insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 69 Dec 2017 - Page 26

EVENTS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• CINDERELLA // 9-31 DEC CHRISTMAS AT BEWL WATER // 9-10, 16-17, 21-24 DEC Father Christmas and his elves return to Bewl Water this December for a magical Christmas experience. The Waterfront Café will be open for warming drinks and snacks for children and grownups alike. As well as meeting Father Christmas in his waterside grotto, youngsters will have the chance to embark on a treasure hunt aboard the Santa Express land train to help the resident elves find their missing Christmas items. Booking is essential. From 9am. Price: £16 (adults £8) Bewl Water, Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst TN3 8JH / 01892 890000 THE NATIVITY AT KENT LIFE // 10 DEC You are invited to the biggest Royal Ball of the year as a sumptuous production of Cinderella comes to The Orchard Theatre. Starring Louie Spence as Dandini, Michelle Collins as The Wicked Stepmother, Jayne Wisener as Cinderella and Phil Butler as Buttons, don't miss this year's unmissable Christmas treat packed full of laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty to boo and hiss at. Various times. Price: £18-£37 The Orchard Theatre, Home Gardens, Dartford DA1 1ED / 01322 220000 WARTIME CHRISTMAS // 9-10 DEC Visitors will be taken on a magical journey through the attraction’s beautiful grounds while being told the story of baby Jesus in a living nativity. Traditional carols will be sung during the performance while children will be invited to take part alongside Kent Life’s very own animals. Youngsters are encouraged to attend dressed as angels, wise men and farmyard stock. 3pm. Price: £7.95 (children 3-15 £6.95) Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling ME14 3AU / 01622 763936 WOMEN IN HARMONY CHOIR // 10 DEC Head to the Royal Engineers Museum on 9th and 10th December to discover how Christmas was celebrated during the Second World War. Special displays and living history demonstrations w ill capture the ambience of 1940’s Christmas festivities including: cooking Christmas dinner on rations, sapper Santa’s grotto, lindy hop dancing and 1940’s hairdressing. There is also air raid warden drills, family activities, a vintage market, historical talks and entertainment from the Brompton Military Wives’ Choir. From 10am. Price: £8.40 (children £5.70) Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham ME4 4UG / 01634 822839 The Women in Harmony Choir will entertain visitors to Leeds Castle with a performance of traditional Christmas songs. The choir was set up 17 years ago to offer an opportunity to those who love to sing. Under the direction of their musical director they sing a wide variety of songs both accompanied and a cappella. Price: Included in admission price. Leeds Castle, Maidstone ME17 1PL / 01622 765400 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 26