Children’s Festival in Royal Hall

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International Festivals present a day-long Children’s Festival as part of its summer season.

Designed with kids in mind and curated with imagination, the festival promises to stretch everything from brains to toes with ballet, music making, storytelling and science shows.

The prestigious Northern Ballet bring Puss in Boots (for 3-7 year olds), an interactive retelling of the famous children’s story as an introduction to ballet and live performance. Children will have the opportunity to learn steps with a professional ballet dancer.

For babies and toddlers, Made with Music (for 0-5 year olds) offers a session of singing and exploring instruments designed to to both boisterous tots and new-borns as an introduction to live music.

Charlotte Woods, Music and Education Manager at Harrogate International Festivals, said:

The Children’s Festival is a fun and interactive way to introduce youngsters to live events that could spark their imaginations in key areas including science, dance, music and storytelling. This year it’s set under the golden roof of the which makes it an even more exciting occasion to ignite young hearts and minds.

The Rainbow Factory invites children aged 2-8 to discover the power of storytelling with an interactive performance of the modern-day classic, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. The team specialises in storytelling through the creative arts, including theatre, crafts and games designed to delight.

For children aged 4 plus with dreams of becoming an astronaut, you can start their training early with Mad Science Mission to Mars. Discover what it takes to blast off into space, survive in zero gravity and make it back home safely. Discussing aerodynamics, the effect of gravity and the four forces of flight, Mad Science present an amazing display of experiments with an incredible (controlled!) rocket fuel explosion.

Harrogate International Festivals is one of the north’s leading arts charities. It curates immersive experiences for audiences across music, literature, science and philosophy, showcasing world-renowned artists and new talent, alongside its year-round outreach and educational programmes.

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