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May 2019

Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

27 May at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

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, take…

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Hive Hope Half Term Fun

28 May at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Northfleet Big Local Central Hub, Rose Street
Northfleet, DA11 9EQ United Kingdom
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Half term fun at Northfleet central. Free fun and games and food. To book: 07850 887070 email: hivehopeuk@gmail.com Limited places available.

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No 84 – Lauren’s Clown Club

28 May at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
no 84, Echo Square
Gravesend,
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For all ages at No 84, Echo square on Tuesday 28 May, 5-6pm.   All queries 01474 567291 or Facebook: no84tearoom

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No 84 – Acoustic Open Mic Night

28 May at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
no 84, Echo Square
Gravesend,
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At No 84, Echo Square on Tuesday 28 May at 7.30pm-10.30pm.   All queries 01474 567291 or Facebook: no84tearoom

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Discovery Day

29 May at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shorne Wood Country Park, Brewers Road
Shorne, Gravesend , Kent DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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All welcome to come and see us on the 29th May for our Discovery Day. You'll get the opportunity to meet the staff, local suppliers and take part in numerous free activities! No booking is required, just come and see us on the day!

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Big Pet Event

30 May at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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A fabulous pet event is taking place at Gravesend Borough Market this May. There will be a market full of pet related stalls, you can take part in fun free activities and enjoy talks and advice from the animal experts. Includes: Pet Food, Pet Accessories, Pet Services, Expert Advice, Pet Health, Specialist Talks, Face Painting, Storytelling, Meet the Animals, Balloon Twisting, Vet School and lots more… Join the Big Pet Event Facebook page to find out all the latest info!

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Everywhere Means Something to Someone

31 May at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come and share your memories, fragments of history, facts and folklore about Gravesend with Strange Cargo who are making a people’s guidebook about station towns from King’s Cross to Margate.

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Hive Hope Half Term Fun

31 May at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
St Botolphs Church Hall, 10 Vicarage Drive
Northfleet, DA11 9HA United Kingdom
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Half term fun at St Botolphs Church Hall. Free fun and games and food. To book: 07850 887070 email: hivehopeuk@gmail.com Limited places available.

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Ladies Fashion Show and Pop-up Shop

31 May at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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£6.00

We are excited to launch our debut Fashion Show at the market on Friday 31st May! Doors open 6.30pm! Tickets are £6 or £5 for groups of 3 or more which includes a glass of fizz!!

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No 84 – Reverb Chamber

31 May at 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
no 84, Echo Square
Gravesend,
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The spoken word capital of Gravesend with open mic slots and great guests hosted by Mr James Mckay. At No 84, Echo square on Friday 31 May, 7-10.30pm.   All queries 01474 567291 or Facebook: no84tearoom

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June 2019

Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

1 June at 12:00 pm - 2 June at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

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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Quiz Night

1 June at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£2.50

Join The Marlowe Singers for a Quiz Night at St Andrew’s Art Centre. Only £2.50 (bring your own refreshments). Raffle to include 2 free tickets to The Marlowe Singers next concert.

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Life on a harp string

1 June at 7:30 pm
Luddesdown Church, Luddesdown Road DA13 0XE United Kingdom + Google Map

‘life on a harp string’ with Margaret Watson at St Peter & St Paul Luddesdown church.   Tickets cost £12 (which includes light refreshments).   Contact Janet on 01732 823936 for more information.

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Owletts

2 June at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Cobham Wood and Darnley Mausoleum

2 June at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Visit the restored 18th century mausoleum, set in peaceful wood pasture. Discover this special site set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Covering 190 acres, Cobham Wood is one of the few ancient wood pastures still retaining open grassland and mature trees.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides – Charity Day Special Event

2 June 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.

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Cobham Hall Tour

2 June at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£5.50

Enjoy a tour of Cobham Hall which is situated on the edge of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cobham Hall is an impressive 16th Century Manor House nestled in 150 acres of historic parkland. Steeped in history, Cobham Hall dates back to 1208, but occupancy of the site goes back to pre-Roman times. Cricket’s Ashes, Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens and many more share Cobham Hall’s history. No booking required.

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Mothers Run – A cabaret about gin

4 June
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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Lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. Tuesday 4 June at the Woodville. For more information visit: Woodville.seatlive.com

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Live onboard LV21 – The Claim

7 June at 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
LV21, Town Pier Pontoon
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£10.00

LV21 are pleased to announce The Claim album launch gig with support from The Treasures of Mexico and The High Span. The Claim formed around 1980, as part of the independent Medway scene around the nearby towns of Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham and influenced by classic acts such as The Kinks, The Jam, The Clash and The Smiths. Stylistically, they shared much in common with fellow Kent band The Dentists and early Creation Records acts such as The Jasmine Minks.…

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The Big Lunch

8 June at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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£15.00

THE BIG LUNCH: Higham Village History Group presents a tour of the church with a Big Lunch - Saturday 8 June 10.30am Join a guided tour of the church, churchyard and the nearby area. Followed by a ploughman’s lunch (with beer, cider or fruit juice) This event is part of the national big lunch which sees millions of people getting together to share food, have fun and get to know each other better. Every year, over 6 million people join…

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

8 June at 12:00 pm - 9 June at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

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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Gad’s Hill Place Tour

8 June at 1:00 pm - 9 June at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

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Worldwide Knit in Public Day

8 June at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gordon Promenade, Gordon Promenade E
Gravesend, Kent DA12 United Kingdom
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Join the Gravesham Urban Knitters for Worldwide Knit in Public day. Knitters and crocheters of all abilities, please join in!

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Summer Show and Plant Sale

8 June at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meadow Rooms, The Street
Meopahm, Kent DA12 3BZ United Kingdom
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Saturday 8th June 2019 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at the Meadow Room, The Street, Cobham, Kent DA12 3BZ the Gardeners hold their Summer Show & Plant Sale. Entrance to view the adult & junior members’ entries in the various show categories (Flowers, Vegetables, Preserves & Photograhic) during the afternoon is free to the general public. And there’s more! To make it an afternoon out, there’s a Plant Sale, expert members on hand to answer your gardening questions and afternoon tea…

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“Un/Documented” concert aboard the Lightship LV21

8 June at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LV21, Town Pier Pontoon
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£15.00

Concert aboard the Lightship LV21 in Gravesend, DA11 OBG, part of LV21’s CitizenSHIP Project. Music exploring themes of equality and migration at the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Tickets: £15 (including canapes) un-documented.eventbrite.co.uk

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Snowdown Colliery Male Voice Choir in Concert

8 June at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
All Saints Church, 49 Perry Street
Northfleet, Kent DA11 8RD United Kingdom
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£10

Join the Snowdown Colliery Male Voice Choir in concert at All Saints Church, Northfleet. Tickets £10 on the door.

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Owletts

9 June at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

9 June at 2:30 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.

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A question of Gravesham – local history quiz evening

10 June at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£15

Join local historian Christoph Bull, for a fun quiz. Come and find out the astonishing history of our area by answering questions in a fun quiz. The talk starts at 6pm for a fish and chip supper and hot drink, followed by the illustrated talk. Booking essential - Reliance Restaurant 01474 533593

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The Ex-President’s Evening

10 June at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Wrotham Road
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LS United Kingdom
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£2

All welcome to the lecture with Su Hall (traditonally the subject is a surprise) Years membership - £12.00, for meetings and the latest copy of Historic Gravesham. For more information please contact Sandra Soder - 01474 363998

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OVO Women’s Tour – Tuesday 11 June

11 June at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cyclopark, The Tollgate, wrotham Road,
Gravesend, DA11 7NP United Kingdom
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Free

Cyclopark will make OVO Energy Women’s Tour history this June as it hosts the race’s first-ever Kent stage. Outlining the race’s support for existing cycle infrastructure in Great Britain, the world’s best riders will tackle a 62.5-kilometre (25-lap) kermesse around the Gravesend circuit on Tuesday 11 June – day two of the 2019 race. Please note that parking at the Cyclopark will be very limited on the day and nearby roads should not be used as parking. Alternative options are…

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Launch of The Inspire Higham Project

12 June at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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A talk by representatives from the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) about the InSpire Higham Project to raise funding for repairs to the fabric of this ancient church, in particular the 17th century wooden spire damaged by age, water and pesky beetles! The CCT will give their thoughts on attracting visitors and users, and working towards sustainability.   This is a free event (but of course donations would be welcome). Drinks and snacks will be served.   Contact detail: Email: friends@stmaryschurchhigham.com…

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Free Health Checks

13 June at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
King Street, King Stret
Gravesend, DA11 0AF United Kingdom
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Free health checks available at Windmill Street / King Street on Thursday 13th June.

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Hospitable Horticulture for Hedgehogs

14 June at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road
Gravesend, DA12 2ND United Kingdom
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£2.50

Chalk Village Gardeners Club invite you to come and hear a talk by Maureen Rainey, of the Kent Wildlife Trust, about ‘Hospitable Horticulture for Hedgehogs’. No booking required. Free local parking and regular bus service to the Lion Garage.Raffle to help club funds. Why not bring a bloom for the free ‘just for fun’ - Best Bloom Competition. For more info: 07740 775206

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Fusion Festival 2019

15 June at 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Gravesend Town Centre

All welcome to 7th Fusion Festival in Gravesend Town Centre, bringing exciting artists and art forms to the heart of the local community. There will be amazing contributions of music, dance, creative artists and street art around the Town Centre. Watch out for the roaming elephant, the giant stilt walkers and the amazing human statues as you make your way through town!

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

15 June at 12:00 pm - 16 June at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

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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Summer Fete

15 June at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Christ Church Milton, 10 Park Avenue
Gravesend, Kent United Kingdom
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£1

You are very welcome to the Christ Church, Echo Square Summer Fete on Saturday 15th June at 2.30pm. There will be stalls, raffles, games, refreshments and lots more!

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Owletts

16 June at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Cobham Woods and Darnley Mausoleum

16 June at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Visit the restored 18th century mausoleum, set in peaceful wood pasture. Discover this special site set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Covering 190 acres, Cobham Wood is one of the few ancient wood pastures still retaining open grassland and mature trees.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides – Fathers’s Day Special Event

16 June 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.

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