Festival with a twist that brings out the inner kid in you…

05Oct11

Photo courtesy of the Farnham Herald (www.farnhamherald.com)

Despite some clouds, rainstorms and the optimistic BBC forecast of strong hurricane tail winds(?!), the first ever kids festival – Kidsfest organised by kids for kids was  a resounding success , with several thousand visitors turning out to partake in the mayhem!

The festival which was officially opened by child actor, Daniel Roche from the hit comedy tv series, “Outnumbered”, offered visitors to the festival a myriad of totally mind bending wacky activities to try out which could only have been conjured by some very creative imaginations.

Activities ranged from learning to play the Digerreedo (so sure Ive spelt that wrong) to the Scout tent where kids could eat roasted rat on a stick (I kid you not!) and nitrogen ice cream, to games such as ‘chuck a frog in the bog’, jelly welly racing around an assault course, and hurling baked bean catapaults at targets not to mention the now infamous, longest official custard slide!!!!   Adults if your considering taking your kids next year – you have been officially warned!

Photo courtesy of the Farnham Herald (www.farnhamherald.com)

Other activites, children could try their hand at included weaving rugs, making bandana’s, acting classes, a massive dressing up tent, farm yard petting zoo, a big sand castle play area and building a big lego boat.  There were also two stage areas – a music stage and a dance stage with lots of local bands including the brilliant Carolina Blue to get the festival into a fine swing, not to mention the kids got talent contest.

The Pelican Post were also there as one of only a handful of charities invited to feature at the event and was proud to be associated with such a refreshing new festival.  A big thank you to the organisers for allowing us to get involved and to all those revellers who visited our stall and posted books via our Pelican Post Box to supporting schools in Africa, most of which were delivered direct to a school in Kampala, Uganda and were officially presented to the school by Ka Tutandike Trust last week.

We understand that all the fun had a serious cause to raise funds for the Bishops Meadow Trust which is campaigning to purchase a section of floodplains along the River Wey and hence protect this area of natural beauty from further development.  For more information about the festival or to get involved next year please visit www.kidsfestuk.org.uk .

We can’t wait to be invited back next year!  🙂

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