Recommended by natural parenting mag JUNO and by Festival Kidz, GG is bursting with safe spaces and adventurous places for young people from tots to teens, with opportunities to explore, learn, play and perform for all.
The KIDS GARDEN nestles into shady trees and spills onto the Village Green.
Here you’ll find The Little Big Top with playshops ranging from singing to costume creation, storytelling to hooping, kids’ yoga to junk instrument making.
Around the garden there are tents bursting with activities and family hang-out spaces, including…
Little Muckers providing safe spaces and activities for families with littlies – including a sandpit, bell tent baby space and messy play.
Bearcat Collective with swap shop, toy swap, tie-dying, crafts and cosy hangout.
Envirolution and Nature’s Art workshops where kids can get creative with upcycled and natural materials.
Professor Kayoss and the Save The World Club with circus antics, interactive storytelling and recycled tricycle contraptions.
Patrick Amber and his amazing puppet making and shadow puppet performances.
Facepainting with Tara Joy, author and illustrator of The Inner Sense of Trees.
Plus the Kids’ Info Hub where you can find out more about family activities across site.
Spilling out from the Kids’ Garden…
The Bookshelf – a playbus with library, microscopy, badge-making, boardgames and table football.
The Amazing Tribe of Vikboc with dance workshops, dressing up, performances and open mic.
Bungee trampolines from Jump Around UK.
Cirque de Miscellanea with mini aerial rig, circus and acrobatic skills.
Festival-themed Crazy Golf.
The Mayflower Project Teens Tent, a unique, bespoke space for teenagers to hang out. There are workshops and skill sharing sessions, or you can just come and sit on our sofas, play our guitars or do your own thing. There’s henna, hair braids, upcycling, a full band rig and much more. Everything is free to join in, so come and say hello!
There are child-friendly activities across site, not only in and around the Kids’ Garden…
The Permaculture Community provides a family friendly, nurturing, playful space for parents, parents-to-be, tots and babies with Connecta-Baby sling library and quiet breastfeeding space.
The Wildwood Faerie Glade provides an exciting, magical place for kids to explore.
In the Craft Area kids can get creative with practical and artistic activities – free workshops in the Craft Office and Classroom are funded by the Green Gathering Charity.
In the Campaigns Field, Travellerspace provides activities for small children and Radical Wales encourages young people to get creative.
Early evening in the Raconteurs’ Delight venue there’s family entertainment – clowns, storytellers, jugglers, singalong acts and more.
Even at The Green Gathering children need to be closely supervised by their responsible adults. The festival provides exciting spaces, fun and creative activities but no babysitters or creches. Some aspects of the festival are not childproof… and while GG is a comparatively safe event, your children may not be entirely festival-proof! Please keep them in view at all times.
Check out the 2017 Kids & Teens programme…
The Green Gathering won a FESTIVAL KIDZ GOLD AWARD and the SPARK FAMILY AWARD in recent years.