This Saturday sees the arrival of a new festival for kids young and old. The festival’s theme is ‘exploring’. Zorbing, rock climbing, forest school, story telling, scary beastie shows, crafting workshops will all feature along side good food, fun music, children’s theatre and an epic teddy bears’ picnic!
The festival will be opened at 12pm sharp by TV’s Andy Akinwolere presenter of Fort Boyard and previously of Blue Peter.
The Open Sky Theatre Group will be performing three Indian folk tales using rhyme, movement, live music and puppetry. Bugs, birds, animals and magical creatures. Suitable for children three and up.
Live music will be performed by Wojtek Godzisz, famous for playing Benny in the world renowned Bjorn Again, the world’s leading Abba tribute band. But he wont just be playing ABBA!
Food will be provided by Northants very own The Original PizzaBox – artisan, wood fired pizza made and served from a converted horse box! There will also be gourmet hot dogs, cream teas, ice creams and THE most amazing sweet shop made out on old 2CV!!
In the craft tent you can make bracelets, bags, book marks and badges, you can even have a go at cupcake decorating!
We have party entertainers extrodinare Broken Pipe Productions playing teddy inspired games and music. We even have a Teddy Tombola – so you can win your own teddy if you forgot yours!
The Monet of face painting Gemma and Daisy Blackie will be on hand to turn your little explorer into a fairy or a fierce dragon, or just add a little festival sparkle to mum and dad – everyone knows glitter makes you fitter!
Forest School will be running fun sessions each lasting approx an hour and 15 minutes. Each session has a different topic. Sign up for the session of your choice the minute you arrive as there are limited spaces and we expect it to be jolly busy.
Fancy something a bit more daring? Well we have it all – a climbing wall and zorbing for the little thrill seekers! We also have Camp You, for those that LOVE the beautiful game. there are prizes on offer for top goal scorers, so head there with your future Bales and Beckhams…
Tickets are just £3 for kids and £6 for adults when purchased in advance from www.nepalyouthfoundation.org.
The Little Foot Festival aims to raise desperately needed funds for Nepal’s children and provide a really fun family day out. It is aimed at primary school aged children and their families.
The festival is the brainchild of husband and wife Simon Russell and Gina Parker, owners of Stanwick Hall and founders of Nepal Youth Foundation UK. ‘We have spent years rebuilding and restoring Stanwick Hall and now seems a good time to have a bit of a party’ says Simon, he goes on to add ‘we want people to come and enjoy some really fun activities, eat and drink all whilst raising money for families in Nepal that really need our help’.
There will be info across the festival site about the foundations work and the children the money raised on the day will help.
The Five Rules of LittleFoot …
- Be kind to everyone
- Have fun
- Listen to mum, dad your grown up in charge
- Smile lots
- When you go home tell everyone about LittleFoot and Nepal Youth Foundation
Want to know more about the day? Listen to our interview on BBC Radio Northampton from the afternoon show.