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

MARCH EVENTS IN KENT

Cirque Berserk at Churchill Theatre
From 1 Mar – Sat 21 Jane 2017, various times
High St., Bromley, Kent BR1 1HA
Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! brings this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular – created especially for the theatre.
www.cirqueberserk.co.uk
Cost: £12.50 – £28.50

World Book Day at Ightham Mote, National Trust
Sat 4 Mar  – Sun 5 Mar 2017, 11.30-15.30pm
As part of World Book Day, discover the story of the gingerbread man as he leads you around the garden with a garden trail. Afterwards, why not decorate your own gingerbread man?
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Cost: £1.00

Mum2mum Market, Maidstone
Sat 4 Mar 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
New Line Learning Academy, Boughton Lane, Loose, Maidstone, ME15 9QL
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

Rapunzel and The Tower of Doom at Gulbenkian Theatre
Sun 5 Mar 2017, 14.00pm
University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB
Tangles? Split Ends? Frizzy? Flyaway? It’s bad enough having a bad hair day but pity poor Rapunzel spending her life in a tower with some strange woman using her captive’s locks as a step ladder! What sort of damage is that going to do to your hair?
uk.patronbase.com
Cost: Adults and children £8.00, Baby on lap (0-18 months) £1.00, Group 4+ £6.50

British Science Week at Leeds Castle
10-19th March
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Leeds Castle is supporting British Science Week with a trail through the grounds, available to pick up on arrival.
www.leeds-castle.com
Cost: Normal admission applies

Printing Workshop at Maidstone Museum
Sat 11 Mar 2017, 10.30am – 15.30pm
St. Faith’s Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH
Be inspired by our Graham Clarke exhibition, experiment with printing and create your own print to take home.
museum.maidstone.gov.uk
Cost: £7.00 per child

Mum2mum Market, Dartford
Sat 11 Mar 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

Bugs and Grubs Weekend at Kent Life
Sat 11 Mar– Sun 12 Mar 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU
Get up close with nature this March, chuck on your wellies and join us for  a weekend of bug themed activities and animal encounters.
www.kentlife.org.uk
Cost: Adults £6.95, Concessions £5.95, Children (3-15years) £5.50, Family £19.95 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)

Lambing Weekend at Hadlow College
Sat 11 Mar– Sun 12 Mar 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Tonbridge Rd, Hadlow, Tonbridge TN11 0AL
Come and celebrate the arrival of spring at Hadlow College. At our fun filled family day you can enjoy local produce stands, food stalls, climbing wall, birds of prey display, fun actvities, course information and, of course, meet the stars of our show: NEWBORN LAMBS!
https://hadlow.ac.uk/news-events
Cost: £3 child, £6 adult, family (2+3) £15, Under 2s FREE

Night At The Theatre at Gulbenkian Theatre
Sun 12 Mar 2017, 14.00pm
University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB
When three friends become trapped in an abandoned theatre, little do they know that they will soon become the stars of their own show…
uk.patronbase.com
Cost: Adults and children £8.00, Baby on lap (0-18 months) £1.00, Group 4+ £6.50

Friday Fun at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Fri 17 Mar 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

Mum2mum Market, Bromley
Sat 18 Mar 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

Moana Sing A Long at Gulbenkian Theatre
Sun 19 Mar 2017, 14.00pm
University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB
Sing along with Disney’s latest animation, the thrilling, colourful adventure that’s received Oscar nominations for Best Animation and Best Original Song.
uk.patronbase.com
Cost: Adults and children £3.00, Baby on lap (0-18 months) £1.00, 

Mum2mum Market, Tonbridge
Sun 19 Mar 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1SF
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

Shakespeare Week  Quest at Leeds Castle
20th-26th March 2017
Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration giving primary school children a great first encounter of the works of William Shakespeare. Leeds Castle will be supporting the celebration with a Shakespeare Quest in the Castle
www.leeds-castle.com
Cost: Normal admission applies

Peter and The Wolf at Gulbenkian Theatre
Sat 25 Mar 2017, 14.00pm
University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB
Against his grandfathers wishes, Peter wanders out into the meadow to play with his animal friends. His grandfather has warned him of a wolf in the nearby forest, and not heeding his advice, he finds himself in peril.
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 25 Mar 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

Satuday Craft Club at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Sat 25 Mar 2017, 10.30am-11.30am
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

Call the Midwife Tour at The Historic Dockyard Chatham
From Sat 25 March – Oct 2017, 11.00am or 2.00pm
Church Ln, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE
Led by your very own ‘midwife’ this guided tour visits areas of the dockyard that have been used as locations for the popular television drama series ‘Call the Midwife’.
Throughout all five series, The Historic Dockyard Chatham has been transformed into 1950’s Poplar Dock many times and has had countless scenes involving the show’s stars, including Miranda Hart and Jenny Agutter, filmed across its 80 acre site.
thedockyard.co.uk
Cost: Tea and tour – Adults £33; children £32. Tour only – Adults £16; children £12.50.

Mothers Day Weekend at Hever Castle
Sat 25 Mar – Sun 26 Mar 10.00am-4.00pm
Hever Road, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG
Spoil mum on Mother’s Day weekend with a memorable family day out. Treat her to a delicious meal or simply enjoy quality time together in the Castle and Gardens.
www.hevercastle.co.uk
Cost: £29.5pp / £12 Child – Pre-booked lunch

A Weekend for Mum at Penshurst Place and Gardens
Sat 25 Mar – Sun 26 Mar 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Penshurst, near Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8DG
Visit on the 25th to create a special card and maybe a hand-made present or two for Mum. On the 26th, you can treat her to lunch in the Garden Restaurant, where we’ll be offering a bespoke Mother’s Day menu.
www.penshurstplace.com
Cost: Normal admission applies

Mother’s Day afternoon Tea at Dreamland
Sat 25 Mar 2017 (12.00pm-2.00pm) & Sun 26 Mar 2017 (12.00pm-2.00pm & 3.00pm-5.00pm)
Marine Terrace, Margate, Kent CT9 1XJ
If you’re trying to plan the ideal day to spoil your mum then look no further than our Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea! Held in our beautifully restored 1920s Ballroom, this is the perfect setting to accompany the delicious array of scones, cakes and finger sandwiches available. Plus, you can wash them down with a delightful selection of teas, or even a glass of prosecco!
www.dreamland.co.uk
Cost: Adults from £13.45, children from £8.95

Mothers Day Special Lunch at The Hop Farm
Sun 26 Mar 10.00am-4.00pm
Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY
Treat Mum this year to a fantastic two-course carvery lunch and a gift for mum provided by us!
thehopfarm.co.uk
Cost: £15 per adult, £8 for children under 12

Mother’s Day Craft at Emmetts Garden
Sun 26 Mar 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6BA
Make your own token as a treat for mum. Materials provided for this self-led craft.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmetts-garden
Cost: Free event, standard admission applies. Adults £9; children £4.50

Mothers Day Family Fun Day at Groombridge Place
Sun 26 Mar 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Groombridge Place, Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG
Fun for the family, Bouncy castle, face painting, meet one of our magical Groms and a free gift for all the Mums too.
www.groombridgeplace.com
Cost: Adult £10.95, Children (3-12) £9.45, Senior Citizens £9.45, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £35.95

Mother’s Day Costume Tour and Cream Tea at Smallhythe Place
Sun 26 March 2017, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
Small Hythe Rd, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7NG
Venture into the costume store at Smallhythe Place where hundreds of lavish and historic theatre costumes are kept, and learn about the stories behind them. Later, warm up in the vintage tearoom with a classic cream tea for two.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/smallhythe-place
Cost: £8, call 01580 762334 to book

Mothering Sunday at Ightham Mote, National Trust
Sun 26 Mar 2017, 11.30-15.30pm
Present her with a hand-made basket of paper flowers. Or why not treat her to lunch or a cream tea in the café? Mum’s can also enjoy a touch of luxury with a hand massage in the shop.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Cost: FREE

Mothers Day Extra Special Afternoon Tea at Quex Park
Sun 26 Mar 2017, 11.45am-3.30pm
Park Ln, Birchington, Kent CT7 0BH
Spoil mum to our extra special afternoon tea with Mama Feelgoods at Quex Park, let our pastry chefs treat you to delicate sandwiches, fine savory pastries and warm homemade scones served with preserves and a delectable array of sweet pastry confections. Choose specialty tea or fresh coffee, along with a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Live music from Ja Ja Jive for a wonderful ambience. Ticket for Quex Gardens is included.
www.quexweddingsandevents.co.uk
Cost: £22.95 payable on booking, under 12’s £10

Mothers Day Lunch at Bodiam Castle
Sun 26 Mar 2017, 12noon – 2.00pm
Bodiam, Robertsbridge TN32 5UA
Make your Ladies’ weekend day out with Mum complete by including a delicious 3-course lunch. Our spring-themed Terrace Room is the perfect spot for you to spoil your Mum. Lunch is prepared on site by our chef, Phil, and baker, Marilyn, and for Mum there’ll be a special Mothers’ Day gift.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle
Cost: Free event, normal castle admission applies

Mother’s Day Special at Kent & East Sussex Railway
Sun 26 Mar 2017, 1.15pm or 3.35pm
Tenterden Town Station, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE
The Railway offers the perfect day out for all the family where everyone can enjoy the service and style from a more gentle time. A time when attentive staff made our railways the envy of the world! We offer a range of options: a traditional Ploughman’s Lunch or a delicious Cream Tea, both served with tea and coffee on either the 1.15 or 3.35 departures from Tenterden.
www.kesr.org.uk
Cost: £29.50 for Mum. Others in the party can travel at the normal train fares of £18.00 for adults and £12.00 for children (age 3 to 15) and can choose to add £6.20 for a cream tea or £7.30 for a Ploughman’s.

Mother’s Day Garden Tour and Cream Tea
Sun 26 Mar 2017, 2.15pm-4.00pm
Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PS
Treat mum to a spring garden tour followed by a cream tea in the Mulberry room. Meet in the Mulberry room at 2:15pm for a garden tour at 2:30pm. The tour will finish back at the Mulberry room for a cream tea from 3pm until 4pm.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell
Cost: £15.50 (includes a glass of prosecco), Children £8.95 (age 5-12)