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.
There you’ll find The Little Big Top with playshops ranging from singing to mask making, storytelling to hooping, kids’ yoga to instrument making, ukelele playing and more.
Plus, in 2017…
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.
TUFF (Turn Up For Fun) playing traditional outdoor games for all ages.
Envirolution – where 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.
And spilling out from the Kids’ Garden…
A Pirate Adventure – an immersive piece of theatre weaving together storytelling, games, music and bush-craft skills, with Forest School leaders from Adventures in Nature.
The Bookshelf – a playbus with library, microscopy, badge-making, boardgames and table football.
Illoomiloonies – 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!
Plus swingboats and crazy golf, facepainting, storytelling, parachute games, dragons and faeries, giant chess and bubbles galore.
Across site in the Campaigns Field, Travellerspace provides activities for families with children and Radical Wales encourages young people to get creative.
The Permaculture Community 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 Craft Area 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.)
Check out the 2017 Kids & Teens programme; and watch this space for 2018 announcements…
The Green Gathering won FESTIVAL KIDZ GOLD AWARD and SPARK FAMILY AWARD in recent years.