The Kids Area is excited to welcome you and your family to Latitude. With a packed programme offering something for everyone, get ready for an action-packed festival within a festival!

Most activities run all day from 10am til 6pm so you’ll always find something to do, somewhere to relax or a new activity to try. And best of all, everything except the funfair is free – there’s no charge for any workshops, materials or activities so get stuck in and try everything!

You can find out more about how to enjoy the festival with the whole family here.

For our festival newbies, The Loft Baby & Toddler Tent has a soft play, baby changing and feeding… even baby bath-time. Meet other festival parents & take some time out. You can meet Slings-by-the-Sea for their workshops & advice on carrying your baby on your body. Let them check and adjust your sling to ensure you & baby are both comfortable enough to stay up late!

The Kids Area Info Caravan is at the entrance to the Kids Area: Kids Welfare are here too so stop by for a ‘phone number’ wristband and to meet the team. Families can collect free wristbands for the Enchanted Garden here (not needed if you already have a Family Campsite wristband).

Our local Greenpeace supporters group return with their fantastic cafe offering hot and cold food, home-made cakes, soft & hot drinks from breakfast through till dinner, with all profits going to Greenpeace. Find them at the far end of the Kids Area.

Latitude Sign

Music & Theatre, Puppetry and LIVE shows!

The Kids Theatre Tent has a full programme of live music, song and dance classes, comedy, drama and more….

ROARR Dinosaur Park present Dippy Live!  Come to dance, hear stories and play some dino games. You’ll even learn how to move like a dinosaur!
The pirate ship, ‘Wave Goodbye to Your Sanity’ has been lost at sea for weeks, or perhaps it is years? Join three buffoonish, broken, musical playing sailors, as they need your help on a journey of incredible highs and sudden lows as they battle against the stormy seas in The Wave. 

The Queen’s dolls house is in disarray and its maker, Edwin, sets out to find the culprit. His search reveals Quercus, a noisy sprite who has lived through fairy tale history. However, he is now trapped in the doll’s house. Can we set him free? Come find out at The Sprite in the Dollhouse.  

Based on the music and story of Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen and led by a cast of professional opera singers and musicians, Opera North allows families to experience the magic of opera, storytelling and music, whatever your age!

Do you have what it takes to be a Taskmaster Champion? Pop along to one of our Taskmaster Club sessions to test your task prowess. Taskmaster Education, from the team behind Taskmaster, will set tasks to test your skills of teamwork, problem-solving and creativity, all whilst having a whole lot of fun! Prepare your Prize Task in advance which is ‘The cheesiest souvenir’. Have a think and either bring your cheesy souvenir on the day or prepare to tell us why it should win the 5 points!

Learn the songs and choreography from hit West End musicals with professional West End performers from Shine on Stage, while children’s author Gareth P. Jones is back with a new show featuring comedy, music and adventures. You’ll catch him in Waterstones too!

Kelfx & Francis lead Breakdancing Workshop for children of all ages (under 16) and abilities, teaching the basics, showcasing skills and pulling everything together in a breakdance battle!

Mrs H and the Singalong Band combine elements of Folk, Soul, Afro, Latin and Dub to create music that unites the whole family in their joyful singalong.
Tommy’s Entertainments brings the house down with his popular Punch & Judy show 3 times daily!

Kids in swing

The Hive

Visit our geodome and its wildlife garden, bursting with flowering plants, herbs and featuring small shows & workshops including…

Sam Barnes will be encouraging us all to get creative and start drawing. An established artist of nearly 30 years, Sam returns with her pink pram of creativity!

Local artist Joel Millerchip creates bold, unique illustrations; join him to design and take away your own Latitude postcard in this fun workshop.

Miraiker’s World of Puppets brings shows, workshops and puppet play to Latitude. Watch a show, perform your own or play with the lovely puppets and props.

Kid in rocking swing

Wild Science, Wildlife and Adventure

The team from ROARR!, the UK’s largest dinosaur themed adventure park based in Norfolk, are bringing Jurassic fun to mini explorers. Meet Dippy the friendly diplodocus, find out more about these prehistoric creatures with the Fossil Dig, learn from ROARR!’s expert Dino Hunter in his interactive show.  Get down and boogie at Dippy Live! then relax with Dippy’s very own story time. And don’t forget to keep a lookout for Titan the T-Rex in the woods too!

Discover more about the incredible earthworms that live in the wild corners of Latitude on our daily Wild Earthworm Walk. On this fun and family-friendly walk, Dr David Jones from the Natural History Museum (and a genuine earthworm expert!) will show you how to find and identify these fascinating creatures, and explain why they’re essential for human survival! He’ll also be hosting some wild games in the Enchanted Garden canopy tent.

Greenpeace Community Build is calling kids young and old. Come learn, play, and let your creativity run free. Visit our wooden sculptural structure, where, as a community, and with hammers, saws, nails and wood, plus with supervision from our helpful Greenpeace team, we can build something magical together.

Surrounding our new community build, find new Green Crafts area with lots of workshops including thatching, leatherwork, carving, whittling, model making and more!

The Woodcraft Folk Woodland Base includes a mud kitchen with ‘cake’ decorating, blind trails, knot skills, rope bridges, fire lighting and cooking, tin can lanterns, natural leaf/flower print flags, Elderwood beads, mask making using foraged natural materials, campfire song sessions in the woods and basic ukulele.

Fairyland Trust, founded by former Greenpeace campaigner Sarah Wise, also returns to Latitude to teach children about nature and its conservation through crafts, making wands and wildflower crowns.

Helter skelter

Creative Crafters & Busy Bookworms

Crafting kids will be busy all day, with dozens of workshops in the Woodcraft Folk Tent, including wet felting, lino printing, wind chimes, Pom Pom sheep, paper beads jewellery, seed bombs, boat making, scarecrow building and bug hotels. OKIDO art and science kids’ magazine geodome is a hive of crafts activity and you might even meet Messy himself!

The team from Suffolk Recycling create crafts from recycled scrap! from sock monsters to suncatchers…remember to take your photo by their giant recycled art octopus!

We’ll have visiting authors and illustrators helping kids explore the wonderful world of reading, at the Waterstones tent, while bookworms of all ages can celebrate the wide world of creativity and literature with all day activities hosted by Suffolk Libraries, including the Art Bike, storyteller in residence, new roving events and a chill out space.

Explore Suffolk Wonders past and present with Suffolk Archives pop up display exploring natural and manmade wonders from across the county. Be inspired to get creating yourself and over the weekend help us to recreate Latitude festival out of LEGO® bricks. Make a model of your favourite part of the festival, or create something totally unique to you!