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World of Children

WOMAD prides itself on being one big family; people who came when they were young grow up and bring their children and the circle continues. WOMAD is a wonderful place for all ages to come and explore, play and have fun. The atmosphere is safe, welcoming and magical. With kids aged 13 and under free, it makes it even easier to bring them along.

A special place in WOMAD is marked out just for kids, the World of Children is an oasis of fun, exploration and magic dedicated to playing and getting creative.

WOMAD Weenies (for under-5’s) is a wonderful area of magical hands-on exploration for little ones with Groove Tots, Kora and a song or two along the way, or simply as a place to chill out and watch the festival go by…

A kaleidoscope of activity, young ones can get stuck into everything from rocking out in their own band, slacklining, den building, circus skill workshops and magical woodland walks with trapeze artists to Family Zumba at the Happening Tent and tree climbing at the Arboretum.

Curl up with a book in the storytelling tipi, learn how to play an instrument in the Music Caravan, dance, play, explore and be inspired!

Teens can come along, learn, jam and experience playing music together as a band at the Porthcawl Rock Club at Molly’s Bar, or hang out at the Mayflower Project where they can chill out with henna, hair braiding, craft up-cycling, music, circus and loads more.

Kids can don their science goggles and lab coats as they get stuck into a world of discovery and adventure at the Physics Pavilion with the addition of The Lab, a tent totally dedicated to fun hands-on experiments. Expect whizz-bangs, whooshes and zooms as mini festival-goers explore, discover and get inspired with lively workshops, science and engineering challenges and talks about everything from the science of rock guitar to making a sunset in a tube to space balloons.

The mouth-watering Yalumba Taste The World stage offers yet more opportunities for kids to get involved, with cookery classes and taster sessions aplenty.