Last year I was following social media with great jealousy as many of my friends got to attend a wonderful Children’s Festival, Geronimo looked like it was filled to the brim with all the Cbeebies favourites and I had hoped to make it this year.
However things have got a million times better as Geronimo is not only returning this year to Tatton Park in Cheshire (29th & 30th May) but there is one even nearer to us as its just announced its second home at the wonderful Harewood House just outside Leeds (1st & 2nd May)
So if you haven’t heard of this festival before what does the programme include:
The return of Mr Bloom to the Geronostage Zone! Geronimites can ‘pop along’ and say ‘Ello!’ with Mr Bloom, where there’ll be a bundle of veggie stories, gardening games, and catchy nursery songs for toddlers and parents alike. Our favourite explorer, Andy Day will be performing his Dino Rap show filled with tales of his adventures to far away lands as well, and Alex Winters from CBeebies will be hosting the main stage each day, along with daily meet and greets. Join Cook and Line from Swashbuckle in a rip-roaring pirate adventure! Full of fun songs and silly slapstick comedy, this energetic and interactive performance will be loved by children of all ages.
The programmed includes many separate fun zones for the kids too like:
- Adrenaline Zone with tree climbing, den making and a thrilling zip line to name just a few!
- Arena Zone, with live displays over the weekend with things like jousting, live bands and sheepdog shows on top of some other amazing live acts!
- Library Zone not as quiet as you might think with classes hosted from Bollywood dancing to Zumba and some epic singalongs!
- Theatre Zone, with Pocket Story Theatre – winner of the primary times children’s choice awards at the Edinburgh Fringe. Fabularium is the most eccentric of travelling shows and Les Enfants Terrible present the Imaginary Menagerie— travel with Dr Longitude as he regales you with his strange stories and takes about his travels.
- Circus Zone, oh yes you can’t beat a full on virus zone with everything you would expect!
- Pasture Zone With ponies and donkeys to ride and even some giant tortoises to be seen.
- 3ft and Under Zone, little ones can join a fun class with Tumble Tots, take a ride on a balance bike or take a dance lesson with baby ballet. For the tiny tots, simply chill out in the baby yoga tent.
- Bandstand Zone with popular live acts on throughout the day.
- Funky Junk Zone is going to be the one for the little creators with woodwork workshops, stone carving and totem pole making just for starters
- Fairground Zone If you love the fun of the fair this is the area for you with traditional style shelter skelter, carousel and even steam powered swing chairs.
- Woodland Zone, Geronimites can make a mud pie or fairy potion, learn to create a whistle from a carrot or build a den. Older kids can monkey around in the trees in a mobile high ropes course or strap on a helmet and ride the mountain bike course.
I am so very excited to say we are heading to Geronimo this year as one of their official Blogger Ambassadors and I will be sharing lots more information over the coming months and also over the weekend while we are at Harewood House too!
Tickers are now on sale for £18pp and tickets for Geronimo Harewood also includes access to Below Stairs of the House too.