May Half Term Events in Kent 2023

There’s loads of exciting activities and events happening in Kent during the May half term! From raves for tots to holiday clubs, TV characters, trails, festivals, theatre, workshops, and more, there’s something for everyone. Our comprehensive round-up offers ideas and inspiration for all ages. Don’t miss out on the fun! Plus check out our half term theatre shows and trail blogs. Happy Holidays!

By Katie James

3rd June 2023
The Kent Fest
at Quex in Birchington is described as the ultimate family music festival. There will be live music, puppet and theatre shows, and lots more.
Little ones can enjoy a giant hands-on train track, electric trains, ride ons, and crafts at various venues in Kent for half term with Trainmaster on 3rd June in Canterbury and Sevenoaks.

FizzPop Science Monthly Workshops are also at Shorne Woods Country Park in Gravesend over the half term including kids who can see a top scientist perform some thrilling experiments in the Taste Buddies and Gross Guts workshop. Until 3rd June.

Until 4th June 2023
At Dover Castle’s Kid’s Rule they can celebrate King Charles III’s coronation with hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun. Kids can get creative and invent their own royal legend that will stand the test of time, and get arty and design their own set of coronation robes.

Half Term At Wingham Wildlife Park in Canterbury activities includes great ape and bug touch tables, plus dinosaur artefacts. This is alongside their usual events. From

The Great Outdoors event at Kent Life Heritage Farm Park in Maidstone you can take a visit to the critter cuddle corner, try some nature crafts, have a go at orienteering, or visit the Forest School. Theres the regular attractions too, animals, play, paddle boats and lots more.

Get outside and connect with nature with the May/June half term events including Wildlife Trail, pond dipping, family yoga, and holiday club at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve.

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Visit Hever Castle for its fun Art Week event where they can be an artist for a day painting the gardens or the castle, as well as meeting actors portraying famous artists, Vincent Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo in Edenbridge, Sevenoaks.

In Tunbridge Wells enjoy family craft sessions, learn how to make sketchbooks and comic books, and lots more for Half Term at Arty Farty Retreat.

Little ones can create their own jellyfish, a mini projector, and funky fish at these drop-in activities. Crafty Creatures at the Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Other great half term ideas include escape room games, museums and galleries, theme parks, and attractions – see our What’s On and Things To Do listings for lots more great things for the school holidays.

Don’t miss even more with our Festivals In Kent 2023 and Carnivals, Country Shows & Fayres In Kent 2023 for lots more events including war enactments, and country shows for all ages during the half term.

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