BBC’s The Voice finalist Lyrickal, CBeebies’ Rastamouse and Cook and Line perform at the first Big Family Festival in the UK, a weekend of family fun in The Midlands.
A married couple and their two children have finally decided to tackle the problem of not having much to do in the summer holidays, fed up of trawling the internet for ideas for six weeks only to be left disappointed. They decided to create an event themselves, with the help of their two daughters of course.
Angela and George from Sutton Coldfield have been running big dance events for the last 15 years and realised there was a genuine gap in the market for an event that was truly suitable for all the family.
“We wanted to create something that encompasses all aspects of children’s entertainment in a festival setting. A festival that has its main focus as children and entertaining them. Something that people didn’t have to endure a 35hr motorway journey southbound to find, something that hopefully may tempt those further south to travel up a motorway themselves.” - Angela Hopton
“We really wanted the event to give the whole family a festival experience. The true ethos of the festival is locally supplied business including farmers markets and award winning food vendors local talent also regional breweries and keeping an eye on our carbon footprint as we go. We want everyone to benefit from this event being hosted here. We are overwhelmed by the response so far and have managed to secure Johnsons Volkswagen as our mainline sponsor.” - George Kafetzis
Child focused, content led family festival has been born here in the West Midlands. The Big Family Festival proudly sponsored by Johnsons Volkswagen will take place at Dunton Hall, Curdworth, just off junction 9 of the M42 on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July 2016. With camping and day tickets available and entertainment from 11am-11pm both days, it is suitable for all ages and there really is something for everyone.
With magicians, clowns, drama and singing workshops held by BBC’s Dragons Den's Razzamataz, Dance workshops by Britain's got talent finalist Tin Man, book readings, circus skills, Dragons Den's sublime science shows, an outdoor cinema showing Disney classics, a solar-powered arena housing family friendly live comedy acts, a main stage with local bands and tribute acts, a farmers market, craft workshops, a beer festival, traditional fairground attractions, bars and the finest street food vendors and traders hand picked tried and tested, rest assured all aspects of this festival will have been chosen with the family in mind.
The best things in life aren't things. Create your memories this summer.
Baked in Brick (handmade dough pizzas - street food award nominee 2016) The Big Fat Cow Burger Joint Fruit Cup Crepe Lucette Hog Roast Finger Lickin’ Chicken Olive Tree Cafe Greens (vegan caterer) Fabulous Extras (chocolate fountain) 19 Fourteas (traditional tea room) Jo’s Coffee (freshly ground coffee trader) Ice cream vans Heineken bars
[Halal options also available]