Fairytale Festival returns to Beat 102 103 for 2019

The Fairytale Festival is set to return to the South East this summer with Beat 102-103 & Kilkenny County Council.

Set in Woodstock Gardens, The Fairytale Festival is the brainchild of Beat’s Creative Department, who have been working over the winter period to produce the event which promises an enjoyable, safe and magical space for children to discover (and adults to rediscover) the magic of traditional fairytales.

Now in its fourth year, the 100% screen-free event is set to feature a fairy trail, bouncy castles, storytelling, a plethora of outdoor games, a Reptile Zoo and Mini Farm, the return of an expanded capacity interactive story train, and so much more.

Speaking at the festival’s launch, CEO of Beat 102-103 Gabrielle Cummins highlighted the continued partnership with Kilkenny County Council: “This is our third year running the festival in association with Kilkenny County Council and each year that collaboration has gone from strength to strength.”

As with 2018’s festival, Beat has partnered with Kilkenny County Council Library Department to promote children’s learning, creativity and wellbeing through a variety of workshops on the day and children will have the opportunity to meet some of their favourite fairytale characters.

Gabrielle continued: “We’re excited to return to Woodstock Gardens. Kilkenny County Council has rightly recognised the gardens as a true gem in the South East that’s worth shining a spotlight on via The Fairytale Festival.

“We’ve learned a lot from our first outing there last year so we’re delighted to be able to help the Local Authority once again raise awareness of this magnificent amenity on our doorstep. We are focused on delivering a magical family day out on July 21st”.

The annual one-day event will take place on Sunday, July 21st for seven hours between 11am and 6pm.

Top image: (Back Row L-R): John Delaney, Head Gardener at Woodstock; Iris Kelleher, Kilkenny Business Development; Frank Stafford, Director of Services at Kilkenny Co Co; Eamonn Alyward, Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny Co Co; Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere, Mayor of Kilkenny; and Sean McKeown, Director of Planning, Economic & Environmental Services at Kilkenny County Council.

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