4 IDEAS FOR THE WEEK­END...

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - MY KENT FAMILY -

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

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