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?

Have-a-go-Archery, Bodiam Castle

Are you a budding Robin Hood? Discover your hidden talents when you have-a-go at the medieval skill of archery.

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Bodium, Bodium
Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5UA United Kingdom.
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Have-a-go-Archery, Bodiam Castle

Are you a budding Robin Hood? Discover your hidden talents when you have-a-go at the medieval skill of archery.

Find out more »
Bodium, Bodium
Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5UA United Kingdom.
+ Google Map

Have-a-go-Archery, Bodiam Castle

Are you a budding Robin Hood? Discover your hidden talents when you have-a-go at the medieval skill of archery.

Find out more »
Bodium, Bodium
Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5UA United Kingdom.
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Pixie Manor at Ruxley

Test your bravery as you sneak past the friendly sleeping dragon, Greenock, and collect one of the eggs to claim as your own! Chant the magical oath to receive your special gift, and to end your magical adventure you can get a memorable photo with their Fairy Godmother!

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Ruxley Manor Garden Centre, Maidstone Road
Sidcup, Kent DA14 5BQ
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Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall

This international-hit, early childhood event lets parents and children five and under loose on the dance floor, in this friendliest of discos.

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Underbelly Festival, Belvedere Road Coach Park
London, SE1 8XX
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Eighteenth Century Recipes Recreated at Quebec House, Westerham

Try out some eighteenth-century treats, straight from Mrs Wolfe's Cook Book!

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Quebec House, Quebec Square,
Westerham, Kent TN16 1TD
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Have-a-go-Archery, Bodiam Castle

Are you a budding Robin Hood? Discover your hidden talents when you have-a-go at the medieval skill of archery.

Find out more »
Bodium, Bodium
Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5UA United Kingdom.
+ Google Map

Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall

This international-hit, early childhood event lets parents and children five and under loose on the dance floor, in this friendliest of discos.

Find out more »
Underbelly Festival, Belvedere Road Coach Park
London, SE1 8XX
+ Google Map

Foal Farm Country Festival Day, Biggin Hill

Join Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre for their biggest fundraising event of the year! Catch their famous dog show, live music, kids rides, stalls, hot food, beer tent and much more. Your attendance and support helps Foal Farm continue doing their important work.

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Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre, Jail lane,
Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3AX United Kingdom.
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Peckish Place Park

Peckish is a family-friendly event at Beckenham Place Mansion, running 4pm-10pm every Thursday evening in summer, featuring workshops, food, drinks and fun outdoors.

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Free
Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park
Beckenham, BR3 1SY
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