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 Kent Wildlife Trust for this guided walk on a chalk grassland roadside nature reserve near Shor...
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This 90 minute walk and talk with Sarah Newman (local photographer and historian) takes you on a tou...
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Lullingstone Castle’s popular Medieval weekend is back! Don’t miss the transformation of our...
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Come and meet Gnomus at Otford Village Fete… The Otford Village Fete has been enjoyed by loca...
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Come and join us for a fun-filled Open Day at Lullingstone Country Park. Take part in our free activ...
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Come and experience Gnomus at Dartford’s Jubilee event! This year Her Majesty the Queen will b...
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Explore the woods and park, following our self-led activity trail. All completed trails will receive...
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Come along and enjoy a picnic and a wander at Polhill Nature reserve. Gates open at 12noon if you wo...
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Join North West Kent Countryside Partnership for a self-guided family trail where families are provi...
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Join North West Kent Countryside Partnership for a River Dipping Day, where we will explore what lie...
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Join North West Kent Countryside Partnership for River Fun day with river dipping and crafts, where ...
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Join artist Victoria Threlfall to collect and identify leaves from trees in Lullingstone Country Par...
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Join NWKCP with our mindfulness walk with North Kent Mind. We will be walking around Dartford’s gr...
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What’s happening at the Palace? Come and find out at our heritage open day! Visit inside of th...
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Orienteering involves choosing your own route to navigate from one checkpoint to the next. It’s fu...
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After an illustrated introduction by artist Victoria Threlfall to the work Samuel Palmer made in Sho...
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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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On this free animated walk with Kent Wildlife Trust, discover a range of downland species as well as...
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The Darent Valley is lucky to have a number of nature reserves, most of which are owned by Kent Wild...
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Join the Darent Valley-based photographer, Paul Burgess, at the Stag Theatre in central Sevenoaks f...
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Join NWKCP for a I-Spy guide along the Dartford Marshes. We will be identifying the different specie...
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A morning of sketchbook drawing in the footsteps of Samuel Palmer. We will be looking at the work th...
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Join NWKCP on our self-led landscape exploration trail. Follow and read the important features of th...
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Join Curator Colin Harrison to explore Samuel Palmer’s Shoreham period… Explore Samuel Palm...
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Join artist Victoria Threlfall to make drawings in and around Shoreham before returning to Lullingst...
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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
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Group of people looking up at tree
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