Fun for all the family.
Fun for all.

All creatures

Great and small.

We strive for Stendhal Festival to cater for all ages and create a relaxed harmonious environment for all to enjoy. To help our younger festival goers feel at home we have added a few little treats here and there that we think they will truly enjoy.


``I cannot stop raving on about how great a family day Stendhal was! The attention to detail was amazing.``

Family Camper (Source Facebook)


For all of those who bought a family ticket here is our full family programme! For those of you who haven’t – there are very limited family tickets available. All of the below is included in your ticket price.

We hope you love our programme as much as we do!

In Your Space Circus will be presenting the Seedlings Circus School, a Rag Doll show, Grant Goldie (Juggler), Circus Skills and Walkabouts Galore.

Dry Arch Sure Start will be presenting a discovery play tent.

Performing Starz Classes and Puppet Storytelling by Joe Britland will be providing a puppet show.

The Sunshine Project will be providing laughter yoga.

Cat Brogan will be doing poetry writing for kids.

Arts Ekta are holding a Bollywood dance workshop and Chinese lion dancing.

Krafty Kidz will be mask making, animal making, plane and rocket making.

Jumping Clay will be doing clay modelling workshops

Phoenix Forest School will be doing bushcraft for kids.

Marcella Maguire will be doing a tribal drum workshop,twig weaving and finger knitting.

Valley woolskool will be doing a crochet class for beginners.

Fiflo is providing a hula-hoop workshop.

Doodlebugs – will be doing up cycled crafts

There will also be an amazing Faerie Trail designed by our very own Elaine Taylor. We can’t wait to show you this!

Molly Hogg will be singing.

There will be a theatre performance called ‘My Father’s’ chair.

Of course there will be the usual madness with face-painting, walkabout characters, our secret garden, kids theatre, balloon modelling and big bubbles.

Cothú will be at onsite giving breastfeeding support, pregnancy and postpartum support and will be doing Weleda Natural facials (Saturday morning only). There will also be buggy parking.

The gist.

Families wishing to camp at the event will have their own separate field beside the farmyard close to the car park. We will endeavour to help families throughout the weekend, so please stop one of our family volunteers should you need assistance. Leaving on Sunday at your leisure.


A full programme of interactive workshops will be available for kids of all ages, all day Saturday. More information will be released along with our programme in the coming weeks.

In previous years our workshops have been facilitated by organisations such as Young at Art, The Nerve Centre, The Dry Arch Centre and other industry leaders.


All hot food traders at the event will be asked to provide meal deals to suit family requirements, providing wholesome food but keeping to Stendhal’s value for money ethos.

More information on the food vendors available at this year’s festival can be obtained via our blog or social media outlets.


Along with workshops we have a fantastic line-up of family and children’s entertainment lined up to perform at the festival.

We will also publish a parental guidance rating on all the other non-specific family acts performing at the festival on our website so that you have an idea of what may or may not be suitable for your kids to experience.

Terms of

Family tickets will only grant entry to those with children under 18 in company, we reserve the right at any point to question anyone thought to be in breach of this.

Our family ticket is designed to help families experience music and the arts at an exceptionally affordable price. Over the years people have attempted to gain entry on a family ticket clearly in violation of the spirit of the ticket.

A family is parents and children – not a pair of 19 year old cousins bringing in their two 16 year old siblings – you get the idea – you know what family tickets are for, please don’t try and take advantage of them, you won’t get in and no refund will be offered.


Your safety at the event is paramount to us. We will take every step to ensure that your family is incredibly well catered for however we do ask Parents / Guardians to remember that they are the primary source of responsibility for children. Patrons are allowed to leave the site, should parents wish to drop the kids off at the in-laws prior to the night time entertainment etc.

We love to hear any feedback or suggestions you may have to make your experience at the festival better.