4 IDEAS FOR THE WEEKEND...
1. FAMILY ART DAY MAIDSTONE
Be inspired by the historic dolls’ houses on show inside the museum with the latest exhibition, Re-imagining the Dolls’ House.
Head along from 10.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday, September 15 for a crafty day out making your own, and seeing the display, which also features historic toys and artists’ and makers’ work. Entry is £5 per child. Go to museum. maidstone.gov.uk for more.
2. ORCHARD DAY TENTERDEN
The National Trust’s Smallhythe Place will be celebrating Kent’s harvest offering at this family day out in Tenterden on Saturday, September 15. Running from 11am to 4pm, the Orchard Day includes fresh produce and plants, tasty treats and garden gifts from local stallholders. There will also be garden tours and historic talks. To find out more, visit nationaltrust.org.uk
3. STARGAZING NIGHT CANTERBURY
The Mid-kent Astronomical Society will be holding the public observing evenings on Fridays in the James Irwin Observatory, Canterbury, clouds permitting! Meet at the Victoria Hotel in London Road at 8.30pm, and be escorted to the observatory. Check the website to make sure it is going ahead, allowing for cloud cover. For more information and details of the evenings, go to midkentastro.org.uk/events
4. WALKING FESTIVAL HIGH WEALD
Explore a picturesque part of Kent with the High Weald Walking Festival, which has walks for everyone running from Saturday, September 15 to Sunday, September 23. The event is the first of its kind and free. Choose from 36 routes with themed routes covering local history, art, literature, wildlife and geology. To pick a walk to suit your family, go to highwealdwalks.org