Geronimo Festival 2016

We received some exciting news this week….we have been selected as official ambassadors of Geronimo Festival, the biggest children’s festival in the UK!  

As mentioned in our travel wish list, my husband and I are keen to introduce our boys to festivals this summer as we used to enjoy attending festivals before we became parents.  It shows how much we have changed…. back in the day we used to eagerly look forward to watching performances at V Festival by the Killers, Muse and Mika and now we are getting excited at the thought of our boys faces when they see their CBeebies heroes face to face!

Geronimo Festival is geared towards families with children between the ages of 2 – 12 years old, the line up for youngsters is incredible….

The main act of the festival is CBeebies Superstar – Justin Fletcher!  Just in case you do not know who this is, he is the star character in Something Special, Justin’s House and Gigglebiz. (I seriously doubt any parent in the UK doesn’t know and worship this man for providing hours of peace and quiet!)  Other popular CBeebies characters attending the festival are the event host Alex Winters, Mr Bloom, Andy Day from Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures & Cook and Line from Swashbuckle.

In addition to the main acts on the stage there will be live music taking place throughout the festival on the second stage, a circus, three theatre companies and many family fun activities including….

An Adrenaline Zone with tree climbing, den making and a zip line which will reach speeds of up to 60KPH.  An Arena Zone, which promises an extravagant live display featuring motorbike display teams.  A Circus Zone for practising performance skills. The Funky Junk Zone where kids can take part in various craft sessions including woodwork workshops, hair braiding, face painting and totem pole making.  Hands on wildlife experiences in the Pasture Zone and Reptile Zone. A Woodland Zone, where kids can make a mud pie or fairy potion, learn to create a whistle from a carrot and build a den.

The organisers have not forgotten older kids either who will have the chance to go on the mobile high ropes course and a mountain bike course.  For kids who prefer tamer activities there will be Bollywood and zumba dance classes, a gigantic drumming session and a Frozen sing along!

Even my youngest son, who will be two at the festival, will have lots to keep him entertained in the 3ft and Under Zone which will feature a fun class with Tumble Tots, the opportunity to ride balance bikes and baby ballet classes (although I am pretty sure my husband will not allow him to join in with the ballet!) Parents with very young babies will be delighted to know there will be a dedicated area for wee ones in the baby yoga tent!

I am most excited about the Fairground Zone, you just cannot beat a good old-fashioned Helter Skelter and traditional carousel.  What I particularly love about the festival is that the entrance ticket includes ALL activities, workshops and entertainment including fairground rides, donkey rides and even face painting!  Most of the activities are also under cover or in marquees, so even it rains it will not put a damper on the event.

We are very excited to attend Geronimo Festival as official ambassadors.  I am not sure how we will fit all the fun on offer into our visit but I can guarantee that we will have a memorable family day out!


Festival Details
Dates: Geronimo is returning to Tatton Park in Cheshire from May 29th to 30th 2016, plus new for this year the festival is also taking place at Harewood House, near Leeds from May 1st to 2nd 2016.

Tickets:  From £25.00pp.  Under 2’s free of charge.
Official charity – This year Geronimo will be working with Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens to raise money to better understand cancers affecting children, teens and young adults and find kinder treatments and cures. 
Please note: Justin will be performing for one day only at each festival on Sunday 29th May at Tatton Park and 1st May at Harewood House.
Website: For more information including the full festival line up visit www.geronimofest.com

 

Did you visit the first Geronimo Festival last year?  Do you have any tips you can share?

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29 thoughts on “Geronimo Festival 2016

  1. Caroline

    I’ve quite often thought about taking the kids to a festival but never been brave enough. I’ve never heard of Geronimo but it looks like a good starting point!

  2. Idaintyit

    I have never been to a festival, we had one booked then by the time it came around I would have been 8 months pregnant so didn’t fancy the tent lol I love that its a family friendly one.

  3. Laura

    This looks brilliant – I’m sad that it’s not in the summer holidays as it’d be a bit far for us to travel at that time of year. my daughter loves Justin!

    1. Lisa Post author

      I think every kid in the country must love Justin! I would keep an eye on their website for next year Laura, as last years first event only took place at Tatton Park and already in the second year they have expanded to Leeds. You never know what next year may bring!

    1. Lisa Post author

      Yes the promotion for the event is great Ana. We had heard about it last year and so we were delighted to be selected to attend this year:)

  4. Leah Miller

    This sounds absolutely fantastic! I have never been to a festival, even before the children were born, but this sounds epic!! I think even my 11 year old would be a tiny bit excited about meeting all the CBeebies crew!! Have an amazing time, can’t wait to see some photos!!

  5. Dean of Little Steps

    Congratulations! I’ve never really heard of the Geronimo festival, but that certainly looks like a fun event especially when you have little ones! 🙂 My daughter is five and might be a bit too old for this, but I have a feeling she is still going to enjoy seeing all of the presenters from Cbeebies 🙂 x

    1. Lisa Post author

      Oh gosh no your daughter is exactly the right age to enjoy Geronimo Festival. The festival is geared for kids aged 2 – 12 with lots of adventurous things going on for kids who are not interested in CBeebies characters:) such as zip wires and circus skills

  6. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    Wow, lucky you, this sounds amazing! (My pre-child self is staring at me uttering these words going ‘What are you on about?’) I wonder if there is a similar festival nearer me – my son will only be 2 this summer but I know he’d love this! I wonder if I’m the only person who finds Mr Bloom really creepy though. Justin Fletcher I’m a big fan of, but I just can’t get on board with Mr Bloom!
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  7. Georgina prince

    OMG this looks amazing. I love the idea of festivals aimed at families with younger kids! The den making sounds amazing and brings back plenty of childhood memories! I especially like the fact they have a zone for the smaller kids too, I am seriously going to have to have a look at this I know my boys would love it xxxx

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