Thursday 27 July 2017

The Big Family Festival this weekend - What's on

You may have seen my preview post a few weeks ago all about The Big Family Festival that is being held this weekend from Fri 28th - Sun 30th, it is packed full of fun and entertainment for all the family.
The festival is being held in Sutton Coldfield so if you are in the Midlands head over with the kids for a fun packed weekend.
Day passes and weekend passes are available with camping pitches for those that want to make a weekend of it.

The Big Family Festival - Day-by-Day Breakdown

Friday 28th July 12noon-11pm


Basil Brush Show
Kit Trigg
Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley Tribute
Wayne Woodward
Daves Comedy (Various Acts)


Story telling & Meet & Greet with The Gruffalo of Macmillan Books
Razzamataz: Pop Singing Workshop (6-13yrs old)
Mortimer & Sparks
Razzamataz: Tots In The Jungle Workshop (2-4yrs old)
Meraki Workshops
Razzamataz Show: In A Weekend Rehearsal (all ages)
Story telling & Meet & Greet with Elmer the Elephant of Anderson Press
Hula Hooping Workshops
Razzamataz: Bedtime Story Workshop (4-7yrs old)

Saturday 29th July 10am-11pm


The Sooty Show
Razzamataz Wake Up Aerobics
Bruce Airhead
Aashiyana Arts Performance
Justin Bieber Show Tribute
Only 1 Direction Tribute
Ana & Fia Almanda
Keiran Lai The Tin Man (Britain’s Got Talent)
Top Ten Beatles
Huw, Eddy and The Carnival
Daves Comedy (Various Acts)


Aardman Model Making Workshops
Razzamataz Commercial Dance Workshop (6-10yrs old)
Meraki Workshops
Razzamataz Percussion Workshop (9-15yrs old)
Story telling & Meet & Greet with Elmer the Elephant of Anderson Press
DJ Workshop
Mortimer & Sparks
Story telling & Meet & Greet with The Gruffalo of Macmillan Books
Hula Hooping Workshops
Elsa Anna Frozen Sing a long Party-games & Kareoke


Mischief and Mysteries in Moomin Valley
Block Steady Ravin Crew
Razzamataz: Bringing A Story To Life Workshop (8-14yrs old)
Sublime Science Show
Razzamataz Musical Theatre Workshop (5-8yrs old)
Kieran Lai The Tin Man Dance Workshop
Razzamataz Under The Sea Workshop (2-4yrs old)


Keira Battersby
Mortimer & Sparks
Matilda Pratt
Aashiyana Arts Interactive Workshop
United Artists Outdoor Theatre
Acorn Emporium
Razzamataz Show In A Weekend Rehearsal

Sunday 30th July 10am-10.30pm


Dick and Dom Live
Black Magic - The Little Mix Show Tribute
Taylor Swift Tribute
Virtually Jkay Tribute
Right Said Bruv
The Spice Girls Show Tribute
Rhapsody Queen Tribute
Daves Comedy (Various Acts)


Aardman Model Making Workshops
Meraki Workshops
Story telling & Meet & Greet with Elmer the Elephant of Anderson Press
DJ Workshop
Mortimer & Sparks
Story telling & Meet & Greet with The Gruffalo of Macmillan Books
Hula Hooping Workshops
Elsa Anna Frozen Sing A-Long Party-Games & Karaoke


Razzamataz Song Writing Workshop (8-16yrs old)
Jedi Training Workshop
Razzamataz Commercial Dance Workshop (11yrs+)
Sublime Science Show
Razzamataz Seen it On Stage Script Performance Workshop (8-16yrs old)
Razzamataz End Of Show Performance
Block Steady Ravin Crew


Will Whisson
Jims Comedy Show
Lir Shilton
Sir O
Tasmin Barnes
Aashiyana Arts Interactive Workshop
United Artists Outdoor Theatre
Acorn Emporium
Razzamataz Show In A Weekend Rehearsal

All Weekend

Outdoor cinema
Various family favourites to be shown including Wallace and Gromit The Wrong Trousers, Episodes of Shawn the Sheep and Morph plus many more tbc.

Razzmatazz Theatre School
Workshops (as mentioned above) consisting of: percussion and drumming, musical theatre, pop singing, song writing, bedtime stories, Razz Tots Under The Sea, creating a character & bringing a story to life, commercial dance, Seen it on Stage, Razz Tots in the jungle.
Razamatazz Show In A Weekend
Each child will have the chance to attend rehearsals all weekend and then take part in the end of show performance.

United Artists ‘The Acorn Emporium’
United Artists, will be bringing their brand new theatre show ‘The Acorn Emporium’ to the festival. Having toured their hugely successful family performance ‘The Boy Who Bit Picasso’ from the Outer Hebrides, to Hong Kong and back, the Untied folk have come up with a new work about Squirrels - and Migration! Expect giant rodents with fluffy tails, music and laughter. Set around a beautiful marquee this is a tale of living in a land that doesn't feel like home.

Big Potato Games
Games tent for festival goers of all ages to enjoy with games gurus on hand to teach games and get people involved.

Aspire Arena
Hosted by Aspire Sports U.K, helping to engage children and their parents in physical activity for children aged two upwards. All Activities will be booked on a first come first served basis each day.

Move with Peppa
Move with Peppa is a fun, physical activity programme for children aged 18 months to five years. Being a confident mover is as important as numeracy and literacy - not only do toddlers need to be active for 180 minutes every day, they also need to learn a variety of physical skills and develop movement confidence. And what better character than Peppa Pig to inspire our younger generations to be active? They encourage parents/carers to join in jumping in muddy puddles and other Peppa activities.

Balance bikes
Aspire will build confidence, spatial awareness and balancing skills, enabling you to learn to ride a bike without ever needing stabilisers, whilst also creating a life-long passion for cycling!
Using scooters as a fun and active way to introduce basic safety messages while developing fundamental skills and encouraging physical activity. Whizzing around on two wheels, you can take part in challenges and team games.
Multi sports
Multi sports is a huge range of sports, physical activities and alternative activities such as;
Flag football
A mini version of American Football where you will get used to throwing the ball and dodging your opponents to score points.
Frisbee Get used to catching and passing the disc in a series of fun games before taking on a game of Ultimate Frisbee!
Nerf gun battle
Navigate through obstacle courses of tunnels and jumps while dodging your opponents and test your accuracy with a Nerf Gun in fun challenges and duels.
Active Families
Parents and carers have a vital role to play in engaging their children in lifelong physical activity. The Active Families programme is designed to introduce and develop awareness of the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle in a fun, challenging and practical manner. We use physical activity as the driving force to enhance self-esteem and confidence while increasing participation trends.

BAT Foundation
For 2017, Big Family Festival, in collaboration with the Bounce Alzheimer's Therapy (The BAT Foundation) and the Call To Mind. Design Company, is launching a major 'Dementia Friendly Communities' Initiative for the West Midlands.
BAT & Call to Mind are promoting Table Tennis across the U.K. as a proven & very effective therapy for dementia. One that is drug free, carer inclusive and which can delay early symptom onset and reduce cognitive decline.
Working with neuroscientists at the University of Stirling, Kings College London and University College London, BAT & Call to Mind have developed a range of specialist Table Tennis equipment, specifically designed to compensate for the deprivations experienced by those living with the Alzheimer's condition and to significantly enhance the therapeutic experience.
Bat & Call to Mind will have their innovative and revolutionary tables on site at the Festival for visitors to try out, with professional coaches from Table Tennis England on hand to give playing tips.
In addition, there will be a 'Nomination Point' at the Festival, where families can propose local Care Homes to be potential recipients of donated Therapy tables. And for nearby schools and colleges to be gifted with customised tables, and enrolled in a programme- in association with Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust-where pupils and students can volunteer to play Table Tennis at the selected Care Homes with the residents.

Food & Drink

Baked in Brick
Big Fat Cow Burger
Hog Roast
Finger Lickin Chicken
Hot dogs
Jos Coffee
Tasty Fresh Donuts
Catys Caribbean
The Allotment
Ice Cream Vans
Platinum Pancakes
The Outdoor Catering Co
The Olive Tree Café

So as you can see there is something for everyone, whatever their age or interest, so head over and have a Family Weekend of Fun

The Big Family Festival
Friday 28th Sunday 30th July 
Dunton Hall, Kingsbury Rd, Curdworth, Sutton Coldfield B76 0BA

Day tickets start at £10 per adult, £5 per child and £1
per under-5 with a two adult + two child
Weekend ticket from £99 and with camping and parking from £148. All ticket options are
available via