September 27, 2022

‘Think Green’ and no screens – Kilkenny’s Fairytale Festival a resounding success

Thousands of people left their tablets and phones behind them in the hope they might catch a glimpse of Tinkerbell,  Cinderella, or Tom Thumb in Kilkenny over the weekend.

The fourth annual Fairytale Festival event was held in Woodstock Gardens, Inistioge last Sunday.

The screen-free event encouraged people to ‘think green’, an initiative those present were happy to get onboard with.

The event, run by Beat 102 103 and Kilkenny County Council, featured a fairy-tale themed stage show, a fairy trail, bouncy castles, storytelling, a plethora of outdoor games, the national reptile zoo, Secret Valley mini-farm, the return of the expanded-capacity interactive story train, and so much more. Children also got to meet some of their favourite fairytale characters.

Speaking after the event, Beat 102 103 CEO, Gabrielle Cummins, said: “It was such a joy to see so many families from across the South East turn out to enjoy the magical experience of the Fairytale Festival.

“We really noticed people “thinking green” on the day too, following some simple tips like not printing their tickets or car-pooling to the event.”



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