Kidz Field


published: Wed 20th Jul 2011

Kidz The well established Kidz Field at Glastonbury is regarded by many as an essential part of their Glastonbury experience - regardless of age. The field always has a less manic air than the rest of the site, whilst being colourful and energetic.

The focus is of course the kids - a massive range of entertainments for them to enjoy and activities for them to partake in - and covering all age ranges.

Glastonbury has a great commitment to the future - children aged 12 and under are admitted free and the Kidz Field is a whole field packed full of fun. This is probably the largest free children's festival in the universe.

The Kidz Field is open from midday on the Thursday until 7pm, and then 9am to 7pm Friday till Sunday with three acres of fun and continuous entertainment. It provides a safe environment where families can relax and enjoy themselves together. Please note however that there are no crèche facilities in the field and parents are expected to take responsibility for their kids. Exits from the field are all staffed.

Just in case the little darlings do slip your gaze, it's a good idea to have identification on your kids, some sort of necklace with name, general camping area and mobile phone number. It sounds obvious, but try and remember what they are wearing. Take more Sun-Cream and Inhalers than you think you'll need, these items are available from the medical services, but they are busy enough as it is. The organisers make an effort to keep the field mud or dust free (depending on the weather!) but again sensible precautions should be taken.

Entertainments and attractions normally include a show by those TV favourites Bodger & Badger, along with a full programme for Kidz of all ages (I'm always surprised at the quality!).


Face Painting is almost obligatory, and other activities are puppets, art activities of all types, storytelling, kidz circus and theatre.

Rides and games normally include traditional wooden Helter Skelter, the ever-returning Chair-o-planes, swingboats, trampolines, etc.

For the smaller folk there is the Little Kidz Area (the enclosure at the top of the field) which includes the Playbus (for cutting & sticking, etc), a Book Tent where time can be spent in a quieter manner reading the massive variety of books, the sandpit, and a Toy Tent which provides a covered area (to be out of the sun or rain) with toys aimed at the under-2's.

There are also kids entertainments and events in the Green, Tipi and Theatre fields throughout the festival.

For a personal view of the kidz fields click here.

The Kidz Field has its own website here.

festival information by: Neil Greenway

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