Family festival Geronimo cancelled for good as parents slam ‘absolute farce’

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 28th June 2024

Geronimo Children’s Festival, a popular family event that was meant to take place in Cheshire this summer, is ‘no more’.

The festival, sometimes dubbed ‘Glastonbury for kids’ has announced that it’s cancelling its summer weekender for the second year running.

In a statement, organisers blamed poor ticket sales due to ‘the great British weather’ and said that all ticket-holders will be refunded.

Its 2023 festival was also cancelled.

Geronimo was set to take place this year at Arley Hall between 23 and 26 August, featuring children’s entertainment, interactive musical experiences, food and more.


Parents who were looking forward to taking their little ones to the event have now slammed the cancellation as an ‘absolute farce’.

One wrote: “Aww so sorry to hear this we had an amazing time there 2 years ago and we’re so looking forward to going again.”


Another said: “Sad to see something so amazing 6 years ago has now gone to this.”

Someone else wrote: “No surprise there. Absolute farce.”

In its statement, Geronimo said: “With a heavy heart, we announce that Geronimo Children’s Festival is no more and our scheduled event on 23rd-26th August 2024 has been cancelled. We thank all those involved in it, the directors, staff and artists who all put their hearts and soul into the event.


“The great British weather is not always kind and with a huge percentage of festival-goers holding off booking until the last week, the event has become an unsustainable financial risk.

“Ticketline will arrange the face value refund of all valid tickets (including those rolled over from previous years) Please note we have no access to ticketholder details and are unable to assist with refunds directly. All ticket enquiries should be addressed to [email protected] or call 0161 813 2222.

“Thank you to all the families, performers and suppliers who made Geronimo Festival a magical experience for so many children over the last decade. We hope you will cherish the memories of your time in our festival fields and wish everyone a wonderful summer.”

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