The family-focused event will feature JLS star and broadcaster JB Gill, who will be taking part with his wife and two children and cutting the red ribbon to officially open the event at 9.30am on Saturday.
JB says: “We’re all really excited about The Little Welly event landing in Kent, I’ll be there with my kids getting properly stuck into all the muddy challenges.
“I think it’s so important for young children to get outdoors and experience more of our countryside attractions. The Little Welly promises to be the perfect family day out in the great outdoors!”
The obstacle course has been created for kids aged four to 12 and includes more than 30 challenges over a 3km route.
It has climbing walls, a huge water slide, scramble nets, balancing poles, foam pit and lots of mud! Every child receives a medal as they cross the finishing line
You can scale the towering heights of The Web Frame, conquer the looming Dark Crawl, splash through the Mud and Water Pits, brave the Spider Tunnel and fearlessly face the Three Hump Dragon.
This unique, interactive experience provides an exciting, energetic adventure for all the family in a safe environment.
The Little Welly comes to Kent for the first time after appearing in Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and Surrey over the last three years.
The Festival Village also includes a variety of other attractions including a toddler course, climbing wall, pony rides, bungee trampolines and a ‘Total Wipeout Sweeper’.
There is a Big Stage which will show live music and entertainment throughout the day and the Activities Tent with a full schedule of free workshops and ‘have a go’ sessions.
And there are plenty of culinary delights including pizzas, artisan coffee, prosecco and pancakes, burgers and vegetarian alternatives, waffles and ice cream.
Roger Black, Olympic sprint silver medallist, said: “The Little Welly is such a great day out for all the family – my boys loved it; fun, fitness, foam and lots and lots of mud!”
Five-year-old Isabelle said: “My mummy ran all the way round the course with me and helped me when I got stuck under the net. I wasn’t scared at all. I was so happy. She laughed lots too. I want to do it again next year.” –
Neil Canning, father of five-year-old Freya, said: “I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. Usually with kids-based activities, parents hang around watching their children enjoy themselves. It’s a pretty passive affair.
“The Little Welly was all about enjoying the experience together and it was lovely to share something with Freya and be ‘in the moment’ with her. I think her favourite bit was watching me get soaked and covered in foam at the end!”
For more information visit www.thelittlewelly.co.uk