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Kidsfest is back for 2017 and you could be a part of it!

6 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Kidsfest is back for 2017 and you could be a part of it!

Would you like to be part of something BIG and join The James Bulger Memorial Trust in making KidsFest 2017 the best family festival ever?

The James Bulger Memorial Trust (JBMT) invites community groups and volunteers to help them stage an amazing festival for families in Liverpool.

So, whether you’re a member of a dance school, sports club or community group, JBMT welcomes you to join them at the festival’s new home in Stanley Park.

KidsFest 2017 will take place in Stanley Park at the end of the summer holidays on Sunday 20thAugust and aims to give kids and families one last big adventure before school starts again in September.

The festival provides a great platform for organisations to showcase their services and talents. Participating organisations are invited to come along and provide demonstrations and deliver workshops at the festival which has attracted 12,000 families to date.

Individuals are also welcome to come and get involved as there will be plenty of volunteering opportunities on the day.

The festival is organised by JBMT in partnership with Orb Events. The Trust was set up in memory of James Bulger who was cruelly murdered in 1993 at the age of two. Its mission is to organise holidays and respite breaks for deserving children and their families.

Two years ago, they launched KidsFest – a free children’s festival – which was attended by 5,000 people in the first year which rose to over 8,000 visitors last year. So, the organisers have lots of exciting plans up their sleeves to ensure it is even bigger and better for summer 2017, meaning more local families and children will be able to fun in the sun whilst supporting the James Bulger Memorial Trust.

The festival will be packed with entertainment, activities, workshops and attractions to create a fantastic family-friendly event in the heart of North Liverpool. With fairground rides, bouncy castles, balloon sculptures, a zip wire, soft play area and full main stage programme of entertainment it simply doesn’t stop there!

James’ mother and patron of the charity, Denise Fergus, said: “I am immensely proud of the way that the people of Liverpool have taken this event to heart, we are so thankful to all the friends, supporters and organisations that have helped us to make it one of the largest free family focused events in the region.

“The last two years have been fantastic and now we are expanding the event into Stanley Park there is lots more opportunity for everyone to get involved. It’s a joy filled day which is the perfect way to remember James, I can’t wait to see you all there in August.”

Debbie Boyd from Orb Events added: “The James Bulger Memorial Trust has achieved lots of amazing things for the city and we are looking for anyone who has been inspired by their kindness and wants to give something back. The festival will be full of entertainment and activities for all, so let us know if you’d like to take part.”

If you’d like to get involved in KidsFest, please get in touch as soon as possible. Every volunteer helps make a difference! Contact or call 0151 707 0965 to volunteer your services.

Keep up to date with the charity and announcements for KidsFest at

Follow KidsFest on Facebook JamesBulgerMT and on Twitter @kidsfest and @jbmt1



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