The highs of Rebecca Adlington standing on the podium and the
lows of Mark Cavendish’s doomed attempt for gold in the road race
have had the nation hooked on the London 2012 Games.
From day one, the word on organisers’ lips has been legacy and
children inspired by what they have seen can be active at the
They can hop, skip and jump their way to gold at the games
organised by Kent County Council at Kent’s best country parks,
although the competitions are slightly different to what they will
have seen on TV.
Welly throwing and the lily pad launch are among the individual
events, while teams can bid for glory in the animal relay race.
Children aged eight and over can take part in the two and a half
hours of competition. Parents do not have to stay, giving them a
chance to have a morning of peace in the busy summer holidays.
Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Admission £6. Call
0845 824 7600.
Get behind your team in the Animalympics!
Cheer on four-legged competitors at the Animalympics at Kent
Life. Piglets, gerbils and furry ferrets will compete in races at
the attraction near Maidstone.
Get behind Team Maidstone, Team Medway and Team Everywhere Else
as they fight for top spot on the medal table every day until
Friday, August 10, excluding Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5.
Young visitors can join in the races and dress up as farmers to
guide mums and dads around an obstacle course in the parent herding
The week culminates in the medal ceremony at 4pm on Friday,
August 10. Admission £8.95, concessions £7.75, children £6.50,
under threes free. Call 01622 763936.
Wildlife Olympics run from 10am to 12.30pm
Shorne Wood Country Park, Brewers Road, Gravesend DA12 3HX on
Tuesday, August 7.
Brockhill Country Park, Sandling Road, Saltwood CT21 4HL on
Wednesday, August 15.
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