Geronimo! It’s the new family friendly festival

Brand new to the festival scene for 2015 comes Geronimo, a long weekend of organised mayhem at one of England’s premier visitor attractions, Tatton Park in Cheshire.

By Ben Green
Tuesday, 10th March 2015, 9:16 am
CBeebies' Mr Bloom will be appearing at the Geronimo festival
CBeebies' Mr Bloom will be appearing at the Geronimo festival

Geronimo will make its debut over the May Bank Holiday weekend (Sat 23 – Mon 25 May) and is set to deliver an exciting programme of acts, amazing experiences and wonderful adventures, resulting in a fantastic family day out.

Festival Director Simon Goldman said: “As a father of seven, I know how hard it is to find quality days out that cater for the whole family.

“With Geronimo, we’ve created a festival that’s going to keep the kids entertained all day long, and create memories that will last a lot longer.

“The lineup is jam-packed with 100s of things to see and do, and will offer families a rewarding experience through a combination of imagination, creativity and adventure, alongside a number of exciting live performances from some of the best-loved names in children’s entertainment.

“It is important to me that Geronimo isn’t just another festival and that families leave feeling like they have experienced an amazing day out that they’ll be talking about for weeks and months afterwards.”

Making the most of the beautiful woodland backdrops at Tatton Park, the Adrenaline Zone will challenge even the bravest adventurers with tree climbing, den making and a thrilling zip line that will reach speeds of up to 60KPH!

For those who like things a little less fast paced there’s also plenty of storytelling and the chance to picnic with characters from Alice in Wonderland.

Geronimites are also invited to join a host of big names on the Geronostage. Already signed up to appear are Cbeebies favourite Mr. Bloom, who will be performing live twice a day.

CBeebies ‘I Can Cook’ presenter, Katy Ashworth, will also be making three live stage appearances daily, along with daily meet and greets. More live acts to be announced soon.

Creative kids can join in the many craft workshops in the Funky Junk Zone.

From cookie decorating to buggy makeovers, festival-goers are also invited to take part in Geronimo’s live art project throughout the weekend.

Be prepared for a glitter overload!

Gasp in awe at the breathtaking aerial trapeze artists or laugh out loud at the clowns in the Circus Zone with regular shows taking place throughout the day.

Fancy learning a skill or two? Head to the circus skills workshop and learn the tricks of the trade or catch the family classic Punch & Judy shows that will be taking place daily - That’s the way to do it!

And keep your eyes peeled, you might spot a mini circus act roaming throughout the festival!

Other activity confirmed includes a pop-up petting farm, donkey rides, giant sandpits, marvelous bubble shows and a super bouncy inflatable village in the 3ft & Under Zone.

For kids who love a dance the Groovy Zone offers great activities including zumba workshops, dressing up areas, dance classes with Baby Ballet and even Geronimo’s own disco – playing all the favourite party tunes!

Tatton Park is famous for its beautiful gardens and attractions, including the beautiful deer park, magical woodlands and a working farm. With good motorways links, extensive on site parking and close proximity from Knutsford railway station,

Geronimo is aimed at families with children aged between 2 and 12 years old.

Geronimo Early Bird tickets are priced at £20, with family passes

starting from £75. To purchase tickets and for more information visit