Bearded Theory

The Children’s Village at Bearded Theory is one of the best around, centred around a very colourful Village Green!

The Village on the Friday is taken over by Bearded Theory’s Festival School, running from 9am-3pm and providing a huge itinerary of fun educational classes meeting key stage criteria, ensuring children attending the festival don’t miss out on their learning while their families don’t miss the festival! The school has featured everything from; maths (how to budget a music festival), P.E classes by Derby County FC, Sublime Science, English, History and loads more. In order to send your child to the Festival School, please make sure you enrol in advance. More info available here.

At previous festivals, the Children’s Village has featured everything from Mini First Aid, giving attendees the chance to learn more about AWARD WINNING informal Baby and Child First Aid class designed especially for parents, carers and grandparents, to a pop-up Library, poetry tent, Creative Intentions Café offering both vegetarian/vegan food at child friendly prices/portions, and a chill out area with games and a small acoustic stage.

2024 in the Children’s Village



toddler tent

Kids and their families can enjoy our Toddler Tent with soft play and baby changing, plus the anticipated return of The Beach, with buckets, spades, and deck chairs! Get involved and make your very own beards and tails with the Fabulous Knitters, or join Puppet Stew to make your own puppets and bring them to life in your very own show! And be sure to sign up for the “It’s a Knockout Competition”, with a chance to win a family ticket for next year!


all the usual fun and games…

Join us for bubbles, crafts, circus, dress-up, messy play, face painting, ball pool, Lego, giant games, speed cabaret, the talent show, walkabout theatre, parades, and parkour!


Join us on the Village Green for a roaring fire, LED light shows and… DOGSHOW! Formed by two brothers, DOGSHOW traverse the genre-fluid astral planes creating music for dancing. On a voyage to explore how music can be experienced differently, their search has led them back from performing in flying pods above audiences to exploring the underwater realms in research submarine.


kids rave on

New for this year: KIDS RAVE ON! Full on fun for all the family, featuring club lighting, lasers (no strobes), smoke, bubbles, performers, mc/old skool vinyl DJ, visuals, arts, crafts, games and a baby chillout/buggy park.