Foodies taking their children to Taste of Grampian next month can be rest assured there will be plenty to keep their little ones entertained.
A range of fun, free activities will keep them occupied while you sample the wares at Scotland’s largest premium one-day food and drink festival.
More than 6,500 people turned out for the event last year. And there is expectation of at least as many at P&J Live in Aberdeen on Saturday, June 3.
Kids looking for more age-appropriate fun won’t have far to look and with those under the age of 12 getting access to the festival for free, it makes for an excellent day out.
Open from 10am to 5pm, there’s plenty time for the whole family to see, taste and enjoy the festival’s wares.
The Dino-Play zone is perfect for keeping little ones entertained for hours.
With a bounce and slide area including dinosaur slide, air jugglers, ball pit area and an enclosed play area, it is certain the Dino-Play zone will be popular with younger festivalgoers.
Get to the top of the dinosaur’s head and slide down out of his mouth for that picture perfect moment.
Is your child a dancing king or queen? Then be sure to show them to the dance mat area.
They can boogie to their heart’s content and will be able to dance away with friends until the cows come home.
Not only is it a lot of fun for those taking part, but it is great for exercising and burning off any excess energy they may have from the sweet treats on offer from festival exhibitors.
You might even want to start your own dance off with the whole family to see who is the champion dancer!
This fun activity combines both a dart board with football.
Children will be encouraged to hit the bullseye in the middle of the dart board with a football by kicking it towards the board.
Why not make it a competition and get their siblings, friends, or other children at the festival involved?
Who can achieve the best score? Only time will tell…
They shoot, they score!
If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained for a while why not introduce them to some of the festival’s giant games that will be available to play in the kids zone.
From Jenga to snakes and ladders, not to mention Connect 4 these games will keep your little ones minds focused.
Can they get four in a row during Connect 4? Or will they defeated at the last minute by a slithery snake in snakes and ladders?
Front row seats and more
And for those youngsters who are coming for the food, there will also be some seating for children at the front of the Taste of Grampian Live stage to make sure they get a good view of their favourite local chefs and TikTok star Poppy O’Toole.
We might even have a special guest making an appearance on the stage during the festival so be sure to keep your ears peeled for announcements throughout the day.
There will also be vegetable and fruit balloons for the children to enjoy throughout the kids zone, as well as some other activities to keep them amused.
Music and masterclasses
Taste of Grampian is shaping up to be an incredible day for all in attendance.
The highly-anticipated event will see a stellar line-up of businesses in attendance to sell and offer samples of their fare. More than 100 business – based in the north-east and further afield – have signed up to participate.
As well as the kids’ zone, there will be live acoustic music, masterclasses from local chefs, drinks tastings and workshops.
Celebrity chefs James Martin and Poppy O’Toole will each be hosting two live cooking demonstrations throughout the day-long event, too.
James’ demonstrations are priced at £18 per person and hosted in a separate arena while Poppy’s will be free on the Taste of Grampian Live stage.
James is best-known for being one of the UK’s top chefs. And Poppy is a Michelin-trained chef who rose to fame on TikTok.
Tickets to Taste of Grampian are priced at £15 each plus booking fee and children under 12 go free.
There is a booking fee of £1 and a £1 service charge on Ticketmaster.
Parking is also free on the day.
For more information visit www.tasteofgrampian.co.uk