3rd - 6th August 2023
Location: Piercefield Park, Chepstow, NP16 6BE
Parent Reviews: 2022, 2019, 2015 and 2014
Again, for 2023 Green Gathering have given us a special promo code which will allow you to buy a discounted Festival Kidz Affinity Ticket!
Please visit the website and then enter G11FKZ as a promo code, then select ‘Affinity Code Tickets’, to get £20 off the adult ticket price
(valid until 30 June 2023)
Winner of Greenest Festival at the UK Festival Awards in 2017 and 2019, and A Greener Festival’s International Award for Sustainable Power in 2018.
The Green Gathering is renowned for being family friendly and is recommended by families at Festival Kidz as one of the most sustainable festivals in the UK. Incorporating a huge adventurous Kids’ Zone with toddler area, teens tent, gardens, crafts, rides, acting & action it offers a great family weekend for the eco-conscious. The Gathering aims to raise awareness about the importance of ecological sustainability while believing that education should be hands-on and fun.
There’s a chance for all ages to learn traditional skills in the Craft Field and to explore pathways to green futures in our Creating Alternatives areas. The Green Gathering is entirely off-grid; all stages are 100% powered by wind, sun and people. Debates, campaign stalls, wholesome food, permaculture gardens and woodland faerie glades set this festival apart from the mainstream. There’s an Assisted Camping area, solar and wood-fired showers, communal campfires and a healing area. The Green Gathering’s own West Country cider and ale bar provides tipples to whet the whistle at very reasonable prices.
Music-wise, this is a festival for discovering up-and-coming bands as well as old festival favourites. With swing, funk, folk, punk, dance, disco, ska, reggae, acid-rock and northern soul on offer, there’ll be opportunities to dance like a wild thing every night. At the same time, this is a peaceful festival, surrounded by nature, where it is possible to go to bed early and enjoy the mornings!
The Green Gathering is the latest incarnation in a long line of Green festivals. It is a place to relax, make friends and listen to music – but it’s also so much more than that. It’s a community and an education. It’s about providing food, energy, health and shelter without degrading the planet. It’s about future families.
It’s a festival that’s fun, but it goes far beyond hedonism.
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7 thoughts on “Green Gathering”
This festival used to be good for children, but it’s not anymore, the area is no longer run by Majical Youth, (Festival legends) its got loads less provision, the festival kids awards were won when the Majical youth kids area was there, not the current kids area, people should know its very different now, the main activity for kids there seems to actually be in the adults craft area, most of which you have to pay extra for and queues are massive. I look forward to seeing an actual current review of what it looks like in 2022 as I’m not taking my family there again! …..
Thanks for your comment, I have forwarded it to the organisers. We did review the festival in 2019: https://www.festivalkidz.com/reviews/green-gathering-2019-review – the reviewer had not been to Green Gathering before so did not compare it to previous years.
In reply to this comment, we had slightly less on offer the year after Majical Youth stopped running the Kids’ Area, while the new team found their feet. That was quite a few years ago and the running of the Kids’ Area is now smoother than ever, and waaaayyyy improved from anything in the past!
As I write we’re collating the programme info for 2022 and it’s an incredible Kids’ Area line-up. PLUS, loads for kids and families around the site, including at least 9 completely FREE workshops in the Craft Area, lantern making and parade, family cabaret in evening, 2 family-friendly outdoor theatre shows, and family spaces in our Campaigns and Permaculture areas. Plus a dedicate Teens Space run by Wye Circus CIC.
So no one need worry that there’s not enough to do, or not enough free activities. It’s a stunning offering!
I am an experienced artist and performer and I discovered your festival during a search. I have a project I call the video Theatre which I think might be of great interest to you and particular children as it’s very colourful. I have sent this link so you can look at some snippets of my music and animations but would be delighted to elaborate further should you be interested. http://www.facebook.com/the videotheatre. Best wishes
Hi Mick – Festival Kidz reviews festivals we do not organise them. You need to contact the festival directly: http://www.greengathering.org.uk/contact/
Best wishes, FK