Your Guide To Summer 2019

 

For those of us not lucky enough to be jetting off abroad this Summer fear not, we’ve searched high and low to bring you the very best of whats on in Kent and Sussex over the hotter months, so sit back grab an ice cream and read through our essential Summer guide

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Luna Kids Cinema: Dunorlan Park Tunbridge Wells

When: 7th-11th August

Where: Dunorlan Park, Pembury Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3QN

Set in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells Luna cinema is coming to Dunorlan Park! With a gorgeous green space and a variety of activities to enjoy on site, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a fabulous film experience! Screenings include: Dumbo, The Gruffalo, PJ Masks, The Greatest Showman, Peppa Pig, Tangled and many more. Grab your tickets here

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Alice in Wonderland: Hever Castle

Where: Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG

When: August 1st 2.30pm-4.30pm

Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the whole family.

Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful adventure like no other and meet a host of outlandish characters including Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, the troublesome twins, the Cheshire cat, the notorious Queen of Hearts, and of course, the Mad-Hatter!

Children and adults alike are invited to join in the hilarity of seeing this classic story brought to life before having the opportunity to meet the characters after the show. Why not come dressed as your favourite character? A perfect day out for the entire family. Grab your tickets here

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Tonbridge Calling 2019 Free Festival

Where: Tonbridge Racecourse Park TN9 1FS

When: August 10th 12pm-7.30pm

The music, art and food event of the year. Free entry, free classes & workshops for all ages.

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Truckfest: The Hop Farm Paddock Wood

Where: The Hop Farm Family Park, Maidstone Rd, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6PY

When: 17th-18th August

A must-see show for families, enthusiasts and the road haulage industry. Proudly presenting trucks from all over the world, Truckfest is Europe’s Premier trucking event, showcasing a huge variety of trucks from jaw-dropping customised vehicles to giant American. Grab your tickets here

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Open Air Cinema - The Greatest Showman

When: 9 August 2019 from 19:00-22:30

Where: The Spa Hotel Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8XJ

Food and drink will be available from 7.00pm, The film will begin after sunset (approx 9.00pm). Grab your tickets here

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In The Night Garden Live: The Marlowe Theatre

When: 7th-8th August

Where: The Marlowe Theatre,The Friars, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AS

Join Igglepiggle, Makka Pakka, Upsy Daisy, and friends at In The Night Garden Live on their first ever UK theatre tour in 2019!

You’ll see all your favourite characters brought to life with magical puppets, full-size costumes, and enchanting music. The show lasts just under an hour and it’s a new production for the very first In The Night Garden Live UK theatre tour. In The Night Garden Live is one of the UK’s favourite family events.

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Rock The Mote 2019

When: August 3rd 2pm-10pm

Where: Mote Park, Maidstone, ME15 8

New and exciting tribute festival comes to Maidstone's Mote Park. A fun filled day with eight hours of music, performances from some of the best tribute bands in the UK, including The Killers v Muse, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Oasis v Blur, Pink Floyd, and Fleetwood Mac! Grab your tickets here

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Dragon Boat Festival: Bewl Water

When: 7th September 2019

Where: Bewl Water, Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, TN3 8JH

Crews of 16 paddlers, plus a drummer, race in Chinese-style Dragon Boats over a 250-metre course. The racing is run by Bewl Water and Dragon Boat Events Ltd provide the boats, safety equipment, helms, buoyancy aids and rescue boats. Crews do not need to be super fit or skilled to be successful - all that's required is teamwork and a good sense of fun!

There’s more to the Festival than the dragon boat races. The Bewl Water site that looks onto the water is full of marquees and tents with many running stalls selling cakes and other goodies, running competitions, and generally full to bursting with people in interesting and unusual fancy dress!

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Whitstable Summer Fair: The Umbrella Centre

When: August 11th

Where: Whitstable Umbrella Community Centre, Oxford street, CT5 1DD

Taking place at the beautiful Umbrella Centre. You'll be able to shop a handpicked selection of products from small businesses in Kent and East Sussex. Our events are free entry to the general public. For more info visit www.supportlocalpopup.co.uk

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WHITSTABLE OYSTER FESTIVAL 2019

When: 27th-29th July

Where: Throughout Whitstable

More info

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The Maize Maze at Penshurst Place

When: 27th July - Sept 1st

Where: Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Kent, TN11 8DG

Penshurst Places Summer Maize Maze is a hot air balloon-themed puzzle! Wind your way through the hidden corners and concealed passages and collect clues from different checkpoints hidden in the maze. Once you have collected all the clues, you'll be able to crack the puzzle and be in with the chance of winning a Penshurst Place family season ticket!

Taking around 40 minutes to complete, the eco-friendly maze is great fun for children and adults. Those with a competitive side can take advantage of a new tactical maze that requires any explorers that take it on to collect the clues in the right order to crack the code! There's also a mini-maze for younger visitors.

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Meet the Amazing Spider-Man!

When: 7th August 10.30-4.00

Where: Drusillas Park, Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS

Weaving a web of excitement the Amazing Spider-Man spins into action at Drusillas Park. The crime-fighting crusader will be available for meet and greet appearances throughout the day. For more information visit their website

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Bedgebury Cone Treasure Hunt

When: Sunday 7 July - Sunday 1 September

Where: Bedgebury, Bedgebury Road, TN17 2SJ Goudhurst, Kent

Bedgebury has a huge variety of conifers and they produce plentiful cones. This makes it a fantastic place for a cone treasure hunt. Grab your map and set off in search of a larch, a pine and a tree named Douglas. Booking not needed just drop in to the Visitor Centre any day from 9.30am and pick up an activity pack.