A magical theatre production, magic, colourful clowns and an Easter egg hunt are among treats in store for the younger generation at this Easter’s MTN Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival.
Organisers have lined up a feast of entertainment, including the much-loved clown Little Gerry, who zoots around on his little motor bike to the delight of young fans and their parents.
“Gerry is such a colourful character and is synonymous with our festival,” says event spokesman Loryn van Eck.
“He entertains the children daily, making balloon characters and performing funny stunts on stage. He is truly delightful and makes everyone smile – no matter how old they are!”
A theatrical production, Pinnochio’s Easter Escapades, is also a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and will be staged daily.
“We found that the theatre element worked well last year in keeping the kids’ attention spans over a longer period, as they were viewing a performance of a story with which they were familiar,” says Van Eck.
In the beach and water sport arenas, children and adults will take part in an Easter egg hunt and have the opportunity to watch artists at work during the sand sculpting competition. The Kid’s Zone caters for the very young at heart.
Van Eck says older pupils are likely to enjoy Stef the Hypnotist, the new Comedy Festival, the Bay FM DJ Search and live acts such as Mango Groove.
A range of sporting events – including powerboating, beach soccer, Calypso cricket, beach wrestling and beach volleyball – will also provide plenty of pleasure.
One of the continent’s premier seaside festivals, the event is positioned as “free family fun for all”, with loads of giveaways, competitions and live entertainment.
The festival, which reaches its 20-year milestone this year, runs from April 2 to 5 at Hobie Beach. Apart from sport and entertainment, more than 190 stalls will be dished up to festivalgoers.
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Full Stop Communications
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MTN Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival