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Kids Stuff

Kids love Ely Folk Festival as there’s so much to do… crafts…music…story-telling…yoga…family concert…kids procession…games…fun…play…and lots more.

This year our theme is… River Life…eels and other wriggly things…even a pirate or two may turn up!  And we’ve got a fantastic range of activities to entertain our younger visitors. We’ve put together a special kids programme for the 2017 festival that can be downoaded here Ely Folk Festival Kids Stuff 2017 v4

Yoga for kids – Saturday & Sunday mornings

Babylon Arts Tent (Saturday & Sunday) -Try your hand at Printing; & create your own special festival souvenir; Poetry writing; Songwriting – pen a new festival tune; Sketching – display your doodles & masterpieces in the Arts Tent

Story-telling with Marion Leeper – River Run – stories from the river (good for adults as well as kids) – Saturday & Sunday

Transform yourself into a pirate girl or boy at the Carnival Arts Tent – both Saaturday & Sunday

Crafts with Maddog – make mermaids, fish, eels and river scenes with discarded junk – 11am and 3pm Saturday and Sunday

Freeplay at Jan’s Van – all weekend

French dance workshop for kids – get your feet moving in time to some wonderful French tunes

Family concert with Megson on Sunday afternoon

Kids performance slot in Marquee 3 on Sunday afternoon – an opportunity to display some of your poems & songs penned over the weekend

Pirates parade around the festival site on Sunday afternoon – scare those landlubbers on the festival site and show off your pirate creations




A selection of the great acts booked for the 2017 festival. Check out our Line-up page for the full list

Seth Lakeman
The Spooky Men's Chorale
Sam Kelly Trio
The Elephant Sessions
Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson
O'Hooley & Tidow
Reg Meuross
Jennifer Crook
Elvis Fontenot
Brooks Williams
Flossie Malavialle
Hot Rock Pilgrims
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
Georgia Lewis Band
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies
Urban Folk Theory
Causeway Ceili Band
Hans Theessink
Alden Patterson & Dashwood

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