THE BBC’s biggest family festival is returning for 2019 – and we have four family passes to give away.

It takes place on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 at Croxteth Hall & Country Park in Liverpool.

BBC Summer Social will showcase a unique line-up of fabulous musical stars, the very best BBC, CBBC and CBeebies talent and the most popular family shows the BBC has to offer.

And we have teamed up with organisers to offer four family passes (for four people) to the Saturday of the show.

That will see headliners Busted and Pixie Lott perform, alongside John Newman, Rak-Su, Nina Nesbitt and Freya Ridings.

Other confirmed acts for Saturday include British pop trio New Hope Club and female pop group Four of Diamonds, who found their fame on Series 13 of X Factor, while a Horrible Histories movie screening and cast Q&A will excite those looking for a hit of history.

Fans will also be able to learn how to take the perfect selfie with our array of Instagram and TikTok stars, Looking For Lewys, Amelia Gething, Holly H and Rosie McClelland, who’ll be joining in Q&A’s and workshops around the festival.

Dancing their way through Saturday, The Next Step will bring energetic dances and original choreography from the talented cast while Latin dancing Star AJ Pritchard will take centre stage, best known for his role on BBC One dance series Strictly Come Dancing.

Other additions include the inaugural winner of the BBC’s latest talent series The Greatest Dancer, Ellie Ferguson; and singer, dancer and actor Harrison Vaughan – winner of CBBC’s hit show “Taking the Next Step”.

Youtube sports sensation TekkerzKid will join us on the Saturday, along with cast from Jamie Johnson, from the huge CBBC show.

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Aimed towards a younger audience, Sunday’s event sees CBeebies Superstar Mr Tumble take to the stage for an unmissable performance. Other exciting CBeebies additions include Andy and the Odd Socks, Dr Ranj, mayhem creators Cook and Line from Swashbuckle, Yolanda, Hey Duggee, and many more.

Warrington Guardian:

Also on the bill for Sunday is a whole host of fantastic dancing, specially recorded music and colourful storytelling from Northern Ballet in conjunction with CBeebies Ballet: Puss in Boots. Strictly’s favourite Janette Manrara will be teaming up with Dr Ranj and CBeebies superstar Bing will be appearing on site as well.

A whole host of CBBC and CBeebies presenters will take to the main stage to host non-stop fun for all the family across both days. Presenters include Sam Nixon, Yasmin Evans, Jonny Nelson, Hacker T Dog, Lauren Layfield, Karim Zeroual, Rhys Stephenson, Lyndsey Russell, Naomi Wilkinson, Rebecca Keatley, Ferne and Rory, Cat Sandion, Katy Ashworth, Ben Cajee, Maddie Moate and Dodge.

Warrington Guardian:

Over both days of the festival will be the BBC Sport Zone, with Liverpool Football Club Foundation, Everton In The Community, British Cycling, LTA Tennis, England Cricket, England Rugby, England Netball, Golf Foundation, Greenbank Sports Academy and #MOTDKickAbout taking part in a range of activities and sports.

The World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle and the Blue Peter Assault Course Assault Course are included in the ticket price for unlimited family entertainment.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £23.50pp plus £1.50 booking fee (free for under 2s) and include all activities, rides and performances at the festival. Further information visit