Bristol Beacon presents fun family mini-festival

Bristol Beacon presents fun family mini-festival

Posted on: 04 Aug 2022

Bristol Beacon have announced a family event for the summer: the return of Hoo-Ha! Festival.


Running from 17th – 19th August, Hoo-Ha! will feature three days of music, dancing and activities for little ones and their families to get involved with.


The ground floor will transport visitors through a portal into outer-space – hosting a solar system-trotting adventure in the ‘Explorer Dome’, and featuring a range of educational science activities learning how to make their own scribbling robot using motors and switches, experimenting with sounds in a Noisy Toys workshop and controlling digital music by simply just plugging a cable into an apple with Conductive Music.

On top of that, Disco Shed will take to the main stage to raise the roof and get everyone moving to the same groove.


The first floor will become a creative centre for all things arts and crafts. With workshops run by Let’s Make Art and the legendary Aardman Animations in the Stalls Bar, kids can get in touch with their creative sides with a range of artistic activities.

The Beacon are also taking great care to include those who prefer things a little less lively – the festival kicks off with a Relaxed Day for disabled & neurodivergent people (or anyone who would prefer a gentler environment). The Relaxed Day will include measures like reduced lighting, lower noise levels, and a cap on visitors – so they can relax with performances from Kid Carpet & TJ Band with ease.


This ethos will be carried through into the third floor, where the Terrrace Bar will transform into a place of ultimate zen, including tranquil music making and children’s yoga.



Additionally, quieter activities will be running all throughout the three days, including an illustration workshop by Lucie Sheridan, who is returning to Hoo-Ha! Festival for her third year with her Live Art Booth, drawing “Rubbish Portraits” of her visitors.


Hoo-Ha is jam-packed with fun for the family, and best of all, is totally free! However, due to the limited capacity of the Relaxed Day on August 17th, make sure you book (free) tickets to get a place here.

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Patrick Bate

Patrick is a filmmaker with so much Bristol in his blood the white blood cells are graffiti'd. Educated at the Northern Film School in Leeds, he’s returned home to be a Videographer and Reviewer for 365Bristol and BARBI. When he’s not messing about with cameras, he enjoys playing guitar, spending far too much time on tabletop RPGs, and being an awful snob about cider. Have a look at his work here, or get in touch at