Dear Mummy, we’re always up for trying something new and this year we’re taking our trusty tent and heading up north to attend Geronimo Festival 2018. It’s the largest children’s festival in the North West and kicks off on 25th to 28th May 2018 at Arley Hall, Cheshire. We’re expecting a line-up jam-packed with some of the biggest names in children’s entertainment, including CBeebies favourites Mr Bloom, Andy Day, Justin Fletcher and Cook & Line from Swashbuckle.
As the summer season kicks off in May it’s going to be the first festival out of the starting gates for us. We’re excited and apprehensive having never been before and my folks are frantically googling travel, timings and acts. We will be first time Geronimites! Eeeeek. So this is what we can expect from the line-up and entertainment. All the acts are free (within the cost of your ticket) and with over 100 activities and in it’s 4th year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!
Alongside the big names, there’s also a whole host of activities for children and parents, including donkey rides, circus shows, yoga, face painting, science shows, climbing, craft workshops and much more. We’ve been told that Geronimo has a kids field like no other festival, catering solely to children allowing families to connect in a fairy tale existence for an amazing weekend.
These are some of the things we will be looking out for…
- Festival Circus with regular daily live shows for all the family to enjoy
- Cabasa Carnival Arts
- Samsam Bubbleman who is a 10 x Guinness World Record holder “Bubbleologist!”
- Fairy Bricks mosaic made completely of LEGO Bricks
- The StarKidz Team entertainment company
- The Woodland Tribe
- Big Fish Little Fish Raves
There are ticket options to suit everyone’s budget from day trippers to the full shabam! Families can camp in the specially designed child friendly campsite and we’re bringing our tent but there are also caravan and glamping options on offer.
Geronimo really have outdone themselves by adding a spa at Arley Hall. The creme de la creme Swedish-style, hand crafted hot tubs are heated using traditional eco-friendly, wood-burning methods in keeping with their festival vibe.
They are offering a whole range of holistic treatments including acupuncture, hot stone massages and acupressure. Children are safe in the secure crèche and children’s club, staffed by a team of fully qualified and experienced child-carers with a first aider present at all times.
Well this sounds almost blissful and my folks can’t wait to attend, me on the other hand will be like some rabid animal, foaming at the mouth with things to do…my folks might need that spa!
Have you been to Geronimo before? We’d love to hear in the comments x
Love Bella x