At the weekend we took the children to their very first festival. We went to Wychwood Festival, in Cheltenham, and it was one of the best family days out we’ve ever had, which is saying something as we’ve had some good ones, and we also got absolutely soaked through while we were there, but it didn’t dampen our spirits at all.
Amongst other things, we saw Justin Fletcher on stage, ran through the biggest bubbles the kids had ever seen, strolled and shopped around the many stalls, had noodles, sweets and ice creams, listened to and met fabulous children’s authors, watched puppet shows and had fun learning a few circus skills. There were so many workshops and activities to go to and get involved in, such as crafts, painting, sculpting, acting, belly dancing, drumming and tightrope walking. Oh, and thanks to the rain, there were muddy puddles aplenty. It was the dream day out!
I’ll let the photos tell the story….
Justin Fletcher! And Boo enjoying the show…
The Waterstones tent, including a book signing with Philip Ardagh, so Boo now has her first The Grunts books to enjoy. We also bumped into Paul Stickland in there, who very kindly signed the copy of Ten Terrible Dinosaurs that we were buying for Little Man as he loves Dinosaur Roar.
Brushing up on our circus skills
Having fun exploring and splashing
There was so much to do there, we barely scratched the surface. We’re already talking excitedly about going back next year, and as Little Man will be another year older by then, I can see us getting even more out of it. There are so many things to do and have a go at. It was a wonderful atmosphere, with people strolling about, laughing, dancing and just enjoying all that the festival had to offer. I’d say this picture here really sums it all up for me. That sense of freedom and fun, my girl adored it all..
An absolutely brilliant day out, thank you Wychwood!
Disclosure: We received entry to the festival FOC for the purposes of this review, but all words and opinions remain my own