CBBC is bringing a major children’s festival to Liverpool as part of the city’s 2018 celebrations.
Liverpool beat tough competition from other locations to host the three-day event which takes place at Croxteth Park this summer.
It is the first time the BBC has held a festival dedicated to youngsters, with the CBBC Summer Social aimed at six to 12-year-olds.
A host of CBBC favourites including Hacker T Dog, Mr Tumble and presenters Sam and Mark will take part in the festival from August 3-5, and they will appear alongside big music names like Union J, Johnny Orlando and HRVY.
And children’s TV programmes like The Worst Witch, Deadly 60 and Saturday Mash-Up! will also entertain the thousands expected to descend on the historic park, along with viewers on CBBC.
There will also be immersive activity zones, theatre shows, interactive and inspiring art workshops and live appearances from the most popular children’s authors, along with outdoor and sporting activities, junior discos, slime experimenting, themed treasure hunts, gaming areas, character walk-abouts and vlogger meet and greets.
The Petting Farm, Victorian Walled Garden and the grade ll listed Croxteth Hall will form an historic backdrop.
Tickets are on general sale from this Thursday.
BBC Children’s director Alice Webb said: “They’ll be no other festival like Summer Social in the UK this summer. We can’t wait to get to Croxteth Park and bring this unique festival experience to kids and their families.”
And Claire McColgan, Liverpool’s director of culture, added: “Over the last decade we’ve seen the power of transformative events across Liverpool – not just in terms of the economic boost, but the emotional investment felt by those communities the events touch.
“We’re incredibly proud of Croxteth Country Park, and we’re delighted it’s been chosen as the home for CBBC Summer Social.”
CBBC Summer Social is at Croxteth Park from August 3-5. More details and tickets from the BBC website HERE
Photo by Gareth Jones