4 IDEAS FOR THE WEEKEND...
1. SANTA SATURDAYS SITTINGBOURNE
It’s Santa Saturday at the Forum shopping centre in Sittingbourne High Street this weekend on Saturday, December 8. Between 11am and 4pm there will be a Christmas grotto, the chance to meet Father Christmas and festive carol singing, raising funds for the charity of the year, the Freedom Centre. The Santa Saturdays also run on Saturday, December 15 and Saturday, December 22. 2. SANTA SPECIALS
There are still a few tickets left for the popular Santa Specials at the Spa Valley Railway (starting at Eridge station) this Christmas. This weekend they run on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 and there will be traditional music, and a visit from Santa on board, plus children get a gift. Tickets cost £18, £16 for children and £4.50 for under twos. Book by visiting spavalleyrailway.co.uk 3. FARMER CHRISTMAS
You can meet Farmer Christmas and his elves at Broadditch farm at Southfleet this weekend on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9. Climb on board the tractor sleigh with the elves for a Christmas singalong and journey to the enchanted wood. Once there the elves will lead you through some festive scenes to Farmer Christmas’s cosy cabin. Book at farmerchristmas.co.uk 4. NOAH’S ARK TRAIL
Join a festive trail through the gardens of the National trust’s Scotney Castle in Lamberhurst this winter. The Noah’s Ark Children’s Trail will be on offer on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, and is inspired by the Victorian Noah’s ark, which will also be on display in the house. It runs from 10am to 4pm daily until Thursday, December 20. Details at nationaltrust.org.uk