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Festival Fun with Geronimo!

Geronimo Festival Review by Lottie age 6 with some help from Mummy

We all went to Geronimo Festival at Knebworth the other weekend and it was brilliant. There was lots to do for children of all ages and we could have easily filled more than another whole day there!

We found lots of things to look at as well as quick activities to do and longer shows to watch.  Sam and I went on donkeys which we loved, they were really sweet. We visited a parrot tent and saw lots of different parrots who were very funny. Luke went on the Gamer bus and had a go at real life Pacman and arcade games which he said was really fun.

  

We all tried the old fashion board games, some of these were quite hard but most were good to try, they looked really nice too.

Sam and I had fun in the rocking horse tent, there were so many different types, we spent ages racing them all!

Luke, Sam and I all loved the hammocks, they were so comfy, we could have fallen asleep there! I wish we could have one at home!

 

There were different things to get creative with, including bees to make and learn about and LEGO and Magformers to build models with, so lots of things to keep you busy.

There was even Box City where there was loads and loads of cardboard boxes and people who could help you make anything you wanted, a man helped Sam make a car he could sit in and it was really good.

We had fun playing with the musical instruments, they had lots of different things you could make music with and some of them were really unusual, like an old suitcase and a tin bath.

 

We watched the Bubble Man who did amazing things with bubbles and Sam even got up and sang a song with him which was really very cute.

Luke watched Sergeant Wallbanger  doing a show about Anne Bonny the pirate that he really enjoyed, he said it was very interesting and quite funny.

We saw some of the shows on the Geronimo main stage, where there was lots pf people we recognised like Katy from I can Cook and Justin Fletcher was going to be there the next day. We especially liked Andy and the Odd Socks, who were brilliant but our absolute favourite show was not on the main stage. It was the Flying Seagull Project, they are a charity who work with children to make them smile whatever situation they are in, so they work in hospitals and refugee camps as well as schools and doing birthday parties. The man doing the balloon show was so funny, he had all the children and their grown ups laughing and joining in and then got us all up and dancing. We even got chance to play with their unicycles, stilts and tightwires which was brilliant fun.

We brought some tokens and went to the fairground, Sam and I had fun on a few of the rides, I was a bit disappointed that the hook a duck lady didn’t take the tokens and my Mum had already used most of her money so we didn’t get to do that. We think if there is going to be tokens then it should be for all the things in the fairground.

The only other thing we were not very sure about was that Sam wanted to go on the bouncy castle but when we got there we found out that you couldn’t just pay for a short go you had to pay £7.50 for a wrist band for the whole day which meant we weren’t allowed to do it as it would have been more than £21 for us all and we probably would have only done once. We think it would be good if they did it for 10 or 15 minute sessions as there is so much to do you don’t really need to be able to keep going back to the same thing. Other than these two small things Geronimo Festival was brilliant

There was lots of places selling all different foods and they looked amazing. We just had an ice-cream because we had taken a huge picnic but there was lots of choice. There were plenty of nice places to eat our picnic too.

Geronimo Festival at Knebworth only went on during the day but if they ever make it a camping one like the Cheshire version then we would definitely go for both days- camping would be fun!

We didn’t even get round to the adrenaline zone which Luke would have loved, as there was just too much to do! We would definitely recommend the next Geronimo Festival to anyone looking for a fun, family festival.

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Getting excited for Geronimo Festival

By Lottie age 6 with some help from Mummy

My friend Theo has been going to Geronimo Festival for the last three years and it sounds brilliant. I was really excited to hear they were also going to be holding it at Knebworth next weekend, the 30th June and 1st July which isn’t very far from us.

I am really looking forward to it and can’t wait to go and see what it is all about. Theo has told us about all sorts of things that he has done at Geronimo Festival like caving, building things, decorating T-Shirts, watching shows and even learning to play the harp! His Mum said there is so much to do you don’t have even a minute to be bored!

There are activities for everyone – even bigger children like Luke and smaller ones like my little brother who is a toddler. There are shows like a Stunt Show, Jousting and West End Kids as well as the shows that are on the Main Stage like Justin Fletcher, Mr Bloom and Alex Winters. There is so much I would like to see and do.

It is all included in the ticket which makes my Mum very happy as it means we won’t be asking to do things all day that cost lots of money and Theo’s Mum says the food you can buy is not too expensive either and there are lots of kids meal options.

It’s hard to know what I am most looking forward at Geronimo Festival to but I think I will really like the Circus House, Luke is looking forward to Sublime Science and we think Sam will love trying out Little Scrummers and having a donkey ride.

If you haven’t looked at Geronimo Festival at Knebworth yet then we think it looks like it will be a great family weekend or day out!

 

 

 

Disclaimer: We have been given tickets for Geronimo Festival in exchange for our honest review and a donation to Marie Curie, the charity they are supporting.

Thanks to Theo and his family for sharing their photos with us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Heat Holders Thermal Slipper Socks Review

We are working on getting my Mum to agree to take us camping in the Summer holidays but she isn’t keen- it was really cold last time we went and that has put her off, but I think I have found the perfect solution.

We were recently sent some Heat Holders Slipper Socks to try and they are literally the warmest, softest, most comfortable pair of socks you could ever find. I think these will be perfect to keep you warm when you are camping.

Heat holders do lots of different products including adult socks and tights but we were pleased to try the socks from the children’s range. I have a pair of R2D2 socks and Lottie has a Disney Princess pair and they are both equally warm and comfortable, we both found the sizes were what we expected them to be too.

They do loads of other options for children including Frozen, Minions, Hulk and Spider-Man. The character socks are £7.99 a pair, which seems quite expensive until you try them on and realise how much better than normal socks they are! They also do children’s socks without characters on for £4.99 which looks like a great deal.

I can see these being perfect for Summer Nights sitting outside or if you go camping or to a festival and I also think they will be brilliant for the cold winter nights so I think they will be used most of the year round. Heat Holders tell me they are 3.1 tog so it’s like having a little duvet wrapped around you feet keeping you toasty warm! I like the grip on the bottom too as we have wooden flooring and it makes it much less slippery!

Heat Holders do lots of other things too including blankets, hats and thermal clothes- I think I might have to get my Dad to order it all for my Mum and then maybe we will be able to get her back into the idea of camping again!