Balloon Fiesta Night Glow – Wheelchair Accessible Area

Join us for a spectacular evening of entertainment at the 2024 Night Glow event.

The Night Glow event starts off the Balloon Fiesta weekend with balloons from across the country of all shapes and sizes in the arena.

Gates open at 5pm with family entertainment throughout the evening leading up to Night Glow.

6pm New for 2024 – Science Show with Wellington Boardroom Café
8.45 – NEW for 2024 SPARK! Drum and Light Show
9.30pm NIGHT GLOW

Night Glow will see balloons tethered in the arena and lit up in time to music, and this year the theme is A Night At The Movies! We can’t wait.

In addition there will also be circus workshop, crafts, have-a-go activities and more.

You are welcome to bring picnic chairs, food and non-alcoholic drinks into the arena.

Balloon Fiesta Night Glow

Join us for a spectacular evening of entertainment at the 2024 Night Glow event.

The Night Glow event starts off the Balloon Fiesta weekend with balloons from across the country of all shapes and sizes in the arena.

Gates open at 5pm with family entertainment throughout the evening leading up to Night Glow.

6pm – NEW for 2024 – Science Show with Wellington Boardroom Café
8.45 – NEW for 2024 SPARK! Drum and Light Show
9.30pm NIGHT GLOW

Night Glow will see balloons tethered in the arena and lit up in time to music, and this year the theme is A Night At The Movies! We can’t wait.

In addition there will also be circus workshop, crafts, have-a-go activities and more.

You are welcome to bring picnic chairs, food and non-alcoholic drinks into the arena.

The Comedy Of Errors

Pedalling from venue to venue with all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, the HandleBards are a four-strong troupe of actors who are spending the summer bringing environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK.

Join the troupe in Bowring Park for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ like you’ve never seen before. When two sets of estranged twins are brought together on the same island, this classic comedy takes hold, with mistaken identity, music and manic costume changes a plenty.

This is an outdoor production, so please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle leads a simple life as the village doctor in sleepy Puddleby-On-The-Marsh. He often undercharges his patients, or even treats them for free, so he is terribly poor. But one day, with the help of his wise old parrot Polynesia, he makes an extraordinary discovery: that he can talk to animals.

As news of his talent as an animal doctor spreads, animals across the world send messages asking for his help. So he borrows a leaky old ship and embarks on a thrilling quest to cure illness, spread kindness, and better understand animals everywhere.

He is joined on his adventures by a loyal animal crew: Jip (a dog), Chee-Chee (a monkey), Dab Dab (a duck), and Gub Gub (an ever-hungry, cake-loving pig) –who together may even help him fix his money problems once and for all!

Hugh Lofting’s timeless classic celebrates the power of empathy and inspires audiences young and old to see the world through the eyes of animals. This funny, exciting new family musical is performed with flair and wit by Illyria in the great outdoors.

Milkshake Live

Milkshake! Monkey is back and can’t wait to put on a spectacular NEW Show for you all, joined by some of his favourite Milkshake! friends plus two Milkshake Presenters creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

Rapunzel

Scott Ritchie Productions proudly presents this exciting and fun tangled musical adventure. Let your hair down in a brand-new adaptation of the popular fairy tale Rapunzel.

With a wicked witch, a feisty heroine, a tap dancing horse and a host of adventures, Rapunzel promises to be a vibrant take on a classic and much loved story.

Packed with songs, dance routines and jokes a-plenty, there is something for everyone to love, so book your tickets now for the family show of the year!

With an exciting opportunity to meet the characters after the show, this is sure to be a “hair-raising” production that you won’t want to miss.

Zog

Large in size and keen in nature, Zog is eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know.  Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three.  Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet…a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!

The smash-hit stage adaptation from Freckle Productions (the team behind Zog and the Flying Doctors and Stick Man) is back and promises to be bigger, brighter and more roar-some than ever before! With lively songs from Joe Stilgoe and directed by Emma Kilbey, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog is a magical production for all ages.

King Of Pop

King Of Pop is led by the world’s greatest Michael Jackson tribute artist ‘Navi’, with his incredible live band and dancers.

Navi is the only tribute artist ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself. Michael personally gave Navi a standing ovation after he was invited to perform at one of MJ's lavish birthday parties in Los Angeles.  They remained friends, and due to Navi’s incredible resemblance to the star, Navi was regularly hired as an official body double and decoy to distract fans and press when Michael visited the UK.

Navi’s thrilling show will take you closer than ever imagined to an original Jackson concert. Don’t miss this outstanding production featuring hits such as Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Black or White, Man In The Mirror and the ‘Jackson Five’ classics in a show suitable for the whole family.

The Three Little Pigs

Once upon a time, in a muddy field by the sea, there lived THREE LITTLE PIGS. 
Following the huge success of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’, Lost The Plot Theatrical hit the road with another family classic… 

It's time to get blown away in this brand-new musical adventure of The Three Little Pigs! 
Join our three pigs as they excitedly leave the family sty in search of new adventures! Will they make a pig’s ear out of it, or will they raise the roof? It’ll take brains, bravery and curly-tails to build bridges and forge friendships with each other and those they meet along the way. 

Get those trotters tapping and those snouts a-squealin’ with new catchy songs, dancing and plenty of audience participation for piglets of all ages. 

There’s snout left to do but book your tickets for this oink-tastic musical! 

Dinosaur Adventure Live

65 million years in the making… Are you ready for the adventure?

Join our intrepid rangers on a quest to recover the data crystal, restore power to the island and
save the Dinosaurs!

Stomp, Roar and Swish your tail as we introduce you to some of the most incredible species
ever to have lived on planet Earth. An unforgettable Jurassic experience for all the family to
enjoy.

Learn their history with our amazing Dino-facts, meet our beautiful baby dinosaurs and even
feed them, but watch out…. You could be on the menu.

Feel the excitement as you come face-to-face with a T-Rex and hear it’s roooooooarrrrrr!

This awe-inspiring interactive stage show captivates both young and young at heart, immersing
audiences in the enthralling & realistic world of Dinosaurs.

You won’t want to miss this adventure of a lifetime, so hold onto your kids as this show will blow them away!

“It’s Totally T-rex-iffic”