Children’s Festival

Ray and Bev Langton are so excited to be planning the 2022 Children’s Festival. This year the Children’s Festival finds a brand new setting in the beautiful Peacock Lawns. This will become the new Children’s Activity Centre where the marquees will host a mix of the old favourite workshops and activities along with some exciting new things. Watch out for lots more craft workshops aimed at all ages.

Bryony Griffith


The Children’s Festival Programme is packed with a range of activities to suit all ages.

For over 8’s there is a fantastic choice of music and song workshops including: Sidmouth Songswell Choir, Beginners Ukulele Workshops and the ceilidh band workshop The Sidmouth Seaside Stompers. There is the opportunity to take part in Mumming Mayhem workshops and Morris Dancing. As usual there are all the crafty workshops on offer including the Craft Carousel, plus puppetry, pom-pom making, stomp rockets and much, much more.

5-7 year olds can also enjoy lots of crafting with Crafty Fun, beach mobiles, and making wind socks to name but a few. This age group can sing in the Sidmouth Mini Singers, play in The Minims Beginners Band (don’t forget your instruments) and dance in the new Mini Morris workshops. For those who enjoy drama we are delighted to welcome back Captain Sid and his Mouthy Pirates.

Under 4’s are not forgotten with a mix of singing, games, music, percussion, yoga, reflexology and crafts throughout the week.

The Children’s Festival are delighted to welcome Sidmouth Arboretum who will be running all sorts of tree related activities, helping everyone to learn a little more about the importance of trees in today’s world. What better place to learn about this other than in the wonderful setting of Sidmouth.

Days will end in the Activity Centre with a special series of workshops for families to come together to create and make something rather special to parade in the festival torchlight procession. We can promise you something rather special this year!

Rhubarb Theatre


The Children’s Festival hugely popular family evening shows are immense fun for everyone. This year we have a series of superb events so make sure you don’t miss out!  Saturday see the start of the evening family events with a performance of Dustbin Doris from Rhubarb Theatre. Prepare for joy and tenderness, laughter and tears with surprises around every corner. On Sunday Rattlebox Theatre present their small but perfectly formed part of the epic poem Beowulf. The rest of the week features daft, dangerous and mind bendingly silly stunts from the Dangerous Dave puppet show performed by Noisy Oyster Theatre. Watch out for circus comedy and antics from Circus Berzerkus and shhh don’t tell the grown ups but someone whispered that there might be a special family show from the Spookey Men’s Chorale! The week rounds off with the world-famous Stomping Ceilidh featuring the Sidmouth Seaside Stompers Ceilidh Band led by Team STOMPIT! and Nick Walden.

Noisy Oyster Theatre


The best way to make sure that children get the most value out of the Children’s Festival is to purchase a children’s season ticket for the week. This gives priority access to all events in the Children’s Programme – space permitting. These are available in advance on line or from the Sidmouth Tourist Information Centre – local families might want to check out the special resident’s ticket deal for children.


Tickets available now.

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