Family

Kids Area

The Kids Area is an entire festival in itself! Curated with love and imagination, and featuring a vast array of activities, it’s colourful, wild and adventurous, curious and creative.

Experienced children’s groups, including many from the local region, bring their talents and enthusiasm to give our Latitude families a magical, fabulous fun-packed weekend.

Kids Who Love to Dance and Sing

Kids Who Love to Dance and Sing

From Bollywood dance routines to smart Breakdancing moves to the Angel Gardens nightly Family Disco, there plenty to try for kids who love to move! There’s family singalongs with the wonderful Mrs H and the Singalong Band. There’s live music from tango and classical to sea shanties, the Russian Steppe and the Gypsy Campfire with Mazaika, or perfect the songs and choreography of your favourite West End musicals with the professions from Shine on Stage.

Creative Crafters

Creative Crafters

Crafting kids will be busy all day…there’s dozens of workshops in the Woodcraft Tent with everything from Viking Braiding to Lantern Making. While, Coppice Crafts bring sustainable wood and traditional crafts to their camp. Visit their bowed caravan and make mosaic, dreamcatchers and more.

Festival Sticker Art help you craft whatever you can imagine from unwanted sticky labels, OKIDO have masses of science and art activities in their colourful tent and Suffolk Recycling will be turning everyday waste into fun new things, plus there’s an entire pirate world to create with Brilliant Builds – don’t forget the treasure YAR!

Kids who love to read

Kids who love to read

Visiting authors include the lively and fun Emma Shevah (What Lexi Did, Dream On, Amber & many more) and Laura Trinder (The Midnight Hour) from Chicken House Children’s Books. Gareth P.Jones returns with his show based on the big question of the day, Death or Ice Cream?

Anne Stairmand is back with art and writing activities and the chance to win one of her fantastic books…bring back the dragons! And popular kids horror writer Alexander Gordon Smith brings his superb interactive writing activity – don’t miss it!

Meanwhile, to celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge “Space Chase” Suffolk Libraries will be making alien antennae & masks, recycled rocket packs and pompom planets, plus you can make and fire your own rocket.

Budding Artists This Way

Budding Artists This Way

Join artists, designers and illustrators behind CBeebies “’Messy goes to OKIDO’ animation series and magazine at the OKIDO Artists Studio. Their talented team use styles from comic animation and bubble writing to animal characters and monster creations, so bring your imagination!

Samantha Barnes is a local artist…join her to create an original artwork using a variety of methods and materials including charcoal, pencils, ink, feathers and fabric.

Wild Science

Wild Science

Our Wild Science tent is perfect for curious minds…Guardians of the Gut involves a tour through a giant interactive gut, exploring the amazing variety of bacteria who live there.

Test your wits and hand and eye coordination and learn which bones and organs belong where, with Splat Anatomy – a life-sized game of ‘Operation’ and explore Nature’s Dazzling Diversity, find out where it came from, and why should we care about with researchers from the University of East Anglia.

Making Music

Making Music

Norwich Music Hub’s fun Samba session aims to get everyone making music; let’s create our very own Mardi Gras experience. Or join music tutors from Access to Creative at the Jam Hubs! Kids can perform and jam out ideas using electric guitars, keyboards, bass and drums…all through headphones so they can go as wild. And learn to Beatbox like a pro with master of the artform Lee Gibling.

Wildlife and Adventure

Wildlife and Adventure

Chelsea Physic Garden have been in London since 1673 so they know all about herbology and the magic and power of plants! Become a botanical herbalist, create your own medicines to take away and plant a medicinal garden.

Get closer to nature with Suffolk Wildlife Trust: try pond-dipping from our lake pontoon, bug hunts In their woodland base, whittling, willow weaving and more. The Woodcraft Folk woodland bush-craft sessions include traditional fire making, camp cooking & rope bridges, or make bouncing Bumble Bees and Fairy Wildflowers with The Fairyland Trust.

More Fun This Way

More Fun This Way

Have your face painted to become a butterfly, a superhero, a bird of paradise…sparkle and shine with the talented Faceinations team. The Heartstitch ladies flower baskets are brim full of fun-sized craft projects. Stitch a heart, create a garland or weave a magic wand.

Stop by Angel Gardens, with their tiny stage, pretty garden and welcoming bell-tent camp, or watch a puppet show at the Italian Job Pizza spot! For the tiny-tots, our giant sand-pit is perfect for building a sand-castle or 3, while The Loft Baby & Toddler Tent has soft play, baby changing and feeding, even baby bath-time.

Twilight Programme

Twilight Programme

Evenings at Latitude are full of fun for the little ones with Angel Gardens. Every evening starts with a with a Flash Mob dance class at 7pm followed by a family disco with Mr Denn at 8pm, and a fire show at 9pm to round things off!

On Friday join us with story time and bedtime fun at 7.30pm. Saturday, come to our annual lantern parade at 8.30pm where we take to the festival en masse and show the adults what they are missing before heading back to the kids are for a fire show finale!

Theatre and Outdoor Performance

Theatre and Outdoor Performance

Our live shows have something for everyone, from the history of Absolutely Everything with Christopher Lloyd, his giant timeline and his signature coat of many pockets, to a whirlwind tour of the Bards most famous tales, with a dash of mayhem from Shakespearience!

Check out Doctor Ken’s Science Circus or enjoy some joyfully interactive clowning around with The Bean Counter. There are theatre shows with workshops, including Diaries of a Miserable Unicorn, Once Upon A City and Ice Island, a family Panto from Slow Theatre Company’s Youth Group, and Life’s A Beach is a multi-sensory children’s show inspired by the famous Suffolk myth, The Wild Man of Orford…phew!