kids & teens

adventure time

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

The Kids’ Garden has space for the littler ones to run and crawl. Older kids and families will stumble upon all kinds of fun around the Garden’s perimeter. Then once you’ve explored the Kids’ spaces, check out The Uncommon, Permaculture, Craft & Campaign Fields,the Enchanted Woods and our Raconteurs’ Delight venue  - all have family activities!


Nestled into shady trees you’ll find tents bursting with activities for children, such as:
● Bearcat Collective: Drama, music and poetry workshops to unleash imagination … Tie dying of recycled clothes …  And the super exciting Swap Shop where you can leave things you don’t want and haggle for things you do!
● Crafts: Copper jewellery making with Anya, willow weaving with Tora, or make traditional gypsy good luck flowers with Kushti Bok.
Envirolution: Fun-filled journeys of righting wrongs.
Baby & Toddler Yoga: In the Lil’ Big Top, set to gentle music with fun and engaging stories - get there early as this is always packed out.
Face Painting: Be a lion, a butterfly, a superhero… whatever you want to be, Flora and Ian will work their artistic majik.


Activities for families and older kids, such as:

● 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 fun microscopy sessions.

● Sports Day: sack racing, egg ‘n’ spoon races & suchlike nonsense.


A unique and welcoming space especially for teenagers to hang out in, just beyond the Permaculture area.

Wye Circus CIC bring their lovely maroon-striped marquee and aerial rig and offer skillshares, workshops, games, chill time and discussions for 11-17 year olds. Music, trapeze, juggling, crafts, cookery, campfires… also space and time to just chat, read, hang out.

Everything in the Teens Space is free to join in and it's open from around 11am to 10pm, check the blackboards for more info.


In the Craft Area kids can get creative with practical and artistic activities – look out for the advertised free workshops for all ages.

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.

In The Uncommon there's participatory arts, puppet shows, and a Sunday morning parade across site to get involved with - expect wacky costumes and giant characters!

Early evenings in the Raconteurs’ Delight venue there’s family entertainment – clowns, storytellers, jugglers, singalong acts and more.

Check out this excellent FESTIVAL KIDZ REVIEW!