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Holiday fun for the kids

PUBLISHED: 11:31 23 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:51 23 August 2010

CHILDREN on their summer holidays can take advantage of five weeks of free fun at locations across the county. In the Zone events, organised by Sevenoaks District Council will be taking place at 23 locations across the district over the school summer ho

CHILDREN on their summer holidays can take advantage of five weeks of free fun at locations across the county.

In the Zone events, organised by Sevenoaks District Council will be taking place at 23 locations across the district over the school summer holidays.

Children up to the age of 12 can join in activities, including challenges with the Army Cadet Force, Pavement Art and Jewellery Making and Go Karting around an inflatable track.

Pat Bosley, council cabinet member for young people, said: "The In the Zone programme is a great way to get out in the sunshine with your children.

"It is a chance to relax and unwind and have a really enjoyable day playing games, craft making and trying out new activities."

Last summer over 2,000 children and their families came along to the In the Zone events.

Starting on Monday, the activities will run every weekday until August 28 from 11am to 3.30pm.

Booking is not required and all children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

For more information visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/inthezone or call the council on 01732 227000.

Cottage garden open for charity

A LARGE cottage garden will open its doors to the public this weekend to raise money for a charity that cares for terminally ill patients.

Lawn Cottage, Nash Street, Meopham, is due to open this Sunday between 2pm and 5pm.

All the money raised through the entry fee will go towards supporting the EllenorLions Hospices.

The 1.5 acre site displays a well-stocked flower bed, stunning country views, a small pond and chickens ducks and ponies. There is wheelchair access to part of the garden along with a plant stall, a craft stall, refreshments and a raffle.

Admission is £2.50 per adult and 50p per child. No dogs are allowed except for assistance dogs and these must be kept on a lead at all times.

If you would like more information on Lawn Cottage or on any of our upcoming events please contact fundraising on 01322 422830 or go to their website www.ellenor lions.org.

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