Young Folk

Black Deer Festival Young Folk


At Black Deer you’ll discover a festival within a festival – one in which the young take centre stage.

In this land of theirs, there’s fun to be found at every turn. With the emphasis being on giving them endless opportunities to explore. Whether that’s through music, craft, or the great outdoors.
There’s an exciting range of activities available for your Young Folk at Black Deer Festival 2021, these include:

Woodland Tribe:

We welcome back the masters of ‘constructive play’ to Black Deer festival. The folk at Woodland Tribe will be here to promote the best kind of adventure play – allowing children to safely use hammers, saws, drills, nails, screws, rope, netting and a huge quantity of wood to build the playground of their dreams.

Tree climbing and zip wire:

Join the team from The Great Big Tree Climbing Company as they take you up into the trees in this ancient Deer Park giving you views over the whole festival. Their trained instructors will teach you how to climb using a harness and ropes or try out the zip line and after taking in the views, whizz back down to join in with the rest of the festival fun.


Improve your balance and have fun taking on the challenge of different slack line activities provided by the team from RU Slack.

A climbing wall:

Conquer up to 15 different climbing routes on our 7.5 meter high wall.

Art Moves:

The wonderful team from Art Moves join us again to offer printing and customisation of T-shirts, bags or bandanas as well as badge making sessions.

Spoon Meadows:

Spoon painting workshop. Come and create your own wildflower spoon and watch the meadow grow.

Music Workshops:

Guitar, ukulele, and Harmonica music lessons.

Skate Boarding Workshops:

Come and try skating on a ramp with guidance from the expert instructors at TicTac skate School. The sessions will give you an introduction to skateboarding, as well as an opportunity to watch the instructors demonstrate their fantastic skills and tricks.

Freckles on the Inside Craft Space:

Pamper your creative spirit with the Freckles crew! From flower crown’s to crystal headbands and all the fun with foam clay creations.
Craft Zone: Get creative in our craft tent:


School of Noise:

Join the team at School of Noise for an inspirational adventure into music and the science of sound.

Silent Disco:

Join your friends for an end of the day dance off at the Young Folk silent disco.

Deer Hunt:

Collect your map from the young folk area and hunt down the Black Deer images hidden throughout the festival site. Return your completed maps before the festival ends and receive a BD memento.
(Some activities are an additional charge. Booking is necessary for some activities when on-site).

Black Deer Festival Young Folk

We’re delighted to have Woodland Tribe bringing their unique approach to outdoor adventure play, to the Young Folk area of the festival.
You can find out a bit more about this fantastic not-for-profit, by having a read of this article in our news section.
Simply, what they stand for, is what the Young Folk area at Black Deer is all about – letting children be creative with natural materials, and importantly to play freely however they choose.

Play. Build. Dream.


And for those of you with your childhood behind you, in this energised area, you’ll fit right in – never at risk of getting bored. You’ll find a family friendly vibe, no matter what part of Black Deer you find yourself in.
Here’s to feeling young.

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