Cambridge Folk Festival

25th - 28th July 2024

Location: Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge

Size: 10,000


What’s on for Kids and Young People?

At Cherry Hinton you will find a fully equipped playground and paddling pool, crèche & organised children’s area, a children’s concert, a kids’ ceilidh, children’s games, storytelling plus music & dance workshops.

There is a whole variety of children’s entertainment throughout the weekend, which generally takes place before the start of the music.  At Coldhams Common this includes music & dance workshops, storytelling, face-painting, instrument making, painting and a procession.

The Hub is a music-making area for young people, where a series of workshops and sessions runs throughout the Festival.

Many young bands appear at the Cambridge Folk Festival. If you are a young musician attending the Festival, why not sign up to appear in the Club Tent, the open stage? This has been the launch pad for many young artists including Seth Lakeman and Rachel Unthank.

For those aged 9-13 there is equipment and activities, some of which will be supervised, beside the crèche. There may be a nominal charge for workshop materials.

The Festival runs a Young Musicians Competition, offering a limited number of free tickets for 11-18 year olds to attend the festival, take part in workshops and even perform as part of The Hub Band in the Club Tent.