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.
Here's what we enjoyed in 2019:
The Flying Seagull Project
Performing on their beautiful gypsy wagon stage the Flying Seagulls are a one stop shop for madness, energy and fun. Expect circus shows and workshops, magic, kids comedy, fun games and general silliness.
The big Junkfish craft tent returned with an intergalactic mix of space age crafts and fun, a chance for the kids to get creative with painting, sticking, costume making and junk modelling. Plus extra activities in our family chill out area and the ever popular Junk Ball Run.
Bristol based Ape Project returned with their range of wacky bikes, scooters and trikes in all shapes and sizes and their wonderful pedal powered bike carousel made from recycled children’s bikes and bike powered spin painting.
Silly Science brought their wacky space themed show and workshop to Nibley on Saturday morning - with rockets, explosions and lots of slime!
World Jungle set up camp in the Orchard with hammocks, slacklines, bush craft and a special space themed play area.
Stormtroopers and Jedi knights battled it out in Hanger 51's hi-tech inflatable Laser Tag.
The Woolly Circus
CLaN specialises in traditional crafts and ecology. At the Woolly Circus we tried our hand at spinning, make a felted space themed bookmark and help decorate the willow sheep. The tiny Nomadic Museum of Natural History also toured the site!
Charles Gerard’s Regiment of Foote invited us to see and experience life in the English Civil War period. Crafts, campfire cooking, games, dress, military matters and more. Whether a Royalist (hooray) or a Parliamentarian (boo) see what the Sealed Knot can offer.
Salamander Glass blowing
We watched expert Salamander glassblowers in action and had a go at making our very own hand blown bauble or tumbler.
Story telling tent
Mark Fraser joined us to spin yarns and fantastic tales of adventure throughout the weekend.
Other attractions included:
- Ferris Wheel
- Flash Mob
- Wiltshire Astronomers
- ... and a host of Cosmic Walkabout Entertainers!