• Black Deer Festival, Kent: 2019 Review

    July 5, 2019

    Now in it’s second year The Black Deer Festival is an award-winning event celebrating all things Americana and Country. We were lucky enough to attend in 2018 for their first year and loved every minute so had high hopes for 2019. Taking place just outside Tunbridge Wells in Kent and with a capacity of 10…

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  • Edwardian Life Week at Hever Castle – May 25 – June 2

    May 25, 2019

    Edwardian Life Week takes place at Hever Castle for May Half Term 2019 running from May 25-June 2. Read on for more details of this event and other family activities to enjoy during your visit to Hever. Where? Hever Castle is found in the village of Hever or 3 miles outside of Edenbridge in Kent.…

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  • Review: The Jungle Book at Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

    April 23, 2019

    It’s been a bit of a revelation for me…but apparently pantomimes are not just for Christmas! Last year we enjoyed our first ‘Easter Panto’ in the form of Alice in Wonderland, so we were thrilled to hear that this new tradition was set to continue with the arrival of The Jungle Book to the Tunbridge…

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  • Kent & Sussex Family Festivals 2019

    April 15, 2019

    With Summer well on its way we also welcome festival season. Each year seems to see more local festivals welcoming families..and 2019 is no exception! We are lucky to have everything from jazz, Americana, great food, outdoor play and even freedom of speech featuring in some of the events taking place across Kent and Sussex…not…

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  • Review: Cat in the Hat at Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

    March 24, 2019

    Last week, my 3 year old son and I had the absolute pleasure of watching the Cat in the Hat theatre show at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells. I’ve had a few tricky experiences with my youngest at the theatre but this was an absolute hit all round. Engaging and fun with non-stop…

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  • Easter Events for Families Across Sussex & Kent 2019

    March 17, 2019

    With the arrival of the month of April we also welcome two weeks of school holidays! This time of year there are so many family events and activities going on..bonnet parades, egg hunts, treasure trails..the choice can almost seem overwhelming. Never fear…I’ve put together some of the best local events across Sussex and Kent over…

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  • Lambing Days in Sussex & Kent 2019

    February 14, 2019

    Nothing says Spring has sprung like a flock of boisterous lambs happily skipping across a fresh, green field. Here in Sussex and neighbouring Kent we’re lucky to be surrounded by stunning countryside and working farms, many of which now open their doors to the public throughout lambing season. A visit to an open lambing session…

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  • Review: Ice Skating in Calverley Grounds, Tunbridge Wells at Christmas

    December 23, 2018

    It’s become an annual tradition in the Juggling on Rollerskates household to indulge in a festive skating session in the run up to Christmas. It’s an activity the whole family enjoy together to celebrate the start of the Christmas holidays and an event we all look forward to. This year we visited the outdoor ice…

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  • 5 Inspiring Ideas for Nights Out in London this Winter

    December 20, 2018

    We’re spoilt for choice for alternative experiences and nights out when visiting the capital city these days. You can become part of a theatre show, dine in unusual places, watch first class comedy or catch a band at the drop of a hat. As busy parents a night on the town is a big deal…

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  • Review: Sleeping Beauty Pantomime at Assembly Hall Theatre

    December 15, 2018

    Last weekend we had the absolute pleasure of watching Sleeping Beauty at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells which is currently running for the Pantomime season. We loved Aladdin last year so this year’s show had a lot to live up to! However, from the opening scene through to the finale we were gripped.…

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  • 10 Family Friendly Attractions in London

    September 14, 2018

    Visiting London with children in tow can be a daunting task, but with a bit of planning your trip could become an experience you all remember for a lifetime. Rest assured, there are plenty of child friendly activities to choose from in the capital…choosing the right one for your family is the tricky bit! Here’s…

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  • Byline Festival: celebrating free speech and political debate – a family perspective

    September 4, 2018

    Byline Festival really is a one of a kind event. The festival aims to promote independent journalism and free speech through the means of music, performance, debate and creativity. 2018 was the second year the festival has run at it’s home in Pippingford Park in East Sussex with the line-up including Gary Lineker, John Cleese,…

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  • 5 Reasons Eastbourne International Airshow is flying high for families

    September 2, 2018

    As one of the country’s biggest free airshows you may well wonder how easy it is to visit Eastbourne Airshow as a family. Airbourne can be busy and noisy but having just experienced the 2018 event with three children aged 2, 8 and 12 I’d like to offer some reassurance and advice for those considering…

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  • 10 Reasons Chilled in a Field is an Awesome Family Festival

    August 7, 2018

    Chilled in a Field is a small, family focused festival on the outskirts of Lewes in East Sussex. The event promises a laid back and intimate experience with great food, music and entertainment for the whole family. This was our second visit to Chilled and we loved every minute! Here are just 10 of the…

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  • Black Deer Festival 2018: A Family Review

    June 28, 2018

    Last weekend we had the privilege of attending the first Black Deer Festival at Eridge Park just outside Tunbridge Wells. Billed as a new Americana & Country Music Festival on a mission to bring real roots-inspired music to the UK the event treated it’s guests to over 70 acts from around the world. I’m certainly…

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