Joyous occasion for families with kids at Ashton Gate on May Bank Holiday Weekend – under 16’s FREE

1st May 2018

Families with kids will have lots of incentive to visit the upcoming VegfestUK Bristol at Ashton Gate on May 26-27 – not only do parents have the opportunity to indulge in shopping from a wide range of plant-based options during the daytime as well as headline music in the evenings, the little ones also have a selection of activities to entertain themselves with, including cookery classes in addition to a couple of fairground inflatables. Further, kids under 16 can enter the event for FREE too and get a welcome introduction to healthy plant-based living in a light-hearted festival atmosphere.

Kids activities are located in the outdoor Winterstoke Car Park of the venue and are open from 11am – 6pm each day.

Kids Cookery Classes

Legendary Captain James Tea Cook, Pirate of the Carob Bean’s mission is to educate primary school aged kids, their parents and siblings about optimal health through free cookery workshops, fun, magic, dancing and lots of shouting. ASD friendly and allergen aware. Children should arrive with washed hands and long hair tied back. Eating the food they create is enthusiastically encouraged.

The Captain added, “The theme be getting yer kiddywinks to be eating more vegetables, at least 5 portions of veg a day choosing one from each colour of the rainbow. So apart from the smoothie bike, the cookery workshops where we makes Rainbow sushi, pancakes, kebabs, snack balls, wraps and stacks and the kitchen science where we finds electricity in bananas, learns about emulsification and alkalinity we also has a few rainbow games. The games include Rainbow Ring Toss, 5 Veg in Bucket, Rainbow VeggieTin Can Alley and a bit of Vegetable themed pirate dancing. There also be some crafts such as High 5 Rainbow Hands, Potato friends, and Pirate Hat making – if you be lucky, some magic too”

Full timetable of cookery classes is here:

NB: all kids cookery classes are free of charge apart from the smoothie bike.

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter combines traditional fairground fun with a modern inflatable twist.  Climb the steps to the top and then slide down and round to the bottom.

Suitable for ages subject to a minimum height restriction.

NB: There will be a small charge for the Helter Skelter.

Courtesy of Andrews Leisure

Last One Standing

A challenging activity for up to 8 participants.  Jump the rotating bar as it goes backwards and forwards and increases in height and speed.  Suitable for all over 8 years upwards.

NB: There will be a small charge for the Last One Standing.

Courtesy of Andrews Leisure

What to expect at VegfestUK Bristol 2018

Daytime and evening (Saturday 11am – 11pm, Sunday 11am – 9pm)

  • In-house restaurant with 3-course vegan meals (need to be pre-booked with venue)
  • Pizzeria / Bar
  • Ujima Live Acts Stage
  • Dance Stage
  • 12 outdoor caterers
  • Around 20 outdoor traders in gazebos

Daytime only (before 6pm each day)

  • Around 200 stalls indoors
  • 8 indoor caterers
  • The Vegan Academy talks room
  • Plant-Based Diets: Optimum Performance talks room
  • Plant-Based Diets: Optimum Health talks room
  • Cookery Demos
  • Art of Compassion Exhibition
  • Kids Area
  • Helter Skelter

Evening only (after 6pm each day)

  • Comedy
  • Magician
  • Blues Lounge
  • Electro Swing Lounge (Saturday only)
  • Deep Chill zone (Sunday only)