Kidsfest is back this weekend with so much family fun in James’s memory

KidsFest returns to Stanley Park this weekend on Sunday 19th August 2018 with a day packed of exciting free, fun activities for all the family.

Organised by the James Bulger Memorial Trust (JBMT) the annual festival honours the life of toddler James Bulger. The JBMT was set up in memory of toddler James Bulger who was murdered in 1993 aged two-years-old. Its mission is to fund and organise holidays and respite breaks for deserving children and their families, a cause which James’ mother Denise Fergus is passionate about.

This is the fourth consecutive year for KidsFest, which continues to grow in size and popularity. Last year’s event had a whopping 8000 people attend, and this year’s is set to be even bigger with more big names added to the amazing list of performers from the biggest TV talent shows like The Voice UK, The Voice Kids UK, X Factor and BGT.

Kev Simms

The Voice 2016 Winner Kevin Simms, will be performing alongside X Factor’s Chico , Christopher Maloney and Gary Barker. Two special mini guests from The Voice Kids UK will be performing live. From Team Will.I.am, the very talented Astrid from Southport who’s only 8 yrs old and From Manchester, 13 yr old Natasha, who had also performed alongside Ariana Grande at the Manchester “One Love” concert.

Natasha with Ariana Grande

KidsFest, which runs from 10am – 6:30pm will also play host to a wealth of jaw dropping entertainment for all the family, including a giant T-Rex dinosaur in the ‘Jurassic Tent’, the return of the Royal Marines Big Rig, inflatable fun with Bouncy World donated by Cobra Castles, Clash of the Superheroes and so much more.

Our very own Clare Simmo and Charity Ambassador Reece Ryan will be hosting the main stage for the day.

Earlier this year Sir Trevor McDonald hosted a special documentary about James’s tragic death and Denise’s life since losing her boy. We met him at the annual Black Tie and Tiara Ball held in James’s name.

Denise Fergus, James’ mother and patron of the James Bulger Memorial Trust, commented: “We’re so excited about this year’s KidsFest. I am overwhelmed by all the support of every artist performing for us this year. The event is growing each year, and we’re delighted to offer festivalgoers a fantastic fun-filled day of family activities.

“The work of the James Bulger Memorial Trust and KidsFest remember James, helping to continue his legacy. Seeing everyone enjoying themselves on the day is an extremely positive way of doing this, and it’s so special to know that James is helping people today through this work. We’re looking forward to another great KidsFest at Stanley Park this Sunday.”

For more info on the James Bulger Memorial Trust and Kidsfest head to the website here.

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