As well as having some of the finest electronic music acts playing over several great stages, Alfresco prides itself being family friendly.

This year, with us moving to The Hop Farm, our facilities and entertainment for children and youngsters is our biggest yet. We pride ourselves on providing creative, active and engaging entertainment rather than the ‘quick thrill for a fiver’ type of events. With a host of entertainers providing children’s theatre, shows and stories, sports day fun and games, stilt walkers and jugglers, fire eaters and puppet shows, silent and non silent discos, we guarantee the whole family will be kept entertained.

Entertainers and attractions this year include

Jacob Cracker – The Storyteller • Panic Circus • Circus Workshop • Dan the Hat • Spare Room Arts • Rhubarb Theatre • Sport Day Fun • Teenage Disco • Fred The Dustman • Hula Hoop Workshops • Glitter Art & Face Painting and much more.

As ever with Alfresco Festival, nearly all of the activities and entertainment within the festival site is included in the ticket price. We create an area where children can take part in whatever they wish, whenever they wish without worrying about cost. This year we also have access to The Hop Farm’s attractions and they have a superb family area with an adventure playground and giant bouncing pillows. There are many other attractions on The Hop Farm’s main site, but they do come with a small fee. If leaving the Alfresco Festival part of the whole site to enter The Hop Farm’s attractions, children must be accompanied by an adult.