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May 2021

Watermark – Three Daws Gravesend

22 May - 31 December
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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Watermarks is an actual manifestation of extracts of Tom King’s Thames Estuary Trail: a Walk Round the End of the World, mapping it in a tangible way across the estuary, whilst chronicling some of Maria Amidu’s laugh out loud moments when she was reading the book. Maria is also using the chromatic language of each of the eight sites along the walk and their immediate surroundings as her palette for Watermarks, adding another layer to her blending of text with…

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June 2021

Bloomin’ Lovely Hoardings, Florals, Flags and Buntings

19 June at 12:00 am - 30 September at 12:00 am
Gravesend Town Centre

The Bloomin' Lovely Festival is taking place in Gravesend between June and September. Decorated hoardings, floral installations, flags and buntings will be displayed in the town centre and it will look "Bloomin' Lovely"! Stay tuned for some more information and events coming soon and check our website and our social media channels for updates.                 Liz Bylett – Follies Artworks Heritage Arch – Batik flower installation 20th June – 30 September 2021 Liz…

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A Discovery of Blooming Installations

20 June at 8:00 am - 5 October at 11:30 pm
Gravesend, New Road
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU United Kingdom
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Free

This year Gravesham Borough Council has chosen to support three artists by awarding them "Make it" Arts Grants  so they could develop and to create five installations inspired by the 'Bloomin Lovely' Festival. The artworks and installations are located in the following areas, and information on each of the artists can be found below. Gravesend High Street Heritage Sign – Flower Power by Liz Bylett Town Centre Benches – When all at once I saw a crowd by Mona Whitton…

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July 2021

Bloomin’ Tree Faces

16 July - 30 September
Gravesend, New Road
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU United Kingdom
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Free

As part of our ‘welcome back’ to the town centre, we have added another Blooming lovely installation – tree faces! These lovely little wooden faces add a little bit of character to some of the trees around the town centre. They have been installed carefully by our horticulture team using stainless steel screws and a type of resin that does not affect the bark or tree. Below are a picture of two of our tree faces to get you started…

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September 2021

Gravesend Art Group Annual Exhibition

23 September at 10:00 am - 26 September at 4:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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Art and Flowers - in addition to the latest works of art there will be beautiful floral displays in the church, greetings cards and postcards on sale. So much to see - all are welcome

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The 1940’s Hope & Glory Weekend – Gravesend’s Wartime Weekend

25 September at 9:00 am - 26 September at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£3.00

The 1940's Hope & Glory Show is back in Fort Gardens🎙 Not long until the amazing Gravesend Wartime Weekend with stalls, vehicles, entertainment, dancing and refreshments! 💃🏽🕺🏾 🚙 ☕ Entry - £3 per person 🎟 Under 13's - free Great fun for all the family! Timings for our entertainmen on the Bandstand are as listed below. Saturday 25th September 2021 10:30hrs Jivin Jim Dandy 12:00hrs Adam Hoffman 12:30hrs Kitten Von Mew 13:00hrs Jivin Jim Dandy 13:30hrs Cockney Nights (Gary Taylor) 14:15hrs Adam Hoffman 14:45hrs…

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Table Top Sale

25 September at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shorne Parish Church, Butchers Hill
Shorne, Kent DA12 3EB United Kingdom
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£0.50

All welcome to a Table Top Sale in aid of Church Funds. Tea and bacon rolls available. For information or to arrange a table please ring Elaine 01474 822293 or Ted 822239

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort

25 September at 12:00 pm - 26 September at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Gravesend Vegan Market

26 September at 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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All welcome to the Gravesend Vegan Market. Featuring artisan bakers, craft brewers, ethical jewellers, small batch soapers, sustainable chandlers, local artists, zero-waste champions, environmental charities and much more!

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

26 September at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Tea Dance – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

27 September at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Conservative Club, Parrock Street
Gravesend, DA12 1EW United Kingdom
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£3.50

Go along for a mixture of dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experienced - all very welcome. More information and to book - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Gravesend Library – public, periodicals & pillocks

27 September at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£18.00

Join local historian Christoph Bull and discover the wonderful stories behind Gravesend’s great Carnegie library - a tale of personalities - many of whom Christoph knew personally. Starts at 6pm - talk to follow. Price includes talk and award winning fish and chips. To book: 01474 533593

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October 2021

Gravesend Street Chilli Market

3 October at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Chilli Fest UK return to Gravesend Borough Market bringing with them a selection of well known chilli producers from all over the UK.  There will be a selection of chilli sauces, naga cooking sauces, chilli plants, chilli pastes, pickles, seeds, chilli dips and even chilli beer. Come along for lots of chilli to eat, drink, taste and buy!

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

3 October at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Dancing – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

4 October at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Conservative Club, Parrock Street
Gravesend, DA12 1EW United Kingdom
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£3.50

Go along for a mixture of  dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experiences - all very welcome. More information and to pre book - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

10 October at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Dancing – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

11 October at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Conservative Club, Parrock Street
Gravesend, DA12 1EW United Kingdom
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£3.50

Go along for a mixture of  dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experiences - all very welcome. More information and to pre book - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Herbs for every use

13 October at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meadow Rooms, The Street
Meopahm, Kent DA12 3BZ United Kingdom
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£3.00

Man for years has used herbs for healing in cooking and dyeing yarns and fabrics. Plants have been used in a myriad of ways to improve our lives, many thought to have religious significance or even magical powers. It’s not just about dock leaves for nettle stings or putting mint in your potatoes. Come along and learn from Susan Scrivens some interesting things about herbs.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

17 October at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Guided tour of St George’s Church

18 October at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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£10.00

Join local historian Christoph Bull for a guided tour of St George’s Church with light refreshments afterwards. Booking essential - 01474 532505 or jim@stgeorgesgravesend.org

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Dancing – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

18 October at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Conservative Club, Parrock Street
Gravesend, DA12 1EW United Kingdom
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£3.50

Go along for a mixture of  dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experiences - all very welcome. More information and to pre book - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Cold War Bunker Tours

22 October at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
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£5.00
Credit: Visit Kent

Gravesend’s Cold War bunker is located within Woodlands park and was originally known as Civil Defence Region 6. The bunker was an underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend’s rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and various dormitories. Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the…

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Handmade Fair

24 October at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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There will be dozens of local crafters under one roof, exhibiting an eclectic mix of hand crafted wares and tastebud tempting treats.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

24 October at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Dancing – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

25 October at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Conservative Club, Parrock Street
Gravesend, DA12 1EW United Kingdom
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£3.50

Go along for a mixture of  dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experiences - all very welcome. More information and to pre book - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Twilight Market – Holistic & Psychic

29 October at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to experience an evening filled with holistic therapies, one to one psychic readings. Food Court and Trade Stands. For more details please email - jandleventsuk@gmail.com

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Cobweb Walk at Cobham Hall

31 October at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£7.00

Trick or treat yourself to a wickedly wonderful family walk around the grounds of Cobham Hall and help raise funds for Medway Hospital. The Medway Hospital Charity are teaming up with the Valley Hospital Charity to bring you a hair-raising Halloween walk in the beautiful grounds of Cobham Hall. Choose the fiendishly family friendly two mile route, complete the spellbound activity sheet and spot mysteriously scary ghouls, or embrace the spooktacularly splendid scenery of the five mile route where only…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides – Halloween Special Event

31 October at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend. Dare…

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Haunting at the Hall

31 October at 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Istead Rise Community Hall, Lewis Road DA13 9QJ United Kingdom + Google Map

All welcome to Haunting at the Hall and Spooky Funfair this Halloween. Join in Games, Prizes, Raffle, Bottle Tombola, Music, Entertainment, Cakes and Bakes and Hot Drinks. Booking details coming soon!

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November 2021

Ifield & Singlewell – isolated & separated

1 November at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£18.00

Book now to enjoy an illustrated talk with supper about Ifield & Singlewell - isolated and separated Cost - £18.00 for both the talk and supper. Booking essential: Reliance Restaurant 01474 533593 - spaces limited and unpaid tickets will be sold on.

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Gravesend Fireworks Display

5 November at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gravesend Thames Riverside

All welcome to the spectacular Gravesend Fireworks Display. More information coming soon!

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The Gravesend Model Railway Show

6 November at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Northfleet School for Girls
£5.00

All welcome to The Gravesend Model Railway Show. Featuring Gravesend West - OO Gauge Fully accessible venue Close to A2 & Bluewater Free parking on site Variety of exhibits/traders Hot & cold food/drinks Roast dinner on Sunday Linked by local bus services serving Gravesend and Ebbsfleet Saturday 6th November - 10am - 5pm Sunday 7th November - 10am - 4pm Adults - £5 Accompanied children under 16 - free For more info - Henry Harryman 01322 370148 For more info…

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All Things Nutty

10 November at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meadow Rooms, The Street
Meopahm, Kent DA12 3BZ United Kingdom
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£3.00

Alexander Hunt owner of Potash Farm, Kentish cobnut and walnut growers, with over 37 years experience in growing cobnuts, talks about all things nutty! With a display of merchandise, to purchase it is amazing what nuts are made into - biscuits, candles, culinary oil etc.

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Griffin, Horse & Harp – the Earls of Darnley of Cobham Hall

22 November at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£18.00

Griffin, Horse & Harp-the Earls of Darnley of Cobham Hall and their Irish connections-unknown history revealed (illustrated talk with supper) Speaker: Christoph Bull Begins 6pm for meal, talk to follow At: Reliance Restaurant, Queen Street, Gravesend Cost : £18 –includes talk and award winning fish & chips Booking essential: Reliance Restaurant 01474 533593

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Cold War Bunker Tours

26 November at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
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£5.00
Credit: Visit Kent

Gravesend’s Cold War bunker is located within Woodlands park and was originally known as Civil Defence Region 6. The bunker was an underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend’s rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and various dormitories. Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the…

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Gravesend in the 1920s

29 November at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Three Daws, Town Pier Square
Gravesend , DA11 0BJ United Kingdom
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£15.00

Gravesend in the 1920s (Illustrated talk with supper)-post war wealth & worries. Speaker: Christoph Bull Begins: 7pm At: The Three Daws public house, Town Pier Square, Gravesend Cost: £15-includes talk and supper Booking essential: The Three Daws 01474 566869

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December 2021

Miniature Steam Train Rides – Santa Run Special Event

12 December at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend. Forget…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides – Santa Run Special Event

19 December at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend. Forget…

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