Please note the information contained in events has been provided by the event organiser.  Please contact them directly for further information or queries.

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Jul
26
Thu
Lantern Art Workshop – SOLD OUT @ Beach Creative
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

SORRY!  THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

This is a FREE activity but you must reserve a place as spaces are limited.

We are seeking creative families and kids to create glowing sculptures for a special BayFest project. In this FREE workshop with Animate Arts, you will make giant 3D flowers for the Summer Trail project and evening lantern event. Your amazing sculptures will be displayed in public locations across Herne Bay for the whole of the summer! Who will become our famous artist-families for this extraordinary project?

• This is a family workshop, suitable for children ages 7-12 and accompanied by an adult.
• Participants must be available for the workshop AND lantern event on Saturday 28th July evening

 

Jul
28
Sat
Make wooden spoon mermaid and pirate puppets @ Herne Bay Pier
Jul 28 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

No further details available.

BAYFEST OPENING EVENT & LANTERN PROCESSION @ Herne Bay
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

These amazing artworks have been made by families from Herne Bay and professional artists from Animate Arts and will be part of the Summer Trail displayed across Herne Bay, from 30 July onwards.

Join the local community, musical Samba Pelo Mar and creative Animate Arts as they parade a bloom of giant, glowing 3D flowers along the pier to celebrate the start of BayFest 2018. There will be an official opening to the festival with the lighting-up of the glowing flowers by special guests at the end of the parade on the pier stage.

Samba Pelo Mar will bring vibrant sounds to the pier and see the giant flowers before the Summer Trail opens!

Social media 1 http://www.facebook.com/animateartscompany
Social media 2 http://www.twitter.com/animate_arts
Jul
29
Sun
Make a windmill @ Herne Bay Pier
Jul 29 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Scratch a design on a pin wheel windmill with The Seaside Museum when you enjoy the fun and games on the Pier.

Jul
30
Mon
SUMMER TRAIL @ Herne Bay Various Locations
Jul 30 all-day

Download a map from http://bit.ly/summertrail_MAP

This event takes place every day during the festival.

Families! Join the quest for giant blooms, bugs and prizes in this treasure hunt.

Planted across Herne Bay are giant, glowing, 3D flowers hand-crafted by artists and the local community. Grab the Summer Trail map from local outlets or download from the BayFest website to follow the trail. There are hidden clues to find in every window. Collect all the clues to enter the Summer Trail competition, and your family could win a special prize in the grand draw!

MAPS available from Herne Bay Museum, Beach Creative and other outlets in town
Or download from www.animateartscompany.com

Don’t forget to enter the prize draw competition for a chance to win some treasure for your family!

Trail map available online and in town

Photo your photos on #summertrail

http://www.facebook.com/animateartscompany

 

Aug
1
Wed
Craft Activities at A Bundle of Books @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Come along and make a Diving Dolphin, suitable for children aged 3 – 6 years. A simple but effective moving craft. All resources will be made available.

This is a drop-in activity between the advertised times. Please note, due to limited space during busy times, we will be handing out ‘timed tickets’ on the day so everyone can have a turn.

Make a Smuggler’s Hide @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome Rob Turner (artist and map maker) to The Seaside Museum to look back into Herne Bay’s past and create a. Smuggling installation out of recycled cardboard. Drop in at any time, all ages welcome.

Aug
3
Fri
Storytelling at A Bundle of Books @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come and listen to a story with a follow up craft activity!
This event is for 3-6 year olds. Please note, due to limited space, you MUST book a place for this event.

Aug
6
Mon
SUMMER TRAIL @ Herne Bay Various Locations
Aug 6 all-day

Download a map from http://bit.ly/summertrail_MAP

This event takes place every day during the festival.

Families! Join the quest for giant blooms, bugs and prizes in this treasure hunt.

Planted across Herne Bay are giant, glowing, 3D flowers hand-crafted by artists and the local community. Grab the Summer Trail map from local outlets or download from the BayFest website to follow the trail. There are hidden clues to find in every window. Collect all the clues to enter the Summer Trail competition, and your family could win a special prize in the grand draw!

MAPS available from Herne Bay Museum, Beach Creative and other outlets in town
Or download from www.animateartscompany.com

Don’t forget to enter the prize draw competition for a chance to win some treasure for your family!

Trail map available online and in town

Photo your photos on #summertrail

http://www.facebook.com/animateartscompany

 

Aug
8
Wed
A Bundle of Books Craft Activities @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Come along and make a Carnival Shaker! This activity is suitable for children aged 3 – 6 years. If you are available on Saturday 11th August come and join us in the carnival with your shakers.

This is a drop-in craft activity taking place between the advertised times. Please note, due to limited space during busy times, we will be handing out ‘timed tickets’ on the day so everyone can have a turn.

https://www.facebook.com/hernebaychildrensbookshop/

Pirate story and Craft @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A Story and craft session for the over 5s. Free event but booking advisable.

Pirate story and Craft @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A Story and craft session for the over 5s. Free event but booking advisable.

Aug
10
Fri
Storytelling at A Bundle of Books @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This event is for 3-6 year olds. Please note, due to limited space, you MUST book a place for this event in advance.

Come and listen to a story with a follow up craft activity!

 

Aug
11
Sat
Make a Carnival Mask @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 11 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Drop into the museum between 11.30 am and 3.30 pm to make a carnival mask. It’s Carnival day so make a carnival mask to join in the fun.

Aug
12
Sun
Funday Sunday @ Herne Bay Clock Tower Plaza
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Funday Sunday returns for a second year with entertainment, stalls, food and activities supported by the local business networking group Ladies Who Latte. Come along and enjoy an amazing range of products by local businesses, relax and watch the entertainment.

https://www.facebook.com/HerneBayFest/

 

Aug
13
Mon
SUMMER TRAIL @ Herne Bay Various Locations
Aug 13 all-day

Download a map from http://bit.ly/summertrail_MAP

This event takes place every day during the festival.

Families! Join the quest for giant blooms, bugs and prizes in this treasure hunt.

Planted across Herne Bay are giant, glowing, 3D flowers hand-crafted by artists and the local community. Grab the Summer Trail map from local outlets or download from the BayFest website to follow the trail. There are hidden clues to find in every window. Collect all the clues to enter the Summer Trail competition, and your family could win a special prize in the grand draw!

MAPS available from Herne Bay Museum, Beach Creative and other outlets in town
Or download from www.animateartscompany.com

Don’t forget to enter the prize draw competition for a chance to win some treasure for your family!

Trail map available online and in town

Photo your photos on #summertrail

http://www.facebook.com/animateartscompany

 

Aug
15
Wed
Sea Creatures story and craft @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sea Creatures storytime and craft for the under 7s

Aug
17
Fri
Storytelling at A Bundle of Books @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come and listen to a story with a follow up craft activity!
This event is for 3-6 year olds. Please note, due to limited space, you MUST book a place for this event.

Aug
20
Mon
SUMMER TRAIL @ Herne Bay Various Locations
Aug 20 all-day

Download a map from http://bit.ly/summertrail_MAP

This event takes place every day during the festival.

Families! Join the quest for giant blooms, bugs and prizes in this treasure hunt.

Planted across Herne Bay are giant, glowing, 3D flowers hand-crafted by artists and the local community. Grab the Summer Trail map from local outlets or download from the BayFest website to follow the trail. There are hidden clues to find in every window. Collect all the clues to enter the Summer Trail competition, and your family could win a special prize in the grand draw!

MAPS available from Herne Bay Museum, Beach Creative and other outlets in town
Or download from www.animateartscompany.com

Don’t forget to enter the prize draw competition for a chance to win some treasure for your family!

Trail map available online and in town

Photo your photos on #summertrail

http://www.facebook.com/animateartscompany

 

Aug
22
Wed
Craft Activities at A Bundle of Books @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • This is a drop in activity between the advertised times, please note, due to limited space during busy times, we will be handing out ‘timed tickets’ on the day so everyone can have a turn.
  • Come along and make sea creature masks!
All about seaweed! @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

All ages and abilities are invited to The Seaside Museum to find out about seaweed and make a seaweed collage.

Aug
24
Fri
Storytelling at A Bundle of Books @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Come and listen to a story with a follow up craft activity!
This event is for 3-6 year olds. Please note, due to limited space, you MUST book a place for this event.