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

JUNE EVENTS IN KENT

Make Your Own Roman Cuff at Canterbury Roman Museum
1 June –  31 July 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
11A Butchery Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2JR
Both Roman men and women liked to wear jewellery. Cuffs were made from a variety of materials including leather and gold. If you were a wealthy Roman your cuff would be highly decorative and embellished with precious jewels. Design and make your own Roman-inspired cuff.
canterburymuseums.co.uk
Cost: £1 per child in addition to museum entry fee (kids go free with paying adults)

Make Your Own Clanger Puppet at Canterbury Heritage Museum
Thur 1 June– 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
Thur 1st June – 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

Holiday Drama Workshops at Spotlites, Kings Theatre
Thurs 1st – Fri 2 June 2017, 10.00am-11.00am & 11.00am-12.00pm
338 High Street, Chatham, Kent ME4 4NR
Different themes during each 1 hour each session. From Beauty and the Beast to Minecraft. Come in costume if you like! DBS checked staff. Drop and collect, children only; parents do not watch but can wait in our cafe with free wifi! For 5 – 12 years.
www.spotlites.co.uk
Cost: £8 per session

Half Term Make-It Workshop at Maidstone Museum
Thurs 1st – Fri 2nd June , 10.30am-2.00pm
St. Faith’s Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH
Fun-filled craft activities inspired by our exhibition ‘Japan: A Floating World in Print‘ – guaranteed to keep the children entertained.
museum.maidstone.gov.uk
Cost: £3.00 per child

Running Wild at Marlowe Theatre
Thur 1st June– Sat 3 June 2017, 7.00pm (Wed, Thu & Sat matinees 2.00pm)
The Friars, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AS
For Lilly, going to Indonesia isn’t just another holiday with mum. It’s a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona.  But then the tsunami hit – and Oona charges into the jungle, with her young rider desperately clinging on.  With a large cast and puppetry design and direction by two previous Associate Puppetry Directors on War Horse, this epic and spectacular production brings Michael Morpurgo’s story to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity. Recommended 6yrs+
www.marlowetheatre.com
Cost: £24.25 – £17.25

Sheepstakes at Kent Life
1st June – 4th June 2017, 10am – 5pm
Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU
Come along and get stuck in with our entertainers. Watch our Sheepstakes sheep show and our sheep shearing demos and don’t forget to pay a visit to meet our sheep dogs, Jake and Barney.* Why not take an audio guided tour on our Land Train and get creative in our Paint a Pot Studio**
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

Angelina and Harry Trail at Ightham Mote
1st June – 4th June 2017,  10.00am-4.30pm
Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0Nt
We’ve got a special treat this half-term as our trail features Angelina and Henry going on their camping trip.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote
Cost: £0.50

Pirates & Mermaids at Groombridge Place
1st June – 4th June, 10.00am – 5.30pm
Groombridge Place, Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG
Ahoy there! Come on down me harties to Groombridge Place this May half term and meet the naughty pirates and mystical mermaids of Groombridge lakes! We have story telling, a Pirate sing a long, Mermaids crafts, bouncy castle and lots more to see and do.
www.groombridgeplace.com
Cost: Adult £9.85, Children (3-12) £8.50, Senior Citizens £8.50, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £32.35

Summer Half Term at The Hop Farm
1st June – 4th June 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY
This half term we have all our amazing childrens attactions open, it’s “Superhero” theme half term entertainment so also expect a super fun filled amazing Magic Show, Krypton Disco with a super DJ and a Superhero training camp where you will have fun and earn yourself a Superhero certificate ! All this and plenty of chance to meet some Super heroes up close and personal
www.thehopfarm.co.uk
Cost: Entry £1 per person (under 1’s go free); rides and attractions between £1 and £5 per person.

Half Term at Scotney Castle
1st June – 4th June, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 8JN
Once you have discovered the wonders of the house and gardens why not join us on a longer stomp across the estate so we can show you how to build dens, where the tree swing is and much more on this family orientated walk.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle
Cost: £2.00 per trail

Churchill Family Nature Trail at Chartwell House
1st June – 4th June, 11.00am-4.00pm
Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PS
Explore the garden and natural play area in our woodland and discover how the Churchill children played outdoors. A chance to start ticking off 50 things activities.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell
Cost: £1.00 per trail

50 Things Family Trail at Emmetts Garden
1st June – 4th June 11.00am-4.00pm
Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6BA
Tick off some of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmetts-garden
Cost: £1.00 per trail

Half Term Crafts at Smallhythe Place
1st June – 4th June, 11.00am-5.00pm
Small Hythe Rd, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7NG
Across the May half term materials will be available for children to do self-led crafts. They will have the opportunity to decorate a special memory with a handmade photo frame, and fashion a kite to have fun with in the spring breeze.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/smallhythe-place
Cost: £2

Pirates at The Historic Dockyard Chatham
1st June – 4th June 2017
Church Ln, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE
Join us this May Half Term for some pirate fun on-board our very own Pirate ship! With The Dockyard themed and ready to fly the Jolly Roger – will you be brave enough to walk the plank! Yo Ho Ho!
thedockyard.co.uk
Cost: Tea and tour – Adults £19.50; children £13.50. 

Beastly Bugs Trail at Knole
1st June – Sun 11th June 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP
Pick up our beastly bugs trail when you visit the showrooms and see if you can spot the replica bugs hidden amongst Knole’s renowned collection of paintings, silver and furniture.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole
Cost: Normal entry charge applies

Mum2mum Market, Bromley
Sat 3rd June 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

The Lino, The Witch & The Wardrobe at Spotlites, Kings Theatre
Sat 3rd – Sun 4th June  2017,7.30pm
338 High Street, Chatham, Kent ME4 4NR
C.S. Lewis’ classic story, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.
www.spotlites.co.uk
Cost: £12  per session

Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories at Gulbenkian Theatre
Sun 3 June 2017, 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm
University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB
This is the story of Bambert – an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing. Tucked away in his quiet attic, his only companions are the characters he has created in his stories. And then one day, Bambert decides to set his stories free, to send them out into the world on little balloons, in the hope that they will find a home. For children aged 8+
uk.patronbase.com
Cost: Adults and children £8.00, Baby on lap (0-18 months) £1.00, Group 4+ £6.50

Sponge at Gulbenkian Theatre
Sun 3 June 2017, 12pm & 2.30pm
University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB
Sponge is a soft, bouncy adventure through playtime and dreamtime set to a funky 1970s soundtrack, including disco favourites The Hustle and Car Wash. Follow a dad and daughter as they take you on a journey through springy environments, fascinating in shape, texture and touch. You also get to meet the leggy character Splegs, who needs a bit of help walking. 
uk.patronbase.com
Cost: Adults and children £8.00, Baby on lap (0-18 months) £1.00, Group 4+ £6.50

Mum2mum Market, Dartford
Sat 10th June  2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Eynsford Village Hall, High Street, Eynsford, DA4 0AA
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

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe at Spotlites, Kings Theatre
Sat 10th – Sun 11th June  2017, 7.30pm
338 High Street, Chatham, Kent ME4 4NR
C.S. Lewis’ classic story, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.
www.spotlites.co.uk
Cost: £12  per session

A Heart at Sea at Gulbenkian Theatre
10th June 2017, 12pm & 2.30pm
University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB
Original song-writing is set to stunning visuals that centres around a beautifully carved chest holding the secrets to the story. Intricate puppets are swept through this transforming wooden world as the Boy tumbles through an danger and discovery to recover his missing heart. For children aged 7+.
uk.patronbase.com
Cost: Adults and children £8.00, Baby on lap (0-18 months) £1.00, Group 4+ £6.50

Room on the Broom at Gulbenkian Theatre
Tues 13th – Thurs 16th June 2017, various times
University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB
Join the witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. For children aged 3+.
uk.patronbase.com
Cost: Adults and children £12.00, Baby on lap (0-18 months) £1.00, Group 4+ £11.00

Joy Festival at Groombridge Place
16th-18th June 2017, 10.00am – 5.30pm
Groombridge Place, Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG
Come along to Groombridge Place and enjoy an innovative, ecletic & unique festival that brings together the latest trends in creative shopping , gastronomy & lifestyle.
www.groombridgeplace.com
Cost: Adult £9.85, Children (3-12) £8.50, Senior Citizens £8.50, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £32.35

Medway in Flames at The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Sat 17th June 2017, from 2.00pm
Church Ln, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE
Chatham Maritime comes alive with a programme of family entertainment including a fun fair, and food, drink and trade stalls.  A River Pageant will sail past The Historic Dockyard Chatham and Upnor Castle providing a unique opportunity for boat owners, visitors and river users to show off their wonderful vessels.  Water activities will take place in Basin 2 including dragon boat racing, rowing displays, fly boarding and jet ski displays. Live English and Dutch folk music, walkabout entertainment and clog dancing performances will run throughout the evening.
thedockyard.co.uk
Cost: £1 per fun fair ride

Country Fair & Classic Cars at Kent Life
17th-18th June 2017, 10am – 5pm
Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU
Join us in celebrating the farming traditions  of Kent and get stuck into life at the farm. Learn how to groom and feed our animals. Watch various displays across the site and have a go at our tractor driving course. Peruse the stalls selling local produce and take a trip to see the Classic Vehicles.
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

Fathers Day at Hever Castle
17th-18th June 2017, from 10.30am
Hever Road, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG
Say thank you to dad this Father’s Day with a memorable Super Car themed day out at Hever Castle & Gardens, there will be classic cars on display as well as fun activities for the kids.
www.hevercastle.co.uk

A Weekend for Dad at Penshurst Place and Gardens
17th-18th June 2017, 10.30am-5.00pm
Penshurst, near Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8DG
Visit on the 17th to create a super-duper card for Dad, ready to present to him on the big day! On the 18th, we invite you to join together and create an impenetrable Roman-style shield formation with Hands on History, who will be testing your war protection with a foam spear or two as you march to victory!
www.penshurstplace.com
Cost: Normal admission applies

Father’s Day Fun at Ightham Mote
Sun 18th June, 10.00am-4.30pm
Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0Nt
A fun day for all the family including fishing in the moat and beer tasting.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote
Cost: The event is free, normal admission charges apply.

Yani and the Yeti at Gulbenkian Theatre
Sun 18th June 2017, 2.00pm
University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB
Featuring exquisite music, Arctic landscapes and a cast of extraordinary puppets, Yana and the Yeti is aimed at family audiences (5+). This is a dark, funny and poignant tale of a small child’s determination to be understood and her discovery that friends can come in the most unexpected shapes and sizes.
uk.patronbase.com
Cost: Adults and children £8.00, Baby on lap (0-18 months) £1.00, Group 4+ £6.50

Mum2mum Market, Kings Hill
Sat 24 June 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Kings Hill School, Crispin Way, Kings Hill, Me19 4LS
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

Pat-A-Cake Baby at Gulbenkian Theatre
Sat 24th June 2017, 2.00pm
University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB
Long Nose Puppets offer up a marvellous moonlit show full of riotous rhyme, zany puppets and spiffy special cake; all iced with music and songs by Tom Gray. Little children will feel stuffed to the brim with magic. Ages 2+.
uk.patronbase.com
Cost: Adults and children £8.00, Baby on lap (0-18 months) £1.00, Group 4+ £6.50

Class 50 at Spa Valley Railway
24th-25th June 2017, various times
Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5QY
Join us and visiting Network SouthEast liveried Class 50 ‘Indomitable’ for a weekend of Class 50 action up and down the Spa Valley.
www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk
Cost: Adults £13  Child £11

Mum2mum Market, Tunbridge Wells
Sat 24 June 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

Family Arts Award Day at Maidstone Museum
Sat 24th June 2017, 10.00am – 16.00pm
St. Faith’s Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH
We are excited to offer children aged 5+ the opportunity to gain a Discover Arts Award through our ‘Discover in a Day’ package. Children, with a parent/guardian, investigate different art forms, find out about the museum’s natural history collection, create a piece of art and share their work – all in one day! For children 5+
museum.maidstone.gov.uk
Cost: £18.00

Easy Sunday: What a mesh! at Turner Contemporary
30 June 2017, 1-4pm (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