In 2015, we introduced programme guidelines, to help you to judge which bits of the programme will help your family to have the very best experiences. These guidelines might be especially useful if members of your family have specific access needs.
Make Some Noise – No need to worry about a little extra noise.
Participate – If you want to get stuck in and take part.
Quiet Corner – Away from the hustle and bustle of the festival.
Sit Back & Relax – No effort or participation required.
Sensory Spectacle – Very visual and nicely noisy.
Tactile – For hands on explorers.
Every family is different, so although we have indicated age guidelines, these are flexible, and we’re happy for you to judge which activities your children will enjoy most. The only exceptions are activities in Peekaboo, which have been designed especially for the very young, and in The Forgotten Courtyard, where the workshops have been developed for older children.
Please be aware that, although we try as hard as we can to stick to the timings in the programme, the nature of a festival means that timings can slip, and some flexibility will be needed. Some of the best experiences can be the ones you chance upon.
Any programme changes will be written up on the programme change board by the Information Tent, and on the blackboard at the entrance to the area where the performance/activity has changed. If you’re heading for something specific in a further flung area (Away With The Fairies or the High Seas), it’s worth swinging by the programme change board first.