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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
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Keep the Kids Happy all Summer


The wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is Tiggers are wonderful things
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs

They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is I'm the only one.


All but the final line of this song is accurate, for we all know that children are really just Tiggers without stripes. These bundles of hyperactivity can prove challenging to control at the best of times, but when the summer holidays comes along, there are six whole weeks of free time you have to fill up - if you don't boredom will quickly set in, and then you're in really trouble.

There are lots of holiday camps and activities you can book, but six weeks worth can end up being pretty expensive - especially if you have more than one Tigger to cater for.

That was the challenge one group faced when trying to find something to entertain kids with over the summer. Their answer was a festival - not a hassling camping festival, but a 'lower effort affair' that the whole family could enjoy.

Bounce Festival, a two-day event designed to spark the imagination; it is a festival that not only keeps the kids happy for one weekend, but provides lots of ideas about how they can create their own fun.

The Bounce Festival will be held on the 16th & 17th August at Old Deer Park in Richmond; tickets are 4 for under 4s and 18 for 5s plus. Adults are free, but must be accompanied by a child.

Big Bounce Stage

Odd Doll Puppets Theatre
Matey Institute One Hour Play
Da Bluez Street Dance Show & Workshop
Roots Theatre Group
Daredevil Science Stage Takeover
The Poptastic GO!GO!GO! Show
Fencing Demos and Workshops

No Limits

Army Assault Course
Get Cycling
Voodoo Unicycling

Daredevil Science

Flash BANG! Whizz The ULTIMATE Chemistry Show!
Get Involved with The Science Museum

Create & Craft

The Big Bounce Masterpiece
String Printing
3D Sculpture
Wreck This Journal

Dig It!

Creepy Creatures
Baa-rmy Sheep Roadshow
Urban Nursery

What's Cooking?

Get cooking with Cathryn Dresser The Great British Bake Off, master chocolatier, Paul A Young, and artisan bread baker, Tom Herbert.

Festival Life

Treasure Hunt
Little Bouncers
Miss Popularity - Balloon Artiste Extraordinaire!
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Why? Fun for children
When: 16th & 17th Aug
Phone: 0844 249 1000
Where: Old Deer Park
Cost: 4 under 4s, 18 5s plus
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