10,000 people enjoy inflatables, bungee trampolines and more at Shropshire Kids Festival


Thousands of youngsters had fun at the Shropshire Kids Festival at the Telford International Center

The Shropshire Kids Festival, held in Telford, proved hugely popular with 10,000 people coming through the doors during a weekend of activities that filled three of the venues in the centre.

The festival featured several giant inflatables, bungee trampolines, slides and obstacle courses and youngsters also got to meet alpacas, lambs and even princesses and pirates.

A huge STEM workshop included coding stations and engineering tasks.

Thousands of youngsters had a blast at the Shropshire Kids Festival at the Telford International Centre. Photo: Lucy Rebecca

Popular areas also included the Adcote School Foam Party and the Trek Bike Course where children could try out bikes.

The Kids Planet Under-five area gave the younger ones their own space, while the older ones enjoyed Nerf wars, a human-sized foosball table, slide and wipe down.

Thousands of youngsters had a blast at the Shropshire Kids Festival at the Telford International Centre. Photo: Lucy Rebecca

Beth Heath, Director of Entertainment, said: “What a great start to the festival year. We were delighted to see so many families present.

“They all seemed to have had a fantastic time.

Thousands of youngsters had a blast at the Shropshire Kids Festival at the Telford International Centre. Photo: Lucy Rebecca

“I think the parents really appreciated giving the kids carte blanche to try whatever they wanted because it was all free.

“The Shropshire Kids Festival is an event close to my heart.

Thousands of youngsters had a blast at the Shropshire Kids Festival at the Telford International Centre. Photo: Lucy Rebecca

“I decided to create an event that my children would love and that would broaden their experiences.

“I think the result does just that, but for all the kids in our area.”

Thousands of youngsters had a blast at the Shropshire Kids Festival at the Telford International Centre. Photo: Lucy Rebecca

Shropshire festival organizers have predicted a busy year ahead.

Shropshire Tasty Trail will take place on April 9 and 10 when people can take part in a seven and a half mile walk around the Otley Estate in Ellesmere and enjoy a starter, main course and dessert along the route .

Thousands of youngsters had a blast at the Shropshire Kids Festival at the Telford International Centre. Photo: Lucy Rebecca

The event, which is taking place for the first time, will aim to allow people to sample locally produced food and drink and promote support for vendors.

The Shrewsbury Food Festival will take place in June, followed by the Shropshire Oktoberfest.

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