Festival of Fun
Beside the seaside, beside the sea!
The Galtres family village gets bigger and better every year, so ask yourself what could possibly could be more fun than last year's magnificent pirates theme? The English Seaside that's what!
Laughing policemen, a proper funfair on the pier, donkey rides and candy floss will all feature in the fun. Not forgetting host of Victorian sideshows, fish and chips, a sandy beach and water walkers.
The wonderful Galleon Stage will be back, along with Mermaid Cove and a festival tavern, hosting a wealth of music, dance, theatre, storytelling and good old holiday fun. The best of Whitby and Scarborough (which by the way are just up the road) will be at Galtres - except the real sea of course ... But we do have a river!
So whether you dig for doubloons and pieces of eight on our treasure island or join in a sing along with Chilli Bon Bon who will make you sing like nobody’s listening and dance like a dad at a wedding, we guarantee that you won’t run out of things to do.
There’s fun all day for the whole family and unlike a lot of other festivals, ALL the storytellers, entertainment and activities are included in the cost of your ticket…now that has to be a good deal.
What else is there…well as the evening falls and all the wee terrors (children) go to bed we have a tale for the grown-ups with Stephie and her ‘confessions of a Tavern Wench' - truly hilarious comedians in the comedy tent. Sketchy Theatre are back, we’re not sure if it’s by ‘popular demand’ or just because they refused to go home last year. New this year poetry (as you’ve never heard it before) from Jackie Hagan and Anneliese Emmans Dean - you simply cannot miss these two extraordinary ladies.