Justin Fletcher appearing at Geronimo Festival in Knebworth
PUBLISHED: 16:03 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:03 23 April 2018
Children’s TV favourite Justin Fletcher – aka Mr Tumble – will be one of the special guests at Geronimo Festival at Knbeworth House this summer.
A festival likened to ‘Glastonbury for kids’ will be rocking up at Knebworth House for the first time this year.
Geronimo Festival will take over Knebworth Park for two days of fun-filled activities for youngsters on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1.
There will be more than 130 hand-picked kids’ entertainment attractions on site at the UK’s largest festival for children aged up to 14.
And among the children’s favourites appearing on the main stage at Knebworth will be CBeebies star Justin Fletcher on Sunday, July 1.
Also appearing on the Geronistage will be Cbeebies favourite Mr Bloom and his Band, pirates Cook and Line from Swashbuckle, Andy Day and his Odd Socks, Katy Ashworth and Alex Winters.
A festival like no other, Geronimo caters solely for children, and aims to create magical memories for both seasoned and new festival-goers alike, whatever their age.
Launched in 2015 in Cheshire, Geronimo is the brainchild of Simon Goldman, a father-of-seven from Manchester.
He came up with the concept when he couldn’t find a day out that catered for all of his children, who range from toddlers to teenagers, in one place.
Simon said: “As a large family we were always on the lookout for days out that would keep all of our kids entertained.
“With varying ages, it was difficult to find something that catered for all.
“Then, when I started looking to take my kids to a festival, I found that a lot of the events were designed with adult entertainment at the forefront, and a kids’ zone as an addition.
“So we came up with the idea of Geronimo and set out to create the ultimate festival experience. One where the kids are king, and the environment is designed first and foremost, from their perspective.
“We wanted to establish an experience where whether you’re two or you’re 14, you get to enjoy the perfect day out with your parents and siblings. A weekend of full-on fun and family madness.
“Over the last four years, I proud to say we have done that. Geronimo is now a world-class event and a great way to really connect as a family while also making magical memories.”
The line-up is a curated mash-up of the best, as well as the most unique acts, activities and attractions to be found.
Animal lovers can meet and greet Aldabra giant tortoises, as well as ride donkeys and pet snakes.
Those with a flair for the theatrical can get involved with music, theatre and craft workshops, as well as watch magician and illusionist performances in a theatre.
While those with a love of all things fantastical can step inside the circus.
And if that’s not enough, then there’s a full-scale showground arena with activities such as jousting tournaments, motorcycle stunts and fire shows, timetabled each day.
Simon added: “No other UK family festival or day out can offer as much diverse entertainment, at such great a value, as we do.
“As parents we hate hidden extras, so at Geronimo what you see if what you get.”
The picturesque site will be split into various zones and will offer something for kids of all ages.
• To book tickets,and to find out when stars like Justin Fletcher are appearing at Knebworth, visit www.geronimofest.com
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