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Some of the organisations who have helped the Festival

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PERFORMERS & organisations that have taken part

Entertainment Zone

Disco Daddy - Bridgnorth's own amazing children's entertainer strutting his stuff with a high octane mixture of energy and enthusiasm

Harley Entertainments - circus skills, comedy, storytelling, percussion workshops, balloon modelling and featuring Brum & Dudley

Snail Tales - storytelling from Chip & Amy

Desert Rhythms - Rajasthani Marionette shows and Fair Trade themed Mask Making

The Quirky Magician - mind blowing magic tricks that are Mental! A perfect blend of comedy, amazing tricks, urban street magic and illusions

Jim Bailey - singer, musician, puppeteer, magician, escapologist - you name it Jim is mad enough to try it

PJ The Family Showman

The Animal Man - Mobile Zoo

Bridgnorth Tigers Cheerleaders

Magic Chris


Animals in Hands

For the first time ever in Bridgnorth (we think) - Water Zorbing with Get Wet Dry

Russ Styler - magician

David Oakley - magician

Local Bands who have performed include:
Kelly & The Elastic Band; The Dirty Swans; Helen & Her Berrymen; Captain Knave; The Caribbean Sunshine Steel Band and other Youth bands

Arts Zone

Filbert as Vincent Van Gogh

Whack It Smack It junk music workshop

Dr. Parson's Crazy Comic Club - teaching cartooning skills and helping create our own huge poster

Stirrin' Stuff - encouraging children to have fun cooking from scratch as well as promoting healthier diets and a greener environment

Alan Murphy - pottery making

Bridgnorth District ArtsPlay - craft making and artplay activities

Bridgnorth Youth Centre - arts, crafts, badge and mask making + Karaoke

Harley Entertainments - facepainting

A Unique Art - graffiti workshops

Severn Project

Sports Zone

Lee Matthews Black Belt Academy - martial arts workshops and demonstrations

Jodie Leigh School of Dance - coaching and demonstrations

Sharon-Ann Freestyle Dance Academy - coaching and demonstrations

Central Galaxy Trampoline Club - coaching and demonstrations

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Coaching Academy - coaching and competitions

Bridgnorth RFC - coaching and demonstrations

Bridgnorth Table Tennis Club - coaching and demonstrations

Scalextric - hands-on competitions

Shropshire Lawn Tennis - coaching and demonstrations

Bridgnorth Tennis Club - coaching and demonstrations

Martial arts coaching and demonstrations with Excalibur

Wolf Mountain Climbing Wall

Radio Controlled Cars - hands-on competitions

Disc Golf - coaching and demonstrations

Skateboarding and BMX ramps provided courtesy of Bridgnorth District Council Leisure Services

Athletics: with one of our Patrons Chris Davies - Welsh International & Commonwealth Games 5,000m athlete

Fun Zone

Closer To The Edge - climbing wall

Go Kart Party - the ultimate driving experience

Xtreme Trampoline - bungee trampoline and gyrospinner

Bridgnorth Bouncy Castles - including the Children's Festival own inflatable bouncy castle

Lichfield Inflatables - bouncy castles, surf simulator; soccer speed shooting

Tangerine Events - bouncy castles for the adults

Timmy T. Entertainments - Gladiator Duel & Rodeo Bull

Puppetry will be providing the ever-popular Punch & Judy Show

Education & Community Zone

DCAE Cosford - Ejector Seat and Survival Gear demonstrations

West Mercia Police - community information, displays and inflatable soccer pitch

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service - information on fire prevention and safety

Shropshire Wildlife Trust - protection of nature reserves and wildlife

Church in the Community - performances by Duggie Dug Dug and team + Open the Book storytelling

Sustainable Bridgnorth - information on caring for the environment and FREE energy saving lightbulbs!

Local Youth Organisations including:
Cubs, Beavers, Scouts, Brownies, Guides

Stacey's Trust - supporting bereaved young people

Fusion - Bridgnorth District Community Safety Partnership


Under 5's Zone

New partners Pigg's Play Barn who are based at the Apley Farm Shop at Norton

Pyjama Drama - great entertainment for our youngest guests.

Soft play area

Inflatable ball pool and Bouncy Castle

Craft sessions

Baby toys

Reading area

Construction toys

Activity gym

Sand and water play

Wooden wheeled toys

Physical activity sessions using Top Tots play equipment

Thanks to all those organisations who have helped in the Under 5's Zone:
Mount Nursery, Broseley – for organising and supervising sensory activities
Little Learners Pre-school – for providing much needed volunteers
St. Mary’s Playgroup, Bridgnorth – for lending outdoor play equipment
Bridgnorth Baptist Church - for lending indoor play equipment

Food Zone

Gerry’s Sweet Shop

St. Mary's Church Highley Refreshment tent supplying tea, coffee and soft drinks

Mr Ali's Ice-cream van

Hot dogs and burgers - Tris' Pig Roast

Cinnamon Cafe offering Fairtrade products

Crèpe & Grill - sweet and savoury crèpes

Dinner Jackets providing baked potatoes

Billabong providing Baguettes, Paninis, Fajitas

Tris’s Pig Roast


Salads, fresh juices and jacket potatoes from Fat Salads

Sandwiches from Hungry?


Our thanks to the following companies that have helped us with the provision of equipment

Bridgnorth Bouncy Castles

Burgoynes Marquees

Village Outreach, Bishop's Castle

Lichfield Inflatables

Sonic Boom Audio, Bridgnorth

Majestic Dragon Light & Sound

Red Cross - provision of First Aid facilities

Denro (Bridgnorth) - suppliers of generators

Family Allsorts in South shropshire

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We are very grateful to the following companies and organisations that have helped sponsor or support the Festival. A full list of those who have supported us each year is provided on our SPONSOR US page

Bridgnorth Town Council

Bridgnorth District Council

Review Media

Bridgnorth Journal

Bridgnorth Baptist Church

Oldbury Wells School, Bridgnorth

Servosteel, Dudley

Grainger & Worrall Ltd, Bridgnorth

Torchbearers Trust

Jubilee Trust

Classic Motor Cars, Bridgnorth

David Dexter Motor Repairs

The Midcounties Co-operative  

Have a look at our FEEDBACK and PHOTOS pages for our comprehensive Evaluation Reports and slide presentations of previous Children's Festivals



Who to contact:

E-mail Stephen Derges
- Children's Festival dream

- Media enquiries
- Funding & Sponsorship
- Feedback
You can also call Stephen on 07929 835796

Email Mark Gibbons - Festival Activities Director.
Contact Mark for:
- Activities you can provide
- Trading opportunities

Email Karen Gibbons if you are interested in:
- Volunteering
- Legal issues


Correspondence & Registered Address

Children’s Festival (Bridgnorth) Limited

Registered Office:
Number Seven,
West Castle Street,
Shropshire WV16 4AB

Registered in England & Wales No. 5682733
Registered Charity No. 1115572

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