Roll Up, Roll Up!

The Cornbury Kids Zone offers a cornucopia of workshops, activities and shows to keep children of all ages entertained throughout the weekend.

This year we have a CIRCUS THEME:

The Greatest Kids Area On Earth!


“Children are at the centre of this festival”

Hugh Phillimore, Founder

Hugh’s daughter Rose, heads up the Quality Control Team along with aficionardo Jem Maynard-Watts who has curated Cornbury for Kids for the last 10 years.


  • Ukulele for beginners with The Ukuholics

  • Salsa for all ages Samba Dance

  • How to Do Magic

  • Fun Experiments with Science Bugs


  • El Baldiniho’s Magic Show

  • The Giant Balloon Show

  • Traditional Punch and Judy with Professor Collywobbles Bruce Airhead

  • Marky Jay’s Monkey Magic Show

  • The Man With The Ball Street Show


  • Nursery Rhymes and Songs

  • Balloon Modelling

  • Face Painting


  • Junk Drumming

  • Giant Tipi Building

  • The Fantastic Cornbury Circus Skills Workshop

  • Silly Sports

  • Garden Games


  • Groovy Records with Complete Wasters

  • Cool A Shakers

  • Circus Mask Making with Emma’s Crafty Kids

  • Jewellery Enamelling with Medley Arts

  • Willow Lantern Making with Far Out Workshops

  • Screen Printing

  • Clay Modelling

  • Giant Colouring In

  • Spare Room Arts present The Cornbury Circus

  • Cross Stitch

OUT & ABOUT (for all to enjoy)

  • World Class Street Theatre: The Jersey Girls

  • Electric Cabaret

  • Dizzy O’Dare present Phileas Fogg Day 79

  • Stilt-walkers

  • Amazing jugglers

  • Unique and unusual walkabouts


The Cornbury Kids & Teens Area is an entirely FREE festival offering

Cornbury for Kids provides a variety of supervised activities, workshops and shows where your youngest and dearest have the opportunity to experience art, music and drama in their own special way.

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