Last year we experienced our first festival at a family. Geronimo is a family focused festival. Up until this year, it’s taken place up North – at Arley Hall in Cheshire. Geronimo 2018 is at Arley Hall from the 25th – 28th May, and then at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire from the 30th June – 1st July. Of course, my children are super excited. Geronimo was one of our highlights of 2017, so the idea that good behaviour might see a return ticket is guaranteeing me all sorts of good deeds.
Geronimo is a child’s dream. Even though the weather wasn’t that cracking for 2017, it didn’t stop my children. From fun on the campsite to throwing themselves into every new opportunity on offer.
And there were a ridiculous amount of new opportunities on offer- climbing walls; caving experiences; woodland climbing adventures; assault courses; crazy cycles; and zip wires to name a few.
And if high energy pursuits aren’t your choice for new opportunities, then there was so much more. Meeting new animals- ferrets, ponies, owls, parrots, tortoises, tarantulas, alligators, frogs, spiders- there really was something for everyone.
As well as all of this, there were opportunities for craft activities- working playdough, aqua beads, cardboard creations. There was a funfair, football and food.
Oh the food. So many delicious food stalls which gave us tasty food alongside that we were cooking up on the campsite.
And then there was all the live music and entertainment. There was a main stage throughout the bank holiday weekend with so many CBeebies favourites. There’s a circus, stunt cars and bikes, and theatre.
But for my children, it was the Rockin Rhinos who stole the show. Almost a year on, my children sing Mr Blue Sky with so much enthusiasm and gusto. All created in one memory- Geronimo.
And so to Geronimo 2018. This time I won’t need to ignore Mr J’s moodiness when we arrive on the campsite and he’s cynical about the whole thing. This year, we all know what Geronimo is, and he’s more excited than all of us for knowing what’s in store for the children.
This year, we will be more realistic of what we need to cart down to the campsite, more organised. And so much more excited.
This year, we are checking out the Geronimo 2018 website and getting excited about what’s on. (I’m saving the fact Rockin Rhinos are making a return as I really can’t wait to see their faces).
And we’re looking forward to escaping- for family fun and laughter. It’s been on the top of my ‘to-do list’ for far too long.
Geronimo 2018 takes place at Arley Hall in Cheshire from the 25th – 28th May, and then at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire from the 30th June – 1st July. Tickets for Geronimo 2018 at Arley Hall and Knebworth House are on sale via the website.
Disclosure: We have received complementary tickets for the festival. All views and opinions contained are our own.