Deer Shed Festival 11
Deer Shed is the best family festival in the UK, Deer Shed is a place to make memories you will cherish forever - Festivals For All
Deer Shed Festival was established as a 1-day, 1000-capacity event in 2010 by husband and wife team Oliver Jones and Kate Webster after their frustration at how few festivals offered progressive and contemporary programming within a safe and secure environment suitable for their children to explore.
10 years on, Deer Shed's audience is now 10,000 strong - 50% of which are under 16s - but retains its boutique and inclusive atmosphere. The vast performance and activities programme now packs over 1800 hours of music, comedy, theatre, literary events, science, sport, film screenings, wellbeing and green crafts into three days and nights. The festival is a wonderland of creativity for all ages, which has showcased musicians like Goldfrapp, Johnny Marr, Anna Calvi, Richard Hawley and John Grant, and comedians like James Acaster, Nina Conti and Mark Watson.
What’s our take on the whole “family-friendly festival” thing? Well...
If you go and watch a Pixar movie with your children, everyone has a great time. Not just the kids... EVERYBODY! We strive for this holy-grail every year. Our lineup, including a range of over 130 workshops, appeals to all interests, whether you’re arty, crafty, sporty, or science-y.
We don't have kids' areas as such - they're not zoo animals! The whole site is accessible to everyone and we will welcome you as though you were our house guests, which you essentially are. Oh, and if you don't have kids to bring you will of course still be welcomed like part of the family.
But we are a cultural event, too, and you will be exposed to many new things. We like new things. You might be challenged by some of them, but we want everyone to leave Baldersby Park inspired, if that's okay. Comedy, theatre, live podcasts, literary talks, wellbeing sessions, almost every sport under the sun, c
Baldersby Park Topcliffe Thirsk North Yorkshire YO7 3BZ
Fri 24 Jul 2020