Saturday, 31 July 2021

Festival feeds children

STORYTELLING, arts and crafts and cookery classes are among the attractions for children at the inaugural Henley on Food Festival.

STORYTELLING, arts and crafts and cookery classes are among the attractions for children at the inaugural Henley on Food Festival.

The festival, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1 at Shiplake College, will feature the Smart Raspberry Cookery School for five- to 10-year-olds as well as book characters Hugless Douglas and Mr Panda.

The River and Rowing Museum’s picnic area will host storytelling sessions, games and appearances by Mr Toad from The Wind in the Willows.

There will also be a colouring competition in which children will be asked to draw their favourite meal for a chance to win signed copies of books.

Festival co-founder Harriet Reed said: “We noticed other food festivals weren’t all that family friendly but I know from my own young children how interested they are in cookery and all things food.”

Alongside the events aimed at children will be more than 20 talks and demonstrations by chefs and celebrities including Masterchef’s John Torode, Antony Worrall-Thompson and Frances Quinn.

Entry will be free for under-12s accompanied by an adult buying a “roamer” ticket, which costs £7 per day or £12 for the weekend. For more information, visit www.henleyonfood.com



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