A huge programme of free events will take place at Government Acre in Ramsgate this week.
Lark in the Park, hosted by isle church groups, is back for its 16th year and is offering everything from art sessions to skateboarding, beach parties and games.
August 9-19 from 12.45pm each day
What’s on offer
Weekend family fun from 2pm-4.30pm
Bouncy castles, face painting, hair braiding, inflatable slides, assault courses, Gladiator podiums and more.
Park Life Live Stage hosting entertainment and music throughout the afternoon. The Art Tent, Fun Factory garden, The Vibe, The Chapel.
Fun Factory, ages 0-4, weekdays 1.45pm-3.45pm
A large tent filled with noise, laughter, fun and colour for toddlers and their families.
Soft play activities, a new baby area, an outside garden for older ones to stretch their legs, bounce on the castle and trampoline, and get sand between their toes in the sand pit. Outside tent, the ‘Messy Church’ zone, where the children can do a different craft orientated around a different story and theme each day
HQ, ages 5-10, weekdays 1.45pm-3.45pm
Games, messy challenges, daily gunging and daring stories!
Children going to HQ will need to register
The Vibe, ages 11-16, weekdays 10am-noon and 1.45pm-3.45pm
There’s a lounge, Half Pipe, Consoles, Table Tennis, Pool table, café – and that’s inside! Outside; football cage, basketball, mini skatepark or just hang out in the garden area. In the evenings there’ll be silent disco, beach party and loads more.
Everyday at 8pm the Vibe put on events including a silent disco, beach party and more
Children need to register
Art Tent, all ages, under-11s to be accompanied by an adult, weekdays 1.45pm-3.45pm
Clay modelling to painting plates, bag decorating to specialist workshops. There will also be adult workshops.
Park life, all ages, 1.45pm-4pm
Outdoor stage, free tea, coffee and refreshments whilst watching a variety of local acts from live music, dance groups, cooking demonstrations, games and more!
Tea Rooms, over 60s, 1.45pm-4pm
Cream teas, going down memory lane, musical bingo and some good old fashioned sing ups
Evening events, all start at 7.15pm unless stated otherwise
August 9, Movie night, all ages
August 10, Bingo, all ages
August 11, Back to the 80s, all ages
August 12 ,5pm, Church in the Park, all ages
August 13, Quiz night, all ages
August 14, Ladies night
August 14, Dads n kids
August 15, Thanet’s Got Talent, take part or watch, all ages
August 16, Youth night
August 16, Alpha Banquet
August 17, Circus family fun
August 19, Family night out – TV gameshows
August 19, Church in the Park, 5pm, all ages