The World Dad Dancing Championships will be returning for another year at a festival dedicated especially for dads.

The popular championships will be held on September 16 as part of DadFest, the UK’s only festival for dads, male carers and their children, and takes place on September, 15, 16 and 17 at the Forest & Beach centre in Beeson.

The festival was previously voted the ‘Best Small Event in the UK’, and focuses on providing fun and wild adventure activities that dads and male carers can enjoy with their children.

Dads competing in the contest will be judged by a panel of children, with the winner receiving a certificate, a trophy, and his height in beers thanks to The Albert Inn, Totnes.

The festival is organised by ‘Dangerous Dads’ founder, Ian Blackwell, who is looking forward to another fantastic festival and the hotly contest championships.

He said: “We are very excited about the return of the World Dad Dancing Championships. The contest’s popularity has grown massively with dads strutting their best, and worst, dad dancing moves.”

Dean Wakefield, a father of three, was crowned as the World Dad Dancing Champion at last year’s event and said he was already in training for this year’s dance-off.

He said: “I’m pumped up and ready to defend my title.

“The main reason for joining Dangerous Dads and coming to DadFest is that it gives me the opportunity to have some quality time and great fun with my kids, as well as showing-off my stylish dance moves.”

There will be a wide range of fun activities available at DadFest 2017 including tree-climbing, nighttime storytelling in the woods, bush crafting, campfire cooking, archery, and woodland games.

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