Heart of Kent Hospice in Aylesford encourages families to join Elmer Day 2020 as Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade is postponed

Brighten up your weekend by joining Elmer Day in Kent.

Despite this year's Elmer art trail being postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, those behind bringing the sculpture trail to Maidstone are inviting families to take part in a day of Elmer themed activities on Saturday (May 23).

Elmer Day, in which families are encouraged to celebrate all things related to the patchwork elephant, takes place tomorrow
Elmer Day, in which families are encouraged to celebrate all things related to the patchwork elephant, takes place tomorrow

Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade would have seen 40 giant elephants based on the book character, dotted around the county town for families to find.

The event, which will be raising money much-needed funds for the Heart of Kent Hospice in Aylesford, will come to Kent next summer instead.

Elmer Day, which celebrates the patchwork elephant nationwide, this year comes with an entire activity pack of things to do all with lockdown and social distancing in mind.

Elmer the Elephant Art Trail will come to Maidstone next year instead
Elmer the Elephant Art Trail will come to Maidstone next year instead

Families can get creative with guides to making rainbows, jungle collages or milk bottle Elmer elephants whilst there is also a sing-a-long to watch called Be a Rainbow from the Elmer theatre show.

Fans of the Elmer books may wish to watch author David McKee reading an original Elmer story whilst everyone is encouraged to don their brightest most colourful clothes in the name of positivity.

To read and download the entire Elmer Activity Pack 2020 please click here.

Anyone taking part in any of the activities is also asked to share photos on social media tagging @elmermaidstone and using the hashtag #ElmerDay

To learn more about the sculpture trail and the plans for next year please visit elmermaidstone.co.uk

For more suggestions of things to do with the kids going into half term next week visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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