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Bournemouth Family Festival 2011

PUBLISHED: 15:52 06 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:19 20 February 2013

Bournemouth Family Festival 2011

Bournemouth Family Festival 2011

With over 8000 people attending last year and free entry to the event again this year, all local families will be able to listen to live music, take part in fun activities and have a fantastic day out on Thursday 28th July

With over 8000people attending last year andfree entry to the event again this year, all local families will be able to listen to live music, take part in fun activities and have a fantastic day out. The festival will be officially opened by Sportacus from Lazytown's Fitkidz.

The event starts at 10am and there will be activities for all ages right through until 8pm.

The Bournemouth Family Festival is organisedin partnership by Bournemouth Council's Early Years Service, Crumbs Cafe, Westbourne Rotary and the YMCA in support of the national playday campaign which last year was 'Our Place'and which put children at the heart of our communities, and asks everyone, young and old, to help create better places of all of us to live and play, it also showcases local youth talent and services. It incorporates the Council run Family Information Days highlighting all the front line services whether statutory, charitable, third sector and local businesses. This year we are increasing the stalls to 250! There really is something for everyone.

So far the following activities have been confirmed:

  • Sportacus from Lazytown (opening ceremony)

  • Fire FM - will be comparing the arena - showcasing local dance groups

  • Solar powered stage - showcasing local youth bands

  • Mongolian Yurt - educating children in arts and crafts using natural materials

  • Chainsaw sculpturist will be producing sculptures from wood all day

  • Bouncy castles for the under 8s

  • Inflatable games for children aged 8 and above

  • Mr Merlin and Okey Dokey the Dragon

  • Face painting

  • Burlesque workshops

  • Soft play

  • Land train

  • Media Machine

  • Urbie

  • Hamster ball (similar to Zorbing)

  • Trampolines

  • Mobile climbing wall

  • Winnebago The Village Hotel is offering free beauty treatments all day from the truck

  • Pony rides

  • Dorset Troopers all your favourite star wars characters

  • Rubyz Cabaret Bar


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