Sit outside pull up a chair, blanket or bale of hay and watch some of your all time favourite movies of both recent and oldtimes. Mary Poppins Moana (with Moana and several Disney princesses making an appearance all wknd-watch their faces light up). Sing
Aston Villa FC will be attending with their foundation coaches and setting up a mini pitch. Giving children the chance to learn from the pros, take part in crossbar challenges, penalty shoot outs, win AVFC medals and even get a selfie with the one and only Hercules the Lion AVFC official Mascot! This is your Read more about AVFC – Football and skill sessions – Sunday 30th[…]
Aspire Sports are creating a bespoke sporting arena within the festival grounds and offering a varied selection of activities for all ages and abilities. Each activity can be booked each morning at the Aspire Arena.
Our official entertainment partners have put together a fantastic variety of workshops to suit all ages. These are all bookable on each morning, at the Razzamataz stand. A Show in a weekend is where children who are staying all weekend get to rehearse every day for one hour with the Razzamataz coaches. Children taking part Read more about Razzamataz- All inclusive workshops, All weekend![…]
Friday 28th July Main Stage Headliner Basil Brush. This is a chance for the inner child in all of us to relive and in turn educate our youngsters. One of the best live shows around, you wont be left disappointed. BOOM BOOM “There’s only one fox on the box”!!
Saturday 29th July The Sooty Show will be with us and you can meet Sooty & Richard after the show!!!
Very excited to announce that Dick and Dom will be performing on the Main stage on Sunday 30th July 2017!
These clay building workshops offer a truly unique experience and the opportunity to learn from expert model makers how to make world famous Aardman Animations characters. The workshops provide a creative and hands-on activity for all ages! Participants will also get a rare chance to ask questions about Aardman Studios and hear about the animation Read more about Workshop – Aardman Model Making[…]
So the outdoor cinema will be full of Aardman Animations classics, episodes of Morph, Shaun the Sheep & Wallace & Gromit The Wrong Trousers. July 29th & 30th in conjunction with the free model making workshops! #BFF17
We are very proud to announce that at this years event Big Family Festival in collaboration with the Bounce Alzheimer’s Therapy (The BAT Foundation) and the Call to mind. Design Company, is launching a major ‘Dementia Friendly Communities’ Initiative for the West Midlands. BAT & Call to Mind are promoting Table Tennis across the U.K. Read more about The BAT Foundation & Call To Mind[…]
Brand New Content For 2017! Aspire Sports UK are joining the Big Family Festival to help engage more children and their parents in physical activity. The popular Birmingham based company will be offering a range of action packed activities over the course of the weekend, catering for children aged two upwards on the ‘Aspire Arena’. Read more about Aspire Sports UK[…]
Much loved Birmingham company, Untied Artists will be bringing their brand new theatre show ‘The Acorn Emporium’ to the festival. Having toured their hugely successful family performance ‘The Boy Who Bit Picasso’ from the Outer Hebrides, to Hong Kong and back, the Untied folk have come up with a new work about Squirrels – and Read more about The Acorn Emporium- Outdoor Theatre[…]
This announcement is one for you parents, grandparents and old school cool kiddies out there…..its gonna make you twist and shout in a yellow submarine!!! We are very pleased to announce that one of Saturday’s headline Tribute Acts is none other than The Top Ten Beatles. The Top Ten Beatles have lovingly created a fantastic Read more about The Top Ten Beatles[…]
Super excited to announce another fantastic Tribute for BFF17… Joining us on Saturday 29th July Main Stage Only One Direction Tribute These guys are amazing, they are the best there is, with recognition from the 1D band themselves, performing across the world and many tv appearances!
Super Sunday Tribute Headliner! We were so pleased to be able to book these guys Rhapsody – Queen Tribute will take to the stage with a show like no other! We cant wait to stamp our feet and clap our hands… “You got mud on yo’ face, You big disgrace Kickin’ your can all over Read more about Rhapsody Queen Tribute[…]
Papaphone will be joining us on Saturday the 29th July to spoil us with their talent. Both Russell and Tom have been playing on the music scene for many years, working on the sound that can now be heard in Papaphone. The music and heart felt lyrics are what make Papaphone’s sound so mesmerising. Playing Read more about Papaphone[…]
Virtually Jay Kay solo tribute to Jamiroquai will be with us on Sunday 30th July. Performed by Phil Heathcock from the full production Space Cowboy. Phil brings alive the funky vibes of Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay, performing classic hits from Cosmic girl to Virtual insanity.
Friday night will see one of the countries best of the best: Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley Tribute!! Solo performance by Lee Grindey as Elvis. He is true Elvis style showman with all the moves. Appealing to all ages groups. Check him out here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koRG-hZo8Ug
Tazmin Barnes will be performing on the acoustic stage on Sunday 30th. Tazmin Barnes is a 14 year old singer / songwriter from Tewkesbury and is delighted to be performing at the Big Family festival for the first time. She grew up in China and started singing from the age of 4. Following success in Read more about Tazmin Barnes[…]
“Join bumbling explorer Mortimer Sparks and his assistant Jinx Calhoun on a series of daring adventures where you’ll discover the power of your Imagination! Gasp and giggle as outrageous audience suggestions become directions to guide our brave heroes on their adventure, and with various interactive and improvised elements, no two adventures are ever the same!” Read more about Outdoor Theatre Act Mortimer Sparks[…]
Brand New For 2017* *Theatre Announcement* *Saturday 29th July Big Top* . Open a book and discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your imagination and join us on an unforgettable journey to Moominvalley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful. Magical puppetry, an ingenious set, original music Read more about Mischief and Mysteries in Moominvalley[…]
Main Stage Saturday Night with Huw Eddy & The Carnival..guaranteed to get you moving. ‘Huw Eddy & The Carnival’ were born in Leeds. Pedalling sound waves with a gob stopping core of Indie Folk yet generous lashings of Rock and Roll and blues influences they bring you a show that has audiences stamping their hoofs Read more about Huw Eddy & The Carnival[…]
*Brand New for 2017 Tribute* Sunday 30th July Main Stage Black Magic -The Little Mix Show OMG see you at the front of the stage!!!
Brand New for 2017 Fri-Sun in the Den Storytelling with a Meet And Greet With Elmer the Patchwork Elephant of Andersen Press
The music industry will be set alight later this year when singer-songwriter, Devon Mayson hits the charts with a fresh new sound that sits perfectly between country and pop. Devon’s beautiful and soulful voice, accompanied with her emotional and raw writing, gives her music an edge that transcends anything currently heard in today’s charts. Devon’s Read more about Devon Mayson[…]
Friday Main Stage, we are pleased to announce KIT TRIGG these guys know how to rock..Kit plays Guitar and Nic Plays drums. They are a Blues/Rock Band who’s influences range from Fleetwood Mac, Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana, Kyuss, Nick Drake, Ghostface Killa, Public Enemy, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Syreeta Wright, Buddy Guy, Read more about KIT TRIGG[…]
Brand New Addition for BFF17 Big Potato will be joining us and in true BFF style bringing a whole lot of family fun with them, they will be running a games tent for festival goers of all ages to enjoy. Games gurus will be on hand to teach games and get people involved. “Big Potato Read more about Big Potato Games[…]
Brand new free workshop for 2017 >> Fun, full of energy and a downright giggle, Spintaneous will be delivering hula hoop classes that the whole family can get involved in! Val Hamilton, founder of Spintaneous took up hooping almost 3 years ago and has delivered hoop workshops at festivals, charity and public events as well Read more about Hula Hooping Workshop -Spintaneous[…]
Kiera Battersby Music will be joining us for the second year running and you can see her on the acoustic stage on Saturday 29th July. Kiera Battersby is a sensational 19 year old singer-songwriter whose music is a fusion of Pop, Latin and Jazz. Her songs have been featured on BBC Introducing, and she has Read more about Kiera Battersby[…]
The team from Aashiyana Arts will be joining us on both Saturday and Sunday this year and not only will we get to see their amazing interactive Bhangra & Bollywood dance performance on stage, but they will also be hosting Bhangra Tots interactive workshop (new for 2017), Bhangra Bunny will be joining them too, whom Read more about Aashiyana Arts[…]