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Get in the seasonal swing this weekend

Meet the biggest Teddy in Tunbridge Wells for ellenor at the Royal Victoria Place

08 December 2017

From fire breathing dragons to jazz jives, you’d better get your skates on to take part in festive fun across the county this weekend.

Pucker up at Penshurst Place this winter

Pucker up at Penshurst Place

08 December 2017

The season of goodwill gets an amorous boost with mistletoe but harvesting it at one of Kent’s most historic homes is a project in itself.

Winter walks: three to try across Kent

The National Trust has a range of walks to try this winter Picture: National Trust Images/Nadia Mackenzie

06 December 2017

The county is fast becoming a winter wonderland, but don’t hide away – wrap up warm and try one of our winter walks in Kent.

Festive flavours with Christmas markets across Kent

Kay and Sue tuck in at Rochester Picture: Steve Crispe

05 December 2017

Get a taste of the season by heading to a Christmas market this weekend with our guide to ones across the county.

The big freeze: get out on the ice this winter

Try snow tubing at Betteshanger Country Park, Deal this winter

04 December 2017

Get your skates on... get out on the ice this winter with ice rinks and ice tubing activities to try for all ages across the county.

Spirits of Christmas past - and guaranteed snow!

It will be a white Dickensian Christmas in Rochester this weekend Picture: Steve Crispe

29 November 2017

This weekend's annual Dickensian Christmas Festival will turn Rochester into a white Christmas scene with Dickens' characters and parades.

Feel the festive spirit this weekend

Brogdale's Christmas event this weekend has plenty of goodies to tempt you Picture: Tony Flashman

29 November 2017

Make merry with markets, miniature railways and magical spectacles with the latest festive events across the county this weekend.

Take the trail to some festive treats

Crafts are on offer this winter with the National trust

29 November 2017

Festive activities in the run-up to Christmas start at the National Trust's Kent properties from this weekend: here's what's on offer.

Here comes the cavalry

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment will be at the county show next summer

28 November 2017

The world famous Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment have joined the main attractions at next summer's Kent County Show.

The bright lights beckon: Christmas shopping to treasure

Rita Ora switched on the Oxford Street Christmas lights this year with stars including Kent's Matt Terry Picture: David Parry/PA

27 November 2017

Make a day of your Christmas shopping and kick start your festive memories with a trip to London’s Oxford Street, just a train ride away.


Where to find Santa in his grotto this Christmas

Santa will be at Bewl Water, Lamberhurst

25 November 2017

Looking for a magical treat to take the family to this festive season? Here's our pick of Santa's grottos to visit across the county.

Christmas markets across Kent set their stall out

Christmas markets

25 November 2017

The taste of Christmas comes to the county this weekend with the first of the season's festive markets.


Feel some festive spirit

Christmas on the Home Front at Kent Life in Sandling, Maidstone

25 November 2017

Festive spirit is in the air with fetes and fairs across the county this weekend from Home Front experiences to fairs to pick up gifts and goodies.

The story of panto: Oh Yes It Is!

Ben Roddy as Mrs Smee in Peter Pan at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. Picture: Tim Stubbings

24 November 2017

As pantomime season arrives, a new free exhibition celebrates panto through the ages right up to the present day.

Footballer David Seaman to open ice rink with royal links

David Seaman, pictured in his footballing days, will be opening the ice rink at Eastwell Manor with his wife Frankie Poultney, Celebrity Dancing On Ice star Picture: Grant Falvey

24 November 2017

An ice rink being opened by former England and Arsenal footballer David Seaman and his wife, may be reviving a tradition started by Queen Victoria.

Return of White Cliffs Christmas

White Cliffs Christmas

22 November 2017

Dover’s White Cliffs Christmas returns to the Cruise Terminal at the Western Docks on Saturday.


Let there be festive light: Christmas lights across Kent

Christmas lights will be switched on across Kent

22 November 2017

Grab a slice of the festive action and head to a Christmas lights switch-on near you with our guide to ones happening across the county.

From Russia with love: the Folkestone Book Festival

The Folkestone Book Festival heralds the start of Christmas in the Creative Quarter Picture: Gary Browne

22 November 2017

A day discussing all things Russian joins comedy, mindfulness and creative writing at this year's Folkestone Book Festival.

First acts for Ramblin' Man Fair announced

Black Star Riders at last year's fair Picture: Gary Browne

22 November 2017

Organisers of the popular music festival Ramblin' Man Fair have announced the first four acts who will take to the stages next summer.

Let there be festive lights

Lucas Farley and Jacob Park, both five, get into the festive spirit at West Malling last year. Picture: Andy Jones

14 November 2017

Christmas lights are starting to sparkle across the county. Make sure you grab a slice of the festive fun with our guide to switch-ons near you.

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