Top local listings for April events in Kent that are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids and families!

Discover what’s on near you, including children’s activities, workshops, shows, open days and fun things to do. You can add to our list of April events in Kent by visiting our Add Event page.

APRIL EVENTS IN KENT

Family Open Day at Cobtree Manor Park Golf Course
Sat 1st April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Chatham Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AZ
Fun events throughout the day, including free 9 holes pitch & putt, long putt competition, face painting, bouncy castle, magician, and BBQ.
www.mytimeactive.co.uk/cobtree
Cost: FREE entry

The Sooty Show at Kent Life
Sat 1st – Sun 2nd April 2017, 11.30am, 1.30pm, & 3.30pm
Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU
Come along and watch The Sooty Show in the Big Top, stay around and catch the magic show too!
www.kentlife.org.uk
Cost: Adult £9.95, Child (3-15) £7.95, Concession £8.95, Family (2+2) £29.95, Kent Life Members FREE

Easter Holiday Family Fun at Ightham Mote
Sat 1st  – Fri 13th April 2017, 10.00am-4.30pm
Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0Nt
Keep the kids entertained during the holidays with our Spring Activity pack, craft activities and the chance to go wild in our natural play area.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote
Cost: £3.00

Alices Circus Adventures Easter Event at Groombridge Place
Sat 1st – Sun 16th April 2017, 10.00am – 5.30pm
Groombridge Place, Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG
A fun filled Easter event themed around Alices adventures in Wonderland. Meet the Mad Hatter, Alice, The Queen of heart, Cheshire cat and of course the forgetful White rabbit! A day packed full of fun activities with a circus themed twist.A great family day out for all the family to enjoy
www.groombridgeplace.com
Cost: Adult £9.85, Children (3-12) £8.50, Senior Citizens £8.50, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £32.35

Easter Fun at the Farm at The Hop Farm
Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017, from 10.00am
Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY
The kids can let off steam and enjoy our fabulous children’s attractions and rides including Hovermania, The Magic Castle, Giant Jumping Pillows, Hopper’s Animal Farm and much more. Plus egg-citing Easter games for the kids. And you can get close to our gorgeous lambs, bunnies and chicks!
thehopfarm.co.uk
Cost: £15 per adult, £8 for children under 12

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Sissinghurst Castle
Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017,  11.00am-4.00pm
Biddenden Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2AB
Take part in the hunt in the grounds of the world-famous garden created by Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West and claim a sweet-treat prize at the end.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle-garden
Cost: £2.00 per trail

Easter Craft Activities at Bodiam Castle
Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Bodiam, Robertsbridge TN32 5UA
We’re looking for another dragon to add to the lair here at the castle. Have a go at making your own with our design-a-dragon competition and you could be hunting for it next year.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle
Cost: Free event, normal castle admission applies

Cadbury Egg Hunt at Bodiam Castle
Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Bodiam, Robertsbridge TN32 5UA
Can you track down the new fire dragon that’s been spotted circling the castle? Join the hunt for our new dragon and all the others hiding in the castle and grounds. A delicious Cadbury chocolate prize awaits those who spot the hiding places.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle
Cost: Free event, normal castle admission applies

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Scotney Castle
Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 8JN
Follow the clues around the garden, use a map to find the treasure to claim your chocolate bunny.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle
Cost: £2.00 per trail

Easter Quest at Leeds Castle
Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017, 10.00am – 6.00pm (gates close 4.30pm)
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Seek out Easter clues hidden around the Leeds Castle grounds on a fun Easter quest for all the family. Answer all the questions and receive a chocolate reward. 
www.leeds-castle.com
Cost: Normal admission applies (£1 per trail card)

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Quebec House, Westerham
Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017, 11.00m-4.00pm
Quebec Square, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1TD
Explore the house and garden at General James Wolfe’s home with an Easter trail and collect a Cadbury bunny at the end.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quebec-house
Cost: £2.00 per trail

Rabbits, Riddles and Rhymes at Penshurst Place and Gardens
Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017, 10.30am-5.00pm
Penshurst, near Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8DG
Creative hats at the ready! We need your sleuthing skills to help unravel the riddles left by the Easter Rabbit who has been dropping his carrots throughout the Gardens! Will you help us decode his clues in time for Easter? Don’t miss a visit to The Old Coach House, where you can write your own riddle, make a pair of rabbit ears and help us colour in our giant story poster!
www.penshurstplace.com
Cost: Normal admission applies

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Knole
Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP
Collect a trail map and follow the Cadbury bunny’s trail through Knole’s medieval parkland and historic courtyards, solving clues, to claim your chocolate prize before the deer beat you to it!
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole
Cost: £2.00 per trail

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Chartwell House
Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PS
Help bunny find the missing members of the Churchill family around the home of Sir Winston. Along the way, discover their nicknames before tucking into a chocolatey prize.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell
Cost: £2.00 per trail

Easter Trail at Hever Castle
Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017, from 10.30am
Hever Road, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG
Enjoy family entertainment throughout the Easter holidays including an Easter bunny hunt, Easter trail, bonnet making workshop and best bonnet parade
www.hevercastle.co.uk

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Emmetts Garden
Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6BA
The Lubbock lamb has escaped from his pen and gone on the run across Emmetts Garden. Follow the trail and find out where he has escaped to…
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmetts-garden
Cost: £2.00 per trail

Easy Sunday: No Worries/Wrap & Weave at Turner Contemporary
Sun 2nd April 2017, 1-4pm (drop in) 
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
Inspired by the bright colours and culture of South American artist Ximena Garrido-Lecca learn about the Smaman Legend of the Worry Dolls and create your own wrapped up Worry-Person (or animal!) using fabric, threads and recycled materials.too!
www.turnercontemporary.org
Cost: £3.50 per child

Family Monday at Knole
Mon 3rd April 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP
Create some wild art and learn how to make a home for a wild animal. Suitable for ages 5-12 years.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole
Cost: £2.00 suggested donation

Easter Holiday Fun at Maidstone Museum
Tues 4th – Thurs 13th April 2017, 10.30am-2.00pm
St. Faith’s Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH
Enjoy a host of fun craft activities over the Easter holidays including making animal puppets, easter baskets, paper flowers and suncatchers.
museum.maidstone.gov.uk
Cost: £3.00 per child

Scavenger & Great Eggcase Hunt
Tues 4th April 2017, from 11.00am
Margate Main Sands, Marine Terrace, Margate, CT9 1XJ
Come down to the beach for some fun, looking out for shark egg cases and help to create a marine art masterpiece on the beach over the school Easter break. The hunt lasts for 45 minutes with another 45 minutes of ‘art-time’.
www.nekmpa.org.uk
Cost: £1.00 per child

Scavenger & Great Eggcase Hunt
Weds 5th April 2017, from 11.00am
Viking Bay, Broadstairs, Margate, CT10 1EU
Come down to the beach for some fun, looking out for shark egg cases and help to create a marine art masterpiece on the beach over the school Easter break. The hunt lasts for 45 minutes with another 45 minutes of ‘art-time’.
www.nekmpa.org.uk
Cost: £1.00 per child

Beetle Craft Activity at Ightham Mote, National Trust
Thurs 6th Apr 2017, 10.00am-4.30pm
Get crafty with us by making your own dazzling beetle collage
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote
Cost: 50p

Scavenger & Great Eggcase Hunt
Thurs 6th April 2017, from 11.00am
Ramsgate Main Sands, Margate, CT11 8LP
Come down to the beach for some fun, looking out for shark egg cases and help to create a marine art masterpiece on the beach over the school Easter break. The hunt lasts for 45 minutes with another 45 minutes of ‘art-time’.
www.nekmpa.org.uk
Cost: £1.00 per child

Friday Fun at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Fri 7 Apr 2017, 10.30am-11.30am
Civic Centre, Mount Pleasant, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1JN
Monthly free drop-in art, craft and storytelling sessions for 2-5 year olds with an accompanying adu
www.tunbridgewellsmuseum.org
Cost: FREE

Big Fish Little Fish X Camp Bestival Family Rave at Dreamland
Sat 8 Apr 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Marine Terrace, Margate, Kent CT9 1XJ
The multi-sensory dancefloor experience has glowsticks, bubbles, a glitter cannon, huge balloons and a giant parachute dance finale. Daft, social, quirky, but always a shedload of fun, you can expect upfront tunes spanning all dance genres.
www.dreamland.co.uk
Cost: Adults from £9.00, children from £6.00

Easter Eggstravaganza at  Sheppey Little Theatre
Sun 9th Apr 2017, 12.00pm-3.00pm
Sheppey Little Theatre, Meyrick Road, Sheerness, ME12 2NX
Support our Easter Eggstravaganza; we have crafts, tombola, gifts and jewellery!
www.facebook.com/Sheppey-Little-Theatre
Cost: FREE

Family Monday at Knole
Mon 10th April 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP
Craft a pair of binoculars to explore the park with and make a crown fitting for a park explorer. Suitable for ages 5-12 years.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole
Cost: £2.00 suggested donation

Holiday Happenings at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Tuesday 11 Apr 2017, 10.30am-12.30 and 2-4pm
Civic Centre, Mount Pleasant, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1JN
Find out at our special Easter themed Holiday Happenings! While you’re here, take part in our special Victorian egg hunt throughout the Museum & Art Gallery, and find the hidden coloured eggs to win a prize. And make your own traditional Victorian Easter Egg to take away as well.
www.tunbridgewellsmuseum.org
Cost: FREE

Art Workshop for Children at Ightham Mote, National Trust
Thurs 13th Apr 2017, 11.00pm-3.30pm
Drop in and find out how to paint portraits from award winning artist John Wiltshire.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Cost: FREE

Easter Egg Trail in Broadstairs
Thurs 13th Apr 2017
A trail for children up to 11 years and wearing an Easter bonnet or Easter costume. Children taking part will be required to pre-purchase a token. Tokens will be on sale from mid March at Expressions and Malcolms in the High Street, and the Bottleneck in Charlotte Street.
www.broadstairschamber.org.uk
Cost: TBC

Cadbury Easy Egg Hunt at Ightham Mote, National Trust
Fri 14th – Mon 17th April 2017, 10.00am-4.30pm
The little Bunny, so white and furry, who was hopping round and round, has left behind a bunny trail, with puzzles and tasks abound.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Cost: £2.50

Easter Adventures with Robin Hoodie & Maid Marion  at Leeds Castle
14th – 17th April 2017, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.00pm
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Look out for Robin Hoodie, Maid Marion and a merry band of naughty outlaws in the grounds of Leeds Castle for a fun filled ‘Walking Theatre’ adventure of silliness and laughter – perfect for all the family on Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
www.leeds-castle.com
Cost: Normal admission applies 

Easter Weekend at Sittingbourne Steam Railway
Fri 14th – Mon 17th April 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Sittingbourne Steam Railway, The Wall, Sittingbourne, ME10 2XD
Visit the steam railway this Easter, take a return trip before visiting our gardens, museum and cafe.
www.sklr.net
Cost: Adults £7  Child £3

Easter Cadbury Egg Hunt at Smallhythe Place
Fri 14th – Mon 17th April 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm
Small Hythe Rd, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7NG
There’s been a breakout. King Bunny’s chocolate army is missing, and now it is up to you to find out where the bunnies are, and who unleashed them across Smallhythe Place.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/smallhythe-place
Cost: £3

Medieval Easter Weekend at Dover Castle
Fri 14th – Mon 17th April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Dover Castle, Castle Hill, Dover, CT16 1HU
Take a journey back in time where medieval knights and princesses roam. Re-live the story of George and the Dragon, as St George valiantly battles with the dastardly dragon on horseback. With storytelling and fire eating jesters too, it’s a medieval fun-packed day of time travel for kids of all ages!
www.english-heritage.org.uk
Cost: Adults £19.40  Child £11.60

Easter Fun at Spa Valley Railway
Fri 14th – Mon 17th April 2017, various times
Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5QY
Children travelling on any of our Easter trains will receive a set of Easter Bunny ears to wear and a yummy chocolate egg! You can take part in the bunny spotting competition for your chance to win a yummy egg!
www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk
Cost: Adults £12  Child £6

Easter Egg Garden Quiz at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden
Sat 15th – Mon 17th April 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm
Lullingtstone Castle, Eynsford, DA4 0JA
Aspiring plant hunters will be able to scour  two acres of The World Garden for Easter clues and then report on their discoveries to claim an eggtastic surprise, plus the chance to meet some Easter Characters! 
www.lullingstonecastle.co.uk
Cost: Adults £8  Child £4

Easy Sunday: No Worries/Wrap & Weave at Turner Contemporary
Sun 16th April 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm (drop in)
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
Inspired by the bright colours and culture of South American artist Ximena Garrido-Lecca learn about the Smaman Legend of the Worry Dolls and create your own wrapped up Worry-Person (or animal!) using fabric, threads and recycled materials.too!
www.turnercontemporary.org
Cost: £3.50 per child

Easter Egg Hunt at Belmont House and Gardens
Sun 16th April 2017, 12.00pm-3.00pm
Belmont Park, Throwley, ME13 0HH
Bring the family along to Belmont this Easter and enjoy an afternoon of fun activities. Explore the gardens and search for the Easter eggs to get your very own chocolate treat. Once you have completed the trail, you will find a variety of craft activities in the Orangery.
www.belmont-house.org
Cost: £5 per child

Festival of Steam and Transport at The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Sun 16th and Mon 17th April 2017
Church Ln, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE
Alongside our Steam displays, traction engines, travelling Locomotives and classic/vintage cars displayed, you will see an array of festival entertainment. FREE traditional steam funfair, live music, street acts, Giant Hook A Duck, Giant Rope Maze, Call The Midwife Film Location Tours, Steampunk Village, Punch and Judy, Funfair Stalls, festival traders and Kentish food and drink
thedockyard.co.uk
Cost: Tea and tour – Adults £19.50; children £13.50. 

Happy Hoppy Storytelling at Penshurst Place and Gardens
Sun 16th and Mon 17th April 2017, 2.00pm, 2.45pm and 3.30pm
Penshurst, near Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8DG
Settle in for a cosy Easter tale inside our historic home with Aardvark Productions, who have a wonderful story to share with you about a very silly Easter rabbit!
www.penshurstplace.com
Cost: Normal admission applies

Mum2mum Market, Bromley
Sat 22nd April 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
The Assembly Rooms, West Wickham, Bromley, Kent BR4 9JW
Buy quality second hand and nearly new baby & children’s stuff at this pop up baby and childrens’ market.
www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: £2 on the door for buyers, kids enter free

Mum2mum Market, Tunbridge Wells
Sat 22nd Apr 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Langton Green Village Hall, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 0JJ
Buy quality second hand and nearly new baby & children’s stuff at this pop up baby and childrens’ market.
www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
Cost: £2 on the door for buyers, kids enter free

St George’s Day at Hever Castle
Sun 23rd April 2017, 10.30am-6.00pm
Hever Road, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG
Celebrate St George’s Day at Hever Castle & Gardens.
www.hevercastle.co.uk

Easy Sunday: What a mesh!
Mon 23rd April 2017, 1.00pm – 4.00pm (drop in)
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
Experience the calming and creative techniques of weaving and tapestry to create your own masterpiece, using recycled materials and methods
www.turnercontemporary.org
Cost: £3.50 per child

Satuday Craft Club at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Sat 29 Apr 2017,10.30am-12.30 and 2.00-4.00pm
Civic Centre, Mount Pleasant, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1JN
Monthly free drop-in craft sessions for all ages, children must be with an accompanying adult.
www.tunbridgewellsmuseum.org
Cost: FREE

Easy Sunday: No Worries/Wrap & Weave at Turner Contemporary
Sun 30th April 2017, 1.00pm-4.00pm (drop in)
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
Inspired by the bright colours and culture of South American artist Ximena Garrido-Lecca learn about the Smaman Legend of the Worry Dolls and create your own wrapped up Worry-Person (or animal!) using fabric, threads and recycled materials.too!
www.turnercontemporary.org
Cost: £3.50 per child