Children’s Festival Programme Revealed

Children's Festival 2023 programme revealed

Harrogate International Festivals will present a weekend-long Children’s Festival in Harrogate this summer from 15-16 July at The Crown Hotel.

Designed with kids in mind and curated with imagination, the Children’s Festival will stretch everything from brains to toes and includes yoga, interactive storytelling, ballet with the prestigious Northern Ballet, and a family silent disco.

Starting with a beginner-friendly, 45 minute Family Yoga class taught by Ellie from Move Yoga Harrogate on Saturday morning, families can also enjoy a Silent Disco featuring three different music channels especially selected for a family audience with DJ Trev on the decks.

On Sunday, Northern Ballet bring an interactive retelling of the Three Little Pigs as an introduction to ballet and live performance. Suitable for children from 3-7, the sessions offer the opportunity to explore the story whilst learning steps from Northern Ballet’s production with a professional ballet dancer.

The Festival closes with two Sunday afternoon sessions with History’s Maid, exploring the worlds of Ancient Greeks and Anglo Saxons. The first session includes a trip to Agoge (Ancient Greek warrior school) in a world of Spartan brutality, Olympic Games, democracy and/or draconian law. The final session introduces an exciting retelling of one of England’s oldest stories, Beowulf, featuring monsters, mystical swords, swimming and dragons.

Sharon Canavar, Chief Executive of Harrogate International Festivals, said “The Children’s Festival is a fun-filled way to spark young imaginations in the key areas of music, dance, history and storytelling. From ballet with the prestigious Northern Ballet to discovering the worlds of Ancient Greeks and Anglo Saxons, there’s something for everyone at the Children’s Festival this year – and we can’t wait to see families strut their stuff to some fab tunes on our dance floor at the Silent Disco!”

Tickets can be purchased via our website here or through the Box Office on 01423 562303.

Event Programme | All at The Crown Hotel

Family Yoga | Sat 15 July | 11am

Family Silent Disco | Sat 15 July | 2pm

Norther Ballet: Three Little Pigs | Sun 16 July | 10am & 11.30am

History’s Maid | Sun 16 July | 1pm | Ancient Greeks

History’s Maid | Sun 16 July | 2.30pm | Anglo Saxons


All tickets are priced at £5. Please note each child and each adult will need a ticket and all bookings are subject to a £1.75 transaction fee.