Sprookjesfestival in Arnhem
Magical holiday fun
Every year in the October half-term, there is a sprinkling of magic aroundArnhem in the form of the Sprookjes Festival. This special event is a gift toparents with kids to entertain in the school holidays, particularly as most eventsare either free or very cost-friendly.
Kabouters in the park
The beautiful Sonsbeek park, just a very short walk from the centre of Arnhem,hosts many of the activities associated with the festival. The ‘Kaboutertuin’ isalways one of the main attractions as it transforms the Steile Tuin in Sonsbeekinto a spectacle of wonder and magic for children of all ages.
The intricatelydesigned and executed ‘houses’ where the kabouters live are treat to behold forbig and little people. Alongside this are usually face-painting, bouncy castle fun,craft materials, story telling, and good old poffertjes to warm the fingers. Indeed,the cold weather this year has been an advantage as the queues weremanageable!
Arnhem with a sprinkling of fairy dust
Thanks to the festival, the rest of the city is teaming with shows, music, food,film, workshops, dance and expositions. It is a great way of exploring the city andcoaxing out your playful spirit. Whilst the event is aimed at children up to earlyteens, the real treats for me, with toddlers in tow, have been the events designedwith young audiences. Rarely can there be so many shows or activities to chosefrom which would engage and enthrall such a young age.
This year the beautifulweather has been an advantage, but there were many shows throughout theweek undercover in places such as in the library. The variation and spacing outof venues in all different quarters of Arnhem is another way the overall event hasreached a wider audience and encourages people to explore the city.
Same time next year
Every year there seems to be more and more chatter about this popular event. Ifor one, am putting Sprookjes Festival 2017 in the diary for sure. Relaxed fun andjolliness with a sprinkling of fairy dust and magic vibes? Yes please.
For further information see: http://www.sprookjesfestival.nl
Every year in the October half-term, there is a sprinkling of magic around
Arnhem in the form of the Sprookjes Festival. You can read all about it in this blog