Great family entertainment at Barleylands Food Festival. We have something for everyone from the oldest to the youngest, but if your younger members want something after enjoying the food festival, why not try the Barleylands Children’s Farm on the same estate (separate entry charges apply)
Thameside Mummers (Saturday)
The Thameside Mummers, from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex will be performing a number of traditional mumming plays on Saturday. Mumming plays are part of the English folk tradition and have their origin stretching back into the mists of time.
Craft marquee with a number of artists and crafters displaying their unique work. We also have blacksmiths, hourly glass blowing demonstrations and much more.
Chanter’s Jigge will be performing throughout the weekend at the Barleylands Food Festival this year. In addition to their Songs, Ayres, Jigs and Jollies they will be giving children and their parents a chance to learn a Tudor dance as danced by Queen Elizabeth 1st. They will also have some weird and wonderful Tudor instruments for any budding minstrels to try for themselves.
Will Little Red Riding Hood escape the Big Bad Wolf in the first performance? She may well do, but how will the three little pigs in the second? Wonderful family fun with the amazing Pinxton Puppets.
Workshops & Have A Go
We have workshops for all ages, from pasta making to chocolate; throw a pot to sand art. Details to be confirmed.
For something completely different! Follow the background buzzing and find our team of excellent chainsaw artists who will be working all weekend to create their own unique sculptures. Sped carves also twice daily where the team have only thirty minutes to each create something for the garden or conservatory which will then be auctioned to the highest bidder.
Featured at Barleylands we have:
- Quint Hughes
- Danny Thomas
- Harry Thomas
- Matt Crabb
- Chris Bains
- Dinius Parson
A vital aspect of the family entertainment at Barleylands Food Festival: Bouncy castle, fun house (look out for Olaf!) and more!