AN ANNUAL event for youngsters in the city is this year on the move.

The Children of Winchester Festival (COWfest) will celebrate its fifth year with a move to Winchester Discovery Centre on February 15.

The 2020 festival will offer free workshops and activities for all ages – from babies to teens. Attendees can sample a wide range of arts and crafts, music, drama, Zumba, yoga, mindfulness, puppetry, circus skills, and even Lego construction.

Co-ordinated by Winchester Sport Art and Leisure Trust, the charity’s chief executive, Emma Back, said: “We're looking forward to giving cultural opportunities to even more of the city's children at COWfest's new venue for 2020. It's fantastic to have so many different things on offer, and all for free – thanks to our supporters, activity providers and volunteers."

COWfest 2020 is supported by Winchester BID, Waitrose, Hampshire County Council and Cass Art.

BID executive director Dr Paul Spencer said: “Winchester BID is very pleased to be supporting COWfest and we are excited to see the festival moving into the city centre this year, with a fantastic range of activities for children taking place at Winchester Discovery Centre.”

The 2020 festival is being delivered in partnership with student volunteers from the University of Winchester.

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