Go wild in Kent
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Join Kent Wildlife Trust for a fun-packed programme of activities that will bring the summer holidays alive
Basil the Bug & Friends
18 and 19 July, 10am-4pm
Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway has organised a special weekend for youngsters to ride on ‘The Bug’ steam locomotive, stopping at the Romney Warren Halt serving Kent Wildlife Trust’s Visitor Centre and nature reserve, where they will be running a range of activities.
For RHDR times/details call 01797 362353, visit www.rhdr.org.uk or call the Visitor Centre 01797 369487.
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24 and 31 July, 2-4pm
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Take part in pond dipping, wildlife games, arts and crafts for all ages.
Bough Beech Reserve & Visitor Centre, near Ide Hill TN14 6LD, booking essential 01732 355080. Refreshments and shop. Suggested donation £3 per child.
Rockpooling at Reculver
27 July and 24 August, 2pm
Explore the rocky shore, hunt for marine creatures and discover how they have adapted to this extreme environment.
Meet at Reculver Visitor Centre, Reculver Lane, near Herne Bay CT6 6SS, 01227 740676.
Suggested donation £1. Dogs on leads.
Sevenoaks Holiday Fun
Every Thur, 30 July to 27 August, 11am-3pm
Exciting wildlife-inspired activities throughout the summer, from pond dipping, arts and crafts to ‘Stick Man’ Day.
Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve & Visitor Centre, Bradbourne Vale Road TN13 3DH, 01732 456407. Bring a picnic or packed lunch, refreshments also available. Guide dogs only.
Suggested donation £3 per child.
Rockpooling at Folkestone
4 August (10am start) and 5 August (10.30am start)
Explore the chalk reef and rocky shore of the Lower Leas Coastal Park
01303 247376. Meet by the warden’s hut. Dogs on leads. Funded by Shepway District Council.
Marine Day at Reculver
6 August, 11am-3.30pm
Loads of beach activities on offer and you are invited to dress up as your favourite marine creature. Includes rockpooling at 11.30am.
Meet at Reculver Visitor Centre, Reculver Lane, nr Herne Bay CT6 6SS, 01227 740676. Suggested donation £1. Dogs on leads.
Marine Day at Romney Marsh
7 August, 11am-3pm
Enjoy a day of marine activities with fun things to make and take home, and to find out about the creatures that live on our beaches.
Meet at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, Dymchurch Road TN28 8AY, 01797 369487
Suggested donation £1.
Sevenoaks Festival of Wildlife
15 and 16 August, 10am-4pm
Don’t miss the only free annual event in the country to celebrate the wonderful world of wildlife. Sevenoaks Visitor Centre & Wildlife Reserve, 01732 456407, is the perfect setting with beautiful woodlands, gardens and lakeside features. Guided nature walks, bug hunting, live music, local arts, crafts, food and drink stalls.
Ample parking at £3 per car. Close to A25 and M26 with railway stations at Sevenoaks & Bat and Ball within walking distance.
Folkestone Feeding Frenzy
26 August, 2pm
A gentle walk around the Lower Leas Coastal Park. Make a garden bird feeder and learn which foods different birds like to eat.
Dogs on leads. Funded by Shepway District Council, 01303 247376 for details.
Guided Coastal Walk at Reculver
27 August, 2-4pm
Walk along the rocky shore to Bishopstone Glen and learn about the marine wildlife and heritage of this remarkable area. Then walk back along the clifftop grasslands, enjoy the views and history of the Country Park.
Meet at Reculver Visitor Centre, Reculver Lane, near Hern T6 6SS, 01227 740676.
Suggested donation £1. Dogs on leads. n