Free summer holiday activities and lunches in Parkwood, Shepway and Tovil

A housing landlord and charity have teamed up to provide free activities in Kent to keep little ones and families fully occupied this summer holiday.

Golding Homes and the Heart of Kent Hospice are hosting events across six days in areas around Maidstone.

Elmer craft sessions are taking place in areas around Maidstone. Picture: Golding Homes
Elmer craft sessions are taking place in areas around Maidstone. Picture: Golding Homes

There are six Elmer themed craft sessions starting from Monday, August 8, from 9am to 12pm in Parkwood, Shepway and Tovil.

Some of the activities include circus skills, T-shirt printing and street dance.

Sarah Leipnik, community investment manager at Golding Homes said: "It’s really important to us at Golding to be part of our local communities.

"We know lots of people are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis and so we’re pleased to be working with some of our partners to provide a range of free activities over the summer holidays.”

All activities are free to children aged between 5 and 15, with morning workshops providing a free takeaway lunch.

Golding Homes is also running the Get Active programme this year. Picture: Golding Homes
Golding Homes is also running the Get Active programme this year. Picture: Golding Homes
  • Monday, August 8 - Shepway Community Centre
  • Tuesday, August 9 - Parkwood
  • Wednesday, August 10 - YMCA Tovil (Tovil Community Centre)
  • Thursday, August 11 - Shepway Community Centre
  • Friday, August 12 - Parkwood
  • Monday August, 15 - YMCA Tovil (Tovil Community Centre)

Book your child's place here on the Heart of Kent Hospice website.

Golding Homes is also working with Charlton Athletic Community Trust to deliver their "Get Active" programme for the fifth year.

Free sports activities on offer include football, boxing, dancing, basketball, cricket, gymnastics and tennis.

These will also be taking place throughout the summer months in Marden, Tovil, Park Wood and Shepway.

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