On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February 2020, bored children and frustrated parents will finally have an answer to their midwinter prayers as The Peterborough Kids’ Fest hits The East of England Showground, Peterborough.

Organised by Hot Pink Events, the festival will feature attractions aimed at children from 1 – 14 years of age, with a dedicated under-5s area, an adults creche, quiet areas for breastfeeding mothers and special provisions for those with additional needs including SEN.

Attractions, which have been selected to educate, entertain and inform, including obstacle courses, circus workshops, arts & crafts, sports, STEM events, storytelling and face painting, as well as bubble football, go-karting, a soft play area, and dance and sports.

The Peterborough Kids’ Fest is organised by husband and wife team Mike & Kim Rossiter who came up with the festival after they struggled to find an event suitable for their growing family.

Kim said, “We started The Kids’ Fest because we couldn’t find any events locally that were solely focused on the children. There are lots of festivals and events out there that are child-friendly, but nothing that is 100% about their fun, enjoyment and learning. We’ve scoured the county, region and country to bring the very best activities, workshops and entertainers to your doorstep. We hope you’re as excited by what we’ve found as we are!”

Mike added, “Two things were important to us when devising The Peterborough Kids’ Fest. The first was that every activity will be free once you are inside, and the second was that everyone will be welcome and catered for. We are a fully inclusive festival and are making special provisions, such as a quiet tent, so all children can be included in the fun.”

Dean Rees, business development manager, East of England Arena and Events Centre, welcomed the new event to the venue, saying, “The Peterborough Kids’ Fest is just what the region needs, a bright point in what is otherwise a fairly bleak part of the year. Judging by the list of attractions and the passion of Hot Pink Events, I’m confident that it will be a great success.”

While Kim and Mike are busy finalising the details of each activity, they’re keen to hear from local businesses who may wish to work with them.