Children’s activities @ the Bedford Park Festival (12 – 27 June)

Bedford Park Festival

The Bedford Park Festival – now in its 44th year – celebrates the arts in and around Bedford Park and chiswick, and to raise money for  local charities, community and outreach work.

The 44th Bedford Park Festival will take place from Saturday June 12th and Sunday June 13th (Green Days & Craft Fair weekend) to Sunday June 27th (Festival Mass and Open Gardens).

Green Days
The Festival starts with ‘Green Days’ – a two-day weekend fete and Craft Fair, held opposite the St Michael & All Angels church and Turnham Green tube station.

The traditional village fete has attractions for all the family, with dodgems, fairground rides and a bandstand – the focus for live music and many events. Children can take part in or watch three junior 5-a-side football tournaments (under-8s and under-11s on Saturday, under-14s on Sunday), the fancy dress parade (theme: Heroes & Villains) and Bedford Park’s Got Talent. And spot the Heroes & Villains in the Turnham Green Terrace Treasure Hunt (under-12s, pick up an entry form from Trotters nearer the time).

Activities on the Green include skittles, coconut shy, and children’s corner, and for the less active, a champagne lottery. The Craft Fair showcases a wide selection of skills, with works to buy or commission. Other stalls sell plants, cakes, toys, books, bric-a-brac, children’s clothing and more

Events for children
The Festival gives lots of opportunities for children to have fun, win prizes, and show their talent – at football, fancy dress, photography, and song and dance.

Turnham Green Terrace Treasure Hunt
Starting soon! Entries will close at 5pm on Friday June 12th 2010. Spot the Heroes and Villains in the windows of Turnham Green Terrace and say which is your favourite and why. Watch here and in the Terrace for more details. Prizes from Disney and Trotters.

Green Days
11am-6pm Saturday June 12th and 11.30am to 5.30pm Sunday 13th 2010
Funfair, dodgems, Children’s Corner, refreshments, plus football, fancy dress parade (right) and talent show:

5-a-side Football
Three Tournaments – under-8s Saturday morning, under-11s Saturday afternoon, and under-14s on Sunday.  Application forms from: Andrew Mitchell 07768 497488 or here. First come first served. Supported by Edward d’Arc

Fancy Dress Parade. Theme: Heroes & Villains!
11am Saturday June 12th. Starting at St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall at 10.30am. Prizes.

Bedford Park’s Got Talent (Under-17s Talent Contest)
2pm Sunday June 13th
Winners announced at 4pm. Entry forms available inside Church (under Festival noticeboard) or print one off here (when box appears, click ‘Open’).
Entries close: 12 noon, Saturday June 12th. Numbers limited, first come first served. Meet at Bandstand at 1.30pm.

Photographic Exhibition & Competition
For photographers of all ages – two children’s categories.
Entries close 4pm Saturday June 19th.
Exhibition runs from Friday June 25th to Sunday June 27th.
Details and entry forms or from: Snappy Snaps, 83 Chiswick High Road; Lad’s Newsagent; Parish Office. Sponsored by Snappy Snaps and Vibeke Dahl Photography .

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