Harrogate Festival – doing it for the kids

30 May 2013

footer-childrens-festival1As school is out for May Half Term, Harrogate International Festivals has devised a programme of activities to keep children entertained.

Give in to magic and mischief as mini festival-goers are invited to roll up to three fun-filled days with a bespoke Children’s Festival, designed to get kids involved in music, history, crafts, science and more.

Over one long Half Term weekend from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June at Crescent Gardens, the legendary, amazing and must be seen-to-be-believed Spiegeltent will be home to all manner of organised mayhem.

Workshops, activities, games, music, dance and fun are the name of the game. See your child become a swashbuckler at Sword School, dress up as Florence Nightingale, take a spectacular voyage through the four-billion-year story of life on earth!

Sagas, storytelling, fairytales, poetry, pirates, Vikings, bookworms, feathery friends and Winnie the Pooh – you’d be mad not to!

Book in advance or swing by the Spiegeltent on your way to Valley Gardens and see what splendours await for a Half Term finale all the kids will be talking about back to school on Monday.

Box Office: By phone: 01423 562 303, In person: 32 Cheltenham Parade, HG1 1DB. 10am-5pm, Mon-Sat. Online: www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com


Highlights include:

Friday 31 May 2013

  • 10am Becky Adams Crafts Craft teeny tiny books. Age 5+. £5 Child £5 Adult.
  • 13:30pm Mixed up Fairytales Join children’s author, Hilary Robinson, reading and speaking about her best-selling fairytale jumbles. Ages 5+. £5 Child £5 Adult.


Saturday 1 June 2013

  • 10:30am What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History A spectacular voyage through the 4-billion year story of life on Earth . Ages 5+. £5 Child £5 Adult.
  • 12pm Musical Storytimes Lunchtime Event Guitar duo Rachel Buckley and Steve Biggs bring books to life with song and dance. Under 7s. £5 Free Adult with paying Child.
  • 15:00pm Jorvik Viking Centre: Sagas and Storytelling Perform in a short play of a Viking myth. Ages 7+. £5 Child £5 Adult.


Sunday 2 June 2013

  • 10:30am That Poetry Bloke Craig Bradley combines poetry, music, imagination and comedy in his creative workshop. Ages 7+. £5 Child £5 Adult.
  • 14:30pm History’s Maid: Top of the Chops Learn how to sword-fight and what happens if you misbehave in the ‘axe factor’! Ages 5+. £5 Child £5 Adult.

For the full programme visit http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/family-events/




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