Children and Family Events #childrens events @discoverfrome

June 20, 2019 - Martin

The line-up for the Food Feast will take place on Saturday 6th July from 5-10pm, has now been confirmed. The Frome Street Bandits will leave St John’s Church at 5:30pm for usual celebratory procession to the Market Yard to the Food Feast. As well as lots of delicious food stalls and bars we will have street theatre including Belly Dancing, SATCO and the wonderful Noisy Oyster, the Straight Fits, the amazing soul-funk-jazz instrumentalists Plume and the Hammervilles.

If it’s outdoor family activities that you are interested in we’ve plenty on offer this year. The Children’s Festival will take place before the festival itself, this coming weekend on Sunday 23rd June, at the Cheese and Grain through to Welshmill Park. See Programme/Map below.

On Friday 5th July from 5-7pm, Selwood Academy will be having a Retro Summer Fair Celebrating 60 years of Selwood. Celebrating all things ‘retro’, old fashioned games, afternoon tea & music. On Wednesday 10th July from 5-6pm just £1.00 per family, Andy Gray (aka Revandy) will put on a  family magic show at Trinity Church with laughter, comedy, and lots of interaction with the children and adults alike.

On Saturday 13th July DIY Robocars UK – Summer Bash will take place from 10am-2pm at the Welsh Mill Pump Track. Demonstrations of autonomous vehicle technologies in scale model toy cars. Build and race your own scale model driverless cars. Please note that equipment is not provided and this is not a workshop, so if you are participating, you’ll need to bring your own scale racer / laptop, etc. 

On Sunday 14th from 1-4pm Meadowfest is taking over Rodden Meadow. River Friends, The Shared Earth Learning Cooperative, The Children’s Festival, FROGS, BART and others will be there providing activities as well as information. Learn all about local wildlife, foraging, pottery, and willow weaving. There will be food for sale, things to make and do, plenty of space for a picnic, and its friendly, free and accessible. Please walk along Willow Vale and under the railway bridge to Rodden Meadow. Alternative footways more suitable for wheelchairs come in from Wallbridge and Rodden Road. There will be accessible toilets available.
The Kids Comedy Weekender will also be taking place on the last weekend of the festival, on Saturday 13th from 10.30-11.30 ‘One Giant Leek for Mankind’ and on Sunday 14th July ‘Kidocracy’ from 11-12.00 at the Hubnub. Tickets cost £7.00.
There are of course many other event during the Festival which are suitable for children and families, including Felting workshops, the Festival Tapas Bar, Casting the World Singer events, Concerts, Walks, Talks, Music etc… Please select Children/Family events when searching by category on the Frome Festival line-up.
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