Last year, we were lucky enough to be invited to Wychwood Festival on Cheltenham racecourse. As a family, this was the first time we had been to a festival, and we fell in love with this family-friendly festival hook, line and sinker. Our vlog shows just how much we enjoyed ourselves:
We loved the intimate feel of this festival, and the whole time we were there, we never stopped doing things. We discovered new authors to like, we sang under the stars, walked tightropes and did a bit of juggling. This was just the tip of the iceberg. For a small festival, it has so much going on, let me tell you more about this year.
There are always a vast array of workshops at Wychwood so you can undertake some choir singing, yoga, plate spinning and ukulele playing all in one weekend. This year, there’s going to be lots of dance workshops too, so get your ‘strictly’ on, you can hone your belly dancing or Bollywood moves.
One of the things we enjoyed the most last year, was the children’s literature festival. It is back again this year with a wonderful lineup including John Dougherty, Jo Correrill, Ali Sparkes, Lyn Gardner, Steve Anton and excitingly Michelle Roberts heads to the festival fresh from her collaboration with astronaut Tim Peake with her picture book about spotting bears.
And of course, there is the music. There are four stages at Wychwood and this year you can see The Waterboys, 10cc the fantastically awesome Bill Bailey headlining. Revellers can also expect performances from Idlewild, Peter Hook & The Light, The Selector, Ms Dynamite and Matt Berry & The Maypoles, CBeebies superstar Justin Fletcher and Wychwood veteran Craig Charles plus new comers Tiger Club, Haelos, Honne, InHeaven and Cash + David. I believe, my favourites from last year, Thrill Collins are back! Don’t miss them!
There is so much to enjoy, and it really is a fantastic weekend for you and for children as well: You won’t be disappointed!
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