Entertainment for the whole family
The Festival has always been a great family day out and kids love the array of fun activities, all of which are free to festival-goers.
Zoolab – come and experience the creepy crawlies at Zoolab – get close up and learn about them.
Jake’s Circus Skills – try your hand at juggling, walking on stilts and spinning plates.
Sandy Kidz – brilliant innovative sand art for children and adults alike!
Merry-Go-Round interactive storytelling of ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and ‘The Three Little Pigs’ with Amanda.
And of course there will be face painters!
Check out ‘Head North’ and their Music with Celtic soul from the heart of Hampshire.
The seeds of Head North were sown after a chance encounter at a highland wedding. A brace of exiled Scots, Roddy Watt (accordion) and Hamilton Gross (fiddle), met over a dram in Hampshire with Michael Holgate (banjo/mandolin), an Englishman steeped in the Scottish tradition through years of living in the North Isles and Orkney. A lively jamming session ensued and the band was born.
The trio were then joined by Andrew Rose on guitar and Rob Sword on piano and arrangements, as well as three talented singers – siblings Rachel and Simon Thomas, and Rachel Reed – who completed the line-up.
With a base in Hampshire but strong Scottish roots, Head North is a quirky mix of old and new/old and young. Their repertoire comprises an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary Celtic music. Traditional reels, jigs, airs and songs are complemented with modern additions to the genre and original material.
The infectious rhythms and melodious sounds of Head North will enthuse and energise audiences! We hope you will enjoy.
Garden, Home and Gift Stalls
This year’s stalls include:
- Bee Palace
- Chic Teak
- Cyril’s Soap Shed
- Ernska Homes Ltd
- Garden Treasures
- Life-Style Choices
- Little Hampshire
- Mostly Mouses
- Olivia King Cards
- Pop B Jewellery
- Roelofs & Rubens
- Sherwood & Bailey
- Summerdown Mint
- Susie Babington Gardens
- Suzanna Walters Art
- Wessex Eco Products
ENTERTAINMENT AT THE FESTIVAL IS SUPPORTED BY: