30th June - 1st July 2017

What's on for Kids

Nibley is a great festival for kids of all ages.  There is loads to do and most of it is free.  Infants under 4 years are admitted free and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult over 21.

Big Top Mania

Back again after another successful year at Nibley, Big Top Mania are joining us for more crazy adventures. With their mad circus skills, party tricks and infamous family circus shows, these folk are sure to keep the whole family entertained. And the best news is that they will be open on Friday evening, as well as all day Saturday.

Mayflower Teen Tent

We're delighted to welcome back The Mayflower Project! A unique and bespoke space for teenagers to hang out, the project offers workshops and skill sharing sessions as well as allowing teens to chill out do their own thing. Everything is free so pop over and say hello!

World Jungle

World Jungle are back this year with even more action. Nestled in the lovely Orchard Field you will be able to play superheros, get mucky with nature or chill out in their hammocks. And if you hear some great drumming, this is where it will be coming from, so go and join in and make some noise! Check them out Friday evening and Saturday.

John Dougherty

Once upon a time…settle down to a story from the wonderful author of Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face.  Take some time to relax and listen to his wonderful tales.

Junkfish Craft Tent

Running again this year will be the fabulous Junkfish that offer a wide range of activities for kids guaranteed to keep them entertained for hours. There is also a dressing up area and family chill out zone with comfy seats and extra toys and books for the little ones. PLUS the ever popular junk ball run outside. With so many creative and colourful make and take tasks to choose from, walk away with lasting memories of a fabulous day out!

Woodland Tribe

Woodland Tribe are a company of creatives promoting adventure play to children and families at UK festivals. PLAY * BUILD * DREAM Children can use hammers, saws, nails and rope to help build a unique play sculpture, cook a delicious damper on an open fire or fly through the trees on the zip wire! Woodland Tribe are the masters of constructive play and we are delighted to have them at Nibley festival.

Tomato Jack Arts

Our friends at Tomato Jack will also be back. Previously, in 2013 they orchestrated the creation of the wonderful Nibley Mosaic with bottle tops, which now takes pride of place on the wall of our Village Hall.  In 2015 a giant guitar was made with CD's and vinyls that you’ll see around the festival site; and last year's giant teapot was made with broken pieces of crockery. So get involved throughout the day and add your piece to this year's creation!

Inflatables / Bungy Football / Disco Dome...

On Saturday we are delighted to be bringing back the inflatable Laser Tag with the latest hi tech laser guns. Last seen at Nibley in 2012 where it was a huge success with children and adults alike. For those of you who told us you missed it last year, the bungy football will be back, and for the first time we have a disco dome!

We've loads of other activities lined up, and more information will be posted here as our plans come together. 

We do everything we can to ensure that the site is as safe as possible, but please remember that your children remain your responsibility, so look after them, particularly when it starts to get dark.

  • Write your mobile number on their wristband
  • Tell them what to do if they get lost: e.g., 
    • Arrange a meeting point, or
    • Assure them they can ask any of the friendly, trained stewards wearing yellow hi-viz Nibley vests to help.