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Gibsons to Perform at Play At Home Fest

Gibsons to Perform at Play At Home Fest
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Celebrities and favourite characters headline Play at Home Fest.

Shappi Khorsdandi, Miffy, Gibsons, Aardman’s Merlin Crossingham, tonies® and many more to perform at May Bank Holiday virtual festival. Press release shared on behalf of Good Play Guide.

Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide is excited to announce a show-stopping lineup of household names joining the not-for-profit Play at Home Fest (May 23rd and 24th, 2020).

Stand up comedian and author, Shappi Khorsandi, will join the main stage to entertain families during the virtual festival. Mum of two, Shappi, is a well-known name having appeared on primetime shows including Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Headlining the ‘Time To Create’ Stage and bringing a stop-animation modelling workshop to the festival, is Aardman Animations’ Creative Director of Wallace & Gromit, Merlin Crossingham. Emmy nominated Merlin has worked on all aspects of the successful brand, from merchandise and live shows, to commercials and short films. He will share tips and tricks with budding animators.

Gibsons will also perform on the 'Time To Create' stage with a step-by-step guide on how to design your very own board game.

Iconic children’s character Miffy will host an arts and crafts and storytime session for little ones. The instantly recognisable rabbit, created by Dick Bruna, is an evergreen brand with a multigenerational appeal, and this year celebrates her 65th anniversary.

The award-winning makers of the Toniebox, tonies® take care of the evening wind-down for little ones, with storytime performances on the main stage.

Also joining the lineup are Theodora Children’s Charity’s Giggle Doctors, Fi Murray from Making Things Studio and Junko - bringing a whole host of fun and exciting activities to the event.

Amanda Gummer, Founder and CEO, Good Play Guide, comments: “The lineup for Play at Home Fest is phenomenal already and we are just thrilled to be able to bring this level of play, fun, and excitement to families at such an uncertain time, while raising funds for the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal.”

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 About Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide

Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide is the UK’s leading source of expert, independent advice on play and child development, offering a range of services to support children’s industries.

Founded by child psychologist, Dr Amanda Gummer, the company is also the home of the Good Toy Guide and Good App Guide.

The Good Play Guide’s family-friendly team of professionals have a deep understanding of children and are passionate about the importance of play in healthy childhoods. The team goes above and beyond to champion great children's products using a wide range of skills to make a difference. Whether that is to shout about products in the media, design user testing to help turn good ideas into great products or share knowledge and passion with their audience.

For further information, please visit

Twitter - @DrAmandaGummer / @GoodPlayGuide 


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