Events and Activities May

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Dawn chorus walk

3 May 4.45am to 6am
Leybourne Lakes Country Park

Come and listen to the dawn chorus at the park and improve your mental well-being. Join our expert naturalist on a beginners walk around the country park and learn how to identify birds by their songs and to find other wildlife. Free of charge. Book at

Nightingale Walk

7 May 5pm to 7pm
14 May 5pm to 7pm
Leybourne Lakes Country Park

Enjoy a guided walk around the country park with the rangers, listening and watching the Nightingales sing. Discover new parts of the park where you will learn about the rare Nightingale, its habitat, diet and migration. Bring your own binoculars. Booking essential due to limited places. Book at

Wellness walk

16 May, 10am to 12 noon
Holly Hill wood, Birling

Join the ranger for a walk around this special ancient woodland to spot the spring wildflowers. The walking will be at a steady pace, stopping along the way to look at the wildflowers and to enjoy the woodland atmosphere. There will be talks about the plants using their common names, and about the folklore. There is one uphill section, with a rewarding view. Suitable for GP referrals. Book at

Discover sailing open day

17 May, 2pm to 5pm
Haysden Water at Haysden Country Park

Dinghy boat rides (subject to weather conditions), canteen selling drinks and cakes, information on courses, sailing, and membership. The Club is RYA affiliated, offers junior and adult training courses, is family friendly and offers excellent value for money. Meet at Haysden Water, Tonbridge Town Sailing Club. For more information visit or call 01732 452133. This is a free event.

Bat walk

29 May, 8pm to 10pm
Haysden Water at Haysden Country Park

Join the expert on a walk to discover what lives in the country park at night, with the chance to see Noctule bats and Pipistrelle bats. It will be dark so bring a torch! Children over 7 years old. Booking essential with the Medway Valley Countryside Partnership, due to limited places. Charge per person £5, book on

Childrens centres buggy walks

29 May, 10am to 11am
East Malling centre

Join the Healthy Living team on fun led walks from selected Children's Centres - see Eventbrite for details. Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. It can also improve mental well-being. There will be an opportunity to receive a health MOT after the walk. Booking on

Walk a parkrun

30 May, 8.30am to 11.30am
Haysden Water at Haysden Country Park

Everyone is welcome at parkrun and everyone is able to take part in this event. You will be led around the route at a steady pace until you complete the 5 kilometres. The walkers will start at the back of the main parkrun event to avoid congestion. The Healthy Living Team will be there to support participants. Suitable for GP referrals. Free of charge. Booking on