Jolly Day Out – Summer family Festival / Hampton Court / 26th – 29th August
aaamusic | On 13, Jun 2011
PWR Events and Historic Royal Palaces are delighted to announce a new Summer Festival for the whole family – Jolly Day Out, which will take place from Friday 26th – Monday 29th August 2011, on Hampton Court Green. Kids under 12 go free and tickets go on sale on Friday 13th May.
Jolly Day Out provides an eclectic array of Summer Festival fun, top bands, award-winning kids’ shows with unexpected pleasures hidden around every corner.
Each day a headline act will take to the main stage and we are delighted to confirm Imelda May (26th), Bjorn Again (27th) and McFly (28th) will be performing, as well as Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music (29th) on the last night which will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display at the end of the evening to round off the Summer Festival. Throughout the day there will also be a great mix of bands and activities on the stage for everyone.
Jolly Day Out is all about the family so that means keeping the kids entertained. We will have live shows in the theatre every day with Charlie & Lola’s Best Bestest Play* from the BBC hit TV series and the stage show of HORRIBLE HISTORIES. We have more Festival Fun planned with hourly story- telling from The Roald Dahl Museum as well as hands-on interactive demos with the coolest experiments from the Science Museum. Kids of all ages can monkey around recreating all the excitement of a Royal Tournament in Henry the Apes Arena, learn circus skills in our very own Big Top, make arts & crafts, have their faces painted and jump on our traditional funfair rides keeping them entertained for hours.
There will also be the chance to bet on your favourite Pig, with Pig Racing every hour and see the special Dancing Sheep, get stuck in with Welly Wanging and play a game of Crazy Golf. In addition to the fun and games there will be a delightful Summer Market with over 30 stalls jam packed with arts & crafts, gifts & jewellery as well as delicious homemade cakes and fudge.
And finally, we haven’t forgotten about the adults… Whilst the kids are off being entertained, the parents can relax with a well-deserved drink of their choice. There will be Pimms, beer and Champagne tents, for starters. We are also delighted that Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts will be at the Festival, providing delicious food for all the family, a Pizza Express, Maggies Farm, SoulFoods Co and Flaming Cactus to name a few.
All this and much more will be available in an afternoon of fun packed family tomfoolery!
Date: Friday 26th – Monday 29th August 2011
Location: Hampton Court Green (Opposite Palace), East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Tickets: £25 for 13 years and over
Tickets are free for kids 12 and under
Each adult ticket entitles you to 2 free kids tickets
Times: Doors open at 1200, headline act on stage at 8pm
Box Office: 0844 888 9991 / www.jollydayout.com
Extra information – Theatre Tent tickets
Tickets for each of the Charlie and Lola shows and Horrible Histories shows need to be booked in addition to your Festival Tickets and as numbers are limited, advanced booking is highly recommended. Tickets for these shows are only £4.50 per person so simply select the date you have booked for the Festival and the Theatre Tent show and time to ensure you are there.
Show times are as follows each day:
Charlie and Lola – 12.30, 3.00 and 5.30
Horrible Histories – 1.45, 4.15, 6.45