Latitude Festival

20th - 23rd July 2023

Location: Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

Size: 35,000


Latitude is a popular choice with families wanting a big festival experience.

The Children’s Arena at Latitude is an entire festival of its own! Put together with love and imagination, and featuring a vast array of activities, it’s a riot of colourful creativity, it’s wild and adventurous. Experienced children’s groups, many from the surrounding areas bring their talents together and share one aim: to give Latitude families a magical, fabulous fun packed weekend that they’ll remember all year.

Arranged around the banks of the central Latitude lake, the Children’s Arena keeps the kids entertained day and night with everything from pond dipping and face painting to helterskelter rides and theatre workshops whilst the Inbetweeners’ Teen Area promises a wealth of music, media and technology workshops, alongside wildlife survival skills and assault courses suspended in the trees.

Angel Gardens return to Latitude with their enchanting delights and all the usual treats of lantern making, lovely crafts, sitting areas, music, pirates and stories. Join the Angels for evening entertainment for your little festie folk.  Starting with a kids disco and taking in a lantern parade, story telling and a thrilling nightly fire show. Look out for the campfire or the glow of lanterns and join them for marshmallow toasting, singing and more. Who said evenings were for adults?? It’s time for the little ones to have some twilight fun of their own!!


The Family Campsite has actvities that start at 8am to keep all you early risers busy!  It also gives early access to the Children’s Area, from 9am each day. Please note, there is NO early access to the arena from the children’s area and we ask you to be respectful towards staff working to ensure this. All arena access gates open at the same time. If you see people in the arena before 9am, they may be traders, crew, performers or any number of people heading to work before the show begins!

Here are just some of the activities Festival Kidz enjoyed at Latitude 2012! (More photos can be found on our Facebook page)