What's On for All the Family

We really focus on bringing you  the best activities for kids of all ages. There is always loads on across the weekend and with the exception of the Ferris Wheel, its all FREE!

Remember infants under the age of 4 are admitted free. Anyone under 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult over 21.

Here are some of the things we have planned for 2024:

The Flying Seagull Project

It wouldn’t be Nibley without our friends from The Flying Seagull Project bringing their madness, chaos and fun.  Who doesn’t like circus shows, workshops, magic, fun, games and all round silliness. We are sure some people spent the whole of the Festival with them! 

Kapow Retro Gaming

Kapow Retro Gaming is the home of real retro multiplayer. With over 35,000 games from the last 40 years to choose from, children and adults alike will be able to get a huge nostalgia hit.  From Space Invaders to Super Mario and Pac-Man to sonic the hedgehog, Kapow will have something for everyone!

So grab a controller or joystick and challenge your family and friends to some button bashing retro fun!

Release The Moths

Back for one last time, and always popular with the whole family. Join our two local experts in The Orchard on Saturday morning for some fascinating facts about the moths they have trapped the previous night. And be amazed as they release them to fly away.

Inflatable Fun

In addition to our usual kids inflatables we will also have a 100 foot inflatable assault course. This promises to be a super popular attraction.

Activity Inflatables Gloucestershire 

Warehouse Climbing Centre

Again, by popular demand, the climbing wall was back. We stood awe as people scampered up the wall.


Nibley Festival is the birth place of Junkfish, so they go hand-in-hand. They have grown together and, although we are biased, we feel these guys are the best Festival Craft Area. Many other Festivals feel the same so we are lucky to have them with us each year. Kids can show their creative skills with lots of painting, sticking, costume making and junk modelling. And someone else clears up the mess!! 

Silly science

It almost seems a given we open our Saturday with the amazing Silly Science show. Appearing on one of our bigger stages once again gave them more room for the madcap explosions, rockets and lots of funs for kids of all ages. After the show there was a chance to take part with their hands on workshops.

World Jungle - Kids Area

“Just get outside and play” - fun in the orchard with space hoppers, jenga, hula hooping, giant bubbles, fancy dress area and even create your own headdress, bandanas and skirts - also starring was the Magnificent Mr Kai!

Wild Willows Forest School

A Forest School in The Orchard. What a success it was and who are we to deny kids another opportunity to get back to nature in a stunning setting 

The Woolly Circus

CLaN specialises in traditional crafts and ecology with the opportunity to try your hand at spinning and other crafts.  The tiny Nomadic Museum of Natural History was also on site!  

Miss Popularity Balloon Show

Miss Popularity is an International Balloon Artiste Extraordinaire! She spreads joy and smiles one balloon at a time. Using biodegradable latex balloons she entertains people of all ages and keeps them giggling while they watch with awe as she creates exciting balloon creations.

Saturday Morning Mindfulness

Anna Rae-Jones is a coach, group leader and performer representing The GEM (Good Energy Movement) collective

  • 5 Senses Mindful Tune-Up

Gear up for a positive and expansive day at Nibley with this exploration into your 5 senses through mindfulness activities.

  • Laughter Workshop

We at GEM love to help people feel boosted and uplifted. And there’s no better tool to do that than with a laughter workshop! Using elements of laughter yoga, clowning, improv and audience participation Anna will lead you in laughter and general silliness. Know to cure all known ills!


And if this isn’t enough :

- story telling
- And lots of bubbles and walkabouts throughout the weekend