Kids & Family – 2017

See below for out kids and family shows and events in 2017. Expect more for 2018!

Polly’s Party Bus

An  open top double-decker crammed with excitement – 3D cinema, xbox game zone, a driving pod, top floor disco and an amazing external spiral slide. All this plus storytelling, photo booths, fancy dress, kites, bubbles, face painting, henna hands, popcorn and candy floss machine!

White Post Farm

Our local farm centre will hosting a petting zoo experience where kids can handle fluffy animals, feathered animals and reptiles, large breed rabbits, leopard tortoises, ducks and chickens and more.


Handmade Theatre

How time Flies is all about archaeology, set in a bedouin style tent taking audiences on an action-packed journey to decipher who is ‘Skelebob’? With songs, movement, storytelling and chance to meet historical figures and a spitting Camel along the way!

Jason Maverick

Bald headed hoopla, slow motion mime, teddy bear swingball, robotics and amazing juggling from award winning Jason Maverick – a fun family show on Saturday, and on Sunday catch his walkabout antics around the site, and his poetry on the Frontier stage in the afternoon.

‘The Queen enjoyed herself immensely. Thank you so much’ Lady Elizabeth Anson

‘Jason ; you were superb’ Joanna Lumley

Soul Sensory

Soul Sensory is an exciting community interest company that provides a ‘safe space’ , multi sensory experience tent that can be accessed by all ages and abilities but most importantly offers lots of interactive fun!
They provide a range of activities including a tactile wall, brick building, sand area, bubble making and traditional games to stimulate and occupy inquisitive minds but also to encourage relaxation and calm. The tent also offers a unique dark den chill out area with sensory lighting, soothing scents and focused hook and loop activities.
Nature is the best surrounding to awaken our senses so take a moment to stop, smell, listen and touch the world around you, you may just discover something new!

Megson’s Family Folk Show

Award-winning folk duo Megson blend their infectious mix of heavenly vocals and lush harmonies into a gentle, interactive concert specially for pre-school children, featuring children’s folk songs old and new from their ‘When I was a Lad’ album.

Johnny & the Raindrops

Twangin’ on a guitar! Bangin’ on a drum! Look out everybody ‘cause here come …

Johnny and the Raindrops play jump-up-and-down-rocking-and-rolling-can’t-sit-down-best-time-ever music for cool kids and funky families. They write lively and original songs that get children (and grown ups) dancing and moving, cialis usa buy cialis singing and grooving.

The Nottingham-based band have released seven albums of innovative and original music for children, plus a greatest hits album Best of the Bunch, and a DVD ‘No Sleep ‘til Sherwood’.


Ursula Holden Gill is a dynamic and engaging performance storyteller. She brilliantly uses the skills of the fireside tale teller and the urban myth maker to address much bigger issues. Nonetheless her high energy performances are always hugely entertaining. Ursula is a warm hearted tornado blowing fresh themes and new insights through the always exciting world of storytelling. She’s also a familiar face on TV.

Keith Donnelly

Keith specialises in highly interactive stories and songs for children, inviting their participation, stretching their imaginations and stimulating creativity, with every tale and tune.

His repertoire is such that he seems to have songs and stories for every imaginable topic [as well as many that you won’t have imagined yet!]


The return of old favourite Jan’s Van, Walk the Lines storytelling, toddle bops, baby bops, and our usual workshops, musical acts and craft activities.

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