Learning to Grow - We have a whole kids area where there will be many activities from arts and crafts, silent disco's, bushcraft, cookery and MUCH MORE!

Education is at the heart of our festival. It matters to us more than anything else because kids are our future. We have a great programme of events planned that we think kids and parents will enjoy, messy, fun and educational!

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We don’t want them to grow up not knowing that their burgers are made from cows, or believing that vegetables are only grown in Kenya. We want them to know that the fields and farms that surround our beautiful town are where their food comes from. And we also want them to know that eating fresh, local, seasonal food is better for them than eating mass-produced, factory foods that are shipped around the world.

We’ll leave the politics of local food to one side and say just this: our farmers work tirelessly to produce great-tasting, healthy food that doesn’t cost the earth. Supporting local farmers means our kids will grow up in an area where there are local jobs and a vibrant rural economy.

Because we’re passionate about education, we’re going to build one school garden each and every year of our event. We’ll put our hand into our pocket and write a cheque, so that kids can grow their own fruit and vegetables and learn about fresh food.


Throughout the weekend, kids will be able to have so much fun with all the activities and entertainment we have lined up for them!

In our Kids Activity Tent,  you will find all sorts of activities to keep your kids enterained! There will be temporary Bottle Top Art , biscuit decorating, shelter building and many more activities will be here to keep all your younger ones entertained!

Katie's Kids Kitchen are back for 2017 with their brilliant cookery classes! Don't forget to sign up for an hours session for just £5.

Sandcastle Building Peakes Elite Travel will be with us all weeekend giving you the chance to play in their HUGE sandpit and give you the chance to win a family holiday.

The Hive are coming to the festival with a fun filled activity for kids filled with a silent disco on Saturday and Spoz the performance poet on Sunday!

The Edge Adventure are bringing some adrenalin pumping fun to to the festival with Soft Archery  over the weekend for ages 8-14 and the climbing wall arriving for Sunday! To take part in Soft Archery, it will cost just £2 for 4 arrows , and on Sunday its just £4 for 4 climbs up the climbing wall!

The Harry Johnson Trust will be with us bringing fun activites for kids to get involved with! Come and hook a duck and learn more about all their wonderful charity here.

The Rock Project are rockin' and rollin' with us for the festival! Ever wanted what it feels like to be a rock star? Well come and have a go with the Rock Project and be a real guitar superstar!

Shropshire Music Service have created a 'have a go' tent. Ever wanted to try a musical instrument? Well now is your chance! Pop into their tent over the weekend for musical inspiration and try an instrument!

The Hive are back this year and are bringing a silent disco on Saturday for kids to get their groove on, and on Sunday they are treating us to performances from Spoz the Slam Poet!

Glitterbugz will also be at the festival - where you can turn your child (or yourself of course) into a glittery fabulous flutterby!

Funny Faces are here to paint your face into the superhero of your choice - or maybe a animal to get in touch with your wild instincts.

Clare Lamprell leads our education programme. A teacher with a creative background, she's passionate about creating new opportunities for youngsters to learn about food. Clare has her finger on the pulse when it comes to communicating new ideas. Her interest in design, architecture and food makes her the perfect person to lead up our programme.

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