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Geronimo Festival at Harewood House

UPDATE: You can read about our experience at Geronimo Festival here.

Geronimo Festival is heading to Harewood House for the first time, on 1st – 2nd May 2016. This festival, which is aimed at families with children agen 2 to 12yrs old, is jam-packed with familiar faces from Cbeebies, including Mr Bloom and his veggies, the adventurous Andy Day (his prehistoric adventures are Emilia’s favourite thing at the moment), Cook and Line from Swashbuckle (Robin might explode when he sees them!) and, of course, Justin Fletcher, amongst others.

Line up logo

However, it’s not simply a CBeebies celebration (although this would be exciting enough). There’s buckets of activities to get involved with, and here’s just a few examples:

  • a sheep dog show in the Arena Zone (using geese instead of sheep?!)
  • tree climbing in the Adrenaline Zone
  • award winning productions in the Theatre Zone
  • donkey rides, and giant tortoises in the Pasture Zone
  • Frozen singalongs and gigantic drumming sessions
  • woodwork workshops and fairy making
  • mud pie and fairy potion making in the Woodland Zone

Donkey rides

Expect a line up jam packed with some of the biggest names in children’s entertainment, a brand new theatre and literary zone with award winning productions and a second stage featuring live music.  And there are hundreds of other crazy and unusual activities like giant Tortoise encounters, stone carving and a crime scene for kids to solve.

– Simon Goldman, Festival Director

I think it’s fair to say that there will be something for everyone at this enormous festival. I might be more excited than the kids!

Visit for tickets and more information.

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Geronimo has now announced its partnership with Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens, and it will raise money for this charity through a series of initiatives at the 2016 festival.



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