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The district’s attractions provide children with a wonderful opportunity to learn about our history, often with visual and hands-on activities and comprehensive educational packs.

Below we have a selection of school packs available for you to download.

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30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Bleu at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 30 Aug 2014All the way from sunny Italy Compagnia TPO will take you deep into the bluest of oceans. The Gulbenkian stage becomes a magical world of falling stars, far-away islands and underwater creatures.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Boogie Woogie Baby at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 30 Aug 2014A daytime disco for the whole family. Let yourself go, dance like a mad hatter... or like your dad. Everyone is welcome to dance at any time in our cafe.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Mad Hatter Mad Moves at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 30 Aug 2014Using movement, dance and imagination this workshop explores some of Lewis Caroll's best loved characters and Wheeldon's interpretation of the tea party to create a Mad Hatter scene all of our own.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Gala Night At The Proms at The Marlowe TheatreSat 30 Aug 2014This rousing concert features all of your ‘last night’ favourites including Land Of Hope And Glory, Jerusalem and Henry Wood’s Sea Songs. Conducted by John Perkins, the orchestra is joined by the soprano Kathryn Jenkin.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Bat Walk at Westgate GardensSat 30 Aug 2014Discover the Park after Dark. Join Kent Bat group for an evening walk looking for bats. Learn how to use a bat detector to identify which bats you have seen or heard!

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Herne Bay ShowcaseSat 30 Aug 2014This will showcase the best that Herne Bay has to offer. Llocal businesses giving away freebies, the Herne Bay Market, food tasting, arts and craft stalls, music and entertainment, and more throughout the town!

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

“I believe I can do anything…” at Herne BaySat 30 Aug 2014Meet Amy Johnson researcher Jane Priston and go back in time to the daring 1930’s to explore one woman’s fascinating journey from typist to national heroine and record breaking pilot.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Festival After Party at Herne BaySat 30 Aug 2014Vivid Nightclub will be running various after parties for the festival! Come and continue the party at one of these events running on both Saturdays of the festival, and Friday for an under 16′s disco!

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Fireworks Display! at Herne BaySat 30 Aug 2014Come down to Neptune’s Arm to see the spectacular show that will take place over the beach. Expect a seafront food and drinks festival to accompany the visual spectacle!

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Paperbelle at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014Paperbelle's world is black and white and she likes it that way. She's heard of colour, but would prefer things to stay as they are. The colours, on the other hand, want to play games and they want Paperbelle to join in.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - The Bounce at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014BOUNCE, BOUNCE and even more BOUNCE ! Using trampolines, video projection and live music with a Middle Eastern flavour Gulbenkian favourite Oily Cart will explore bounce in all its forms from gentle to exuberant.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Grass at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014Join Second Hand Dance for a delightful show for under 5s which explores the micro-world of grass, its texture, colour and playfulness; and the wriggling inhabitants just below the surface.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Family Comedy Club at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014Join your favourite masters of mayhem, the Three Half Pints, in a line-up of professional and amateur comedy acts from the London circuit.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Walking Stories at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014You don't come to watch Walking Stories: you live it, breathe it, build and dismantle it. Supplied with mp3 players and headphones, a walk in the park becomes an interactive and completely immersive audio experience.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - bOing Workshop at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014Inspired by Anne Peltola's book 'Boing Boing', we invite you on a fun filled journey exploring colour, form, sound and movement. Bring your imagination and see where your creations will take you!

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Family Comedy Workshop at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014Spend an hour with slapstick supremoes the Three Half Pints and learn the tricks of physical humour. You'll learn to taje the nap, prat fall and tumble like the greats of old. Are you a budding Chaplin or Keaton?

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Queen of Cupcakes at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014Create your own piece of wonderland decorating your own cupcake... caterpillars, dormouse, cheshire cat or white rabbit - you decide in this fun and very yummy session.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Imaginarium at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014Inspired by Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, the iPad becomes your magnifying lens, zooming in on the minutiae of natural plants and flowers to shrink you to the eye-view of a hedgehog about to become a croquet ball.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Market Stall at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014Incorporating circus skills, parkour and dance, Market Stall promises a feelgood experience for all ages.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Cheshire Cat's Chillout at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014Create your own magical, curious and fantastical stories inspired by Alice in Wonderland with Wide Eyed Theatre Company. Open all day for your to chill out with storytelling workshops at times below.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Cracking The Crinoline at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014Stevenson Thompson's Moving Memory Company takes to the streets to deliver a short, sharp surprising sting. Combining crinolines, corsets and boxing boots, these Queen B's remind us not to take little old ladies for granted.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Save The Lyma Birds! at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014Knuckle and Joint Theatre Co. present Save The Lyma Birds! The Lyma Birds have hatched and escaped the nest, and are creating havoc!

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Lifeboat at University of Kent Sat 30 Aug 2014Climb into a hammock, rock gently, turn slowly, help push or play the drums as you drift out to see on this beautiful boat...

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

The Haunting Of Hill House at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableSat 30 Aug 2014A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of psychically receptive people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of eveil and contained ill will.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Rubber Biscuit at Strode Park HouseSat 30 Aug 2014Back by popular demand! Kent's favourite rhythm 'n' blues and soul band are coming back to get you on the dance floor.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Herne Bay Live! In association with Global Local at Herne Bay Clock Tower and BandstandSat 30 Aug 2014Following the finale of the alfresco ballroom Global Local acts will take centre stage alongside the winner of Herne Bay Rocks to bring you breathtakingly good music!

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Alice in Wonderland at Gulbenkian CinemaSat 30 Aug 2014Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson | US | 1951 | 75mins | Voice cast: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn On a golden afternoon by the river bank, Alice follows a snuffling White Rabbit down a rabbit hole.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - How To Train Your Dragon at Gulbenkian CinemaSat 30 Aug 2014Dean DeBlois’ energetic sequel sets its scene five years after the phenomenally successful original film, when Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk.

23 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Barnes Wallis and the Bouncing Bomb at Herne Bay Library Sat 23 - Sat 30 Aug 2014The Herne Bay Library will be storytelling for ages 0 to 2 from a local author.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

The Monster Crab Catching Competition at Herne Bay PierSat 30 Aug 2014Fun and exciting crab catching competition! Prizes for the most caught!

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Public Skating at The Bay Sports ArenaSat 30 Aug 2014Roller Skating for all the family! Vouchers available from The Bay Sports Arean website.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Interactive Dance Mat Workout at The Bay Sports ArenaSat 30 Aug 2014Come along and have a go at the interactive dance mats! Ages 16+ years: 12:05pm to 12.35pm Ages 11 - 15 years: 12.35pm to 1.05pm.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Family Concert at Colyer-Fergusson BuildingSat 30 Aug 2014Matthew Sharp, Dominic Harlan and Rebecca Sharp (UK) present Family Concert. A Wonderland Adventure in Song.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

BOING 2014 - Into Wonderland at Colyer-Fergusson BuildingSat 30 Aug 2014Matthew Sharp, Dominic Harlan and Rebecca Sharp (UK) present Into Wonderland. Discover a crazy world of music and song on this fun jounrey outdoors, led by Matthew Sharp and a specially formed community choir - the Wonderland Chorus.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Stupididity – Circus Act! at Herne Bay BandstandSat 30 Aug 2014For this modern version of this hugely popular form of entertainment, Stupididity bring together highly-skilled acrobats, clowns of years of experience and … not a real horse, but a pantomime one.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Canterbury and Herne Bay Bay Ballet Class at Herne Bay BandstandSat 30 Aug 2014Baby ballet classes are where every baby, toddler and young child can build their confidence and social skills, learn manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture.

30 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

bOing 2014 at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 30 - Sun 31 Aug 2014Join us on a very special journey of imagination with a weekend of amazing theatre, dance, music, films and fun for all the family.

26 June 2014 to 31 August 2014

365: a year in the life of Whitstable at Whitstable Museum and GalleryThu 26 Jun - Sun 31 Aug 2014Showcasing 365 photographs of Whitstable taken everyday of the year in 2013 by residents and visitors. In partnership with Kent Creative Arts. A Whitstable Oyster Festival exhibition.

25 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Small Cat Week at Howletts Wild Animal ParkMon 25 - Sun 31 Aug 2014This week Howletts is celebrating the park's extraordinary small cats! Learn about these elusive felines at our special feeds and unique tours. Children will also love the special crafts and games running in the park.

23 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Herne Bay FestivalSat 23 - Sun 31 Aug 2014The Herne Bay Festival is a celebration of Herne Bay's vibrant community and beautiful coastline. With nine days of live music, entertainment, workshops, performances and demonstrations - there's something for everyone to enjoy!

23 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Active Al’s Fun Time – A Fun Water Session at Herons Leisure CentreSat 23 - Sun 31 Aug 2014Whether it’s enjoying a ride down our fantastic flume, trying to race your friends to the end of the huge monster island, having a blast with our giant floats, or relaxing in our bubble pool, everyone will find their favourite activity.

25 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Art in Motion at Bay ART GalleryMon 25 - Sun 31 Aug 2014An exhibition of paintings/prints/textiles/photographs/scultures by CT6 Contemporary Art Group.

17 January 2014 to 31 August 2014

Investigating Portraits family trail at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 17 Jan - Sun 31 Aug 2014Take part in a fun, self-guided family trail investigating portraits in the People and Places gallery led by the Little Girl at the Door (a favourite character in one of the paintings).

23 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Herne Bay Arts Group Exhibition at United Reform ChurchSat 23 - Sun 31 Aug 2014Art exhibition based on the theme of “Take to the Skies”.

23 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

David Ruddock Piano Recital at United Reform ChurchSat 23 - Sun 31 Aug 2014All are invited to the classical piano recital by east Kent’s leading pianist, David Ruddock.

27 August 2014 to 02 September 2014

Beverley Fisher at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 27 Aug - Tue 2 Sep 2014Mixed Media Beverley is back for another year, this time on her own. A mix of abstract and florals, this exhibition promises to be another exciting show bursting with colour and style.

13 August 2014 to 02 September 2014

'Take to the Skies' Open Exhibition at Beach CreativeWed 13 Aug - Tue 2 Sep 2014Our next Open Show has the same theme as this year's Herne Bay Festival - Take to the Skies.We welcome entries on the show's theme from everyone. Please check back for details on the handing in dates.

07 August 2014 to 28 September 2014

French Dressing at 50 at Herne Bay Museum and GalleryThu 7 Aug - Sun 28 Sep 2014Celebrating director Ken Russell's first ever feature film, which was set in Herne Bay, and came out 50 years ago. The beach, bandstand and pier recognizably starred in the film, and many Herne Bay residents were extras.

30 August 2014 to 28 September 2014

Diane Smalley at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 30 Aug - Sun 28 Sep 2014This exhibition is an artist's response to 'The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge'. The paintings and drawings will all have connections to the Beaney's art and artefacts displayed in the Garden Room and upstairs galleries.

08 August 2014 to 02 November 2014

Taylor Wessing Photographic Protrait Prize 2013 at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 8 Aug - Sun 2 Nov 2014A unique opportunity to see sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.

01 May 2014 to 31 December 2014

Armchair Artist Residency at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 1 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014Holder and Lamoon, practicing artists, will be working together to make new works in response to the eclectic objects to be found in the galleries.

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