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 use all the money we receive from children’s ticket sales into kids activities, so once you’re in the festival it’s all free!
New this year!
This year we also have Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team (WOLT) joining us with a climbing wall, and archery.
We also have street theatre Dinosaurs and Dragons with MASSIVE dinosaur puppets, and there’s a welcome return for Mr WOW!
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, Jiggery Pokery (amazing puppet theatre), toys swapshop, hook a duck, welly wanging, hoola-hooping, space hopper obstacle course and bouncy castles.
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.