Vibe’s picks of the best things to see and do in south east London and north Kent this week.
Be a Roman Soldier at Crofton Roman Villa, until August 27
Youngsters can learn about the life of a Roman soldier at the Orpington archaeological site, with sessions at 10.30am and 2pm every Wednesday this month that involve marching and drill practice, taking a military diploma, making a collage and colouring in. Sessions cost £4 for children, who must be accompanied. Accompanying adults go free. Go to the-cka.fsnet.co.uk
Summer Buzz Athletics at Norman Park, Bromley, from Monday (August 11) until Friday (August 15)
A fun 5-day athletics course for children aged six to 11, every day from 10.30am to noon. It costs £25.95. Call 020 84625134 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk and Cream Tea at The Croft Tea Room in St Mary Cray, from 1pm on Friday (August 8)
David and Fiona from Bekstreks will lead a 3.5mile walk, which will be followed by a homemade cream tea. It costs £7.50 and 40 per cent goes to Petts Wood Swimming Club. Call 07741 419641, 07952 906071 or e-mail email@example.com
Summer Show at Great Comp Garden in Platt, from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday (August 9 and 10)
The stunning garden will be shown off at the height of its colour, while there will be exhibitons, Kentish Jazz and food and drink. Female plant hunter Derry Watkins and Sarah Hodder, who helped put together the original Where’s Wally books, will be visiting. Entry costs £6 adults, £5.50 concessions and £2.50 children. Go to greatcompgarden.co.uk
London Wonderground at the Southbank
The summer long festival of cabaret, circus and sideshows from all over the world continues to bring a bit of Coney Island to central London. The headliner until August 17 is Limbo – a mixture of circus, acrobatics, dance and music set in a 1920s-inspired spiegeltent. Go to londonwonderground.co.uk
Up at the O2, Greenwich
Climb one of London’s most iconic buildings, the O2 arena, and enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of the capital. The 90-minute climb is bound to be better now the sun’s out. Go to theo2.co.uk/upattheo2
Q&A with Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce and a preview screening of The Rover at BFI Southbank tonight (Wednesday, August 6)
Director David Michod and the stars of new movie The Rover will answer questions and there will be an opportunity to see the film, which set in the dystopian landscape of the Australian outback after a financial collapse. Tickets £16 or £12 concessions. Go to bfi.org.uk/southbank
World Kabaddi League at the O2, Greenwich, in Saturday and Sunday (August 9 and 10)
The Indian sports league comes to London accompanied by music and dance from Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. Tickets from £29.75. Go to axs.com
Dress up at Igtham Mote, from 11am to 3pm tomorrow (Thursday, August 7)
Try on clothes from different historical periods and take part in some craft activities at the National Trust house. Go to nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote
Explore Medway by open top bus
Take a tour of the historic, nearby Medway towns on the Enjoy Medway Open Top Bus Tours which run daily with a hop on, hop off service stopping at attractions, quirky cafes, retro shops and indie pubs. Go to visitmedway.org
Gravesend First World War Centenary Exhibition at The Black Gallery in The Woodville, until August 28
Remember the great war and learn about Gravesend’s involvement at the gallery. It’s open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sundays 10am to 2pm. Go to Woodville.co.uk/blakegallery.co.uk
One Man, Two Guvnors at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, until Saturday (August 9)
The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy had audiences in raptures and is now heading to Dartford as part of its national tour, starring Barry from EastEnders aka Maidstone’s Shaun Williamson and Emma Barton, also from EastEnders. Tickets £15 to £30. Go to orchardtheatre.co.uk or call 01322 220000.
Welling Charity Toy and Train Fair at Falconwood Community Centre from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Wednesday (August 13)
Pick up new and used model railways, books, die-cast vehicles, postcards, photos, stamps, teddies, puzzles and the like while raising money for charity. Refreshments will be available and admissions costs 95p for adults and is free for accompanied children.
Family Fun Day at Crayford Baptist Church from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Saturday (August 9)
The fun family event will be held in the garden where there will be a bouncy castle, entertainment and refreshments. Entry is free.
Summer Farmers’ Club at Woodlands Farm Trust in Shooters Hill from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday (August 12) to Friday (August 15)
Learn how to be a farmer, have a go at feeding and animal care at the holiday club for 11 to 18-year-olds. It costs £10 for the week but spaces are limited so booking is essential. Go to thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org
Cupcake decorating at Sidcup and Co in Sidcup High Street, from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday (August 12) and Thursday (August 14)
The sessions, for children ages seven to nine, let kids get creative with delicious cake. The sessions cost £10. Call 020 83090176 or e-mail Sidcup@bexley.gov.uk
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