Recommended by natural parenting magazine JUNO, The Green Gathering 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 festival’s Village Green. Activities include treasure hunts, storytelling, crafts, circus skills, traditional games, dressing-up, yoga and more – all provided at no cost. Swingboats and crazy golf have a small cost attached.
With Envirolution kids can don an environmental superhero costume, create their very own pop up farm, add to a big collaborative art piece, make seed bombs, get crafty using upcycled material, play Fairtrade Ground games and get involved in interactive storytelling.
A Pirate Adventure is an immersive piece of theatre weaving together storytelling, games, music and bush-craft skills, with Forest School leaders from Adventures in Nature.
Little Muckers and The Bearcat Collective provide safe spaces and activities for families with littlies – including a sandpit, swapshop, crafts and messy play.
The Bookshelf is a playbus with library, microscopy, badge-making, boardgames and table football.
TUFF (Turn Up For Fun) will be running about on the Village Green playing traditional outdoor games for all ages.
Plus, there’s facepainting, parachute games, bubbles galore, giant chess, hooping, ukelele playing, singing, dragon puppetry, shy faeries and more.
Illoomiloonies provide a full programme of circus workshops as well as a chilled hangout space… plus awesome evening fire-and-light shows.
The Mayflower Project Teens Tent is 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!
Across site in the Campaigns Field, Travellerspace provides activities for families with children and Radical Wales encourages young people to get creative.
The Permaculture Zone provides a family friendly, nurturing, playful space for parents, parents-to-be, tots and babies. Forest School, Connecta-Baby sling library, quiet breastfeeding space, free-play tent and Supper Club are here. The Faerie Glade provides an exciting, magical place for kids to explore too.
In the Crafts Community kids can get creative with upcycling, jewellery making, book binding, printing and other practical and artistic activities – free workshops in the Craft Office and Classroom are funded by the Green Gathering Charity. (Children do need to be closely supervised in this area – beware sharp tools and hot furnaces around here! – and be aware that some crafts will not be suitable for kids.)
The Green Gathering won FESTIVAL KIDZ GOLD AWARD and SPARK FAMILY AWARD in recent years.