trust.org.uk

5 THE FO­RUM, SIT­TING­BOURNE

Un­til Satur­day, Septem­ber 1, the shop­ping cen­tre in the cen­tre of Sit­ting­bourne will hold its sum­mer Wacky Week­ends. From 11am to 3pm, there will be free ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing games, craft work­shops and com­pe­ti­tions, plus free ice pops.

6 MAIZE MAZE, PENSHURST PLACE

There’s still time to lose your­self in this sum­mer’s maize. This year the maze, which is open un­til Sun­day, Septem­ber 9, has been planted in the shape of a gi­ant clock face and has the theme of time travel. As vis­i­tors wind their way around the maze, they can col­lect clues from dif­fer­ent his­tor­i­cal eras hid­den in­side. Once they have col­lected all the clues, they’ll be able to crack the puz­zle and be in with the chance of win­ning a fam­ily sea­son ticket. To find out about ad­mis­sion times and costs, go to pen­shurst­place.com

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