Top local listings for August 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 August events in Kent by visiting our Add Event page.

Make Your Own Clanger Puppet at Canterbury Heritage Museum
1 Aug– Thur 31 Aug 2017, 11.00am – 5.00pm (open Weds – Sun ONLY)
Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR
The Clangers have come down from the moon and are playing hide ‘n’ seek at the museum. Make your own Clanger-inspired finger puppet and explore the museum to find the answers to our quiz – see how many playful Clangers you can spot along the way!
canterburymuseums.co.uk
Cost: Open Wed to Sun only £1 per child in addition to museum entry fee (kids go free with paying adults)

Make Your Own Pilgrim’s Badge at The Beaney
 1st Aug – Thur 31 Aug 2017, all day
18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
Come and make your own pilgrim’s badge. These badges were worn on either a hat or a cloak and collected as mementoes of the shrines visited. They were so popular that tens of thousands were collected every year.
canterburymuseums.co.uk
Cost: £1 per child

Doc.Yard Summer Fun at The Historic Dockyard Chatham
1st Aug – 3 Sep 2017
Church Ln, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE
The Doc is back this Summer! With more experiments and more hands on fun! Having failed to time travel last year – the Doc has decided that maths is needed as well as science! The activities that Doc Yard will show this year will have a maths and measuring theme. Come and see what wonderful creations the Doc has invented this Summer!
thedockyard.co.uk
Cost: Tea and tour – Adults £19.50; children £13.50. 

Camp Wilderness at Penshurst Place and Gardens
1st Aug – 18th Aug 2017, 10.00 – 5.00pm
Penshurst, near Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8DG
Go wild this summer with Camp Wilderness in the Penshurst Place parkland and spend your days orienteering, building fires, campfire cooking and playing epic forest games before falling asleep among the trees in a traditional canopied bell tent!
www.penshurstplace.com
Cost: Normal admission applies

Board Games Rediscovered at Maidstone Museum
1st Aug 2017 – 1st Oct 2017 , 10.00am-5.00pm
St. Faith’s Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH
Board Games Rediscovered celebrates the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games
museum.maidstone.gov.uk
Cost: £3.00 per child, £4.00 per adult, £12 per family of 4

Summer Holiday Activites at Maidstone Museum
1st Aug 2017 – 24th Aug 2017 , 10.30am-14.00
St. Faith’s Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH
Enjoy a host of creative, fun activities over the summer holidays. Three sessions per day at 10.30, 11.30 and 13.00.
museum.maidstone.gov.uk
Cost: £3.00 per child

Summer Jousting at Hever Castle
5th & 6th Aug 2017, 10am – 5pm
Hever Road, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG
Enjoy a weekend dedicated to our canine friends with informative displays, entertainment and a fun dog show.
www.hevercastle.co.uk

Easy Sunday: Skilful Sculpturists at Turner Contemporary
6th Aug 2017, 1-4pm (drop in) 
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
Inspired by Phyllida Barlow’s huge sculptures, create your own masterpiece using everyday materials to create your own 3D extraordinary objects!
www.turnercontemporary.org
Cost: £3.50 per child

Family Monday – Music in Nature at Knole
Mon 7th Aug 2017, 11.00pm-3.00pm
Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP
Visit Knole on Family Monday during the summer holiday and be inspired by nature to create a musical instrument. Suitable for ages 5-12 years.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole
Cost: Normal entry charge applies

Summer Jousting at Hever Castle
12th & 13th Aug 2017, 10am – 5pm
Hever Road, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG
The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.
www.hevercastle.co.uk

Easy Sunday: Plaster of Paradise at Turner Contemporary
13th Aug 2017, 1-4pm (drop in) 
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
Create patterns and shapes in sand to cast in plaster, uncover it like a fossil and keep it forever!
www.turnercontemporary.org
Cost: £3.50 per child

Easy Sunday: Skilful Sculpturists at Turner Contemporary
13th Aug 2017, 1-4pm (drop in) 
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
Inspired by Phyllida Barlow’s huge sculptures, create your own masterpiece using everyday materials to create your own 3D extraordinary objects!
www.turnercontemporary.org
Cost: £3.50 per child

Family Monday – Plant it, Grow it, Eat it at Knole
Mon 14th Aug 2017, 11.00pm-3.00pm
Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP
Visit Knole on Family Monday during the summer holiday for a range of garden themed activities.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole
Cost: Normal entry charge applies

Family Fun Day at Maidstone Museum
19th Aug 2017 – 24th Aug 2017 , 10.30am-15.00
St. Faith’s Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH
Join us to play some GIANT games including Giant Connect 4, giant dominoes, giant Snakes & Ladders and Twister.
museum.maidstone.gov.uk
Cost: £1.00 per ticket

Summer Jousting at Hever Castle
19th & 20th Aug 2017, 10am – 5pm
Hever Road, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG
The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.
www.hevercastle.co.uk

Easy Sunday: Skilful Sculpturists at Turner Contemporary
20th Aug 2017, 1-4pm (drop in) 
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
Inspired by Phyllida Barlow’s huge sculptures, create your own masterpiece using everyday materials to create your own 3D extraordinary objects!
www.turnercontemporary.org
Cost: £3.50 per child

Family Monday – Track Wild Animals at Knole
Mon 21st Aug 2017, 11.00pm-3.00pm
Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP
Create your own caterpillar bookmark and animal pine cone with fuzzy feathers.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole
Cost: Normal entry charge applies

Easy Sunday: Skilful Sculpturists at Turner Contemporary
27th Aug 2017, 1-4pm (drop in) 
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
Inspired by Phyllida Barlow’s huge sculptures, create your own masterpiece using everyday materials to create your own 3D extraordinary objects!
www.turnercontemporary.org
Cost: £3.50 per child

Summer Jousting at Hever Castle
25th & 28th Aug 2017, 10am – 5pm
Hever Road, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG
The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.
www.hevercastle.co.uk

Easy Sunday: Plaster of Paradise at Turner Contemporary
27th Aug 2017, 1-4pm (drop in) 
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
Create patterns and shapes in sand to cast in plaster, uncover it like a fossil and keep it forever!
www.turnercontemporary.org
Cost: £3.50 per child

Camp Wilderness at Penshurst Place and Gardens
27th – 28th Aug 2017, 10.00 – 5.00pm
Penshurst, near Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8DG
Enjoy a bumper August Bank Holiday here at Penshurst Place, with bushcraft skills by Camp Wilderness, falconry with the Hawking Centre and storytelling with Aardvark Productions. You can even print your own stories and pictures with Hands on History, using their very special printing press!
www.penshurstplace.com
Cost: Normal admission applies