CBeebies stars set to deliver 'top weekend' at Nottinghamshire family festival

Pictured is the 2023 Gloworm crowd
Gloworm Festival is set to bring a weekend of family fun action when it comes to Holme Pierrepont County Park this summer -Credit:Michael Mills

An array of childhood favourites are set to deliver a "top weekend" at a Nottinghamshire festival this summer, organisers have said. Gloworm Festival is set to bring a weekend of family fun action when it comes to Holme Pierrepont County Park this summer.

It's the eighth edition of the children's entertainment festival and will see CBeebies stars Maddie Moate, Nigel Clarke and Andy Day make an appearance, as well as Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, the Gruffalo, Bing and Flop, Care Bears and many more. Bedtime Stories with Maddie and Nigel has been lined up for the children, along with more celebrity guests which are yet to be revealed.

For a childhood throwback sure to appeal to big and little kids, Mr Blobby is returning with more mayhem, and good vibes only come from the lovely Care Bears. The Gruffalo will also be dropping in on the Organix Big Picnic, and will carry out meet and greets with families throughout the day.

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The organic food brand will bring along samples, stage performances, arts and crafts and face painting too. Live music will feature loads of the biggest pop tunes and indie classics of the last few decades from tribute acts playing homage to Taylor Swift, Oasis, Spice Girls and Take That.

An abundance of activities will also be available throughout the weekend, both on and off the water. Guests are invited to check out the mini Land Rover, mini golf, the Sky Trail, Lagoon Wipeout, kayaking and archery, all of which are included in the admission price.

Gloworm event organiser Rebecca McGlone said: “At Gloworm Festival, we're committed to inclusivity, and we believe every child should have the opportunity to enjoy the full festival experience. Engaging in creative play nurtures children's development and boosts their confidence, and we hope that the workshops we have on offer in this area will support the mental health of all children.

“Not only do our wellbeing activities enhance the event for families with SEND children, but they also provide a chance for families to connect with support organisations, who can provide them with the tools needed to help their children navigate their mental health in a world that can feel a little worrying at times.”

Tickets are available for the whole weekend, as well as for each day, with on site camping packages now running "very low", according to organisers. Day tickets are priced at £35 (child) and £45 (adult). A family weekend ticket for 2 adults and 2 children (under 2s free) is £300. The event will run from Friday, August 16, until Sunday, August 18.

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