Kids festival near Siena: an unmissable experience
Set in the stunning medieval village of Monteriggioni, the Kids festival “Toys’ Castle” event represents an unique occasion- especially for families- to be drawn back to the Middle-age and its cult for fairy-tales.
During the event, which will take place on the 2nd June from 11 a.m till 6 p.m, the hamlet’s streets will host runway shows, music bands of all kinds, candy-filled carts, traditional food stands and 9 playgrounds, all clearly pointed out in the event map.
At the entrance gate, all the participants will be given the “Passafiaba”, a small magic passport necessary to get in the magic world of fairy-tales: then, the children will disguise themselves as little mouses and follow the Hamelin piper to build up castles and enchanted houses.
Many storytellers placed all along the castle will entertain the boys with superb tales, such as Cinderella, little red hiding hood and many others. The nine playgrounds include various types of amusement activities: in the “Casa dolce Fiaba” (“Home sweet fairy-tale”) the children will have fun by creating many fairy-tales’ houses, such as the one of “Hansel and Gretel” story or that of the “Seven-dwarfs” in the Cinderella story and, of course, some castles too.
Otherwise, athletic children will enjoy the funny high hurdles and races in the “Scarpe a Pennello” playground, in the Perrault dedicated area, while magic lovers will have fun in the “Apriti Cielo” zone, where magic stories and shows will take place.
The “Baby orme” playground is dedicated to kids and mothers, where magic animals’ footprints will be available to play with.
The “Fantulin” area is instead dedicated to the construction of the scarecrows of the “Oz magician” fairy-tale, while in the “Fatto ApPOSTA” playground all kids will be able to write and post letters to their favorite tales’ character.
Under the fairy-tales’ clock in the “Fiabarmadio” area, the storytellers will entertain the children will all the best tales ever: there, the children will also have a central role in the story by dressing the costumes of their favorite characters.
Also, bear in mind that a clue hunt will be on display during the event: the authors of the events like playing and have left anywhere on the streets some objects recalling various fairy-tales!
The tickets can be bought online, on many box-offices, at 5 stores or at the ticket office of the event. Prices range between 6.00€ for kids aged between 2 years and 15 years, 7.5€ for advance-sale tickets and 9€ for full-price tickets.
Borgo Grondaie‘s crew will happily assist you to book the tickets or in case of any other need.
So, don’t forget to join us here in Siena and bring your kids to this wonderful event!