Start your summer holidays with a family camping festival all for charity

Schools out for summer!

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 1:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 2:02 pm

Are you already wondering what to do with your kids over the long (hot) summer holidays that doesn’t include hours of screen time or Fortnite?

Isle of Axholme Cancer Charity Team Verrico may hold some of the answer.

Over the weekend of 27-29 July, the charity is hosting a family camping festival at Willow Fields Camp Site, Haxey in association with the Band of Builders. Both organisations help people facing tough times when terminal and life threatening diseases affect the family unit.


Charity Founder Paul Verrico told us ‘I’ve taken my own children to dozens of festivals from a very young age and so the team has distilled the best bits into something inexpensive and safe for families to enjoy. We have an amazing array of activities for people to participate in, most of which are free, and we are really looking forward to enjoying a remarkable inclusive experience. Working with the Band of Builders is always a pleasure – they are working hard on the infrastructure for the event to create something memorable and truly unique.’

Organiser Gina Shergold added ‘We’ve got bands joining us from as far away as Bournemouth; a kids talent show and a Birds of Prey show. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the copse along the campsite border transform into a giant fairy wood, with bunting, fairy doors and a liberal sprinkling of magic’

Other activities include :

· Football pitch

· Giant lawn games

· Counselling tent

· Jungle Drums workshops

· Storm Kettles

· Fire making

· Trail run

· Hay bales

· Wire weaving

· Whistle whittling

· Yoga

· Rock Painting

· Face Painting

· Stalls

· Food outlets

· Therapy dog

· Camp Fires

· Mud Kitchen

Confirmed musicians include Jinder, Momma’s Days are Done, James Taplin, Cover Story, Pete Drake, Ang Pearce, Del Scott Miller and Peter Ward.

With prices working out at £7.50 per night per person for a family of 6, this is an inexpensive event which is sure to sell out. Tickets and full details are at