I’m so excited to be able to say that we’re going to be blogger ambassadors for Geronimo!
We’re all festival newbies – mud and public toilets have never really been my thing, Daf’s never been interested in music festivals and SB is a little too young to have donned her wellies and toddled off to Glasto just yet – and so excited that our first festival is going to be such a fun family event!
So, what exactly is Geronimo?
Well, it’s a family festival, taking place this year at two locations – Harewood House in Leeds on May 1st and 2nd, and Tatton Park in Cheshire on May 29th and 30th – geared towards families with children aged under 13. The line-up is fantastic, with all the stars little ones love – Justin (of Something Special, Justin’s House and Gigglebiz fame among many others!), Mr Bloom, Cook and Line from Swashbuckle, Andy Day with his Dino Rap show and plenty more!
Geronimo also isn’t short on activities – we’re especially looking forwards to watching their sheepdog show (with a difference – geese instead of sheep!), a Frozen singalong (SB has been practicing her best “Let It Go”), catching some great performances in the Theatre Zone (a treat for SB, but also for me, as an aspiring children’s theatre writer!) and trying out activities like Tumble Tots and baby ballet! Even the tiniest tots are catered for, with baby yoga sessions!
There really is so much going on for the whole family, and we’re so excited to get to experience it all! I’m also looking forwards to a family-friendly festival experience – while I’d love to embrace my hippy mama side and take SB to somewhere like Glastonbury or Bestival, I don’t know how child friendly they are. Fortunately, Geronimo has loads of information about their family-friendly provision, with on-site baby changing facilities, breastfeeding areas if you need to rest your legs while you’re feeding, a buggy park, picnic areas with seating and baby chairs available, and plenty of food options for little ones, including vegan and vegetarian options!
What’s really special is that Geronimo will also be raising money at the festival for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens, a charity raising money for research into cancers affecting children and teenagers, with the aim of finding kinder treatments and cures. It’s a fantastic cause and I’m pleased that Geronimo will be supporting them!
There’s loads more information about Geronimo, including their full line-up (it’s just too jam-packed to cram into one blog post!) at their website, here. Doesn’t it sound amazing! We’re so excited to don our festival wellies and head to Tatton Park for Geronimo at the end of May!
Have you taken your little ones to a festival yet? Any tips for us? Or will you be at Geronimo too?