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New Year things to do across Kent New Year's Eve and New Year's Day from fireworks to dancing and a dip in the sea

By Angela Cole

Looking for ideas to see out the old year and bring in the new? We have some explosive, brave and more leisurely across the county for you to try.

 

New Year’s Eve Hug-Many

The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells

The popular Hug-Many charity event from 7pm, with a live DJ and food and drink stalls plus fireworks to keep the whole family occupied is in support of the Pickering Cancer Drop In Centre and Ellenor’s Children’s Charity. Details at hug-many.co.uk

Enjoy the fireworks at New Year in Kent

Enjoy the fireworks at New Year in Kent

New Year’s Eve

Astor Theatre, Deal

See the year out in style with local lads Gentlemen of Few, playing American roots and rock at the theatre from 8pm. The band formed in 2009 and have drawn much critical acclaim. Tickets cost £20, £25 for VIP balcony seats. Visit astortheatre.org

Gentlemen of Few

Gentlemen of Few

New Year’s Eve

Ramsgate Royal Harbour

The annual firework display will see 2017 out and 2018 in with a bang, weather permitting. Free entry. Details at visitthanet.co.uk

 

New Year’s Eve Party

Margate Winter Gardens

Give the family an evening out at the Margate Winter Gardens’ family funfair party with a disco, bouncy castle, stalls and food, from 7.30pm to 12.30am. Details at margatewintergardens.co.uk

 

New Year's Eve Party

Dreamland, Margate

Indulge in the glitz and glamour of Studio 54 and dance your way into 2018. There will be two floors of music, echoing the exuberance of the 70s so come with your glittering finest. From 8pm to 3am, entry is £5 in advance and £8 on the door.

 

New Year’s Day Dip

Ramsgate Main Sands

Meet at the Queen’s Head at 11am, take the dip at noon, and head back to the warmth of the pub, knowing you’ve kick started your new year and raised funds for charity. Live music from 1pm.

Brrrr... dare you dip on New Year's Day Picture Chris Davey

Brrrr... dare you dip on New Year's Day? Picture: Chris Davey

New Year’s Day

Shepherdswell Village Hall

Westcourt Tango hold the first Argentine Tango Tea Dance of 2018 when the Shepherdswell Village Hall will be transformed into a Buenos Aires Club where dancers can enjoy dancing to a wonderful selection of Argentine Tango music and refreshment. Dancing starts at 2.30pm and admission is £10 on the door. More details at westcourttango.co.uk.

Try the tango this New Year

Try the tango this New Year

New Year’s Day Walk

White Cliffs of Dover

Burn off those Christmas calories on a walk across the White Cliffs, with a guide to bring you plenty of stories on the area’s history, nature and the National Trust’s conservation work. Meet at the White Cliffs Visitor Centre at 11am for the free event. Dogs on leads are welcome. Details at nationaltrust.org.uk or call Call 01304 207326.

Head out on a family walk for New Year

Head out on a family walk for New Year

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