Thursday, 22 June 2017

Family Summer Festival - CBBC Summer Social


The hot days are making us long for the Summer Holiday, but it's still 4 weeks plus away! If you and your children can't wait for that long either like us, here is an awesome children Summer festival to attend to quench our thirst. It's happening in 2 weeks time, is free for everyone to attend, and is suitable for all CBBC and CBeebies fans!


CBBC Summer Social 2017, Media City Manchester, Family Day Out

Event: CBBC Summer Social
Date: Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th July, 2017
Time: 9am to 5:30pm each day
Place: MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, Salford M50 2BH (outdoor around the MediaCityUK Piazza)
Price: FREE (simply turn up!)

Whats on:
- Live broadcast hosted by Hacker T Dog, Karim, Lauren, Katie and Rhys at the main stage

- Braney and Lindsey (Blue Peter), Paddy Wilde and Ellie Allen (Got What It Takes) will entertain live on stage

- Animals: Naomi Wilkinson (Naomi's Nighmares of Nature and Weird &Wild) and team will bring a huge giraffe puppet on stage to teach children all about it

- Animation: Scream Street team shows you how to bring a cartoon to life

- Crazy science experiments with Dr. Brain from Ultimate Brain

- Create your own rocket bottle with Terrific Scientific

- A chance to be an Operation Ouch doctor and perform a giant operation

- Material and Digital Creativity: Children will have a chance to try exciting hands-on activities in an arts and crafts zone

- Crafty makes with Marrying Mum & Dad

- Match of the Day Kickabout: CBBC presenter and football freestyler John Farnworth demonstrating footballing skills, and a chance to try it yourself

- Learn how to commentating on a sports match with the BBC 5live team

- Farmyard games for all the family with Shaun the Sheep's Championsheeps

- Mini-tennis with Lawn Tennis Association

- Awesome Author's Stage: Live readings, author Q&As and talks aimed at inspiring the next generation of writers and storytellers. With Dan Freedman (Jamie Johnson), Dani Garmer (Tracy Beaker) and Michael de Souza (Rastamouse)

Note: Book tickets for the Awesome Author's Stage here. Please read the details carefully

- CBeebies Zone:

  • Go Jetters Disco hosted by Go Jetters' Ubercorn and Grandmaster Glitch
  • A chance to knit your own Clanger
  • Workshops with the Royal Northern Ballet (choreographers of the recent CBeebies Goldilocks ballet)
  • Appearanced from many CBeebies characters


My kids are already very excited about the activities and can't wait to go to the CBBC Summer Social! Do make sure to check that day's weather report and be prepared. I hope to see you there!