Children and Families

This page shows events that are particularly suitable for children and families.

Sat 20May2023

Festival Saturday

Free entertainment supported by a grant from Nailsworth Town Council

Taking place from 10.15 until mid-afternoon, centred on Mortimer Gardens, the programme includes entertainment for all the family. New for this year, will be an Eco Fancy Dress Competition, at 12 noon in Market Square. As ever, there will be a market and many other activities across the town, including the ever-popular duck races.

Entertainment in Mortimer Gardens
10.15 Blues Triad — Country blues from the deep south of Gloucestershire
10.45 Punch and Judy — much loved puppet show with a modern approach to traditional entertainment
11.15 Circus Frantix — fun circus tricks with help from the children in the audience
11.50 Nailsworth Community Choir — local singers performing
songs from around the world
12.30 Boogie Bop Boys entertaining us with good old rock and roll
13.15 Nailsworth Primary School Choir — always a hit with their enthusiasm and lovely singing.
13.45 More laughs with Punch and Judy
14.15 Fun circus tricks to entertain all the family
14.45 Boogie Bop Boys play more rock ‘n’ roll to finish the programme

Buskers in Market Street
11.15 – 11.45 Blues Triad
12.00 – 14.00 Folk music from the Fruit Bowlers
14.00 -     Ukulele Band

Sat 20May2023

Eco Fancy Dress competition

Open to individuals or groups, ages 0-7 and 8-100.

12 noon

At Market Square (shop end)

Costumes: Eco-friendly/ hand-made/ recycled or upcycled.

Prizes: Overall Best aged 8-100: A family day for four at adventure park ‘Cattle country’.
Overall Best aged 0-7: A family day for four at Slimbridge, including Welly Boot land.
Also prizes for 1st and 2nd in each category: Amazon Gift Tokens and Coco Gift Tokens.
Rosettes for all entrants. Special prizes for Judges’ choices.
Prizes will be awarded by the Judges and the Mayor of Nailsworth.

1. Events, people, and famous characters
2. Robots, machines, items and things
3. Conservation, the natural world and climate action

Entry Forms at the Town Information Desk at Nailsworth Library or by email: give your name, chosen category, and age.

Sat 20May2023

Sports Fest

2.00pm until 4.00pm

At King George V Playing Field GL6 0HT


If you and your family enjoy being active, come along to King George V playing fields for an afternoon of fun and fitness with Nailsworth Youth Club. Skipping, table tennis, badminton, tennis, hoops and balls are just some of the activities available. Entrance is free and refreshments will be provided. Boys and girls, mums, dads, grandparents and carers all welcome.

Sun 21May2023

Playcircle presents : The Singing Forest

Three separate sessions starting at 9.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm

At Town Hall GL6 0JF

£5 per person for adults and children. Under 6 months old free.

The Singing Forest is an original story about a group of children who can hear the trees singing when they are about to be felled. They decide the only way to save the forest is to change the way they live to be in harmony with it. Story by Melanie Golding, music devised in collaboration with Playcircle. Family musical storytelling, suitable for all ages.