insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 69 Dec 2017 - Page 30

EVENTS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• WOODLAND ELF SCHOOL // 17 DEC He’s making a list… He’s checking it twice… But Santa can’t take all the Christmas credit. He has an enormous team of highly qualified elves helping with all the festive preparations. On 17th December, with special dispensation from the big man himself, a small team of woodland elves will be taking up residence in Betteshanger Park’s Forest School site. In this fun, interactive session, you’ll learn the essential forest skills needed to become a woodland elf. Play fun games and take part in festive craft activities – all with a little splash of magic! Woodland Elf School is suitable for children aged 4 and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 9am and 12pm. Price: £15 per child (£5 per adult) Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF www.betteshanger-park.co.uk/christmas / 01304 619227 RUSTIC CHRISTMAS DECORATION MAKING // 21-22 DEC WINTER WALKS AT HEVER CASTLE & GARDENS // 27 DEC-1 JAN Wrap up warm and blow away the cobwebs with a winter walk at Hever Castle & Gardens in Kent. The historic castle is open daily from 27th December – 1st January for those looking to recharge their batteries after the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Visitors pay for garden only entry and get castle entry free, making it a great value day out for all the family. Take a stroll in the gardens where the warm red bark of the Redwood trees glows against the winter sky and winter berries glisten in the frost. From 10am. Price: £14.20 (children 5-15 £9) Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG www.hevercastle.co.uk / 01732 865224 NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA BALL // 31 DEC Join Port Lympne’s gala themed dinner dance for a New Year’s Eve to remember. You will be welcomed with a drinks reception at 7pm before indulging in a lavish four-course gala dinner at 7:30pm, followed by coffee and petit fours. Afterwards, get ready to join in the fun with the resident DJ until 1.00am. From 7pm. Price: £95 per person. Port Lympne Hotel, Lympne CT21 4LR www.aspinallfoundation.org / 01303 264647 RAMSGATE’S NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS // 31 DEC Get in the festive spirit and make your own rustic Christmas decorations. This is a family event suitable for all ages. 10am. Price: £3 Cobtree Manor Park, Forstal Road, Aylesford ME20 7AG www.cobtreemanorpark.co.uk / 01622 602747 See in 2018 with fireworks over Ramsgate Royal Harbour. 12am. Price: Free Ramsgate Royal Harbour, Ramsgate CT11 9LQ www.ramsgatetown.org ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 30