Now that summer is in full-swing, we well and truly have the festival itch. Unfortunately not many are as child-friendly as we’d like them to be. In fact most hardly cater for family-based fun, so we’ve had to swerve our fair share of festivals already this summer. Hoo-Ha! Festival is an exception that puts the focus on children. But regardless of age, anyone can have a well-earned party this summer.
The free three-day festival will be jam-packed with music, dancing, science experiments and many more activities for children to burn off that summer holiday energy. Their families too! From craft workshops with Aardman Animations – where you can make your very own Wallace & Gromit-like plasticine characters – to getting lost in the stars, as you travel the solar system and learn about the constellations, in the Explorer Dome. There are a host of activities to spark any child’s imagination.
Pushing children’s imaginations is the aim at Hoo-Ha! Festival, as other activities include building robots, playing with digital music and book readings that explore magical realms and fictional worlds. Most festival’s could not dream of such enthralling entertainment. There will also be music performances throughout the event, as well as a Disco Shed to get bodies moving and grooving.
The event kicks off at Bristol Beacon on August 17 with a Relaxed Day for disabled and neurodivergent people, or those just seeking a gentler environment, so everyone can enjoy the festival delights. On this day, there will be reduced lighting, lower noise levels and max capacity of 150, as well as performances from Kid Carpet and TJ Band. Hoo-Ha! Festival will kick things up a gear for the rest of the festival which will run until August 19.
“We know that entertaining the kids during the summer holidays can often be a challenge,” said Matt Aiken, programmer at Bristol Beacon. “Which is why we’ve curated a programme of events bound to appeal to everyone involved, from whacky science experiments, to creative workshops and out-of-this-world adventures.”
This is a completely free event, so no need to book tickets. Just turn up on the day you want and party down. For more details on the festival see here.