Family Fun Activities this October

October is shaping up to be a fantastic month of family friendly activities in Ashford. Plus, with half term fast approaching, we have you covered for fun ways to entertain the kids this month.


Little Land 

Head to Little Land in Park Mall for some family fun! Little Land is a brand new role-play centre for little people aged six years and under.

Complete with a series of shops, cafes, a supermarket, hairdressers, vets and other recognisable high street businesses, your little ones will love role playing and exploring  real life situations in a safe and stimulating environment. There is also a café and seating area for parents and carers to enjoy, as they get to sit back and relax while watching their children play.

To find out more about Little Land you can visit their Facebook page.

Victoria Park Ashford

Victoria Park Playarea

Have you seen the amazing new facilities which have just opened at Victoria Park in Ashford? There's now:
- A HUGE new play area!
- A community building with a café
- A pump track designed and built by the team behind the London 2012 Olympic BMX track!

Why not head on down to enjoy the amazing new facilities with the family? Find out more about Victoria Park here.

🎃 October Half Term Fun! - Sunday 22nd to Sunday 29th 🎃
Get ready for an action-packed October half term at the Stour Centre! There is  a fantastic line-up of activities for the whole family, including:
🏃 Airspace Obstacle Course: Challenge your agility and conquer the course!
🎈 Soft Play: Let your little ones explore and have a blast.
🌊 Leisure Pool: Splash and play in our amazing pool.
🧗‍♀️ Clip and Climb: Reach new heights and scale the walls.
🤸‍♂️ Trampoline Superbounce: Experience high-flying fun!
🕺 Roller Disco: Glide and groove to your favourite tunes.
Ready to join the fun? 🎉
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Harry Potter Park Trail 

Victoria Park and Watercress Fields is once again putting on their popular Harry Potter themed trail, and this time, the pixies are out! Get your robes on and help us gather them up- and don't forget to keep your eyes open for that golden snitch!

With prizes for those who complete the trail and additional treats* for those dressing up in Harry Potter related wear, this will be a free family day you won't want to miss!

For more details, or if you are a community group or charity who would like to bring a themed stall, contact

*treats and prizes while stocks last!

Find out more here


Getting spooky with County Square!

Pop into County Square this month to make the most of the free, fun family events going on.

Free Spooky Face Painting - Tuesday 24th October

Trick or Treat Lucky Dip. - Thursday 26th October

Spend £10 or more in any retail store in the centre for an opportunity to take part.  Will you win a trick or a treat!?? (Age restrictions and terms and conditions apply)

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Disney Sing-Along Cinema Screening

Welcome to the family - Madrigal! If your family is Disney mad, then you will love the Encanto sing-along events coming to Ashford Picture House this October!

It's all part of the month-long celebration of live music and events as part of Create Music Village.

Buy your tickets for Encanto

The Yoga Man with his students

Kids Yoga at Boys Hall

While the kids enjoy yoga on the lawn, parents can relax and have breakfast at the beautiful and historic Boys Hall.

Thursday 26th October // 9.30am-10.30am //  £7 per child

The class is run by Simeon Wright, more commonly known in Ashford as The Yoga Man. With his beaming smile, strong sense of community and his passion for creating a space for children to be creative and build self-confidence, you can see why his class members adore Simeon’s yoga sessions so much.

To book a place contact Simeon at The Yogaman | Simeon Wright


Get Crafting!

Made in Ashford have a fabulous line-up of family-friendly arts and crafts workshops! See what takes your fancy and book a place.

British Rag Rugging - BOOK HERE
Retro Crafting - BOOK HERE
Make a Mini Fairy Garden - BOOK HERE
Wreath Leaf workshop - BOOK HERE
Paint a Water Colour Jellyfish - BOOK HERE

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Halloween Dance Workshops 

Whether it's the monster mash or the Transylvanian twist, your kids are sure to love showing off their spooky dance moves at future dance's Halloween workshops.

Location: Future Dance, Little Burton, Kennington , Tn249rz

Zombie cheerleading workshop 

Tuesday 24th October // Age 5 and up

Halloween kids disco 

Friday 27th October  // Age 5 and up

Book a place by contacting  Future dance 


Ashford Mural Trail

Discover the colourful Ashford Unframed murals across the town. Download the trail map and tick them off as you go along! It's FREE, and fun for all the family.

Download the trail map here  


Creative Arts for young people

To help decrease the likelihood of young people engaging in what is perceived as anti-social behaviours, creative art workshops will be running this month. This project is funded by the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner through their Community Safety Partnership.

Sessions will include games, art, music, drama and other creative activities to support engagement, self-expression, social interaction and personal development.

Sessions: Every morning commencing Monday 23rd Oct – Friday 27th Oct at 10am - 12pm.

Location: Ashford Baptist Church

Booking is required. Please contact for more information or to request a booking / referral form.