There’s plenty to do here at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival – no matter your age! Each year we try to increase our offer for kids. We do this by using all the money we receive from ticket sales and putting it directly back into paying performers and workshop hosts to lead fun activities for kids (of all ages) to take part in.

This year we will have storytelling from two different great storytellers: Walk the Lines, and The Travelling Talesman.

At the festival you can have a go at juggling and circus skills (Wessex Circus), get your face-painted (Dragonfly), take part in loads of arts and crafts workshops (Rose Perry Arts), watch puppet shows (Pickle Jar Arts) and participate in drama games (Kylie from Swoosh of the Curtain) workshops.

We will also see the return of our Space Hopper Obstacle Course, missile-throwing hoopla, and welly wanging! And not to forget our festival favourite: the treasure hunt! 

Along with participating in workshops and watching performances youngsters can have a go at winning the Fancy Dress and even getting up on the Busking Stage and performing themselves.

We must stress that Festival organisers and events leaders cannot take responsibility for the care of children. Parents must be directly and fully responsible for the care of their children at all times during the festival.