EDUCATION & KIDS

Learning to Grow - We have a whole kids area where there will be many activities from arts and crafts, bug eating, art bikes, silent disco's, exotic zoo, cookery and MUCH MORE!

Education is at the heart of our festival. It matters to us more than anything else because kids are our future. We have a great programme of events planned that we think kids and parents will enjoy, messy, fun and educational!

We don’t want them to grow up not knowing that their burgers are made from cows, or believing that vegetables are only grown in Kenya. We want them to know that the fields and farms that surround our beautiful town are where their food comes from. And we also want them to know that eating fresh, local, seasonal food is better for them than eating mass-produced, factory foods that are shipped around the world.

We’ll leave the politics of local food to one side and say just this: our farmers work tirelessly to produce great-tasting, healthy food that doesn’t cost the earth. Supporting local farmers means our kids will grow up in an area where there are local jobs and a vibrant rural economy.

Because we’re passionate about education, we’re going to build one school garden each and every year of our event. We’ll put our hand into our pocket and write a cheque, so that kids can grow their own fruit and vegetables and learn about fresh food.

WE'VE GOT A GREAT PROGRAMME OF KIDS’ ACTIVITIES!!

Throughout the weekend, kids will be able to have so much fun with all the activities and entertainment we have lined up for them!

In our Kids Activity Tent,  you will find all sorts of activities to keep your kids enterained! There will be temporary Bottle Top Art , biscuit decorating, shelter building and many more activities will be here to keep all your younger ones entertained!

Katie's Kids Kitchen are back for 2016 with their brilliant cookery classes! Don't forget to pre book this activity! You can get your tickets here! 

Exotic Zoo will be bringing along animals to provide a really wild experience. With some of their (not so furry) friends, they will provide a unique education for all that come to visit them!

The Hive are coming to the festival with a fun filled activity for kids filled with a bike creates unique art, arts and crafts and even a silent disco!

Crossbar Coachingthe local sports coaching company will be there with an inflatable shootout for all the budding football stars of the future!

The Edge Adventure are bringing some adrenalin pumping fun to to the festival with Mountain Boarding to us for both days and the climbing wall for the Sunday! To take part in activities will be £10 for 30 minutes of mountain boarding fun, and on Sunday its just £4 for 4 climbs up the climbing wall!

Stage 2 Theatre Arts Academy will be singing and dancing their way through the weekend so come and see them and get your budding performers involved with all the fun filled activities they have on!

Shropshire Youth Theatre will be on site throughout the weekend with interactive demonstrations of improvisation and stage combat! Come and see them in action in the seating area whilst you enjoy your food!

The Harry Johnson Trust will be with us bringing fun activites for kids to get involved with! Come and have a race of Scalextric and learn more about all their wonderful charity here.

The Rock Project are rockin' and rollin' with us for the festival! Ever wanted what it feels like to be a rock star? Well come and have a go with the Rock Project and be a real guitar superstar!

Shropshire Music Service have created a 'have a go' tent. Ever wanted to try a musical instrument? Well now is your chance! Pop into their tent over the weekend for musical inspiration and try an instrument!

Bambino Bazaar will be with us for the weekend with everything that you need to create your own hand painted masterpiece! for a small fee, you can paint yourself a pottery masterpiece that will be a creative masterpiece to keep for many years to come!

Face Painting will also be at the festival - for a small donation you can turn your children in a princess or even a super hero!

And you will find loads more around the festival for the kids to get involved and watch! Including bug eating, harlston dancing, morris dancing, Professor Squeezyjig and walking balloons! 

So who's behind the education team?

Clare Lamprell leads our education programme. A teacher with a creative background, she's passionate about creating new opportunities for youngsters to learn about food. Clare has her finger on the pulse when it comes to communicating new ideas. Her interest in design, architecture and food makes her the perfect person to lead up our programme

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