We aim to make Starry Skies as affordable as possible for families so most activities onsite are free of charge. If you do want to spoil yourself, however, there’ll be a few optional extras available such as massage therapies and other little luxuries – it is a holiday after all! See each activities page for more information.

There will be various activities on offer for kids of all ages, but please remember that we cannot accept responsibility for your children and we expect you or your friends to supervise them at all times. Most activities on site are limited in group numbers so you may not always be guaranteed access to the workshops but there will be plenty of activities to participate in throughout your stay at Starry Skies.

Here’s some of what’s in store for Edition Six, keep your eyes peeled as we’ll be adding more…

Mad Dog Mcrea

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Mad Dog Mcrea

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your bum’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. A certain killer … Read more Mad Dog Mcrea

Storytelling

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Storytelling

Wilf Merttens harvests the little clumps of story that collect in sock drawers and obscure chat rooms. He mixes them up in a jar until they make a dark and childish syrup. It’s damned hot down the myth mine and the other miners grope in the dark to steal his pasty and it’s dusty and … Read more Storytelling

The Dick Danger Show

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The Dick Danger Show

The Dick Danger Show should have a public health warning attached to it. How can one man be so stupid? Dick hasn’t a clue but he is prepared to find out how close to physical injury he can get without actually hurting himself. A comic show involving a oral B toothbrush, dad dancing in very … Read more The Dick Danger Show

Play In A Day…

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Play In A Day…

…or 90 minutes to be precise! Would you like to create a mini-show from scratch and perform it on the main stage at Centre Camp? Then this workshop needs YOU! Come on over, load up on skills, make new friends and hunker down for a full on rehearsal of your own Starry Skies, Barn Busting … Read more Play In A Day…

Dig & Delve

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Dig & Delve

Dig & Delve will be running a range practical and fun workshops promoting food growing at home. They will be sharing simple and effective ideas, skills and activities that can be enjoyed by all the family. From creative crafts for toddlers, to complicated creations for the more dexterous, there will be something for everyone. Gardening … Read more Dig & Delve

Imagination Station

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Imagination Station

The Imagination Station offers a fully immersive fun packed programme of imaginative games and make believe. Kids explore their imagination through music, dance, drama and games and will find themselves learning through play and building confidence, all at once – ace!

Squeezy Greens

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Squeezy Greens

Squeezy Green’s Compendium of Games is a bonkers daft messy gameshow for all ages to play. Squeezy will take you through a series of challenges for you to play from the safety of your seat or take the opportunity to go head to head against another challenger. Favourite games include ‘biscuit derby’, ‘bubble punch’ and classics … Read more Squeezy Greens

Sing & Sign

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Sing & Sign

A marvellous music and singing session for babies, pre-walkers and their grown ups. Learn simple signs and songs to communicate with your baby before they can talk and get the most out of the power of pre-speech communication. Our trained practitioner will be singing and signing a selection of songs from the Sing and Sign … Read more Sing & Sign

The Herbalist’s Hut

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The Herbalist’s Hut

Ever wondered what medicinal plants you can gather from your garden? Which herbs can cure a cold or soothe a fever? How to make your own cleaning products, moisturiser or lip balm? The Herbalist’s Hut is heading to the fields of Starry Skies this summer, to answer these questions and many more besides… Expect a … Read more The Herbalist’s Hut

Unite the Beat

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Unite the Beat

Ever fancied creating music from mulch, tunes from twigs or beats from branches? Come and join the team from Unite The Beat for a musical adventure in the woods. You’ll need to be curious, playful and imaginative as you ‘forage’ for sound and experiment with the abundant instruments nature has to offer. Check out Unite The Beat … Read more Unite the Beat

Bigtopmania

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Bigtopmania

Bigtopmania invites YOU to become stars of the sky with their trapeze workshops, limber up with some anarchic acrobatics or sharpen your skills at the circus. Hit the big top to ride the crazy bikes or bounce on a giant mega ball! With daily circus shows from Lucas Jet and Moses, kids and adults will … Read more Bigtopmania

Charge & Support – The Flying Seagull Project

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Charge & Support – The Flying Seagull Project

There will be limited space for phone charging available on site, and you can pop into the Create Play tent between 9am and 5pm to plug in your devices. We ask that you make a donation each time you charge, with all proceeds going directly to further the incredible work of The Flying Seagull Project. … Read more Charge & Support – The Flying Seagull Project

Create Play

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Create Play

Create Play will be offering up oodles of fun for the toddlers on site. With dressing up, water play, craft activities, multi-sensory resources, climbing, rolling, banging, swinging and other general shenanigans, their space will provide a range of rich and challenging play opportunities to keep the littlest ones entertained all weekend long.  

Rocktopus

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Rocktopus

What do you get if you cross two music loving, primary teaching, singer songwriting, music lovers? ROCKTOPUS! They’re back with their interactive gigs for kids, guaranteed to entertain, educate and inspire.  Plus, don’t miss their campfire sessions each night. Grab your marshmallows (don’t burn your mouth!) and meet them by the fire for cosy summer sing-a-longs as the … Read more Rocktopus

Diggin’ Your Groove

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Diggin’ Your Groove

Dig out your favourite vinyl record and bring it Starry Skies… a unique event where DJ’s will play your vinyl records. It could be your first 7″ single, that 12″ tune you danced to and just had to buy, or a classic album you played non stop at Uni…  The special ingredient is that YOU … Read more Diggin’ Your Groove

Baby Yoga

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Baby Yoga

Baby yoga in the Bub Hub! Sounds good, right? Our wonderful and experienced Birthlight trained practitioner will create a safe space for parents and carers of pre-mobile babies to come together and connect. You’ll practice some simple holds, gentle massaging and stretching moves and do plenty of breathing and relaxing together. The sessions will end … Read more Baby Yoga

Hand In Hand

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Hand In Hand

Hand In Hand Parenting is a programme which supports parents with the insights, skills and tools to build the meaningful connections that parents and children need to thrive. The wonderful Roma is a Starry veteran and will be giving two insightful, practical and compassionate talks for parents… Why kids push our buttons We all know … Read more Hand In Hand

Bugs Bugs BUGS

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Bugs Bugs BUGS

Fancy clapping eyes on a giant mantis, cuddling up with a hissing cockroach or stroking the biggest snail you’ve ever seen?! Big Bugs are back and we’ve got critters galore for you to explore! Our Big Bug expert will be on hand to answer questions, tell you where they live, what they like to eat and how they … Read more Bugs Bugs BUGS

Forest School

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Forest School

Our fabulous Forest School teachers guide you through an inspirational process that offers children the chance to develop their confidence, through hands on learning in a woodland setting. Children learn to respect and sustain important environments and habitats and are completely immersed in an awesome, exciting and wild outdoors, teeming with flora and fauna. Whilst enjoying the … Read more Forest School

Health & Healing

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Health & Healing

Treatments No family camp would be complete without the option to treat yourself to a super relaxing massage to truly feel like you’re on holiday. We’ve teamed up with Yogacamp to create an amazing offering of treatments including; Holistic massage, Deep tissue massage, Thai massage, Reflexology, Pregnancy massage, Swedish massage, Indian head massage, Magnesium oil massage, Nero Structural Intregration technique … Read more Health & Healing

Starry Skies Cafe

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Starry Skies Cafe

Your Own Dedicated Onsite Cafe Sustainability is a priority at Starry Skies and our dedicated cafe will be using local dairies, bakers, vegetable-growers and free-range butchers wherever possible. We’ll concentrate on fair-trade and organic ingredients, using seasonal produce to create delectable treats for families to enjoy. We’ll also have our straw bale creche area returning, to … Read more Starry Skies Cafe

The Burrow

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The Burrow

Edition Six will see the return of the brilliant Burrow, a secret spot in the woods for the older kids on site. With the help of the Woodland Guru, they’ll create their very own forest hideout! The Burrow needs to be imagined, created and loved by clever minds and willing hearts, and will host all manner … Read more The Burrow

Bub Hub

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Bub Hub

This year sees the return of the small but perfectly formed Bub Hub yurt – a cosy space to house the littlest Starry’s and their grown ups. Expect to find Baby Yoga, Massage, Sing-a-longs and informative sessions for parents happening inside… As well as activities and workshops, the Bub Hub provides a calm space for relaxing, feeding and … Read more Bub Hub

Toddle Out

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Toddle Out

Especially for kids aged 2-5 years, we have Toddle Out – big adventures for little people. A wonderful team of parents, play experts and workshop leaders, waiting to wow the wee ones with all manner of magical activities. There’s free flow play everyday in the woods for you to jump into, as well as more structured sessions including … Read more Toddle Out

Little Fluffy Clouds Family Rave

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Little Fluffy Clouds Family Rave

Now a firm fixture at Starry Skies, the Little Fluffy Clouds Family Rave is BACK. As ever, it’s a chance for Mum and Dad to relive their hazy raving days, with little people joining the party on the dance floor! Bubbles, face paint and classic 90’s tunes will get you bopping with the best of … Read more Little Fluffy Clouds Family Rave

Arty Farty

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Arty Farty

The Starry Skies Arty Farty tent runs all day and hosts a variety of hands on activities for creative kids, using natural resources and scrap to make amazing costumes, toys and sculptures and reusing old junk to make magnificent masterpieces. You’ll be roaming the forests and fields collecting natural wonders and transforming them into exciting … Read more Arty Farty

Sports Day

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Sports Day

Every year, Sports Day at Starry Skies gets wilder and whackier! An amazing chance to get silly and show off your sporting prowess in this no holds barred contest. We’ll test your skill, stamina and athletic ability and see if you can get your heads and legs around our bizarre and baffling games.  

Water Slide

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Water Slide

Seriously popular with adults and kids alike, the water slide! Grab your towel and togs and keep your fingers crossed for sunshine! See you in a field soon…

Woodland Tribe

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Woodland Tribe

Back again at Starry Skies this year The  Woodland Tribe – a free play and construction area for children and adults of all ages. Drawing on the brilliant ideas of ‘bauspielplatz’ (build-play-ground) in Germany, this is a woodland area where children can; build the perfect den, co-construct a play structure, swing with the wind in their … Read more Woodland Tribe

Starry Skies Talent Show

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Starry Skies Talent Show

A big favourite with the kids at Starry Skies is the talent show – and what talent there is! In past years we’ve had singers, dancers, clowns, comedians and all sorts of fabulous shenanigans to entertain and delight us. We can’t wait to welcome you onto the stage so we can see what savvy smarts you’ve got … Read more Starry Skies Talent Show

Inflatafun

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Inflatafun

A firm favourite and one that sends kids a bit doolally… Our inflatable friends are back! For a few hours each day, they’ll be up up and away, just begging to be pushed, pulled, squashed and squished about by little hands and feet. Keep your eyes and ears out for silly screaming and whoops of … Read more Inflatafun

Fancy Dress Disco

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Fancy Dress Disco

Ever popular at Starry Skies, the Family Fancy Dress Disco! Returning with a bang for Edition Six, our resident disco DJ will be spinning tunes old and new for you to boogie to. Just looking at the costumes from Edition Five is getting us giddy with anticipation for what you can come up with in … Read more Fancy Dress Disco

Baby Baths

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Baby Baths

The wonderful Baby Baths crew will be on hand to help make your smallest ones shiny and clean after a grubby day at Starry Skies. Keep your eyes peeled for when and where it will be happening and don’t forget to bring a towel!  

Firefly Bell Tents

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Firefly Bell Tents

Make your camping experience magical and stress free by renting a bell tent with Firefly Camping. Big enough for the whole family, our beautiful British bell tents give you the best pitch at the festival.