FASHION INSPIRATION, TRENDS & ADVICE
Book Now Family Fun
8 March 2018
Up the family fun factor in 2018 and put some of these must-dos in the diary.
Here’s a fun selection of activities to book now throughout the UK,
with plenty of ideas on what to dress the kids in, says Emma Howarth
Max out the parental brownie points with tickets to ride Icon, Blackpool Pleasure
Beach’s £16-million new rollercoaster opening this spring. Riders (over 130cm only)
will experience the same sort of acceleration as a Formula One driver reaching
heights of 27 metres with drops to match.
Spring 2018; Blackpool Pleasure Beach; blackpoolpleasurebeach.com
Walking with Dinosaurs
Back in the UK for 2018, this spectacular prehistoric show is touring arenas
from London to Liverpool. With eighteen giant animatronics and state-of-the-
art staging this really is the greatest dinosaur show on earth.
20 July–30 December; various venues; dinosaurlive.com
This magical vintage circus has been touring the village greens of south-west England
since 2000. Roll up for ponies, acrobats, jugglers, Tweedy the vaudeville clown and
a bit of celeb spotting (everyone from Dawn French to Kate Moss is a fan).
12 May–24 Sep; various venues; giffordscircus.com
Family camping trips don’t come much better than this. Good vibes, great music
(Simple Minds, Orbital, Basement Jaxx), cut-above street food and child-friendly
26-29 July; Lulworth Castle, Dorset campbestival.net
The Good Life Experience
Set in the stunning Hawarden estate in Wales (and near Chester), this family-friendly
weekend features campside cooking sessions and food foraging as well as a vintage
funfair and top music line-up. Eat, forage, dance, camp and be merry.
Hawarden Estate, Flintshire thegoodlifeexperience.co.uk
Matilda The Musical
Grab your chance to see this award-winning show without having to take a trip to the
West End. Matilda the Musical takes its catchy Tim Minchin tunes on the road this
year with shows in theatres across the UK and Ireland.
5 Mar–12 Jan 2019; various venues; matildathemusical.com
Just So Festival
Midnight feasts, giant pillow fights and fairy hunts in the woods, Just So Festival
is child heaven. Choose your tribe (fox, frog, stag, owl, fish or lion) and get dressed
up for the Sunday Wild Rumpus parade celebrating the victors of the festival’s
annual – and brilliantly bonkers – Tribal Tournament.
17–19 Aug; Rode Hall, Cheshire; justsofestival.org.uk
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