3foot People Festival

27th-29th June

Location: Hylands Park, Chelmsford

Size: 14,000

Website: www.chelmsford.gov.uk/3foot

Festival Kidz Review: 2014

This is the largest not-for-profit outdoor festival exclusively for children aged 5 and under in the UK.

NOTE: This is not an overnight camping festival. It runs from 9.30am to 4pm each day.

This award winning event (Best Event 2014 Essex Mums, Best Festival 2014 Essex Tourism and Hospitality Awards, Best Outdoor Event 2014 Runner Up Primary Times Star Awards) curated especially for pre-school children, welcomes over 14,000 big (and little) people across 3 days within the beautiful grounds of Hylands Estate.

3foot People Festival has so many activities on offer, including gym classes, art workshops, drama, music & movement, puppets, storytelling, a giant sand pit, crafts, science, a variety of sporting activities and a petting farm. There are also opportunities for creative play around every corner.

Festival Kidz are particularly impressed that there are workshops specifically for babies – who are often left out in festival programming – including baby signing and sensory activities.


  • Parenting information and advice area.
  • On site cafés with a variety of food and drink.
  • The main canteen café includes bottle warming and food heating facilities.
  • Nursing & Nappy changing tent.



Read our FestivalKidz review here