This Spring the Darent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme is bringing you the Festival of the Landscape – an event-packed celebration of everything that the wonderful Darent Valley has to offer! From May to July 2022 everyone is invited to join in with a diverse programme of events, workshops and activities across the Darent Valley.

From exploring finds with our Community Archaeologist, touring the ancient trees painted by Samuel Palmer, guided walks with Kent Wildlife Trust, wildlife activities for families and Walk and Draw workshops for adults to large-scale outdoor puppetry performances at Otford and Dartford with Puppets with Guts and much more, there will be something for everybody to enjoy.

Join artist Victoria Threlfall for a morning of looking and drawing with your family in the footstep...
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Join NWKCP with our Forest Club. Families will take part in Forest School themed activities such as ...
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Join artist Victoria Threlfall to collect and identify leaves from trees in the park and use them to...
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Two people by trunk of large tree
Colourful silk painting
Sketch of tree
Book with sketched picture of tree and writing
Seven people in field taking photos
People sitting in a classroom
Children and adults around a table with paint and crayons on
People around a table in woodland
Five people dressed in green and black sanding beside a row of newly planted hedgerow trees in a green field
© Copyright North West Kent Countryside Partnership
Large old tree
Group of people looking up at tree
© Copyright J Drew
Purple Kent Downs gazebo with children and adults underneath painting
© Copyright Paul Burgess photography
Four people digging in long rectangular trench at Lullingstone Castle
© Copyright Paul Burgess photography
Extra large puppet being moved by three people in front of people sitting on deckchairs
© Copyright Paul Burgess photography
Person sat painting tree
Children and adults painting frames on a table
Large puppet with three people moving it in front of a crowd of people on a field
Large moving puppet with four people underneath
Blue paint rolling over leaves on paper
Three people looking at wildflowers on grassland
Girl painting frame on grass
Large puppet being moved by three people with crowd watching

Co-financed by the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund