19 October 2019 - 2 November 2019


Keeping the kids entertained this Half Term

Family Friendly Events at Canterbury Festival


Looking for ways to treat the family at Half Term?  The Festival has a range of events to suit all ages and tastes. From the ever-popular Baby Loves Disco on the opening afternoon to a trip into the future to meet the creatures that might one day walk the Earth guided by zoologist Jules Howard on November 3, there’s something for everyone in the Canterbury Festival.

The Opening Parade on Saturday 20 October brings the City Centre alive with music, colour and sound. Watch the parade,  throw a pot, marvel at Airhedz amazing aerial skills, join an animation workshop – all for free.

Family events in the Spiegeltent are always relaxed and friendly.  There’s flexible seating, lots of buggy parking room and a bright, welcoming atmosphere. Want to learn an animal song for every letter of the alphabet and even write one of your own? Join our Ensonglopedia of Animals on October 23 in the tent.  Up for some serious silliness and incredible illusions? The Slightly Fat Features Children’s Show on October 25 will brighten the dullest Autumn afternoon. Talking of laughs, Children are Stinky comes to the tent on October 27 fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe. There’s comedy mixed with incredible circus skills and a 90s soundtrack. Join a free post-show workshop (booking required) to learn even more.

Släpstick: Physical comedy and virtuoso musicianship combine in Släpstick (Tuesday 23 October, 7.30pm, Marlowe Theatre). Drawing inspiration from the silent cinema stars of yesteryear, Släpstick is suitable for kids, big kids and anyone in need of cheering up. Having travelled to the Festival specially all the way from Holland, this very funny show for all the family is bound to be an international highlight.


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