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.

Kids activities are going to be bigger and better than ever this year with kids crafts running throughout each day, a storytelling tent, theatre and games workshops, toys swapshop, welly wanging, hoola-hooping, space hopper obstacle course, and MR WOW is back! Woohoooo!!!

Then of course there’s our Circus area. Wessex Circus will be joining us again giving our folky kids a chance to learn and practise all sorts of circus skills, juggling, stilt walking, unicycling, diablos, devils sticks, poy, and acrobatics with an inflatable tumble mat, and low-level practice trapeze. Kids can have a go at all these circus skills themselves under the guidance of Wessex Circus, and the Wessex Circus guys will be putting on a few displays and shows over the weekend too.

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.