A range of activities for children will be organised in Villa Borghese, Romes most central park, on 6 January, the day of the Epiphany, better known as La Befana. As legend has it, on this day an old witch comes to fill good childrens stockings with toys and goodies, and bad childrens with bits of coal. From 11.00 to 16.30 between Viale dellUccelliera and the Meridiana children will be able to help make the worlds longest stocking from recycled and natural materials. To take part tel. 0697840700. The first 100 children to enrol in the stocking-making event will be offered free cinema tickets to see some of the cartoons currently on show in Rome. The city zoo, known as the Bioparco, will be open to all free of charge. Races and competitions to raise money for the city councils housing projects for mothers and their children will be held from 9.30 to 16.30 in Largo Gassmann, at the entrance to the Bioparco. From 11.00 to 13.30 and 14.30 to 16.00 the parks new Globe Theatre will put on a show featuring the three kings. The recently reopened 16th century Villa Poniatowski, which is currently hosting two exhibitions, will be open to the public all day until 19.00.
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