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What we’re looking forward to – Geronimo 2018

Geronimo 2018

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.

The Air Bag

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.

Zip wire

Archery

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.

Snake

Owl

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.

Rockin' Rhinos

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.

Bubble making

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.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Carrie
    March 12, 2018 at 21:08

    Men and women will also compete together at the GolfSixes event in Hertfordshire in May.

  • Reply
    Alwayne22
    April 1, 2018 at 02:51

    Nice article, I really enjoyed every minute of reading, I love the quality of the photos

  • Reply
    Maria Naghshbandi
    July 2, 2018 at 12:04

    Awful overpriced event not suited to younger audiences – alot of adult drinking around the stage area not young family friendly as represented

    • Reply
      Debbie
      July 6, 2018 at 22:20

      Oh no! We went again this year (to Arley Hall) and didn’t experience any of this. We found that children are the focus. Sorry this was your experience.

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