Calendar of green action events

UN climate change conference UK 2021

The Conference of the Parties (COP26) takes place in Glasgow in November 2021 with the aim of reducing the causes of climate change and the impacts on the world. We want to highlight all the excellent events that are taking place across Kent, before, during and after COP26 to raise awareness of climate change and help you do your bit for the environment.

Together for Kent and the planet

If you’ve been wanting to do a little more but weren’t sure how to start, we hope you can find inspiration and get involved over the next month. From bike training to vegan markets, there are so many options to help you shop more locally, be less reliant on your car, learn more about climate change and lots more!

Events calendar

Look through our calendar to see what's taking place each week.

If you are aware of an event that should be on this calendar then we’d love to hear from you, email KES@Kent.gov.uk.

Date and timeLocation About event Entry details
Throughout October

10:30am to 6pm
Hever Castle
Autumn Colours at Hever Castle

As the gardens turn vibrant shades of red, pink and gold and the leaves tumble from the trees, it’s the perfect time to enjoy autumn colour

This event is included in normal admission prices
Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October

10am to 12:30pm
Ham Fen Nature Reserve, CanterburyWilder Kent Safari

Explore Ham Fen on a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide and hear all about the project to reintroduce beaver to the site
Tickets £35

Book on the Kent Wildlife Trust website
Saturday 23 October
 
10am to 12:30pm
The Blean, CanterburyWilder Kent Safari

Experience the Blean on a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide and hear all about the ‘wilding’ plans at this reserve
Tickets £35

Book on the Kent Wildlife Trust website
Saturday 23 October

11am 
Hucking Estate, HuckingOrienteering at Hucking Estate

Healthy outdoor exercise and exploring the Kent countryside
Tickets:
£5 adults
£2 juniors

Sign up on the  Racesignup website
Saturday 23 October
 
10am to 11:30am
Tonbridge Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road
Tickets £10

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Saturday 23 October
10am to 11:30am
Canterbury Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road
Tickets £10

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Saturday 23 October
 
10am to 11:30am
Ashford Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road
Tickets £10

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Saturday 23 October
 
11:30am to 4:30pm
The Camden Centre, Market Square, Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells Fill a bag thrift sale
Super affordable pre-loved vintage clothes, fill a bag for just £20
Tickets £3 (available online or on the door)
 
Go to the Facebook event page
Saturday 23 October
 
12:15pm to 2:15pm
Tunbridge Wells Confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride
Tickets £15

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Saturday 23 October
 
12.15pm to 2.15pm
Canterbury Confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride
Tickets £15
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Saturday 23 October
 
12:15pm to 2:15pm
Ashford Confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride
Tickets £15
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Saturday 23 October

10:30am to 12:30pm
or
1:30pm to 3:30pm
East Farleigh near Maidstone Gardening for a Wilder Kent

Open Garden event with experts on hand to give advice and answer questions
Tickets £5
 
Book on the Kent Wildlife Trust website 
Sunday 24 October
 
12:15pm to 2:15pm
Deal Confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride
Tickets £15
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Sunday 24 October
 
6pm to 7:30pm
Holy Cross Church, Bearsted, Maidstone COP26 or Cop-out: A solution-focused discussion evening
In anticipation of the COP26 world summit, discussion facing the climate and ecological emergency.
Free
 
Register for COP26 or Cop-out
Sunday 24 October
 
6pm to 7:30pm
Canterbury Cathedral No Climate Action: No Peace

Service for world peace and climate change with the Right Revd. Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover
Open to the public, free entry
 
Find out more on the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership (CCAP) website
Sunday 24 October

7:30pm onwards
Manor Farm, Rainham

Wildlife Friendly Gardening

Presented by Leon Roskilly

Open to the public

Find out more on the Rainham Eco Hub Facebook page

Date and timeLocation About event Entry details
Throughout October

10:30am to 6pm
Hever Castle
Autumn Colours at Hever Castle

As the gardens turn vibrant shades of red, pink and gold and the leaves tumble from the trees, it’s the perfect time to enjoy autumn colour.

This event is included in normal admission prices

Go to the Hever Castle website
Monday 25 October

10am to 4pm
Canterbury Canterbury Climate Action Week 

Come and have a conversation with local government officers who are working to reduce the causes of and risks from climate change in our area.
Free drop in session

Email nicholas.thurston@canterbury.gov.uk
Monday 25 October

7pm
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury Canterbury Festival Talks: The Global Climate Emergency

Panel discussion with representatives from local, national and youth councils and parliaments.
Free entry to the public

Find out more on the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership (CCAP) website
Monday 25 October

10am to 4pm
The Hatch, 12 Market Place Faversham

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency exhibition

The Faversham Youth Climate Panel are running this exhibition to show how young people can get involved to help the world become a better place.

Free to all young people in Faversham.

Some activities during the week must be pre booked please contact brooke.williams@favershamtowncouncil.gov.uk or 01795 503286 for more information.

Tuesday 26 October

All day
Canterbury College, Canterbury Community and Civic Action Day

Citizen’s assemblies and showcasing of local projects addressing carbon reduction, climate change and biodiversity
Free entry to the public

Find out more on the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership (CCAP) website
Wednesday 27 October

All day
Canterbury Green Businesses

A celebration of local businesses committed to reducing carbon emissions, address climate change and promote biodiversity. There will also be business support events for those starting the journey towards a net zero economy.
For Canterbury Business Improvement District (BID) businesses only

Find out more on the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership (CCAP) website
Wednesday 27 October

11am to 1pm
Oare Gunpowder Works, Faversham

Clay Creatures with artist Gemma Gottelier

Investigate and make! Explore the beautiful environment of Oare Gunpowder Works and its abundant wildlife, making a clay creature to take home.

£3 per child, age 5+

Book on the Eventbrite website

For more information email info@outdoorstudiosarts.com

Thursday 28 October

All day
Canterbury Education and schools day
 
Showcasing schools and universities projects and engagement on climate action, biodiversity, circular economy and sustainable development
Find out more on the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership (CCAP) website
Thursday 28 October

10am to midday
Oare Gunpowder Works, Faversham Waking up the Senses with Andy Evans

Re-discover a place you think you know well by stepping into your artist's shoes & exploring it creatively, using all of your senses!

£3 per child, age 7+

Book on the Eventbrite website

For more information email info@outdoorstudiosarts.com

Thursday 28 October

1pm to 2:30pm 
Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney Halloween Nature Explorers

Discover new ways to have spooky fun outdoors as a family
Free, suitable for families

Find out more on the Kent Wildlife Trust website
Friday 29 October

9:30am
Westgate Hall, Canterbury Public Rally and Closing Ceremony
 
Looking to a Green-led COVID-19 recovery focused on climate action and biodiversity
Find out more on the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership (CCAP) website
Saturday 30 October

9:30am
On a street near you in Rainham Community Litter Pick Find out more on  The Rainham Eco Hub's Facebook page
Saturday 30 October

To be confirmed
Kent and Medway Launch of Kent and Medway Business Fund

Loans of £101,000 to £499,000, to support growth - where one of the criteria is how their project supports a contribution to net zero.
For Kent and Medway businesses

Find out more about the Kent and Medway Business Fund
Saturday 30 October

All day
Canterbury Methodist Church Hall Fairtrade fair

Fair with climate change exhibition.
Free entry to the public

Find out more on the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership (CCAP) website
Saturday 30 October

All day
St Peter's Anglican Church, Canterbury Canterbury Deanery Eco Group Find out more on the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership (CCAP) website
Saturday 30 October

10am to 4pm
Bethersden Bring and buy sale 
 
Handcrafted items as well as secondhand and pre-loved.
Book a table or come along and find a lovely bargain.
Tables £9

Email bethersdencommunitycinema@gmail.com
Saturday 30 October

10am to 11:30am
Canterbury Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road.
Tickets £10

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Saturday 30 October

10am to 11:30am
Tonbridge Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road.
Tickets £10

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Saturday 30 October

10am to 11:30am
Ashford Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road.
Tickets £10

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Saturday 30 October

12:15pm to 2:15pm
Ashford Confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride.
Tickets £15

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Saturday 30 October

12:15pm to 2:15pm
Tunbridge Confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride.
Tickets £15

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Saturday 30 October

12:15pm to 2:15pm
Canterbury E-bike confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride.
Tickets £15

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Sunday 31 October

10am to 11:30am
Gravesend Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road.
Tickets £10

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Sunday 31 October

12:15pm to 2:15pm
Gravesend Confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride.
Tickets £15

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website
Monday 1 to  Sunday 7 November Tonbridge and Malling School Climate Change Challenge

Primary schools in Tonbridge and Malling are being asked to stick leaf pledges on windows or create a pledge tree and send photos.

Send your photos to climate.change@tmbc.gov.uk

The best entries will receive a Mayoral visit.

Find out more about the challenge.

Date and timeLocation About event Entry details
Monday 1 to  Sunday 7 November Tonbridge and Malling School Climate Change Challenge

Primary schools in Tonbridge and Malling are being asked to stick leaf pledges on windows or create a pledge tree and send photos.

Send your photos to climate.change@tmbc.gov.uk

The best entries will receive a Mayoral visit.

Find out more about the challenge.

Monday 1 November

7pm
Manor Farm, Rainham

How to recycle for a cleaner world

Presented by Eco Hub award nominee Julia Heath

Find out more on  The Rainham Eco Hub's Facebook page
Monday 1 November

7:30pm
Manor Farm, Rainham Green drinks

Beer, wine and informal eco chat hosted by Rainham Eco Hub
Find out more on  The Rainham Eco Hub's Facebook page

Tuesday 2 November

2pm to 4pm
Online
Kent Environment Strategy Conference

Together for Kent and our Planet: Conference to recognise progress towards net zero across Kent and exemplar local projects.
Tickets are free

Book on the Eventbrite website
Wednesday 3 November
 
To be confirmed 
Swale Business Net-Zero Networking event For businesses in Swale
Wednesday 3 November

12:30pm to 4pm
Sittingbourne Business Grant Application Networking event Free, for businesses in Swale

Book on the  Evolutive website
Thursday 4 November

10am to 12:30pm
and
1pm to 3:30pm
Oare Marshes, Faversham Wilder Kent Safari

Join us on a walking tour of Oare Marshes with a knowledgeable guide, and find out how the reserve is being managed for wildlife
Tickets £35

Book on the Kent Wildlife Trust website
Friday 5 November
 
4pm 
West Malling Pledge tree

Add your pledge to the tree and also inspire others to take small steps towards a more sustainable life
Free, public event
 
Find out more on the Kings Hill and West Malling Eco Hub Facebook page 
Saturday 23 October
 
10am to 11:30am 
Tonbridge Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road
Tickets £10
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website 
Saturday 6 November
 
10am to 11:30am 
Canterbury Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road
Tickets £10
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website 
Saturday 6 November
 
10am to 11:30am 
Ashford Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road
Tickets £10
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website 
Saturday 6 November
 
12:15pm to 2:15pm 
Ashford Confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride
Tickets £15
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website 
Saturday 6 November
 
12:15pm to 2:15pm 
Canterbury Confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride
Tickets £15
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website 
Sunday 7 November
 
10am to 11:30am 
Gravesend Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road
Tickets £10
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website 
Sunday 7 November
 
12:15pm to 2:15pm 
Gravesend Confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride
Tickets £15
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website

Date and timeLocation About event Entry details
Monday 8 to  Friday 12 November Tonbridge and Malling School Climate Change Challenge

Primary schools in Tonbridge and Malling are being asked to stick leaf pledges on windows or create a pledge tree and send photos.

Send your photos to climate.change@tmbc.gov.uk

The best entries will receive a Mayoral visit.

Find out more about the challenge.

Monday 8 to 21 November In participating schools Switch Off Fortnight

Free practical support, resources, and information for schools on how young people can reduce their everyday energy use and have a positive impact on addressing the climate emergency by taking action in school and at home.
In participating schools
Monday 8 November
7:30pm to 9pm
Online
Nature friendly Gardener's Question Time

Ask the experts for advice and suggestions to help you improve your garden for biodiversity
Tickets £6
 
Book on the Kent Wildlife Trust website 
Tuesday 9 November

6:30pm to 8:15pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Rochester Corn Exchange Climate Change Conversation

Discussion about climate change in Medway. A chance to share ideas and  tak through climate change action in Medway.
Free entry

Register on the Medway Tickets Live website
Wednesday 10 November
 
9:30am to 2pm 
Gravesend Youth Climate Change Conference

Encouraging young people to discuss the climate change issues that matter to them (and other pupils at their school) and to feed their ideas and suggestions into the the council so they have direct input into local climate change policy
Invite only
Saturday 13 November
 
10:30am to 4pm 
Vine Gardens, Sevenoaks Vegan market

A huge variety of vegan street food, artisan bakers, craft brewers, ethical jewellers, small-batch soapers, sustainable chandlers, local artists, zero-waste champions, environmental charities and loads more
Free entry
 
Find out more on the Sevenoaks Vegan Market Facebook page 
Saturday 13 November
 
10am to 11:30am 
Canterbury Introduction to e-bikes

Try an e-bike before you buy
Tickets £10
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website 
Saturday 13 November
 
10am to 11:30am 
Tunbridge Wells Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road
Tickets £10
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website 
Saturday 13 November

10am to 11:30am 
Ashford Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road
Tickets £10

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website 
Saturday 13 November

12:15pm to 2:15pm 
Canterbury E-bike confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride
Tickets £15

Book on the Kent Cycle Training website 
Saturday 13 November

12:15pm to 2:15pm 
Tunbridge Wells Confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride
Tickets £15
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website 
Saturday 13 November
 
12:15pm to 2:15pm 
Ashford Confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride
Tickets £15
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website 
Sunday 14 November

10am to 11:30am 
Gravesend Learn to ride

Learn to ride a bicycle or gain more confidence before taking to the road
Tickets £10
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website 
Sunday 14 November

12:15pm to 2:15pm 
Gravesend Confident road cycling

Building skills and confidence for those who can ride
Tickets £15
 
Book on the Kent Cycle Training website

Date and timeLocationAbout eventEntry details

Monday 15 November

9am to 1pm

Hayne House, Saltwood, HythePost COP26: Sustainability and Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy for SMEs

Green Business Hub invite you to make sense of the outcomes from COP26 and their relevance for small businesses.
Find out more on the Green Business Hub's website

Get involved with Kent Green Action every day

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