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Friday, 12 February 2016

Why I'm taking the kids to the Geronimo Festival at Harewood House in Leeds

I've been to a couple of festivals in my time without my children (well unless you count the time I went to Glastonbury when I was pregnant). Harry, Heidi and Jack are now aged 5,6 and 9 and I think I am now ready to let them experience a taste of festival life.

I would LOVE to take the to Glastonbury one year (and that is the plan) however Glastonbury is HUGE and will probably be very overwhelming so I plan to gradually build my children up to this experience.

When people mentioned the Geronimo Festival to me on my Facebook page I must admit at first glance I thought it seemed too childish for my children - Mr Bloom and a host of Cbeebies star headline the main stage and we are well past Cbeebies now. I'm not sure my children would even recongnise the stars now? However on further investigation I discovered that the Geronimo Festival is actually designed for children from babies to age 13 and there is a lot that I think Harry , Heidi and Jack will enjoy so when we were invited to be ambassadors for the festival, we gladly accepted.


Special ticket offer EXPIRES 14th February at 11:59pm

In association with the Yorkshire Evening Post & Manchester evening news you can receive 20% off the price of your Geronimo Festival Tickets making them just £20 each plus booking fee. Remember under 2's go free. Simply enter 'JUSTIN' at checkout here:- 


Remember, this offer expires at 11:59pm on 14th February.



Top 20 activities at Geronimo Festival for children aged 5 - 9 years old


Den Building

Our family could spend hours den building and our skills are actually now quite good. We can't wait to put them to the test. 


Balance Bike Course

It is one of my resolutions that Jack will be able to ride his bike this year, fingers crossed this course helps him! 



Big Tree Climbing

Heidi loves climbing and will be up a tree at any opportunity so she is going to love this (as will her brothers).


The Sheep Show

Apparently the sheep might even do a little dance for us in this 30 minute show......




Princess Walkabouts

Heidi will be over the moon to see her favourite Princesses at the festival I'm sure. 


John Row 'Storyteller'

All three of my children love a good story and I'm sure they'll be captivated listening to a professional storyteller.



Ranger Rob

Ranger Rob helps the children explore mini beasts including Tarantula's and Scorpions! 



Festival Circus

We all LOVE a good circus and they always have the whole family laughing so we can't wait for this. 



White Helmets

I'm sure everyone will be thrilled by this action packed show taking place in the Adrenaline arena. 


Archery

After trying Archery at The Calvert Trust last year we can't wait to try it again. I hope they let the grown ups have a shot :-)



Aerial Trapeze


I'm sure H, H and J are going to be wowed with the aerial trapeze and stunts at Geronimo. 


Bollywood

How fun is Bollywood dancing? I'm sure we're all going to have fun learning this new skill together.


Drumming Workshop


I don't know any children who don't love creating lots of noise. All three of my children are definitely going to make a beeline for here!


Frozen Sing-along


Horace - Pliosaur


Kids Crime Scene

My children all love playing 'spies' and I think they'll thoroughly enjoying taking part in spy club and putting their detective skills to the test. 


The Selfie Show


My daughter loves a selfie almost as much as me and I'm intrigued to see what The Selfie Show is all about! 


Science Made Simple


Science is Harry's favourite subject and he loves learning and taking part in experiments. I'm sure this is going to be a real highlight for him. 


Extreme Adventure

Harry and Heidi are both fond of zip wires and I'm sure they are going to have lots of fun flying through the sky at Geronimo.


VIP Puppets


How cool are these puppets? Never mind the kids, I think I'm going to love them. They're adorable! 



& so much more! Visit the Geronimo Festival website to read the full line up of activities. Once you have bought your tickets (available here for £27.50 including booking fee - under 2's are free) then you won't need to pay for anything else other than food or concession stands (although you can take your own picnic should you wish).

I love this video from Mini Travellers which gives you a little flavour of what the Geronimo Festival is all about:-  


The Geronimo Festival takes place on 1st & 2nd May at Harewood House. Day tickets are priced at £27.50 including booking fee. You can visit the festival at Tatton Park on 29th & 30th May too.

All photographs in this post are courtesy of the Geronimo Festival.

Special ticket offer EXPIRES 14th February at 11:59pm

In association with the Yorkshire Evening Post & Manchester evening news you can receive 20% off the price of your Geronimo Festival Tickets making them just £20 each plus booking fee. Remember under 2's go free. Simply enter 'JUSTIN' at checkout here:- 


Remember, this offer expires at 11:59pm on 14th February.





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  1. Fab deal. I hadn't heard of this festival before, think small person will love it.

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