If there’s one thing we can guarantee at Shropshire Kids Festival – it’s fun!

We are creating fun, fun and more fun and maybe inspire you to try a new sport, see if you are a budding thespian, maybe a music artist of the future perhaps.. or perhaps you will be inspired to be the next Shakespeare or are you a budding Bear Grylls?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is just too much FUN!

And it isn’t just any old fun. We’re gearing ourselves up for super-extra-massive bonkers fun. Our battalion of inflatables will be back this year giving children plenty of opportunities to bounce around. While participation is strictly children only (sorry adults), we’re sure these bouncy bundles of fun will have everyone in the family laughing their socks off.  There will be a special under 5’s area with pint sized inflatable’s for little ones to enjoy, but for older children we’ve really ramped up the fun factor - we've even got a HUGE TV screen for the Royal Wedding!

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OK, so, how about spending your weekend sliding down a massive inflatable helter-skelter? Don’t get too dizzy though or you’ll miss out on the disco dome – it’s a partyyyyy! Giant games, mini golf, Go Karts, Bubble Football and the sports day style Harry Games will bring out kids competitive sides.

The monster obstacle course at the lower end of the site proved to be a huge success last year so we have added another one too to double the fun!  Cheer your children on as they make their way through tunnels, over giant air filled ramps and much more.

More free activties include Wipe Out and Zorbing.  If you’ve ever fancied a go a zorbing then now is the perfect opportunity.  Zorb balls will be rolling around throughout the festival weekend. Can your kids stay on the giant circular Wipe-Out challenge? Can they leap and avoid the spinning beam? Come along and see!

If that wasn’t enough the foam parties are definitely the place to be, split into two areas for the big and small kids!  Hours of good clean fun is ready and waiting, but don’t worry mum and dad there will be changing areas, so no one has to go home covered in foam, unless they want to of course – bring a towel to enjoy this FREE activity!

TWO water slides… yes two…. 50m and 25m slides run by Nick Jones Wealth Management to allow big and little kids to enjoy the slippery fun with a donation to the Harry Johnson Trust, raising money for this amazing charity.

The Creative Tents will be running an artistic romp through-out the entire festival. They’ll be sculpting, painting, illustration, colouring, drawing, collage, making and breaking. Expect to make lots of things to take away and enjoy making instillations and collaborating with other budding creatives. 

Food is a great way for kids to be creative and we are delighted to be joined by Explorers Cookery . Fun with Baking sessions for children 4+ years will be running throughout the day.

Get involved and help us smash a world record with the longest chain of hearts with Bugglepuffs! Can you help us make the world’s longest chain of hearts?  Come along to the Creative tent and draw your ‘dream bedroom’ inspired by the Bugglepuff book series.  We would love to make Shropshire Kids Festival a World Record Breaking Festival and to do this we need your help. There will be a donation bucket for every drawing for the Harry Johnson Trust.

The Heart of England Ferret Association are raising awareness of their energetic little bundles of curiosity and you can participate in some racing activities throughout the day at their stand (Saturday only). We are working with Parkhall Countryside Experience who will be educating us about caring for our furry friends with animal handling sessions. They will also be bringing along some of their ride on tractors for you to enjoy!

More Than A Story …..

Come along and experience active storytelling with Flicks in the Sticks to inspire your child’s imagination.  By involving the children in the creative process of the full story, the words and sounds come to life through improvisation, which entertains and educates as the tale unfolds.

We have a number of organisations joining us around the festival that didn’t really fit a particular zone, but make sure you pop by their stands during the festival to learn more about what they do in our area.  They include West Midlands Police and Autism West Midlands.

Here’s a few more attractions that you won’t want to miss.

Give your children a taste of a bygone seaside holiday, with Donkey Rides from Stonehill Donkeys, £2 per ride. We’re going really wild with the Dudley Zoo tent. Learn about and get close to the animals that live at the zoo and see how you can help educate and raise awareness of the animal kingdom.

Shropshire Astronomical Society will be on hand for budding astonauts to look at solar activity and inspire the next Tim Peake.

Panic Family Circus will be running Punch & Judy shows, and all weekend you can hula hoop and discover whether you’re have hidden talents a juggler, stilt walker or unicycle rider all for free!

More activities are being added daily as we write this so please check the website and social media before you come to see the most up to date list of activities where you can even create an itinerary for your day to maximize the fun (in an orderly fashion)

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