GG is bursting with safe spaces and adventurous places for young people from tots to teens, with chance to explore, learn, play and perform.

There’s a large central Children’s Area with shady trees and grassy areas to run around in. Spaces and activities exclusively for teenagers. Plus tons of family and child friendly activities all over site.

The Kids’ Garden…

Nestled into shady trees you’ll find tents bursting with activities for children, such as:

  • Bearcat Collective: Tie die recycled clothes … Try drama, music and poetry workshops to unleash imagination and creativity … Visit the Swap Shop to leave things you don’t want and haggle for things you do!
  • Willow Weaving: The wonderful Tora and her team help kids of all ages and abilities make fish, butterfly wings and flowers with willow.
  • Kingston Forest School: Make seed bombs and natural dyes, explore the site, and create using upcycled materials with Cath and co.
  • The ReWild Project: Re-connecting with nature through arts, crafts and outdoor learning for all ages, from all walks of life.
  • Envirolution: A fun filled journey of righting wrongs.
  • Baby & Toddler Yoga: Set to gentle music with fun and engaging stories. In the Lil’ Big Top, get there early as this is always packed out.
  • Patterns In Sound: Learn the basics of music, sound and production. Your track might get played at the ‘Kids Disco’ Saturday or Sunday eve!
  • Hula Hooping: Learn new ways to hula and maybe have a try at more than one hula hoop at a time with Mikela and her crew!
  • Professor Kaos: Hilarious and educational interactive performance.
  • Face Painting: Be a lion, a butterfly, Spider-man, Spider-woman… whatever you want to be, Flora and Ian will work their artistic majik.

The Village Green; spilling out from the Kids’ Garden…

Activities for families and older kids, this is where you’ll find:

The Aerial Rig: Performances on hoop, silks and pole, plus supervised hour-long lessons where kids’ can have a go themselves.

The Library Bus: An extensive range of fiction and non fiction, under the awning on comfy sofas and bean bags, or, like a real library, take a book away to read at leisure. There’s table football and for budding scientists, the wonders of the world with a fun microscopy sessions.

Crazy Golf: Every hole on this brilliant course has been created from upcycled materials. The incredibly amusing team will help you get your first hole in one, or make sure you have a crazily fun time trying.

Teens Space…

A unique and welcoming area especially for teenagers to hang out in, near the Village Green and Permaculture Woods.

This space will be reinvented for 2022 as our regular providers at the Mayflower Project have retired… it will still be good!

Wye Circus will be running skillshares, workshops, games, chill time and discussion opportunities from their circus tent and cosy yurt.

There’ll be music, trapeze, crafts… also space and time to just chat, read, hang out. Everything in the Teens Space is free to join in, so come and say hello. The space will be open from around 11am to 11pm, though we might tweak that depending on feedback from our teens on site!

Child-friendly activities across site…

In the Craft Area kids can get creative with practical and artistic activities – look out for free workshops in the Craft Office and Classroom.

The Permaculture Community provides an under-8s play space (children to be supervised), and a quiet area for breastfeeders.

In the Campaigns Field there’s a Radical Family Space with a full programme of activities, a library of radical children’s stories, and puppets to play with. Travellerspace provides soft play 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.

Winners of the WELSH ENTERPRISE FAMILY FESTIVAL AWARD, FESTIVAL KIDZ GOLD AWARD and SPARK FAMILY AWARD in recent years.

IMPORTANT INFO: 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.

Tickets to The Green Gathering | 4 – 7 August 2022