The brand new children’s festival coming to Tatton Park
Brand new to the festival scene for 2015, Geronimo has added CBeebies’ Cook and Line from Swashbuckle and Alex Winters as well as pre-school favourites Ben and Holly to its 2015 line up.
Geronimo will make its debut over the May Bank Holiday weekend (Sat 23 – Mon 25 May) at Tatton Park in Cheshire and is set to deliver an exciting programme of acts, amazing experiences and wonderful adventures, resulting in a fantastic family day out.
Geronimites are invited to join Cook & Line from Swashbuckle (Saturday and Sunday only) for a rip-roaring pirate adventure full of fun songs and silly slapstick on the live stage.
A must for all under 5s, Ben and Holly will also be making an appearance (Sunday only) along with wonderful enchanting walkabouts across the weekend including Elsa, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and the Garden Fairy.
Calling all LEGO® fans! LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is bound to prove a hit with boys and girls alike as the Master Model Build workshops will be setting up base, perfect for all LEGO® aficionados to get creative. Bertie the LEGO®costume character will be meeting and greeting young fans and there will be vouchers given away throughout the weekend for entry to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.
Sea Life Manchester will be making a splash as they bring with them Geronimo’s very own Touch Pool where festival goers can touch and feel the exciting sea creatures. Sea Life’s Breed Rescue Protect Workshop is a make and take craft workshop. Geronimites are also invited to track down Tyler the Turtle, the costume character who will be making special appearances every day, plus parents can make a saving with the vouchers being handed out.
In the 3ft & Under Zone, Tumble Tots will be offering taster sessions for children from walking – 5 years old. Each 20-minute taster session will give children a fun and challenging experience on specially designed colourful, wooden and foam play equipment. With parental involvement, each child will be given the opportunity to climb, balance, jump, land and crawl whilst exploring the circuit. Other activity confirmed in this zone includes a pop-up petting farm, donkey rides, giant sandpits, marvelous bubble shows and a super bouncy inflatable village.
The newly announced acts and activities join some of the biggest names in kids entertainment, including Cbeebies favourite Mr. Bloom and CBeebies ‘I Can Cook’ presenter, Katy Ashworth, who are both performing on the live stage.
Making the most of the beautiful woodland backdrops at Tatton Park, the Adrenaline Zonewill challenge even the bravest adventurers with tree climbing, den making and a thrilling zip line that will reach speeds of up to 60KPH!
For those who like things a little less fast paced there’s also plenty of interactive storytelling with CBeebies favourite Alex Winters and Baby massage and baby yoga for all new mums who fancy a little escape from all the organized mayhem.
Creative kids can join in the many craft workshops in the Funky Junk Zone. From cookie decorating to buggy makeovers, festival-goers are also invited to take part in Geronimo’s live art project throughout the weekend. Be prepared for a glitter overload!
Gasp in awe at the breathtaking aerial trapeze artists or laugh out loud at the clowns in the Circus Zone with regular shows taking place throughout the day. Fancy learning a skill or two? Head to the circus skills workshop and learn the tricks of the trade or catch the family classic Punch& Judy shows that will be taking place daily - That’s the way to do it! And keep your eyes peeled, you might spot a mini circus act roaming throughout the festival!
Other activity confirmed includes a pop-up petting farm, donkey rides, giant sandpits, marvelous bubble shows and a super bouncy inflatablevillage in the 3ft & Under Zone.
For kids who love a dance the Groovy Zone offers great activities including zumba workshops, dressing up areas, dance classes with Baby Ballet and even Geronimo’s own disco – playing all your favourite party tunes!
Tatton Park is famous for its beautiful gardens and attractions, including the beautiful deer park, magical woodlands and a working farm. With good motorways links, extensive on site parking and close proximityfrom Knutsford railway station, Geronimo 2015 is accessible for all.
Geronimo is aimed at families with children aged between 2 and 12 years old. Geronimo Early Bird tickets are currently on sale priced £20pp, with family passes starting from £75 (limited number available). To purchase tickets and for more information visit geronimofest.com or follow on facebook and Twitter.
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