Family Friendly

Hoopla! Bulwell – A mini festival for ages 0-4

Date of event: 10 Aug 2022 Event start time: 10:30am - Event end time: 3:00pm

Venue Address: Bulwell Forest Gardens, Austin Street, Nottingham, NG6 9HE

City Arts present Hoopla! A mini-festival for ages 0-4

A fun, free, outdoor festival for 0-4 year olds and their families. Join us for a day of puppetry, music, play and exploration.

Watch a puppet show performed on a tricycle. Enter the magical, musical world of woodland creatures. Enjoy sensory play with the Makers of Imaginary Worlds. Create music with the City Arts chimes.

Small Steps Big Changes will have a stall at the event. They’ll be answering questions and sharing information about local support services.

Puppets: Family Friendly Theatre
Photo by Jo Wheeler

What’s On

11amTrinkets (Puppet Show)
Stories from old suitcases
11.45amHandmade Theatre (Music and Puppetry)
A magical woodland world
12.15amPicnic and Play
Bring some food for lunch and enjoy:
The Makers of Imaginary Worlds – Interactive sensory play and movement
Ignite – simple science to encourage children’s natural curiosity
Puppets – a chance to say “hello” to some puppets
Chimes – make music with these beautiful instruments, anyone can play!
1.45pmHandmade Theatre (Music and Puppetry)
A magical woodland world
2.15pmTrinkets (Puppet Show)
Stories from old suitcases

Music: City Arts Chimes
Photo by Ismail Khokon


Click ‘Book Now’ to get your tickets. Please book a ticket for each adult and child who will attend. You can arrive any time after 10.30am.

If you would like help with booking, please get in touch:

Call: 0115 9505251
Text: 07537416046

Thanks to Bulwell Forest Gardens for hosting us. Hoopla! is funded and supported by Small Steps Big Changes.

Featured Image: Handmade Theatre by Lamar Francois