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Family Festival Fun: The Gloworm Festival

Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Looking for some family fun this weekend? Well, look no further. The Gloworm Festival, hosted at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, is a two day event is filled with fun activities. There are activities for your active 11 year olds and fun for even the tiniest tot.

The Gloworm Festival

Launched last year to great success, The Gloworm festival is aimed at families with children of all ages. The event, which will take place on Saturday 19th August and Sunday 20th August, is packed with activities designed to entertain and inspire your child’s creativity no matter their age. So if you are looking for an event that will cater for both your baby and your more active youngsters The Gloworm Festival is worth checking out.

Gloworm Festival

Something for the toddlers

The Tiny Tots area boasts a range of different activities that will definitely keep your little one busy. The activities suit all ages and encourage creativity, from activities like football and ballet to music, arts and crafts.

Visit a Messy Monsters play session, or try a Tumble Tot’s class to get them active. There are also activities for Parents such as the Baby Signing class with Tiny Talk, which teach parents baby sign to help you communicate with your baby from an early age.

If you’ve got a newborn and the sound of a festival makes your mind go to changing room queues and port-a-potty queues, you have no need to worry! The NCT feeding and cleaning area not only provides parents with a warm clean area to feed and change babies, but even has microwaves should you need them.

Visit the petting zoo

Child’s Play

The Gloworm festival has a great line-up for the older kids too. They can be entertained at the Big Top with magic, zumba and an appearance from Postman Pat and Jess. If your kids are the adventurous type, why not try the climbing wall and some caving? The Dino Zone also promises to be popular area, where the kids can meet & greet baby dinosaurs and take part in craft activities such as mask making and egg painting.

The friendly and fun environment will hopefully inspire your child’s creative side and keep them entertained for the day. This year there is also the option to camp out and make a weekend of it. To find out more about what’s on and purchase tickets visit the Gloworm Festival site.