My husband and I recently took our 2 year old son to the 3 foot people festival in Hylands Park Chelmsford. When we arrived there was quite a queue to get in but once through the gates there were lots of event stewards showing the way and they helped to make everything easy and efficient.
The event was a sell out and I was a little worried it would be uncomfortably busy everywhere, but I was pleasantly surprised. The festival was spread out and there was so many activities going on throughout the day that it didn’t feel crowded.
Our first impression of the festival was a feast of colour and bubbles, my son was drawn to the bouncy castles first, 5 different types including assault courses and slides. There was also an assortment of sports to try out from football, basketball and cycling. There were so many different things to try there were no queues and my son just went from one thing to another. Another fond favourite with my son was the giant sand pit: again it was never that busy and we were always able to find a bucket and spade and a deck chair for hubby.
There were stalls, marquees and big circus tents filled with craft activities, story telling, dancing, gymnastics, soft play and disco with DJ and lights. It was a good opportunity to try and find out more about pre school groups like jo jingles, tumble tots, hartbeeps and activtots.
There was also a small petting zoo area with ducks, chickens, spiders, a giant rabbit that my son loved, meerkats and more.
There was a large assortment of food outlets from chips to Mexican, Asian, chicken nuggets, pizza and lots of ice cream vans spotted around. It was nice that you could also take a picnic in. Also a positive point was that you didn’t need to go far to find a toilet and we never needed to queue.
I would definitely recommend the 3 foot people festival and am hoping on returning next year.