Treehouse Outdoor Education

Festival 8 prides itself on offering plenty of things for children of all ages to join in with and have fun.  This year we are delighted to welcome Treehouse Outdoor Education who will be running a delightful space for children from toddlers to 12's. Treehouse’s mission is to reconnect children to nature, to play and create from natural resources and environmental education.   We run forest school sessions, nature clubs and teach food growing in schools.   The treehouse kids area at festival 8 will include a story telling tipi, a workshop shelter and a craft tent.  All set close by

By |2016-05-19T16:02:32+00:00May 19th, 2016|Categories: Arts, Children, Festival 8 2016, workshop|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Dance for Your Dinner

Dance for you Dinner contacted us last year just a bit too late for us to fit them in.  We were gutted as their concept fitted so well with Festival 8...... cooking food.... an eco stance... a family activity that is fun, entertaining and educational... we are delighted to be able to bring them to you this year in this fast paced particip8ory activity.  You, your kids, your taste buds are gonna love this! Dance For Your Dinner (DFYD) is the annual summer fiesta of bouncing, boiling, balancing and braising vegetables across the fields of England, Scotland & Wales delighting

By |2016-04-12T23:32:07+00:00April 12th, 2016|Categories: Children, Festival 8 2016, Festival Activities, Food|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cyril the Squirrel

Festival 8 is delighted to announce as part of our family entertainment a wonderful piece of theatre and interactive drama; Cyril the Squirrel.  There will be 2 shows on the Saturday, if you have children then make sure you see this show. Cyril the Squirrel loves magic! He can make acorns disappear but can’t remember where he buried the nuts for winter. Has Rosie Red got a plan? Is she even allowed to play with a Cyril? A magical journey through storytelling, puppetry and clown for children aged 3+ and families.   Look around you… Does anyone have the same nose, eyes or

By |2016-04-04T12:37:03+00:00April 4th, 2016|Categories: Children, comedy, Festival 8 2016, Spoken Word, Theatre|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Children’s Book Reading with Author Tracy Todd

Festival 8 were intrigued to get a message from Local Author Tracy Todd offering to read from her children's book and do a Q and A session. It is for children 8-9+, (plus those who are older, but young at heart).  Younger than 8 would probably not appreciate it.  We thought it sounded a lovely idea and would fit in really well as an alternative activity in the scrabble tent.   I live in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and write mostly in my front room. I've written stories for as long as I can remember, and still have some from when I was

By |2015-11-05T16:03:59+00:00June 27th, 2015|Categories: Festival 8 2015, Spoken Word|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Pedal Powered Entertainment

Festival 8 in association with The Cycle Hub and Cycle Lincs brings you pedal powered entertainment.  In keeping with our environmental ethos we wanted to bring you something that demonstrated this and also offered another fun thing to do.  On offer will be Pedal-Powered Scalextric – challenge your mate to a race. The faster you pedal, the faster they go!  Free to try or you can pay a £1 and enter the tournament. Pedal-Powered Smoothies – use your legs – or someone else’s! – to blend yourself a refreshing and healthy fresh fruit smoothie  (£2.50 for a smoothie) Bike Hire

By |2015-11-05T16:02:19+00:00May 18th, 2015|Categories: Festival 8 2015, Festival Activities|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Pirate Sunday

Ahoy me harties get yasens prepared for a great good Sunday event at the Festival 8.  We ask you to join with us in Pirate Sunday.   After the paint fight at noon when the sun is mid way between the yard arm and the sea, then come with costumes, parrots, doubloons and pirate talk.   The Earthbound Misfits will be around with their pirate boat, and be sure to hang on to anything valuable, their pirates have been known to borrow all manner of things; your children, your partner, your food...... only other pirates stand a chance of bein'

By |2015-11-05T16:05:08+00:00April 13th, 2015|Categories: Children, Festival 8 2015, Festival Activities, pop up, workshop|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Off The Grid Kids

As part of Festival 8's commitment to making it a family festival we have stuff to do for adults, big kids, children and younger ones.  We are please to bring you a lovely outdoor project. 'Off The Grid Kids' is an outdoor project that aims to connect urban and rural communities with Nature. We provide rural arts and creative workshops in various locations including schools, festivals and our home base in the Woodland Yurt at Brattleby Farm. We provide workshops with a variety of artists in creative mediums such as: Pottery Woodcraft Textiles Feltmaking Painting Illustration   We host a

By |2015-11-05T16:06:00+00:00March 26th, 2015|Categories: Children, Festival 8 2015, Festival Activities, Stalls|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Earthbound Misfits

While planning Festival 8 we decided an essential element, that we have seen work so well at other festivals, was to ensure we had both things for children and big kids to do, plus we wanted to have some interactive walkabout characters.  Luckily for us, we have a very successful local company that offers all those services.   The Earthbound misfits were written into our festival plan and we know that you will love interacting with them and joining in with their fun and games. The Earthbound Misfits are based in Lincolnshire and are a bespoke entertainments company.  The Misfits were established

By |2015-11-05T16:06:38+00:00March 18th, 2015|Categories: Arts, circus, Festival 8 2015, Festival Activities, Theatre, workshop|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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