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Feast of fun for the family

The inaugural Buxton Family Festival is being held this August, transforming the town into a free holiday park.

The inaugural Buxton Family Festival is being held this August, transforming the town into a free holiday park.

For 17 days this summer, Buxton will be transformed into a free holiday park as the first Buxton Family Festival takes place.

The inaugural event, sponsored by High Peak Borough Council, runs from August 1 to 17 and features a packed programme for all the family to enjoy.

Events range from bushcraft to circus shows, with workshops and activities at eight venues around the town - Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre, Go Ape, the Green Man Gallery, Poole’s Cavern, Oaklands Manor and the Pavilion Gardens.

Terry Crawford, Visitor Services Manager at the council, said: “We’re all really excited to be bringing such a fantastic programme of fun family activities and events to the High Peak this summer.

“We’re proud of the burgeoning reputation we’re building for our festival scene and this new programme will only enhance that and appeal to a wide audience. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to Buxton in August when it will effectively become a free holiday park for families to enjoy.”

Attractions range from art and craft workshops, markets and bazaars through to more physical activities such as canoeing and family climbing.

Free activities such as trails, exhibitions and exploration will also run every day throughout the festival.

The full programme is available at Buxton Tourist Information Centre or you can download it at www.paviliongardens.co.uk.


 
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