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Film  ·  Events  ·  Culture  ·  People  ·  15-18 Nov 2018

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Fantastic Festival Family Offering for 2017

We are family! We have been hard at work ensuring our Festival is great for the whole family. 

And we have a special family deal for Saturday, scroll down for all of the information!

For 2017, we have a fantastic variety of family friendly content including:

  • FREE Adventure Film Screenings

Our Family Adventure Film screenings are back and still for free! Join us to be entertained by a selection of short films on the big screen and inspire your children for life with the world of outdoor adventure. Expect two hours of thrilling short films showcasing wild adventure from around the world, with some of the stars of the films and special guests on stage to answer your questions. Suitable for ages 4+

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 18th November

10.30 - 12.30 Sunday 19th November

  • FREE Alfred Wainwright's Mountain Guides

In this free 60 minute interactive session for families, explore how Alfred Wainwright produced his guidebooks and learn how to create your own Wainwright illustrations too! Suitable for ages 4+

09.45 - 10.45 Saturday 18th November
11.15 - 12.15 Saturday 18th November
13.45 - 14.45 Saturday 18th November
15.00 - 16.00 Saturday 18th November

  • The Art of Survival - with Aldo Kane, Megan Hine & Nick Shoolingin-Jordan

Join us for a thrilling and fascinating insight into the world of survival and safety with experts Megan Hine and Aldo Kane alongside award-winning filmmaker Nick Shoolingin-Jordan. Suitable for ages 8+

12.00 - 13.30 Saturday 18th November

  • Wild Adventures with Steve Backshall

Steve has been passionate about the wild world ever since he could crawl. Growing up, he counted the animals that lived around him as his best pals – from the asthmatic donkey to the grass snakes in the manure heap!

Joined on stage by extreme fimmaker Aldo Kane, Steve will be sharing his latest adventure; ‘Down the Mighty River’ - the Baliem River in the island of New Guinea. Suitable for ages 8+

19.15 - 20.45 Saturday 18th November

  • Secrets of Snow Leopards

Featuring unique footage from BBC 1’s Planet Earth 2 series, come and discover the world of the Snow Leopard. The ultimate children’s guide to the secretive ‘Ghost of the Mountains’. Suitable for ages 4+

14.30 - 15.30 Saturday 18th November

13.00 - 14.00 Sunday 19th November

  • The Lost Words - Jackie Morris

All over the country, there are words disappearing from children’s lives. These are the words of the natural world - Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. The rich landscape of wild imagination and wild play is rapidly fading from our children’s minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke. Join Jackie Morris as she shares why the book was made and the process of how the illustrations and words came together. Suitable for ages 4+

13.00 - 14.00 Saturday 18th November

  • Britain's Abandoned Playground

Come and watch a freerunner, highliner, BMX rider and skateboarder on stage as they share their urban playgrounds doing what they do best; back flipping, bar-spinning and vaulting! Suitable for ages 8+

17.30 - 18.30 Saturday 18th November

  • Parents and Babies Film Screening

An opportunity for parents and their babies to enjoy high-visual adventure shorts.

We appreciate that being a new parent can be a demanding experience. Our special adult and baby film screening is especially for parents / guardians and their babies, an opportunity to enjoy the finest selection of adventure films without the worry of disturbing other guests while the films are playing.

09.30 - 11.00 Friday 17th November

​The Fantastic Saturday Family Deal!

We are offering a special Family deal - to include:

  1. Family Adventure Film Screening - 09.30 - 11.00
  2. The Art of Survival - with Aldo Kane, Megan Hine & Nick Shoolingin-Jordan - 12.00 - 13.30
  3. Britain’s Abandoned Playgrounds - 17.30 - 18.30
  4. Wild Adventures with Steve Backshall - 19.15 - 20.45

Adult tickets for all 4 sessions for just £30.00
Child tickets for all 4 sessions for just £15.00
So for example a family of four will be £90 - opposed to full rate of £114.00

To take advantage of this great deal, simply add each event to your basket and the discount will be applied at checkout. 

(You can take advantage of this deal without children too!)

We look forward to welcoming you to Kendal!

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