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Things to do in Kent this weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:22 20 March 2017

Treat Mum at Hever Castle (picture: Ryan Snyder, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Treat Mum at Hever Castle (picture: Ryan Snyder, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)


Don’t waste a weekend when there’s so much going on in Kent. We hand pick what’s on across the county this weekend that we think you’ll love

1. Take Mum out for afternoon tea

Tearooms in Kent: 20 of the best, various locations

From gin-inspired affairs to chocolate-themed events, there is something to suit even the most discerning mother searching for an afternoon tea to remember

2. See an enchanting musical performance

The Bootleg Beatles, Central Theatre, Chatham (Sunday 26th March)

Formed from the original cast of London’s West End hit show Beatlemania, The Bootleg Beatles have become an institution in their own right with their note-perfect recreation of hits from every era of the world’s most famous songbook. Tickets: £22.12 to £29.50, can be booked online.

3. Spoil Mum at Hever Castle

Mother’s Day Weekend, Hever Castle, Edenbridge (Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March)

Say thank you to mum this Mothers’ Day and spoil her with a memorable family day out. Treat mum to a delicious meal, or simply enjoy some quality family time together. Children can also decorate a flower pot filled with flowers in a free craft workshop to give mum on her special day and join a biscuit decorating workshop (£1.75 in addition to standard admission charges). Check website for details and contact venue for tickets.

4. Go to a farmers’ market

Maidstone Farmers Market, Jubilee Square, High Street, Maidstone (Friday 24th March)

Held on the fourth Friday of every month, Maidstone Farmers Market showcases some of the best, fresh food and drink, crafts, clothing and homeware. Artisanal beer and cider, breads, fruit and vegetables and a plethora of pubs and cafés in Maidstone to enjoy afterwards!

5. Be inspired by an exhibition at the Turner Contemporary

Liber Studiorum, JMW Turner, Turner Contemporary, Margate (until 7th May)

A new exhibition at the Turner Contemporary showcases 70 landscape engravings by JMW Turner from his Liber Studiorum or ‘Book of Studies’. Dating from between 1807 and 1819, these detailed engravings are a fascinating display of Turner’s talent.

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