We’ve got loads of brilliant activities lined up for your little nippers this year. Throughout Friday and Saturday, our Kids Zone tent will host craft and music workshops and see sensational acts like Punch ‘N’ Judy, Professor Pumpernickel and Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves. We’ll have Astral Circus wowing crowds in the Circus Tent with their mind-boggling magic and acrobat shows, as well as a fun-filled fairground complete with classic rides like the big wheel and swing boats. And while you’re wandering around, keep an eye out for street theatre performers who love to make little ones laugh.
Festivals wouldn’t be the same without an endless choice of delicious food, which is why we’ll be bringing a huge selection of street food vendors to Corbridge. We’ll be tickling your taste buds with cuisines from around the world, giving you a countless supply of juicy burgers, spicy curries, wood fired pizzas, buttermilk chicken and loads more. There’ll be plenty of yummy sweet treats too, so get ready for your tot to utter the phrase “can I have an ice cream” a few times too many. And fear not veggies, we’ll also have a range of vegetarian and vegan options available too.
Ian Brown will be hosting ukulele workshops for campers on the Saturday morning. He’ll be teaching beginners ages 8-80+ how to play the uke, so come along, bring the family and join in! After the session, you’ll be able to showcase your newfound skills in a fabulous group sing-a-long. You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn in an hour and how much fun you can have along the way. Lots of Ian’s previous students have continued playing and went on to join ukulele groups, so maybe you (or your little one) will discover a passion too. Bring along your own uke if you’ve got one and if not, you can borrow one of Ian’s spares.
Roll up, roll up… to the red and yellow stripy tent. Join Astral Circus and their magical team of acrobats, trapeze acts, tightrope walkers, fire jugglers and hula-hoopers for an incredible interactive show. Astral’s shows are fun for all ages, with their magic stunning tots and adults alike. Mini tricksters will even have a chance to become an assistant volunteer and astonish audience themselves. It’s an extravaganza not to be missed! There’ll be a number of performances throughout the Saturday – we recommend arriving early to make sure you bag a good spot.
Pop down to the Academy of Music and Sound Tent and unleash your inner musician. There’ll be a number of beginner workshops teaching various instruments, as well as starter packs available to buy. Later in the evening, there’ll be performances from the North East’s best young talent.
We’re bringing all the fun of the fair to Corbridge Festival. Battle your fear of heights and tackle our big wheel (it’ll be worth it to see the impressive view) or see your sprog giggle on our hilariously fun swing boats. We’ll have loads more fairground classics too - because a spot of hook-a-duck before watching an incredible headlining band sounds like a pretty good time to us. We’ve catered for all of our mini-daredevils, so there’ll be rides to suit all ages throughout the venue.
Our beloved mad scientist Professor Pumpernickel will be causing mayhem on the Friday. Equipped with his laboratory of lunacy, he’ll be conducting some outrageous science experiments, so expect explosions, fire, mess, magic and a lot of madness. While his experiments may seem a bit bonkers, Pumpy teaches kids about different gases, chemical reactions and air pressure. So not only will our favourite prof bring lots of gasps and giggles, he’ll also bring a spectacular science lesson. Pumpy’s performances will be suitable for all ages and abilities - so if your little one could be a budding scientist, check him out!
The award winning, internationally acclaimed family rave Big Fish Little Fish will be causing chaos in our kids’ tent. With DJs playing rave club classics, parents are encouraged to demonstrate the art of acid house dancing to their tots. As well as epic anthems, there’ll also be glow sticks, bubble machines and parachute dances, creating a tot-tastic rave that your kids will adore. The raves are suitable for families with younger children aged 8 and under, so make sure everyone’s prepared for some serious shape-cutting.