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Kirkstall: Christmas activities in Trust’s new home

There are lots of Christmas community activities happening at Kirkstall Valley Development Trust’s new base in Kirkstall. Community reporter Ramona Green reports …

Why not bring your children along next Saturday to KVDT’s Community Hub, Unit 11, Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park (between Pure Gym & Cancer Research Charity Shop) as they host a Christmas Party with a “special guest” coming to see the children.

 The volunteer elves will be very busy this week creating a “Grotto grand enough for Santa himself”.

Each child will receive a present from Father Christmas to place underneath their tree and can also make a “Christmas wish” to him too.

Little Learners will be providing messy play, crafts and games for the children as they wait to enter the grotto.  As usual, there will also be the children’s play area with plenty of fun toys and great kids books.

Sit back with a hot drink while the children play and then take them into Santa’s Grotto to meet the “Big Man himself”. Entry is £5 for children, adults are free. The event runs 10.30am until 3.30pm.

 Last weekend KVDT held a craft-themed Christmas Market at their hub. 

It was supposed to be at the Abbey but due to high winds and health and safety, it was held at Unit 11. The place looked amazing with lots of effort obviously going into setting it up, especially at such short notice.

There were a number of stall holders, all selling their own “wonderful wares”.  From knitted finger puppets to intricate items made from iron.

Some of the stall holders were there for both days while some new ones came for the Sunday.

The “KVDT Christmas Special Hot Choccy” going down a treat with both kids and adults alike.

If anyone wants to know more about this event or any others, please contact Adele Rae (Community Director) on 07900 986570. If anyone wishes to volunteer any of their time and skills to KVDT/Unit 11, please also contact Adele Rae.

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