Sunshine, flowers and fun for all the family at annual Kids for Kids day

Evie Coghill, 7, and her sister Penny, 6, try their hand at bowling at the Stody Lodge Gardens Kids

Evie Coghill, 7, and her sister Penny, 6, try their hand at bowling at the Stody Lodge Gardens Kids for Kids day. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Cuddly animals ranging from young goats, to ducklings, chicks and a Shetland pony were among the attractions at the fourth annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt, at the weekend.

Seven-year-old Brooke Nichols has a go at grooming Mitch the Shetland pony at the annual Kids for Ki

Seven-year-old Brooke Nichols has a go at grooming Mitch the Shetland pony at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

The event, which has raised thousands for local good causes, was organised a team led by Kate McNicol, whose family owns the Stody estate.

It also featured donkey rides, traditional games and stalls run by local schools, den making, a dog show and a pirate-themed treasure hunt around the estate's 14 acres of spectacular rhododendron and azalea gardens.

Youngsters have go at grooming Mitch the Shetland pony at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stod

Youngsters have go at grooming Mitch the Shetland pony at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Proceeds this year will go to Holt Youth Club, which provides social, educational and training opportunities to local young people.

Thanking all those who supported the event, Mrs McNicol said: 'We have had a great turnout thanks to the amazing weather and what is nice is that children have a chance to interact with animals and let their imaginations run wild in the magical gardens.'

Mitch the Shetland pony meeting visitors at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Garden

Mitch the Shetland pony meeting visitors at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

For information about the gardens, including opening times, visit www.stodyestate.co.uk

Johnny Lawson, of Scratby Donkeys, giving youngsters rides on Fernando and Barney the donkeys at the

Johnny Lawson, of Scratby Donkeys, giving youngsters rides on Fernando and Barney the donkeys at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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Johnny and Carol Lawson, of Scratby Donkeys, giving youngsters rides on Fernando and Barney the donk

Johnny and Carol Lawson, of Scratby Donkeys, giving youngsters rides on Fernando and Barney the donkeys at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Seven-year-old Brooke Nichols with Mitch the Shetland pony at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at

Seven-year-old Brooke Nichols with Mitch the Shetland pony at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Youngsters have a go at grooming Mitch the Shetland pony at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at St

Youngsters have a go at grooming Mitch the Shetland pony at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Youngsters have a go at grooming Mitch the Shetland pony at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at St

Youngsters have a go at grooming Mitch the Shetland pony at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Johnny and Carol Lawson, of Scratby Donkeys, giving youngsters rides on Fernando and Barney the donk

Johnny and Carol Lawson, of Scratby Donkeys, giving youngsters rides on Fernando and Barney the donkeys at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Soaking up the sun at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: K

Soaking up the sun at the annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Evie Coghill, 7, and her sister Penny, 6, try their hand at bowling. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Evie Coghill, 7, and her sister Penny, 6, try their hand at bowling. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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