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Zippo’s Circus 2017 Presents ‘Jigit’

Zippos Circus is back on Blackheath from 5th to 18th April for Easter with a brand-new show for 2017 - and we have Family Tickets (each for 2 adults and 2 children) to give away to two lucky readers!

Zippos 2017 features lovable performing dogs...

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Shona’s Runners

It feels like spring now – a gorgeous time of year to get yourself fit outdoors and have some fun while you're at it! If you've ever wondered whether running might be something you could do, and if you'd like to try it in a friendly, supportive and totally non-competitive...

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Funky Monkey Swings Into Tonbridge

'Funky Monkey Keyboard Classes are swinging into the Angel Centre,Tonbridge with a completely FREE TRIAL on Wednesday 26th April from 16:00.

These action-packed, group electronic keyboard lessons are perfectly designed for 4-9 year old beginners...

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Silly Billy’s Swashbuckle Showdown

p class="articletext">On Friday 28th October Silly Billy has his own show at the Stag theatre Sevenoaks, “Silly Billy’s Swashbuckle Showdown” starring Amy-Jane Ollies who played the wonderful Maid Marion last year at The Woodville.

Silly Billy plays a jester that...

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Winter Meals For The Elderly

We all want to take care of the ones we love. We all want to look after the ones we care about. And knowing our elderly parents, our less mobile friends, our frail loved ones are getting enough to eat can be a worry.

At Mrs. Jones Most Fabulous...

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Sevenoaks Pink Week 2016

Come and enjoy wonderful entertainment, great food and drink, and fun for all the family at our Pink Party on the Vine. All proceeds from this event go to Breast Cancer Care.

Not only do we have our Pink Party on the Vine this year, we also have...

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See Thomas The Tank Engine At The Spa Valley Railway In Tunbridge Wells

Visit the Spa Valley Railway on 1,2, 8 and 9 October 2016 and meet Thomas the Tank Engine and some of his friends from the famous railway stories including Diesel and Daisy and of course the Fat Controller.

This is a chance to experience a ride...

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Support British Craftsmanship - A Refreshing Alternative To The High Street

The Sevenoaks Contemporary Craft and Design Fair organised by Craft In Focus is returning to Sevenoaks School a short walk from the high street from 21-23 October this year.

This exciting event brings the public the very best of contemporary...

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The Wheels on Debussy


Local mums, Louise Knight and Fiona Sharp, are bringing back world class classical music to the children of Tonbridge with an exciting line up for Autumn.

The Wheels on Debussy provides a high quality...

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Thumbs Up World – the beginning of a wonderful adventure!

We are two mums (and grandmothers!) who have developed a fun range of creative products to reward children and engage with their learning and developing adventures. This range has been extended to children with additional needs acting as a tool to support them, to better...

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Gymboree Sevenoaks Time Table

Open from 9:00 – 17:00 Monday-Friday, 9:00 -13:30 Saturday

Class times are age specific, please get in touch for further details and we are open throughout the summer.

Special offer over the summer whereby all members...

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BBC Good Food Shows Bring Summer To The City!

BBC Good Food Show Summer in the City, the brand new BBC Good Food Show, sponsored by Lexus, will be opening its doors next week, taking place at London’s ExCeL Centre from 20 May – 22 May 2016. The BBC Good Food Eat Well show will also be part of this exciting new event,...

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Rovio Entertainment's Angry Birds get starring roles at Madame Tussauds

A new experience starring larger than life figures of larger than life Angry Birds - Red, Chuck and Bomb, opened this weekend at Madame Tussauds London in the run up to the much anticipated release of The Angry Birds Movie. The unique digital experience is in London from the...

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Temperatures are set to plummet at SEA LIFE London Aquarium this May when the attraction reopens its popular penguin...

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Microsports Celebrates Their 25th Birthday!

2016 is an exciting year for Microsport: we are celebrating our 25th birthday!

How have we made it so far? We like to think that the way we run Microsport, and the experience we have accumulated, has contributed to our success. At Microsport the...

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BBC Good Food Shows Bring Summer To The City!

The BBC Good Food Shows are pleased to announce the brand new BBC Good Food Show Summer in the City. This exciting new show takes place at London’s ExCel Centre from 20 May – 22 May 2016 and will focus on delicious and seasonal foods, with an emphasis on vitality and...

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Chessington World of Adventures Resort This Easter

If it’s wild adventure you’re looking for this year then look no further than Chessington World of Adventures Resort in 2016; the year of Roar and Explore! Enter our competition and experience some of their exciting new attractions and events this Easter by winning a...

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Visit Godstone Farm This Half Term

Join us this spring during February Half Term for lambs, bunnies and chicks galore and maybe even a few goat kids if we are lucky!

Come along and join in the Woolly Week fun with:

New born lambsS, heep and lamb...

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Real Circus Comes To The West End

Zippos CIRQUE BERSERK! - real circus made for theatre – opens in the West End for the first time with a new show for Peacock Theatre, on Monday 8 February – Wednesday 24 February.

Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and...

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Christmas Concerts For Kids In Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells

Local mums, Louise Knight and Fiona Sharp, are bringing world class classical music to the children of Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. The Wheels on Debussy provides a high quality classical music experience performed by exceptionally talented world-class musicians, for...

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Rainy Cold Day? Ideas for what to do with the children!

Funky Monkey Keyboard Classes are holding a wonderful Christmas themed workshops for little beginner musicians 4-8 years in ‘Sparkly’ Sevenoaks on Monday 21st December!

It’s a perfect opportunity to try out the keyboard and make music the...

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Mrs Jones Most Fabulous Food

When I made my first of chilli jam back in 2011, I had no idea that over the next four years I would have ended up making thousands of them - and selling them.

What began as a simple of curiosity, opening the fridge and thinking what could I do...

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Craft in Focus 23 - 25 October

The Sevenoaks Contemporary Craft and Design Fair organised by Craft In Focus is returning to Sevenoaks School a short walk from the high street from 23-25 October this year.

This exciting event brings the public the very best of...

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Learn to swim this summer with Angela’s Swim School

Angela’s Swim School courses for the summer are:

5 week summer course: 4th August to 5th September 2015

St Michaels – Otford (TN14 5SA)   Tuesday 16:00 to 18:00 

The Mercure Hotel – Maidstone (ME17 1RE)...

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Wendy Drew Photography

 A few weeks ago I was looking through a box of old photos that had been in the loft for years. I was taken aback by how many there were, most of them weren't great but quite a few made me smile. It was a wonderful walk down memory lane and brought back all  so many special...

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Easter Family Fun at Hever Castle

Put a spring in your step with a visit to Hever Castle & Gardens in Kent this Easter. There’s family entertainment throughout the Easter holidays from March 28th – April 19th when visitors are invited to ‘find the magic’ surrounding the Lindt Gold Bunny.

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Easter Celebrations at Brogdale

The Brogdale Easter event is to take place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of April at the home of the National Fruit Collection and is to include a range of visiting farm animals along with the fluffy favourites such as bunnies and chicks.

The Brogdale...

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Easter at Leeds Castle

Spring will be in bloom at Leeds Castle in Kent and there are a variety of colourful activities coming up for the whole family within the 500 acre estate.

From 2nd to the 19th April, keep the children amused during the Easter school holidays with...

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Easter Fun at Godstone Farm

It’s that time of year again when we welcome lots of new babies to the world, and we are every excited for you to meet them all this Easter holiday.

Come along and see the new born lambs, goat kids, piglets, bunnies and chicks if you are lucky...

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There’s an Eggcellent Adventure Near You!

You’re invited to come and enjoy a great family day out where you can explore some of Britain’s most inspiring places from spring woodlands and coastal trails, to historic homes and castles. As always, there will be plenty of fun for the whole family and this year, your...

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All Organised’s Tips For a Successful Spring Clean

Spring has almost sprung and true to the British culture, we all feel obliged to don those marigolds, tie the hair back and tackle the house for a vigorous sort and good clean. However, it’s not the cleaning that we dread most, but our possessions overwhelming us and...

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Principal Dave Mac who has 35 years in the trade says. “I am dedicated to working on making performance training accessible to all young people 2-18yrs. As well as improving health and fitness, participation in theatre arts has been shown to benefit children in many...

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Hartbeeps Baby Rock Cafe - Monday 13th April!

Stay, play and party with our Baby Rock Café....

In the world of 'busy', take time out to drop-in to our unique stay and play session with your baby and meet other parents too.
Baby Rock Cafe offers Hartbeeps inspired play...

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Payne and Pearce

Ant Payne and Robert Pearce are recognisable faces to audiences throughout Kent from their eight years of performing pantomime in the county.  They have entertained families, as Silly Billy and his dame counterpart, in schools and theatres from Dover to Swanley; but are...

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Free tickets to attractions throughout Kent

Calling all Kent residents! We're all guilty of overlooking what's on our own doorsteps, but for one weekend in March, we want to give you the opportunity to enjoy all that our county has to offer. There are thousands of free tickets up for grabs for popular attractions and...

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Have you discovered your Aqua Life?

Join Aqualife Swimming for a range of swimming lessons to suit the whole family – from bumps to babies, children to adults and even bespoke family workshops. Covering the West Kent area, Aqualife Swimming offers a new approach to swim education, focusing on the creation of...

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Enjoy a Fun Day Out with Thomas at the Kent & East Sussex Railway in 2013

Families are invited to come along to The Kent & East Sussex Railway in Tenterden on 27, 28 and 29 July 2013 to meet everyone’s favourite steam locomotive, Thomas the Tank Engine.

Thomas will be at Tenterden Station ...

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Roald Dahl storytellers come to Bligh's Meadow

Looking for activities to entertain the kids this half term? On Saturday 25 May, the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre will be visiting Bligh’s Meadow to captivate  visitors of all ages with their swishwiffling stories.

Throughout the day, one of the...

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Amazing May Half Term Savings at the Kent & East Sussex Railway

If you are looking to spend time with the family, have a great day out and save money in the May Half Term holidays then why not visit Kent & East Sussex Railway in Tenterden.

The Kent & East Sussex Railway have launched a special...

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Experience A Wild Family Getaway At Chessington World Of Adventures Resort's New Azteca Hotel!

Chessington World of Adventures Resort is getting bigger and better than ever as it expands its offering once again this time with the launch of the brand new fully themed Resort hotel – the Chessington Azteca Hotel - located on park with 69 amazing new themed...

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Win A Chance To Enjoy A Wild Adventure At Chessington World Of Adventures Resort!

2014 at Chessington World of Adventures Resort is bigger and better than ever and you could be in with a chance of winning a family pass to experience amazing new adventures together! Scorpion Express is a brand new ride experience for 2014 where adventurers must board the...

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