Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 19 July 2020


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For All the Family to Enjoy

We want all our smaller Folk by the Oakers to enjoy the festival as much as the grown-ups!

We have been delighted to win the following awards:

2018: Voted Readers' Favourite in the Green Parent Magazine Family Festival Awards 2018


2017: Followers of Festival Kidz voted us the Best Day Festival for 2017 & 2019!

"Folk by the Oak is a perfectly constructed one-day festival that, like a good song, leaves you wanting more. From the second we arrived, we felt comfortable, safe and welcome"
Lisa Mills - Festival Kidz

"Perfect for parents and young kids, it has to be one of the most family-friendly day festivals around."
Junior Magazine


For All the Family to Enjoy

The Main Stage with its outdoor arena means that children can freely dance about in the parkland and our friendly Acorn Stage attracts a little gathering of children right at the front singing along to favourite songs, but we know that kids need more than just wall to wall sublime music to make their day special!

Here's what was on offer last year: 

Out and About

Lively Folk Dance Sessions performed by Harpenden based Young Miscellany Dance Group, Longbow Archery and Celtic Crafts with Celtic Harmony, the Fairy Doors & Cool a Shakers with the Complete Wasters, the chance to create your very own Willow Sculptures and learn Circus Skills plus Traditional Fairground Stalls with the obligatory swing boats! There is something for all ages, from the Lavender Mandala for the little ones, to the Climbing Wall and Slacklining for the older ones. 

Make, Create & Experiment in the Craft Tent

Workshops range from joyfully absorbing Knitting Workshops, manual Woodturning with Bodrighy Wood and Leather Crafting with Rosanna.

Family Space

In our fun packed space dedicated to family activities you could find The Nomadic Museum of Natural History - a cabinet of natural curiosities, Slacklining, Storytelling in the medieval tent, the Lavender Mandala (a patterned sea of fragrance and colour), Wanda Walks Natural Crafts (gather here for magical walks into the woods!), beautiful organic Henna DesignsFace Painting for all ages, Tiny Healing GardensMorris Minors Singing Groupcommunal Banner Colouring, the chance to create your own enchanted Fairy DoorsDidgeridoo Workshops, Wet Felting Workshops with the Woolly Circus, Little Animal Encounters with Sasha from Wildlife Rescue, and last but definitely not least, Bubble Creations from Bonnie the Bubble Lady!


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Feel free to bring a Picnic!

We know how feeding kids at a festival usually means a trip back to the car or tent (and away from the action) or the frequent emptying of purses and pockets; which is why we actively encourage you to bring your own picnic, find a lovely spot in the arena and enjoy your own home-cooked food as the music plays! When supplies run low there are some seriously tasty food stalls to tempt even the fussiest of eaters!