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

PUBLISHED: 11:27 07 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:39 07 May 2018

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

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

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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 Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSeven-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

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 Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: KAREN BETHELLYoungsters 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

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

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 annual Kids for Kids day, held at Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt. Photo: KAREN BETHELLJohnny 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

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 BETHELLJohnny 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

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 BETHELLSeven-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

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 BETHELLYoungsters 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

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 BETHELLYoungsters 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

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 BETHELLJohnny 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

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

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

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