WHERE TO FIND IT At the top of the site, north of William’s Green and the Meeting Point, west of The Acoustic Stage
Welcome to an extraordinary world of wonder and magic where you’ll find things to do and see, make or join in with, bounce on, jump off, climb up and fly in.
At the Kidz Field you’ll find castles and aliens, bubbles and clowns, swingboats and roundabouts, explosions, magicians, stuntmen and Technicolor nuns. Our select troupe of Imagineers and Playworkers weave wonder and make magic happen, there’s more to see and do than you could ever believe, so dive in and blast off! Children must be accompanied at all times, so the parents get to share the experience and add to the good vibes of the area. Kidz can move from Big Top to the Make And Do tent, then climb on the castle, learn a Circus skill, listen to a story, bang on a drum, climb the rock wall, watch a puppet show and ride on a fairground ride Before leaving with a painted face, holding something they’ve created with a broad smile and memories to last a lifetime.
The Kidz Field is a trip back to gentler times. Our cast and crew create an environment filled with honest values and meaningful engagement. The Kidz Field represents the original ethos of Glastonbury keeping the Utopian spirit alive, it believes in the magic of sharing and play.
Families come to the Field to make things together and take in all the splendours and delights on offer. The Kidz Field motto is: “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood or enable someone else’s”.
The Field believes in quality entertainment for kidz, it doesn’t endorse products, sell tie-ins or put on empty shows with bright colours and no nutritional value. It doesn’t do flyers or adverts or stalls or partake in “pester power”, it is happy to be different. Indeed, it celebrates difference and diversity and wholeheartedly endorses the UN Convention on the Rights Of The Child: It is a right of the child to rest, leisure and play, to enjoy recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the Arts.
All activities, shows and workshops in the Kidz Field are FREE! The Glastonbury Festival was founded on, and is committed to, progressive attitudes and inspiring new generations. Children have always been given free admission to Glastonbury and The Kidz Field team are the guardians of their domain and facilitators of the largest and finest free festival for kidz in Europe. In the field you’ll find face painters, clowns, magicians, storytellers, acrobats and play rangers, all working together to make a happy now and a better future. Tiny tots can also feel at home in the Little Kidz Area, a safe, fenced-in place at the top of the field with its own mini playground including a shaded sand pit, swingboats, chairoplanes, and a book and toy library. The National Childbirth Trust provide baby changing, bathing and feeding facilities, as well as provisions and facilities to help those with very young children and babies. They have nappies, wellies and wipes (Bio-degradable of course) and are on hand to give advice, support and a friendly face. If you drop in for a cup of tea, you’ll find a moment of calm understanding for you and your youngest.
The Kidz Field has a Lost Children and a First-Aid post manned by a large group of highly trained professionals. It is 23 years since the last child was born in the Kidz Field (now a crew member) but we do have a qualified Midwife on site. We also have a CCTV system to ensure safety and Strawberry Fair stewards are always on hand to ensure that you and yours have a happy childhood at Glastonbury.
The Kidz Field is open from 12.00 – 19.00 on Thursday and 09.00 – 19.00 each day after that.