Record numbers attend Shropshire Kids Festival 2019

Shropshire Kids Festival 2019 enjoyed record figures, with 11,000 people attending the two-day event on the 11th and 12th May in Shrewsbury’s Quarry.

Beth Heath, Shropshire Festival’s founder, said, “Our fourth annual Kids Festival was a big success. We worked very hard to change the model this year, so all activities within the festival were free. We listened to the feedback from last year, and didn’t want parents to feel they needed to limit what their kids took part in.

“Feedback from this year’s festival has been incredible, with many people commenting on the fantastic value for money with such a vast range of activities which are suited to kids across a large age range of 0-14 and suited to a range of needs.

“The weather was particularly glorious on the Sunday, so the 75 metre water slides and foam parties were very popular. We are thrilled that so many children got to enjoy a fantastic day out.”

Parents were also impressed with the range of activities in the STEAM tent organised by students from the University of Shrewsbury, which helped children engage with science, technology, engineering, art and maths in fun and accessible ways.

Charged for features at the event raised funds for the festival’s chosen charity, The Harry Johnson Trust. The trust offers help and support to children and teenagers who receive care from the Oncology Team at The Princess Royal Hospital in Shropshire.