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Things to do this weekend for all the family in Kent

By Angela Cole

We've scouted around and picked seven of the most super things to do with the family across Kent this weekend.

Here's what's on offer...

Watch an adaptation of King Arthur by Michael Morpurgo at the EM Forster Theatre

King Arthur

@ EM Forster Theatre

Sunday, October 1

Award-winning Story Pocket Theatre bring their epic adventure of love, chivalry and magic to the Tonbridge theatre. Suitable for children aged seven and over, the fast-paced story is told with sword fights, slapstick humour, puppetry and storytelling. The well-loved stories of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, the Lady of the Lake and the sword Excalibur come to life in the adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s book, King Arthur. The show is at 3pm on Sunday, October 1 and tickets are £10. Call 01732 304241 or visit emftheatre.com

Take part in a run for a good cause

YouCan Run!

@ Leeds Castle

Sunday, October 1

Returning to the castle just outside Maidstone, the YouCan Run has a 5km and a 10km route, raising funds to support young people in Kent and the South East whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Entry is £15 – and under 18s £10 - and includes a commemorative medal, t-shirt and post-run entry to the castle and grounds. To enter, visit you-can.org.uk/youcanrun, call 01732 844874 or email hello@you-can.org.uk

Get to grips with fossils

Fossil Roadshow

@ Maidstone Museum

Saturday, September 30

Take along your fossil finds to be identified by the Medway Fossil and Mineral Society; play fossil games and handle some fascinating fossils at the event at the museum in St Faiths Street. The roadshow runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm and includes face painting. There may be a small charge for some activities.

The Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway Picture: Alan Crotty

October Open Day

@ Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway

Sunday October 1

Spend some time pottering around the engine shed where there are locomotives of various gauges and scales, visit the tea shop and listen to the Dutch street organ playing, or take a picnic and sit beside the railway and watch the trains puff by. For details visit bwlr.co.uk

Inspiration Inclusive Youth Theatre comes to Margate

Inspiration Inclusive Youth Theatre

@ Theatre Royal Margate

Saturday, September 30

The youth theatre began as Peter and Zoe’s small idea, bringing together children with and without disabilities to work on theatrical projects. The BBC’s Children in Need charity funded the project. Now it celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special event at Theatre Royal Margate on Saturday, September 30, with a range of musical theatre pieces. Tickets are £6. To book call 01843 292795 or visit theatreroyalmargate.com

Expert forager Lucia Stuart will lead the Betteshanger day

Forage & Feast

@ Betteshanger Country Park

Saturday, September 30

Have a wild time at the Deal country park, when you can learn how to use the rich harvest after a bramble ramble and coop up a campfire storm, led by an expert. The workshop runs from 10am to 2pm and costs £40. You will cook a scrumptious outdoor feast in the wild kitchen. To book call 01304 619227.

The Medieval Mops Fair comes to Sitingbourne. Picture: Tony Stigle

Medieval Mops Fair

@ Sittingbourne

Saturday, September 30

Sittingbourne's Medieval Mops Fair will bring rides, attractions, stalls, food and traders, plus live entertainment, to the town, plus there will be plenty of food and drink to enjoy. Dress Medieval and join in the fun!

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