New plans approved for the Dutch House…

Permissions were granted this week by Greenwich Council to convert the Dutch House on Sidcup road into a multi-site venture.

Five free destinations to hunt bluebells in South East London & Kent

It is Bluebell season and time to hunt out the best places in South East London & Kent. Here’s our top 5 #free destinations for Bluebell hunting…

Sidcup Manor House set for a huge redevelopment

Sidcup Manor House is set to have a huge makeover if a meeting on 9th April at Bexley Council goes as planned. Plus more plans to regenerate Sidcup…

Take a trip to Chartwell

We review Chartwell for its family friendliness and enjoy the family fun trail around the beautiful grounds.

Hear about Horace and his adventures in Chislehurst!

We catch up with John Hemming-Clark, local author and scout leader. Read more about Horace Horrise and his latest adventure!

The Easter Edit – Ten events to keep the children entertained…

Look no further than this Easter edit for my top ten tips for places to go, see and experience.

Why did I start this website?

The lowdown on why In Our Backyard was created and the very personal motivation for doing it.

Rapid Review – Quattordici Restaurant, Chislehurst

For a restaurant without a digital footprint, Quattordici on the Royal Parade, Chislehurst is doing okay. We popped in this Thursday to check it out and we were lucky to find a table available. It was packed! They have just a holding page for a website and just a...

Can you be a litter hero?

A great campaign has been set up in Chislehurst to try and raise awareness of the issues of litter in and around the area. The Chislehurst Society – a local conservation and heritage group has challenged local residents to pick up 5 pieces of litter a day this...

Love to run? 6 local running events to try…

Looking to set yourself a challenge with your running? Here’s a rundown of some key running events across South East London.

The latest news… what’s going on in Our Backyard?

Can you be a litter hero?

A great campaign has been set up in Chislehurst to try and raise awareness of the issues of litter in and around the area. The Chislehurst Society – a local conservation and heritage group has challenged local residents to pick up 5 pieces of litter a day this...

Where shall we go, what shall we do?

Tom Gates Live on Stage! Dartford

This brand new story of TOM GATES is brought to you by the award-winning team behind Horrible Histories and for the first time ever it's LIVE ON STAGE!

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Orchard Theatre, Dartford, Home Gardens
Dartford, Kent DA1 1ED
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Greenwich Spring Festival

Taking part in the heart of Greenwich, this event will offer live music, international foods and drink.

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Cutty Sark Gardens, Cutty Sark Gardens
Greenwich, London SE10 9HT United Kingdom.
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Comic Con, ExCel London

Calling all sci-fi fans, gamers, comic collectors, movie buffs and anime enthusiasts! Meet special guests from the world of TV and film, voice actors and more. Explore the Comic Village packed with artists, writers and graphic novels. Play the latest games and check out the colourful costumes in the Cosplay Masquerade. Fun for the whole family and kids 10 and under go free!

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ExCel London, One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL United Kingdom.
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Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-ups)! – Underbelly Festival

Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!

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Underbelly Festival, Belvedere Road Coach Park
London, SE1 8XX
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Bushcraft Bank Holiday at Penshurst Place

Settle in beneath the yurt and learn invaluable skills to make your camping adventure truly magnificent! Whether it be how to cook campfire meals scrumptious enough to give the tin of beans a shove, how to whittle and build your own equipment, or even the best knots to use, the experts at Camp Wilderness will show you how.

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Penshurst Place, Penshurst
Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8DG
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Leeds Castle’s Medieval Jousting Tournament

Thrill at the sight of armoured knights representing England and France, competing for the Leeds Castle International Cup on powerful combat horses across four challenging events!

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Leeds Castle, Maidstone
Kent, ME17 1RG
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Edwardian Life, Hever Castle

Step back in time to the early 20th century when the Astor family were in residence at Hever Castle. Meet costumed characters from the Edwardian era, play traditional games, investigate fairy sightings in the garden with Arthur Conan Doyle, learn about the servants at Butler School and discover Edwardian Inventions in the castle.

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Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever
Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG United Kingdom
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Tonbridge Food and Drink Festival

Try, taste and buy from more than 70 stallholders selling a delicious range of food and drink produced in and around Kent and from across the globe.

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Tonbridge Castle, Castle Street
Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BG United Kingdom.
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Half Term Fun at Hop Farm

On Tuesday 28th May, PAW PATROL'S Rubble and Skye will be visiting the Hop Farm for meet and greets at intervals throughout the day. Cameras at the ready!

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Hop Farm, Maidstone Road
Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6PY
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Baa-rilliant Half Term at Kent Life

Join entertainers across the Kent Life site this May half term for animal themed activities!

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Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling
Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU
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