Festival planned for Reading’s children

May 11, 2017 by  

The Children’s Festival will be hosted in Reading this month and is set to last for a fortnight.

Some of the family fun which will be made available is going to be free. However, a wide range of activities will be put on and some sessions may be charged for to enable them to proceed. The festival has been held for almost 30 years and booklet printers within Reading could be used to promote the festival if it goes ahead next year.

Paul Gittings, a local councillor with responsibility for sport and culture, stated:

“Reading Children’s Festival is one of the highlights of the annual calendar –certainly not one to miss. There is an array of exciting activities on offer this year for everyone.”

Councillor Gittings does not want the festival to be attended by just one section of the community. He explained that he hopes families across Reading will participate.

The festival will begin within Forbury Gardens. Dance groups, actors and choirs will do their bit to entertain the people. If it rains heavily, shelter should be accessible. Reading Scouts intend to cook food on a barbecue and children may be able to get their faces painted. Other entertainment shall consist of storytelling and balloon making.

Educational workshops and lessons in the arts might prove to be popular. Sessions of sport and river cruises should add plenty of variety to the mix.