Harrogate International Festivals Promises A Fun-Filled Weekend

Fun for all the family with Harrogate International Festivals

With a Children’s Festival to spark imagination and a ‘Harrogate icons’ Silent Disco, the weekend of 15-16 July boasts entertainment for everyone.

Designed with kids in mind, Harrogate International Festivals has curated an imaginative weekend-long Children’s Festival which will run from 15-16 July at The Crown Hotel in Harrogate.

The Festival promises to be a weekend full of fun, imagination and movement, with activities that will capture the attention of all the family.

Festivities will kick off on Saturday morning with a 45-minute Family Yoga Class taught by Ellie from Move Yoga. A beginner-friendly session, family yoga will involve gentle poses that will refresh and rejuvenate the whole family.

Saturday afternoon will bring a Family-Friendly Silent Disco, hosted by DJ Trev on the decks. Featuring three different music channels specially selected for a family audience, kids and adults alike can dance the afternoon away!

On Sunday morning, the prestigious Northern Ballet will bring an interactive re-telling of the Three Little Pigs. For budding ballerinas aged 3-7, these sell-out sessions will explore the story whilst learning steps from the Northern Ballet’s production with a professional ballet dancer.

The Festival will close on Sunday afternoon by exploring the Ancient Greeks and Anglo Saxons with History’s Maid. The first session of the day includes a trip to an Ancient Greek warrior school (Agoge) where children are immersed in a world of Spartan brutality and the Olympic Games. The final session includes a re-telling of Beowulf, one of England’s oldest and most exciting stories 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. 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!”

Event Programme (all at the Crown Hotel)

If you’re after some child-free quality fun, Harrogate International Festivals is hosting an adults-only Harrogate icons’ Silent Disco, also at the Crown Hotel.

The ultimate party phenomenon, the silent disco features three live DJs, each representing three of the most iconic Harrogate clubs of yesteryear: Carringtons, Jimmy’s and Ministry of Sound.

Party-goers can switch between the three DJ channels, all battling it out for the dance floor. Set to be a night of fun, energy and great music, it’s guaranteed everyone will be left buzzing with excitement long after the party is over.

The main event takes place at 8pm on Saturday 15th July at the Crown Hotel in Harrogate, but keep an eye out for some free lunchtime pop up silent disco events between 11th and 15th July!

Book tickets online here, or call the Box Office on 01423 562 303.