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 including outdoor activities off site 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 what’s on the bill so far for Edition Five and LOTS more coming soon! Watch this space…

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?! We’ve got big bugs galore for you to explore and our Big Bug expert will be on hand to answer questions, tell you where they live, what they like to eat and how they got so big! … Read more Bugs Bugs BUGS

Star Search

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Star Search

Wow, so many stars, where to begin? What’s that bright one over there, Is it a planet? I’ve always wanted to see my star sign, can I? What is there for a beginner to see? Get to grips with infinity and find your way round the night sky in our inflatable planetarium. Learn the myths and … Read more Star Search

Boudica Boogaloo

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Boudica Boogaloo

3 sweet old gals, 3 dirty harmonies, 3 stomping strings and a hell of a good old-time good time! We can’t wait to get down and dusty with this bunch of brilliant birds, Nuala Honan (guitar), Glowglobes’ Laura Pocket (double bass) and Claire Northey (violin). Together they create a sound of the South worthy of a … Read more Boudica Boogaloo

Forest School

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Forest School

The Starry Skies woodlands are abundant with wild flowers and animals, offering us the chance to learn lots about its inhabitants and how best to harness everything it has to offer. Our fabulous Forest School teachers guide you through an inspirational process that offers children and young people opportunities to achieve and develop their confidence through … Read more Forest School

Den Building

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Den Building

Den Building Somewhere in the woods is hidden lots of branches, brush-wood, twigs and leaves for you to forage and construct your very own perfect woodland den, Lets face it, dens are one of the best things in life, so whether you’re a seasoned pro, a first timer or a grown up that has forgotten how brilliant … Read more Den Building

Health & Healing

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Health & Healing

No family camp would be complete without the option to treat yourself to a super relaxing massage or while away an hour or two with family yoga overlooking the Brecon Beacons. We’ve teamed up with Yogacamp to create the best ever offering of treatments, workshops, healthy edible delights and delicious drinks to heal body and soul. Check THIS … Read more Health & Healing

Starry Skies Cafe

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Starry Skies Cafe

Your Own Dedicated Onsite Cafe The Starry Skies Cafe is coming back for Edition Five and will be better than ever! We’ve taken on board your feedback and will do our best to keep everyone stuffed full of delicious grub during your stay. Sustainability is a priority at Starry Skies and the cafe will be using … Read more Starry Skies Cafe

Adult Fitness Fun

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Adult Fitness Fun

Contour Outdoor run lots of brilliant activities for us at Starry Skies, not least these morning and afternoon Adult Fitness sessions! Utilising the tracks and trails to be found around Starry Skies, experienced trainers put you through your paces and get you breathing in the freshest of air. No need to book, just arrive at … Read more Adult Fitness Fun

The Burrow

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The Burrow

We’ve bagged a secret spot in the woods for the older kids on site, to create their very own forest hideout! The Burrow needs to be imagined, created and loved by clever minds and willing hearts, helped along by the clever folk from the Woodland Tribe. The Burrow will also host a number of outdoor workshops … Read more The Burrow

Canoeing

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Canoeing

Ever popular at Starry Skies, this off site activity is for kids aged 8+ and their families. It’s a wonderful chance to explore the UK from the water and is one of the ‘must do’ listed activities in Britain! You’ll meet your guide in Glasbury and head down the river to Hay-on-Wye, a beautiful little market town … Read more Canoeing

Walking and Cycling

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Walking and Cycling

With so much outstanding countryside on our doorstep, it’s a brilliant opportunity to explore the area on foot or by bike. Marked routes have been set up so you don’t even need to navigate! Just be lead through the great outdoors, past viewing areas and picnic spots expertly positioned along the way. The circuits will interlink and … Read more Walking and Cycling

Animal Orienteering

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Animal Orienteering

Orienteering has never been so fun! Based on the medium walking circuit around the Starry Skies site, groups will have to follow a pre-marked trail and find the various checkpoints. At each checkpoint there’ll be an animal footprint & clue for an indigenous British mammal for you to identify. The winner is the team that navigates … Read more Animal Orienteering

Wide Games

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Wide Games

Wide Games are back for Edition Five! Join a tribe and battle it out to cover the most ground, steal the flag, tug the rope, jump over the quicksand steer your team to victory. Who’s up for it?! There will also be night time games for kids aged 8 and over, not for the faint-hearted! Our … Read more Wide Games

Little Fluffy Clouds Family Rave

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Little Fluffy Clouds Family Rave

Now a firm fixture at Starry Skies, the Fluffy Clouds rave is back for all the family. 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 … Read more Little Fluffy Clouds Family Rave

Arty Farty

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Arty Farty

The Starry Skies Arty Farty tent runs all day, every 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 … 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…  

Centre Camp

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Centre Camp

The beating heart of Starry Skies is the Centre Camp. Here you’ll find a buzz of social interaction morning, noon and night. Entertainment includes bands, DJ’s, the Starry Skies Family Disco and the Talent Show to name but a few. It’s a wonderful place to kick back and relax whatever the weather and whatever the time … Read more Centre Camp

Play Time

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Play Time

Play time is important for everyone, young and old, so we want adults to get really stuck in and remember the joys of this pastime too.  We’ll have big group sessions each day, with football, rounders and other team games happening out in the main field. Don’t let the kids show you up!  

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

Woodland playground

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Woodland playground

Wander into the woods you’ll find a playground has sprung up! Test your strength and dexterity on all manner of rustic obstacles – from jumping logs to monkey bars, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Don’t forget to tell your friends. FREE

Giant Sandpit

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Giant Sandpit

As the sheep make way for Starry Skies Edition Five, the giant sandpit makes a come back! Ready for your buried treasure, buried feet and teetering sand castles – how high will your castle go?

Monkey nets

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Monkey nets

Tired of monkeying around? We think not! Somewhere in the woods there’s nets to be found… Parents – whilst our monkey nets are built, maintained and approved by qualified experts, please note that they are not staffed during Starry Skies and it is your responsibility to allow your children use of them.  

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

Farm Tours

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Farm Tours

Take a ride on the Starry Skies tractor down to the wonderful Barton Hill Farm. Here you’ll be taken on a tour to see big, muddy pigs, tall happy horses, hungry goats and wise owls, to name a few! Barton Hill Farm is home to many animals – some pets, some farm livestock and some … Read more Farm Tours

The Roundhouse

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The Roundhouse

The Roundhouse has been entirely created using timber from the farm! A small and dedicated team of brilliant builders took trees from the wood, lovingly milled and stripped the bark and made a beautiful, natural space for us to play with. Nestled in the Rocky Fold woodland, this amazing structure is a total gem set in amongst the trees. … Read more The Roundhouse

We’re going on a treasure hunt

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We’re going on a treasure hunt

…we’re going to catch a big one! Explore the woods and fields at Starry Skies with the help of clues, riddles, ups and downs & twists and turns; it’s a hunt for treasure, that involves leisure and pleasure… and treasure…

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 Five, our resident disco DJ will be spinning tunes old and new for you to boogie to. Just looking at the costumes from Edition Four 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 wee 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!  

Land Art

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Land Art

Taking inspiration and materials from nature, our resident sculptors will be creating magical 3D land art in the woods and they need YOUR help. With plenty for all ages to get involved in, let your imagination roam free and watch the sculptures grow and take shape into a woodland trail.

The Starry Skies Cinema Club

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The Starry Skies Cinema Club

The Starry Skies Cinema Club returns for Edition Five and promises to show all manner of treats, from classics to cartoons, to sing-a-longs for all the family. Open each evening, grab a cup of cocoa and get cosy before being transported elsewhere for a few hours.

Fred’s Yurts

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Fred’s Yurts

Stay in a lovely hand made coppiced, bentwood yurt. Fred's Yurts are offering some real home comforts. Kitted out with comfy futon beds, full bed linen.

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.

Spooky Local Pub!

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Spooky Local Pub!

Visit one of the oldest pubs in Wales. Dating back to 1100 the pub is said to be haunted by many ghosts and spectres...prepare to be scared!

Extreme Days Out

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Extreme Days Out

Monnow Events For Starry Skies campers who make the trip to Kentchurch Farm, Monnow Events comes highly recommended as one way to diversify your day out! Explore the spectacular Monnow Valley on a quad bike or try your hand at clay pigeon shooting. ADDITIONAL COST  

Go Deeper Underground

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Go Deeper Underground

CAVING No trip to the Brecon Beacons would be complete without an excursion below ground level. With so many amazing sites to choose from, there are caving experiences for everyone. We recommend Porth yr Ogof in the Brecon Beacons, where you can squeeze through ‘The Letterbox’ or get flushed down ‘The Toilet’! For those looking … Read more Go Deeper Underground

Hay-on-Wye Day Trip

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Hay-on-Wye Day Trip

The Second Hand Book Capital of the World Hay-on-Wye is widely considered to be the second hand book capital of the world thanks to Richard Booth MBE, esteemed book trader and advocate for boosting the local economy of the town since the 70s. With over thirty specialist and second hand bookshops to choose from you’re … Read more Hay-on-Wye Day Trip

Kentchurch Day Trip

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Kentchurch Day Trip

Kentchurch Court Immerse yourself in the history and splendor of what is considered to be one of the most historic homes in the UK. Go on a walking tour of the 14th century Grade I listed property with a sumptuous cream tea in the picturesque gardens, or if you need something a little bit stronger, … Read more Kentchurch Day Trip

Trees Trees Trees

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Trees Trees Trees

Starry Skies is lucky enough to be held on Kentchurch Farm which is surrounded by stunning mature woodland. There are loads of paths to follow and explore so you can get lost in the woods and get closer to nature. Why not collect some leaves and pine cones or do some bark rubbings from your … Read more Trees Trees Trees