NottinghamLIFE: Family friendly festivities at Gloworm

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There are certainly no shortage of great festivals in Nottingham – and surrounding areas – over the summer, from Splendour to The Waterfront Festival, Macmillan Fest to YNot Festival, all offering a chance to enjoy fantastic music in a wonderful environment.

The Gloworm Festival is the latest addition to the list but offers something a little different, this festival is targeted at the younger audience and their families with a host of top names from children’s entertainment present at Clumber Park over the weekend of August 20-21.

The festival is the brainchild of Bongo Bongo organiser Rebecca McGlone who is organising the event along with All About Tourism the folks behind the Great Notts Show and Nottingham Food & Drink Festival.

The young festival goers will have a great time with the chance to meet the likes of Thomas the Tank Engine and Peppa Pig on Saturday; and Ben & Holly and Mr Bloom on Sunday.

On the main stage 90’s indie band Toploader, best known for the hit ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’, headline the Sunday while kids TV fave’s Dick and Dom close Saturday night with a DJ set. There are also a host of Nottingham acts playing including Seas of Mirth, Sea Monsters Eyes, 94 Gunships and Lois.

Add to that a host more going on across the festival including a Tiny Tots area, a Outdoor Zone featuring animals and activities, courtesy of White Post Farm, numerous workshops and much more to enjoy.

This is looking like being a fantastic weekend full of fun for all the family. Weekend tickets are £49.50 for adults and just £8.25 for ages 3-16 (under 3’s go free) and can be purchased here

For more information check out the official Gloworm Festival website and keep your eyes open for a NG Digital Festival Show special on Gloworm in the near future.

By Darren Patterson

@pogester

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