The rumours are true, The Somerset Children’s Festival takes place on Wednesday 8th August 2018 at the Taunton Racecourse and we are thrilled to welcome Somerset children’s author, Beth Webb, as the Children’s Festival’s Patron. Beth is one of Somerset’s true inspirational children’s book writers and her books allow every child to enjoy the journey of the unknown through her creative writing. Beth’s books are extremely popular amongst young people; from Stardancer to The Dragons of Kilve, these books unlock the excitement of a story and the magic that they can share with each reader.
The Children’s Festival actively welcomes all children and their families to enjoy a day of magic & sparkle through play and the activities provided to ensure that every child can experience one day of amazement and fun. The day is one of creating new friendships, of acceptance of each other and bringing families together to share the fun of the day. The festival actively promotes a safe environment for children & young people of all ages and strives to achieve a day of learning and creative development alongside the many activities and stalls and plenty to see and do throughout the day. The festival is a champion of reading and storytelling and this year, we welcome storytelling sessions to actively promote our love of books and the amazing stories that unfold with every page. A truly magical day of entertainment and creative arts, stalls and stands, and so much more.
The Children’s Festival campaigns to address local and national issues and is encouraging everyone to bring their plastic bottles along to recycle them into a reusable as part of our arts and crafts activities. Plus, we are thrilled to announce that we are hosting Inflatable City, a chance for everyone to fall in love with jumping up and down.
Beth Webb, Patron of the Children’s Festival said “Children are born with fantastic imaginations, but the pressures of school and exams can smother them – so making holidays creative is vital. Children who read and play creatively cope better with school and develop stronger problem-solving skills.
Because I believe this passionately, I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of the Children’s Festival. It’s a magical environment of learning, exploring and development – right up my street”
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