gloworm festival
The one true family festival


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Sponsored by Worksop College and Ranby house

We want everyone to have a great time at our Gloworm Festival and we feel that workshops are a great way to get everybody in the family to have a wonderful time. 

We have plenty of workshops lined up in 2017 take a look at our list:

Sunday 20th August:

  • Circus Skills 
  • Yoga    *
  • Drumming     *
  • Caricature    *
  • Singing     *
  • Katie Abey  - Badge Making  * 
  • Hula Hooping
  • Cricket

Saturday 19th August:

  • Circus Skills
  • Yoga  *
  • Drumming  *
  • Caricature    *
  • Singing    *
  • Katie Abey - Illustrations  * 
  • Hula Hooping
  • Cricket 

(Workshops with * will take place in the workshop tent)

Booking of workshops recommended due to limited places each day

Please visit the workshops you would like to book when on site, we will be taking 50% pre-bookings and 50% walk-ins for each workshops running through the day

Worksop College - Cricket Workshop

As the school responsible for the new England Cricket Captain, Joe Root, Worksop College and Ranby House Prep school know a thing or two about cricket. Join their coaches, plus 'rising star' pupils for cricket masterclasses - watch a number of different fielding-based drills and exercises and learn how to slide, catch and dive. A fun and engaging workshop for all the family, whether you're a beginner, or an old-hand.  

Worksop College - Singing Workshop

Come along to the singing workshops to fill your va-va-voice with va-va-voom! Professional singing coaches Ruth Massey, Victoria Gray and Matt Wright will inspire your little ones with fun Harry Potter-inspired warm-ups, a silly ditty about a penguin, and songs to get your body moving and your heart pumping. Join in the fun and learn how to breathe well and sing in harmony, and let’s raise the roof of the workshop tent with our amazing voices!

Arts and Crafts with Worksop College

Enjoy getting messy? So do we! We love a good snippety snip, a glue and a stick! Come and join the staff from Worksop College and Ranby House as they create the most wonderful arts and crafts for you to enjoy. Get ready to get covered in glitter, and make magical creations that will inspire the imaginations of family members both young and old!

Beat Feet

COMMUNICATE - BOND - ENJOY - These are the three main aims at the heart of all BeatFeet's drumming workshops. Drumming naturally creates a sense of community and everyone involved in our unique sessions is part of an unfolding musical and mindful process, that leaves both mind and body energies, focused and ready to inject new found creativity into daily life.

You will also find...

Sublime Science

Not only will Sublime Science being doing live Science Shows in the big top, they will also be running walk-in workshops throughout the day. Come and find them in the Workshop area where they will be.

Fizzing potions, making gooey slime for you to take home, super nice experiments and Tornado Racing! Workshop times will be scheduled, so keep them peeled to make sure you don't miss out! 

Hula Hooping

Ever wanted to Hula Hoop? Never quite got to grips with it? Well, now's your chance to learn. Come and join the ever so talented Carla Bradley as she teaches the whole family to hula in her very own Hula Workshops. Prefer to freestyle? Then why not just pop in for a hula at any point throughout the day. Workshop times will be scheduled, so keep them peeled to make sure you don't miss out! 

Circus Skills

Who doesn't love jumping around? We certainly do! The brilliant team from Circus Hub will be joining us again this year to bring you the best Circus Workshops in town. Drop in throughout the day to have a go at juggling, balancing, diablo skills, bubbles, and much more. Not only that, but the wonderful Ria, Kay and team will be performing a live Cabaret aerial performance at scheduled times over the course of the weekend. This is not something to be missed!   

Katie Abey Designs

Katie Abey is an illustrating human who lives in a teeny hobbit-like house in Derbyshire with a cat, a hedgehog and a husband. Her work provides illustrative doses of happiness and motivation along with a little dash of sarcasm.

Katie will be running two different workshops on different days. On Saturday you will be able to join Katie in her workshop that takes you on a wonderful adventure with her brilliant children's book 'Basket Cat'. After the Story you can join Katie in an illustration workshop based around the story and design your very own Cat. Will your cat be a 'Basket Cat' or will it live in a cave? We will leave this down to your own brilliant imagination. On Sunday, Katie will be reading the wonderful 'Beaky Malone'. Use this wonderful book that Katie Abey illustrated to design your own badge! Katie makes and sells a huge selection of decorative badges and pins, so this is a wonderful opportunity to make your very own. 


Cartoon Workshop with Andy Gilbertw

Create a cartoon masterpiece in this fun filled cartoon workshop with cartoon illustrator Andy Gilbert. With Andy’s step-by-step guidance you will be able to create your very own fabulous cartoon to take away with you. Packed full of hints and tips, this is a family workshop that is suitable for everyone with no experience necessary – not to be missed!!!

Kids Yoga with Sophie

A fun and friendly class for little ones and their big people.  This is an interactive introduction to the practice of yoga and mindfulness through story, music and adventure to help pre-school age children explore body movement, breath play, managing emotions and relaxation.

Mum’s, Dad’s or carers accompany each child to support the children in their discovery and what's more, feel the benefits for themselves: increased flexibility, improved confidence, relief from tension to name but a few!

Hula Hooping

Hula Hooping

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There will be even more added to this, so there will be plenty for little and big Glowormers to get involved with! 

Keep checking back to make sure you see when these workshops will take place over the weekend.