Children’s Zone

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Love Summer is a Festival made for Family , if the children are happy…. Everybody’s happy! Together with our full program of Entertainers, Magicians, Jesters and General Fools we look to provide activities where all children can learn new skills whilst having fun.

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The Pottery is a little bit special… Yes!… We have an on-site Pottery Studio!! Complete with Pedal Powered Potters Wheels (try and say that after a few ciders) and our Resident Master Potter Mansour 

This truly is an amazing space and Mansour is one of the most fun people we have ever met, his team will give you a warm welcome and there’s never a dull moment when Manz is involved!

The Pottery is open pretty much all the time and you can just pop in but the wheels get very busy at peak times and if pottery is your big thing you can book some undivided attention from The Manz himself.

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Flotsam’s circus skills workshop suitable for all ages and abilities and will run each day.  All his instructors have many years of experience teaching circus skills and include instruction in:

  • Juggling – with balls, clubs, rings and scarves
  • Diabolo
  • Devil Stick
  • Poi
  • Hula Hoop
  • Pedal-Go
  • Spinning Staff
  • Spinning Plates
  • Skipping
  • Chinese Ribbons

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome Naomi and her Crew from Airfish back to Love Summer Festival 2018. Quite frankly we wouldn’t trust anyone else to deliver this service for us. Please remember many do this but Naomi, Airfish & all Associated are PROPER! Performers and come fully Trained and Insured. Be assured you are safe in their hands 🙂 

Airfish will be bringing lots of performers, workshops & performances to Love Summer on Saturday 11th August so you will be given every opportunity to RUN AWAY AND JOIN THE CIRCUS!!

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Flying Lessons are short as it requires great strength and you may be able to have a quick go in quiet times but this is one activity we must make a nominal charge for. The running costs for the Safety, Equipment, Insurance,etc….. are really high, anyway “if you want the best”… believe me its well worth it, we’ve all been on a Big Wheel or Roller-coaster but have you Flown The Trapeze.

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This activity is limited to Under 18’s and really just for teenagers. We have some amazing DJ’s and Sound Systems at Love Summer and they aren’t being used in a morning. So there’s no reason why our young DJ’s from beginner through to those already “playing out” to pick up some skills from our Master Craftsmen DJ Che.

We have some Brilliant DJ’s lined up to help across all the venues and sessions will be run every morning.

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We loved the Animal HQ and Simon’s knowledge of animals is amazing. Animal Activities do some great work using animals for therapy and relaxation…. Still not sure about that spider though! 

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Streetdance workshops for all ages 12+
Shuffling, breakbeats, house, hiphop
Scrub up some skills, and throw some cosmic shapes for the rest of weekend 👌

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Sylvan Adventures (AKA Dangerous Dads) will be on site to get us that little bit closer to nature – No Wifi Connection Required!!!

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Soft Archery with Dan and Crew a Fully Qualified Archery Instructor. This is Soft Archery with MOST (not all!) Danger Removed 😉

Sylvan Adventures will also be providing wood carving for the – Younger Adventurer

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We are very proud to have Alfredo the Magician and his Pirates back at Love Summer for 2018 – Not only is Alfredo a hugely successful children’s entertainer, he is an accomplished Magician who never ceases to amaze, he’s mind boggling!

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We LOVE Hayley and her Little Secret Craft Studio, it POPS UP in the middle of our Arena in an Afternoon and the Creativity that flows out of people when they are happy and relaxed and have a little encouragement and help if needed is phenominominominal!!!!!!

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Wonderful workshops from Yannis Nicolaou Art  These are great fun and all paint is provided, numbers are limited so you will need to get signed up early for this one.

Mainly for the Under 18’s bur who doesn’t like spraying on a freshly painted wall!!

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Come and try one of our amazing Drum Workshops with Paula and her Team from Singing Drum. These are great fun and open to everyone from total beginners to serious percussionists

There will be workshops each day and the one on Saturday morning is for children. You will usually find Paula and her Crew drumming and making music all over the site for most of the weekend. 

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Crafty Monkeys is a “Children’s Festival” just on it’s own! They have everything to keep the younger (and not so young) children happy and entertained.

They have everything from SWING BOATS and every type of Art & Craft you can think of to Bubbleologists & Face Painting 

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Mr Zig Zag Loves his Summer Festivals and we LOVE Mr Zig Zag – Catch him when you least expect him, makes us smile just writing about him.

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This will be one huge Family Afternoon Disco Party and will feature the Devon Disco Dancing Championships

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Now it’s not everyday you get to see 3 generations of the same family DJ together Back to Back.

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Airfish Circus will be around all day providing Workshops & Performances throughout the day.

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Sam and the Womp are a British group experimenting by mixing different genres from Dub and Drum N Bass to big brass fueled Balkan Funk and beyond. 

Fronted by trumpeter and chief rabble-rouser Sam Ritchie and Dutch born singer/songwriter Bloom de Wilde. The group’s debut single ‘Bom Bom’ shot straight to No 1 in the UK music charts in August 2012 and has sold over a million copies worldwide.

The band prioritize the party and break free of conventional genres creating a fun, upbeat dance-floor vibe.

Download the Latest Release from Sam & The Womp here

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Find out more and Listen to Sam & The Womp Below

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Bassfunk presents… FUN BASS with Bassfunk Bandits featuring Sam and the Womp!…

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Sunday Bassfunk takeover for the Festival Finale!… Expect Giant Pass-The-Parcel, Musical Statues and many more games and activities alongside Bassfunk’s quirky and eclectic mix of funky tunes!

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At Love Summer Festivals we like to Reward our Customers who go that extra mile in the pursuit of fun and party. Categories are fixed by the judges as the Festival progresses but be assured if you excel at anything in particular you are likely to be mentioned in dispatches and may even make it home in time for Tea & Medals. 

We will be announcing the Winner of Saturdays Disco Dancing Championship together with Best Fancy Dress, Best Decorated Camp, Funniest Dog and a whole host of other categories, so get out there and just do your party thing, its not a race…. but I am sure you won’t be coming second.

Expect Free Tickets for Next Year, Medals & a Trophy!

Here’s Some Happy Children from Previous Years

When we see small children having tantrums and locking themselves in vehicles on Sunday because they don’t want to go home you know you’re on the right track! Stick with us Kids we’ll look after you 😉 Here’s just a few of the things that go on down where the little lovelies play…….. 

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Alfredo – Probably the Best Pirate Magician on the Seven SeasThis is real Magic!

 

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