Family Festival Fail

Today we used the promise of the Lancashire Festival to persuade (I say persuade, I mean bribe) the kids to tidy their rooms up. The newspaper advertising looked fab; lots of stalls were promised, a funfair, donkey rides and ‘family fun’. So we packed up the family and went to have fun.

Only one word can describe the event. Letdown. Enjoying the miniature bus ride

It was apparent that the great advertising was due to the festival being put on by the newspaper group which had done said advertising. This annoyed Jo, as besides the fact that the thing could be done under the trade descriptions act, she has been trying to get the local press to commit to some free PR for the Lancashire Science Festival, and they won’t bite. Obviously, that is because they have their own festival. Which is lame.

Admittedly, it may have been better if the weather had been a bit brighter. One of the best bits of entertainment was watching people grip their gazebos and try not to lose them to  the wind.

We had cupcakes and candy floss and a ride on a miniature bus.  I enjoyed that the most (see pic..) 🙂

Next week is the Lancashire Science Festival. Jo promises us it will be fantastic. Should be, she’s been working really hard on it.