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July 2019

Owletts

28 July 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

28 July 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

28 July 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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Circular walk – Cobham to Henley Street

28 July at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cobham Church DA12 3BZ + Google Map

You are welcome to join a walk and explore our landscape, local history and folklore. Please note walks are steep in places, have stiles, uneven surfaces and are often muddy. Please dress and act accordingly for yourself, family and pets. Leader: Jenny Ellert 01474 361977

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Nell Gwynn

28 July at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nurstead Court, Nurstead Court Lane
Meopham, Kent DA13 9AD United Kingdom
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£20.00

Summer Outdoor Theatre at Nurstead Court, Meopham. Changeling return to the Borough with two wonderful plays this summer. Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale Tickets: The Woodville box office 08442 439 480 or www.woodville.co.uk Adults £20 // Over 60’s £15 // Child £10 Transaction fee’s & terms and conditions apply to all tickets. Refunds will only be administered on cancellation of a performance prior to commencement. All refunds will be handled by the Box Office.   Please Note: Walk up ticket availability…

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August 2019

Waterfront Weekend

2 August at 8:00 am - 5 August at 5:00 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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The Waterfront Weekend centres on Gravesend’s Historic Riverfront, with a beer festival and live music all weekend at The Three Daws.  There will be art exhibitions at St Andrew’s Art Centre and The Clarendon Hotel, historic Steam Tugs on the Town Pier Pontoon & plenty of activities in St Andrew’s Garden’s and Town Pier.

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Real Ale and Cider Festival with Live Music

2 August at 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Three Daws, Town Pier Square
Gravesend , DA11 0BJ United Kingdom
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Please come along to the Real Ale and Cider Festival with Live Music at the Three Daws Riverside Inn. A wide selection of guest Ales and Ciders. Ha Ha Tin Bar providing Kent Gins and Franklins’ Tonics. Live Music and Performances throughout the weekend. In association with Waterfront Weekend.

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Circus Workshop

3 August at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Part of the Waterfront Weekend 2019 will include a Circus Workshop at Gravesend Borough Market. No booking required, just turn up!

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Steel Band Workshop

3 August at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
High Street Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Part of the Waterfront Weekend includes a Steel Band Workshop. No Booking required, just turn up!

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Waterfront Weekend – Events at Gravesend Borough Market

3 August at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Part of the Waterfront Weekend there will be events at Gravesend Borough Market on 3rd August.

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Real Ale and Cider Festival with Live Music

3 August at 11:00 am - 4 August at 11:00 pm
The Three Daws, Town Pier Square
Gravesend , DA11 0BJ United Kingdom
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Please come along to the Real Ale and Cider Festival with Live Music at the Three Daws Riverside Inn. A wide selection of guest Ales and Ciders. Ha Ha Tin Bar providing Kent Gins and Franklins’ Tonics. Live Music and Performances throughout the weekend. In association with Waterfront Weekend.

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Inside Out Wellbeing Project 2018/2019

3 August at 11:00 am - 4 August at 5:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map

‘We have had a fantastic year of working together on our project ‘Inside Out’. We have run 4 free, creative workshops from January to April 2019. Our project focussed on wellbeing through collage, working with magazines, scraps of paper, fabric, words, & materials. Our participants tell us that this creativity really helped them to find balance inside. ‘Inside Out’ achieved this by making art that looked at the outer landscape & inner landscape of their lives. To see the work…

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Open Day aboard LV21

3 August at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
LV21, Town Pier Pontoon
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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Enjoy the nautical Waterfront Weekend atmosphere and take a seat on the upper deck admiring the views, explore the passageways and cabins aboard LV21 or make and take away your own Waterfront Weekend themed souvenir flag.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

3 August at 12:00 pm - 4 August 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, take…

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Explore and Draw

4 August at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LV21, Town Pier Pontoon
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£20.00

Come on deck to explore this fascinating light vessel and experience an art class with a difference. Artist Luna Zsigo will be hosting a creative workshop where you can Explore & Draw to your hearts content. Don’t forget to capture the magnificent views! Materials provided and all abilities welcome. Over 18 only. Tickets at Ticket Source: Just type Explore and Draw LV21 All queries to Luna: exploreanddraw.medway@gmail.com or 07751231616

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Owletts

4 August 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

4 August at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Cobham Mausoleum & Bluebells

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

4 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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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Old Skool Custom/Classic Show Fundraiser 2019

9 August at 10:00 am - 11 August at 5:00 pm
Istead Rise Community Centre, Worcester Close
Gravesend, Kent DA13 9LB United Kingdom
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An event not to be missed. A fantastic weekend raising money for an amazing charity. announcements to be made throughout the year...you won’t want to miss it.

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National Fruit Collection

9 August 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 invite you to come and hear about the National Fruit Collection, by the team at Brogdale, Faversham. No need to book. Free refreshments included in the admission cost. Free local parking and regular bus service to the Lion Garage and just a short walk. Raffle to help club funds. Why not bring a bloom for the free ‘Just for fun Best Bloom Competition small prize.

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Dino Day

10 August at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gravesend Town Centre

Come along to Dino Day in Gravesend Town Centre: Terry T Rex Show - outside Thamesgate Shopping Centre, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Creepy Claws - see the different reptiles in Gravesend Borough Market, 11am - 3pm.

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Wildlife of the Canal and Marshes

10 August at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Canal Road, Higham
Rochester, ME3 7JA United Kingdom
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Join Mark Gallant in exploring the wildlife of the Thames and Medway Canal and Shore Marshes.

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Ellenor Summer Fair

10 August at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ellenor, Coldharbour Road
Gravesend, DA11 7HQ United Kingdom
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£2.00

Come along to the Ellenor Summer Fair for a fun filled day of live music, entertainment, stalls, games and much more for the whole family to enjoy. Adults: £2.00 Children: under 10s free

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

10 August at 12:00 pm - 11 August 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, take…

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Gad’s Hill Place Tour

10 August at 1:00 pm - 11 August 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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The Marlowe Singers at the Ellenor Summer Fair

10 August at 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ellenor, Coldharbour Road
Gravesend, DA11 7HQ United Kingdom
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The Marlowe Singers will be performing at the Ellenor Summer Fair. The fair begins at 11am and finishes around 3pm. Adults: £2.00

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Owletts

11 August at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20
National Trust Property Owletts, Cobham

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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Lino Printing with Duncan Grant

11 August at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£10.00

Produce your own piece of work with Duncan’s expertise and guidance Adult Day 18+ to learn and improve on your cutting and printing skills with Gravesham’s Liberty Fabric design winner. All for £10.00, tools and Lino included. Take home your own original print plus a Lino cutting tool, hurry places are going fast. Any profit to go to Duncan’s Community Christmas Dinner Fund.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

11 August 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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The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare

13 August at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nurstead Court, Nurstead Court Lane
Meopham, Kent DA13 9AD United Kingdom
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£20.00

Summer Outdoor Theatre at Nurstead Court, Meopham. Changeling return to the Borough with two wonderful plays this summer. The Winter's Tale, a play by William Shakespeare. Tickets: The Woodville box office 08442 439 480 or www.woodville.co.uk Adults £20 // Over 60’s £15 // Child £10 Transaction fee’s & terms and conditions apply to all tickets. Refunds will only be administered on cancellation of a performance prior to commencement. All refunds will be handled by the Box Office.   Please Note: Walk up…

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Big Local Summer of Activity

16 August at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Northfleet, The Hill Kent DA11 9EU United Kingdom + Google Map

Splats Circus Workshop Northfleet Central, Rose Street - 9.30am to 11.30am Ages 5 to 15 Northfleet Big Local, Supported by Gravesham Borough Council, are running Free sports activities over the summer holidays. No need to book, just turn up, but please bring your own refreshments. For more information please contact Yolande Turner on 07857 06 34 62 or email yolande@northfleetbiglocal.com

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International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend

17 August at 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
LV21, Town Pier Pontoon
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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Learn morse code and get immersed in the sounds of dots and dashes as LV21’s resident radio expert Colin Turner communicates with other lighthouses and lightships around the world during this annual event. LV21 is also part of the Gravesham Super Heroes trail. Come to see which well known Super Hero has taken residence aboard the ship and create your own super natural character inspired by the heroic stories of some real life superheroes working at sea and manning the…

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Super Gravesham

17 August at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gravesend Town Centre

Batman and the Bat Mobile are in the Town Centre on Saturday 17 August 11am-3pm. Come dressed as your favourite Super Hero and see the iconic Bat Mobile and the 9ft tall Steam Buster Robot show every hour in the Gravesham town centre. Can you complete the Super Hero Trail which can be collected from the Information centre in the Borough Market for your chance to win a prize or come dressed as your favourite Princess for a sing a…

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

17 August at 12:00 pm - 18 August 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, take…

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Jazz in the Church

17 August at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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£12.50

JAZZ IN THE CHURCH - Saturday 17 August 7.30pm Swing and jive to the Dave Bowdler Trio, plus special guest Clare Harper. Listen (and dance!) to the music of Ray Charles, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and more Tickets: £12.50 all profits go to the inspire Higham project To reserve a place: Email: friends@stmaryschurchhigham.com Drinks and snacks will be available to buy at the licensed bar

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Owletts

18 August at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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

18 August at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Cobham Mausoleum & Bluebells

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.

Find out more »

Miniature Steam Train Rides

18 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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

18 August 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. National garden Scheme - Garden Open day.…

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Big Local Summer of Activity

19 August at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lawn Primary School, High Street
Northfleet, Kent DA11 9HB United Kingdom
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Family Rounders and Picnic Lawn Road School, High Street - 11am to 1pm Family event for all ages, food provided Northfleet Big Local, Supported by Gravesham Borough Council, are running Free sports activities over the summer holidays. No need to book, just turn up, but please bring your own refreshments. For more information please contact Yolande Turner on 07857 06 34 62 or email yolande@northfleetbiglocal.com

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