Geronimo 2017 is over! I can’t believe after all the build up and looking forward to it, that it’s already over for another year!
I don’t want this to be just another trip report post, I want to let the pictures do the talking.
Geronimo incase you don’t know its a family focused 3 day festival. This year it was in a new bigger and better venue Arley Hall in Cheshire. The festival site was well spread out which we loved. This year the organisers also introduced the option to camp at the event. Initially we were going to camp for the weekend but plans transpired against us and so instead we spent two full days there.
We managed to cram so much into two days we were left tired and happy festival goers by the end of the weekend. Next years date will be going in the calendar as soon as we know when it is!
Our Parenting Highlights
- Enjoying being outside in massive field to run around in
- Having time to sit down and watch the children free play with junk modelling
- Watching the children laugh at the circus act
The Childrens’ Highlights
- Professor Pumpernickel Science show
- Cirque du Hilarious – they really laughed a lot!
- Katy Ashworth on stage while we had our packed lunch
- Monkey Do tree top nets
- The fairground rides (these were an extra charge of £1 per ride)
What we thought might be improved for next year
- The maps could have been a little more detailed
- We’d really appreciate more hand washing stations near the porta-loos – we took our own hand foam but nothing beats hand washing
- A list or rough guide of actives that need to be booked for a time slot so we could prioritise – theres just so much to do
But they were just minor points, we had THE most amazing two days at the festival, there was so much to see and do and we will definitely be back for next years. Geronimo just gets bigger and better each year! Thanks for the memories Geronimo 2017!
If theres one photo that sums up the whole festival besides the one above which my eldest adores I think its this one…..
As winter has now turned into Spring the year is already whizzing away. If you are already looking forward to the longer days and lighter evening s you might be planning ahead for the bank holiday weekends. I might just be able to help with settling some plans. I have been given the chance to offer a fantastic competition prize for one lucky family to Geronimo 2017. The prizes consists of one family day pass to either Sunday 28th May or Monday 29th May.
Headliners at this years festival Geronimo 2017 include Justin Fletcher, Katy Ashworth, Mr Bloom, Andy Day, Cook and Line, Amazing Arabella and Alex Winters. TIf you haven’t been to Geronimo before then you’ll be surprised at how many live shows and spectacles there are to see. Expect hands on activities including a live circus tent, donkey rides, mobile caving and archery.
Geronimo Festival 2017 moves this year to a new home at Arley Hall. As well as a new home there are also opportunites for onsite camping.
If you fancy winning a family day pass then enter the competition below and keep your fingers crossed!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
But don’t worry if you don’t win you can still buy tickets from the Geronimo website here so you don’t miss out on the fun.
Ticket Prices: Day tickets start for £25pp/ A two day pass is £39pp/ A three-day pass is £55pp/ A weekend camping pass with ticket to the festival is £60pp
T&C’s: The competition closes on 19/04/17. We have one family one day pass to giveaway. Each pass admits 4 people, one person in the group must be aged over 18 (NB children under the age of 2 years do not require a ticket). The winning family can attend either 28th May or 29th May. Travel and accommodation are not included. The prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered. The prize is non transferable and ID will be required at time of collecting the ticket wristband upon arrival. Prize includes all events included with a standard ticket at Geronimo but not food and drink from any stalls or bar. Winner chosen at random using rafflecopter and contacted within 48 hours of competition close via email. If winner does not contact myself within 72 hours of winning email being sent then the competition will be redrawn and new winner identified.
Spring is on the way! Ok well it might not feel like it but if the daffodils are anything to go by and they usually know their stuff then it’s only around the corner. With spring brings the promise of bank holiday weekends too.
If you are starting to think about family time and weekend getaways then look no further than the fabulous Geronimo family festival! This year it takes place on the late May bank holiday. The dates are 27th-29th May.
This year its in a new home at Arley Hall estate in Northwich, Cheshire. With a great opportunity to spend the weekend together enjoying the spirit of family time.
Last year was our first time at Geronimo and we came away wanting more. You can read about our adventures here. This year for the first time Geronimo is also offering the option to camp! With a whole host of options families can either bring their own tent, caravan or motor home or book one of Geronimos’ range of accommodation. These include Bedouin tents and Tangerine tents available to suit families no matter what their size!
The theme of this year’s event is Princesses, Knights and Dragons families are welcome to dress up and join in the fun.
If you’ve got preschoolers then they are bound to love watching the stars of CBeebies on stage, famous faces such as Justin Fletcher, Mr Bloom (one for the mums!) and the stars of swashbuckle will all be there. Geronimo family festival caters for children of all ages!
For families that love music the music offering is second to none and includes the Voodoo Love Orchestra, Manière des Bohémiens an energetic and improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European swing and Mr Wilson Second Liners – a New Orleans meets 90s club classics…a rave funeral without the body!
There is just so much going on this year at Geronimo you would be mad not to book while the second tier pricing is still available! Head to the official Geronimo website found here to book tickets and get the date in the diary!