kids & teens

adventure time

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

There’s a large central Children’s Garden with shady trees and grassy lawns to run around in, surrounded by tents packed with activities and kids' hang-outs. There's a Teens Space with circus skills, crafts, music and games. And there's tons of child-friendly activities all over site.


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!
Willow Weaving: Tora and her team helping kids of all ages and abilities make fish, butterfly wings and flowers with willow.
● Kingston Forest School: Exploring the festival site, making seed bombs and natural dyes, and using upcycled materials in creative ways with Cath and co.
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.
Patterns In Sound: Music, sound and production for kids, with a selection of track played at the Kids Disco!
Hula Hooping: Learning new ways to hula with Mikela and her crew.
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.

● 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.


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… 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 free workshops at the Craft Office.

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, while Travellerspace provides soft play for small children.

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!