Children and vulnerable adults

Children – all those under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult or have the consent of an adult to ensure their wellbeing and safety.

All visiting adults and carers must be responsible for their children or anyone considered an adult at risk, at all times – for both online and in-person events.

Protecting Lost children –

We are now being supported by tagosi, who provide us with free wristbands to protect your loved ones in the event that they wander off and become lost.

The wristbands are available from the Festival Information Point on the High Street.  All you have to do is come and see us and ask for a wristband, then go to and register the unique code and your mobile number (you can register multiple wristbands and multiple numbers here too).

If you need to find a lost person –

Once the lost person is found and the QR Code is scanned with a normal phone camera, your number(s) are available to call straight away. There is no app needed by either party.

Your number is encrypted in the highly secure tagosi system, all numbers are deleted within 3 days and NEVER passed on to any company or organisation. This means the wristbands protect your loved ones on the journey home too!

For more information on how tagosi works, please visit to see what they do.

All Ginger & Spice volunteers are briefed on our lost person procedure; we will never share the name of a lost child / vulnerable adult.

Trails and children’s activities

All children must be accompanied by adults when taking part in either of our trails, or any of the activities for children such as gingerbread decorating, clay crafting, face painting, cookery or the gingerbread puppet theatre at the library.

As both our trails are self guided, due care and attention must be taken when walking along any road side, crossing roads or walking along side the canal.

All participants must ensure they are fit and able to take part in the trail route if walking, and we also advise that all participants take care when walking the route in case of uneven, rough ground or wet, slippery surfaces due to recent rain fall.

The Ginger and Spice Festival shall not be liable for any death or personal injury or damage to property arising from the use of their trail routes.


The health and wellbeing of our festival goers, artists, traders, local business community and volunteers is of paramount importance to us. We’ll be undertaking every reasonable measure to ensure we can all enjoy our event safely and fully.

Before you attend

Please do not attend the festival if you, or a member of your household, feels unwell or has tested positive for Covid. Follow government advice on getting a Covid-19 test if you or a friend/family member has symptoms- see here.

Staying safe 

We have a large outdoor festival site both in town and by the canal, with plenty of space to socially distance should you wish to do so. All areas have open sides if there is cover.

There will be extra cleaning measures and sanitising stations in place across the site, to help us all keep clean and safe.

Artisan Market – Cheshire Street

Hand sanitisers will be placed at several points on Cheshire street for you to use. We have also spaced out the stalls holders at 1m intervals for your safety when queuing or visiting each stall.


On our free and ticketed trails, please respect the individual premises instructions on mask wearing and hand sanitising.

Government Advice 

Please also note that guidance differs across England so check government guide for latest updates here. 

Due to the unpredictable nature of Covid19, events may be subject to change. Please keep an eye out on our website and social media pages for updates.


Our festival is run by volunteers who kindly and generously give of their time. If you would like to join the volunteer team, please email us via