Preparations in hand for summer children’s festival

Final preparations are being made for the annual Galloway Children’s Festival in Kirkcudbright on Sunday 28 June.

A full day of non-stop, top entertainment including music, magic and storytelling is promised as well as the usual and popular giant bouncy play area, street theatre and activity stalls.

Tony Bonning, festival founder and director said: “As always we aim to put on the best show possible for children in the region.

“The entertainers are mainly Dumfries and Galloway-based, though we have a few acts from outside including Owl Magic and Beowolf who will be putting on medieval re-enactment round this year’s theme of King Arthur and Camelot.

“This is the 14th Festival since we started and we have grown to be one of the largest such events in Scotland.

“This is obviously due to hard work, but also because of the tremendous support from community groups, local people and businesses; in particular Kircudbright Festivities Committee, the Common Good Fund and Stewartry Area Committee.”

Entertainment runs from 11am-4pm with the popular fancy-dress competition at 2.30pm.

“Children who have played a big part in making their own costumes are more likely to win the superb prizes donated by Cream of Galloway, the Cocoa Bean Factory and Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park.

The festival will be in the Soaperie Gardens in the centre of town. In bad weather the festival moves into Kirkcudbright Parish Church, the Church Hall and Boy Scout Hall.