Stroud Family Fun Day 2019

Sunday May 12th   2pm – 4.45pm

with Special Guest Philippa Hanna & band

Official Opening by David Drew MP & Rev Kate Stacey at 1.50pm

We’re delighted to welcome Philippa Hanna – and her band – back to the Stroud Free Family Fun Day in 2019.

Philippa performed at our very first outdoor Family Fun Day in 2012 and, since then, has become an award-winning and popular performer with a number of albums to her name and she has appeared regularly on BBC and TBN, most recently on BBC Songs of Praise and Radio 2.

Since 2012 she has toured with the likes of Lionel Richie, Little Mix, Leona Lewis, Wet Wet Wet and Anastacia and has released a number of albums, the latest being ‘Come Back Fighting’.

Philippa last visited Stroud in 2017 when she played to a very full audience in St Laurence Church at a concert organised jointly by Ignition and the Stroud Sacred Music Festival.

Perhaps Philippa’s best known songs are “I am Amazing”, “Raggedy Doll” and “Arrow”, songs which champion self-worth in young people. So it’s no surprise that the theme for the 2019 Family Fun Day is “I am Amazing”!
The Free Family Fun Day, now in its 8th year, has a refreshed feel this year with two stages – the main stage and the new ‘Garden Stage’ – and new attractions include a Football Cage (run by our friends from PSALMS), a free family photo shoot (courtesy of Fiona Lord Photography), a ‘Grill a Vicar’ event, a ‘Prayer Trail’ through the new Sensory Garden and new crafts.  All the old favourites will be there too, including the Climbing Wall, Obstacle Course, Games Tent, Under 5’s play area & bouncy castle and the Xperience Tent.  The food court is also back with new Chicken Wraps as well as the usual free teas and coffees (courtesy of the Salvation Army), Passion & Soul Food, Cotswold Crepes, Girish’s Indian Snacks, Kids Lunch Boxes and Tiddlywinks Cakes.  Ice Creams are this year provided by Golding’s Ice Creams.
As regards entertainment we welcome back by popular request Ambitions Dance and, for the first time, we’re delighted that Stroud Rock Choir are coming to perform on both stages.  Inspire Drums are also returning to lead a couple of drum circles.
We’re also pleased that David Drew MP will officially open the event at 1.50pm, along with Rev Kate Stacey.
Stratford Park, the afternoon of May 12th, the place to be!

FREE entry

All activities FREE