Youth Beatz Festival 2023 is delighted to welcome a full compliment of daytime activities to Park Farm Showfield on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July.
New to Youth Beatz this year is The Realm. A massive inflatable obstacle course, The Realm is over 180m long, and features challenges such as slides, tunnels and more. The Realm will be open between 12noon and 6pm on both event days. The Realm is open to young people up to 16 years of age, and participants will be entered into The Realm by height.
A mobile zipline will allow you to fly 100m over the site at speeds of up to 21mph – you can go solo or race your friend! Galloway Activity Centre will once again bring a selection of their popular activities. For 2023 they will be bringing a pop-up mountain biking arena, climbing wall, and the ever-popular zorb football. There will also be an inflatable area featuring a rodeo, pole joust, rock and roller, big slide and bungee run. We will also have a 9-hole mini golf course and a tent kitted out with VR equipment. There really is something for everyone this year.
We will also welcome Target Wrestling, who will showcase their skills in our Wrestling Tent from 1–2.30pm, 3–4.30pm and 5–6pm on both event days. Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Leisure and Sports Team will be providing target practice courtesy of the Ice Bowl (minus the ice!). Local partners will also be in attendance to run various informative sessions, with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service delivering a series of workshops on water safety, fire safety, road safety, and CPR – so be sure to pop along and see them.
Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee, Councillor Ian Blake said: “It is great to see such a comprehensive offering of activities at this year’s festival. Taking part in these activities is informative, fun and allows our young people to build their confidence, broaden their horizons and try new things. I would encourage all festival attendees to take part in as many opportunities as they are able to over the weekend.”
As well as activity-based options at Youth Beatz 2023, the Youth Information Marketplace will feature 17 organisations from across Dumfries and Galloway, who will promote their services for young people. If the hustle and bustle is too much, we also have an onsite quiet area with sensory space.
All daytime activities are free, and will be open to all on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July from 12–6pm.
Vice Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee, Councillor Jackie McCamon said: “It is fantastic to see such a variety of daytime activities on offer for this year’s Youth Beatz Festival. There is something for everyone, and all activities provided are free of charge, continuing our Council’s commitment to ensuring that events such as Youth Beatz are accessible to all. A huge thank you to all of the businesses and organisations who are attending this year’s festival.”