All About Children is all things children and families. Expect old favourites as well as some amazing new activities in an area that includes our regular marquees as well as more open spaces to roam and spill out into. We are very excited about it all and can’t wait to share this with you. We think it will offer exceptional value and a really great space packed with activities to share with your family. And that’s the key here, this is about inclusive activities to do with your children. A brilliant programme has been put together to maximise the numbers we can cater for and offer the broadest range of activities. Come play, learn and enjoy.
Crafts, Books and Games
Various activities all weekend in our fabulous creative space. All ages catered for across a whole range of activities, crafty bits and bobs, books and games.
Bed Time Stories
Time to wrap up warm and snuggle down to listen to your bedtime story at one of the Festival's most popular events. Bring a blanket, pillow, cuddly toy! Wear your pjs if you like!
Grand Family Ceilidh
Once again the family ceilidh will be held in Festival Dance House - the BIG marquee where everyone goes to dance - the big space! Enjoy, with your very own Towzer! Band and caller.
The Face Painting Fairy
Our fabulous Face Painting Fairies return for daily painting of faces - what will you choose this time? Will you go every day, or just the once? Go on, make yourself even more magical. Please come and show us your face when it's done and share any pictures on our Facebook page.
Join Alan and his team once more and make your own magical lantern to parade on Monday evening or to take home. We've had some amazing designs over the years - will you make a space station, alligator, Minion or giant guitar this year? We've never had one of those…..or have we?
Our ever-popular cimbing wall is back. Who can make the summit? Will you reach that bell at the top? Come climb and take in the view.
Climb, jump, step and balance around the circuit of mini gym equipment to test your skills and have some fun. Lots of stuff to play on and with.
NEW in 2015, this drop-in crafts, games and centre of chilling out was hugely popular. Expect giant games, percussion pipes, talking tubes, dressing up box, mini mind activities, colouring in corner and lots more. Plus a lovely Tea & Coffee shop and our famous pallet furniture to sit on and read the paper.
Physical and vocal warm ups, a variety of songs to sing and vocal and body percussion to add to the songs. Then, together, you get to choose your favourite song to perform on a big stage!
Evening Family Shows
Expect some great early evening specials of comedy, theatre, circus and music. Ending our days with a real magical entertainment before bedtime stories.
Dribbling Skills, Penalty Shoot-outs, Cross Bar Challenge, come and work on your skills, have fun and burn some energy with our dedicated professional football coach.
Come and have a go at the special workshops over the weekend as well as "have a go" anytime at the circus stall.
The Towzer! Ceilidh Band
Instrumental workshops with a brilliant team of tutors, learning, exploring and arranging tunes for dancing and culminating in Monday’s Grand Family Ceilidh. Participants must bring their own instrument and, ideally, be able to play from printed music (approximately Grade 2 standard), but all players welcome.
Our Festival photography workshop - get your photos in the finale slideshow! Meet our festival photographer, Phil Sofer, and find out more about the subjects he would like you to capture on camera.
Outback2basics deliver hands-on Stone Age history sessions, bringing the Stone Age alive with an interactive timeline and practical workshops.
Having lived as Stone Age people in the Wilds of America with no modern equipment and roaming the wilderness as true nomadic hunter gatherers, Outback2basics now use their stories to teach these primitive skills.