30 March, 2016
Prepare to be amazed, intrigued, delighted and mesmerised! We’ve got summer sorted with Family Festivaling brimming with fun…
We’re blooming excited our family headliner Mr Bloom, CBeebies’ resident gardener, will be bringing a bundle of veggie stories, games and songs to our Gardens! He’ll be joined on the bill by spectacular theatre show Meadow, the tale of a swooping owl, playful rabbits and a mysterious fox, with handcrafted puppets made from organic meadow materials and a stunning original score. And you’d better be ready to rock ‘n’ roll with a theatre extravaganza from Kid Carpet & The Noisy Animals, featuring mischievous animals and addictive songs like A Bear On A Boat In The Bath and Doing A Poo In The Forest! Also fresh from CBeebies, Spring To Life, will play host to our Live Lunches on the beautiful Family Lawns, the perfect spot to settle down with your troop. Mr Pineapple Head brings his personal brand of professional silliness to the festival, AND the ever popular Bubble Boogie Disco returns, but this time with a special pre-show Bubble Bonanza with Bubble Faerie and BubbleMan! See more super shows…
Get set to build a den like you’ve never seen before! Join Kitcamp who’ll be creating the most wonderful, colourful, versatile structures limited only by the laws of physics! Fancy throwing some shapes? Let Loose with a dance workshop, incorporating street and modern dance to help you get your groove on. We’re banging our drum with delight that Inta Africa are returning to help the whole family fill the festival with awesome West African rhythms. Turn Up for Fun have their parachute at the ready, along with a giant cube and classic games, perfect for the Family Lawns (and adults can get involved in the afternoon flag circle sessions too – you know you want to play!). The Children’s Hands On tent will be a hive of activity, with a whole range of workshops making crafty creations from Totes Amazebags to Milky Monsters and more! Explore more wonderous workshops…
That’s not all! From workshops, puppetry, theatre, disco and more, there’s something for all ages. For under 5s, Oddstock Day Nursery and Muddy Wellies are back in The Nest, a haven for the littlest Larmers and home to sensory play, music and song, and forest school-inspired activities in the outdoors. Whilst the Family Lawns are a welcoming hub for families with fab facilities, including toilets and a baby changing tent close by, there’s acres of family-friendly fun across the Gardens. And when it comes to the end of the day? Bed down with your brood in our dedicated family camping area. Check out the full, fun Family Festivaling programme.
Not so Little Larmers
Fear not, you’ve not been forgotten. For big kids (or just those young at heart), get ready to discover Boredbrand’s Digital Funfair! Combining digital technology, dance music, film and fascinating finds you can make your own music, play video games on a bicycle or just stand about looking confused. Open to all ages and levels of cool. Take a closer look.
With children’s tickets (under tens) being FREE this year and youth prices frozen across all tiers, buy your festival tickets now!