At the start of June we took the boys to their first ever festival, Cheshire Fest, and we had such a good time that since then we have been looking for more family festivals that we can visit this year and are thinking of going to the BBC Summer Social (3-4 August, 2019).
It looks like it is going to be amazing, completely aimed at children and families and incredible value for money with everything that is on offer included in the one ticket price of £23.50, which breaks down to be 39p per activity on Saturday, and 50p per activity on Sunday and just £2.94 per hour of fun – bargain.
‘Taking place over two days, at Croxteth Park in Liverpool, BBC Summer Social promises to be a fantastic day out for the whole family with an enviable line-up of fabulous musical stars, the very best BBC, CBBC and CBeebies talent and the most popular family shows the BBC has to offer. Boasting an area of 30 acres with a main stage, big top tent, BBC Sport activity area, Clangers Walled Garden, Deadly Dinosaur Park (low ropes activity), fun fair rides, inflatables field (featuring the world’s biggest bouncy castle and inflatable assault course), workshops, petting farm and entrance to Croxteth Hall all included in the ticket price, the fun filled two-day festival offers an ultimate value for money, family friendly experience.
There will be over 100 activities, artists and stars performing at this year’s festival, with acts on Saturday 3rd August ranging from Rak-Su, John Newman, New Hope Club, Max & Harvey, Nina Nesbitt, Freya Ridings, Four of Diamonds, Donel, Almost Never, The Next Step, Mersey Girls, Amelia Gething, Lewys Ball, HollyH and Rosie McClelland, to name a few.
Saturday headliners include noughties superstars Busted and four-time BRIT Award nominee Pixie Lott – famous for number-one hits including ‘Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)’ and ‘All About Tonight’.
Joining CBeebies Superstar Mr Tumble on Sunday 4th August, a whole host of CBBC and CBeebies presenters will take to the main stage to host non-stop fun for all the family across both days making this the perfect festival for families that love CBeebies and CBeebies Land at Alton Towers.
Performances include Andy & The Odd Socks, Dr Ranj,YolanDa’s Band Jam, Cook and Line from Swashbuckle, Hey Duggee and more to be announced, plus presenters such as Sam Nixon, Yasmin Evans, Jonny Nelson, Hacker T Dog, Lauren Layfield, Karim Zeroual, Rhys Stephenson, Lyndsey Russell, Naomi Wilkinson, Rebecca Keatley, Ferne and Rory, Cat Sandion, Katy Ashworth, Ben Cajee, Maddie Moate and Dodge.
All around Croxteth Country Park, visitors can discover immersive activity zones, interactive and inspiring workshops, a spectacular range of outdoor and indoor activities and live appearances from the most popular children’s authors. Enjoy the likes of Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, BBC Sport Zone, Bedtime Stories, a Doctor Who experience, The Clangers Chillout Garden, and much more…’
As you can see the BBC summer social is jam packed full of family friendly activities and acts and I think it will make for the perfect family festival this summer.
For more information, please visit www.bbc.co.uk/summersocial
EDIT – you can now read our review of the BBC summer social festival.