Cornwall’s Children’s Festival – Designed by children and their families to bring Well-being through play and active opportunities. Especially for families and children that cannot access creative activities and holidays away.

Over 2 days at the start of August in fields outside Truro this event links to children and youth groups across Cornwall and reaches out to the most isolated and deprived.

PLAY-FEST welcomes groups, stalls and displays that deliver children’s services and help showcase the talents of children and young people.

PLAY- FEST gives out free passes to those in need and id free to those on Universal Credit and those who receive free school meals.

PLAY-FEST works with local partners to create exciting, creative, community workshop projects that feed into the festival to celebrate .


PLAY-FEST  promotes the welfare of children and young adults;  especially the most vulnerable.

Safeguarding applies to all aspects of our work and to everyone working for PLAY-FEST including permanent and temporary employees and contractors

This means that everything we do should be in the interests of children and young people.

This includes ensuring that the providers have effective procedures for keeping children safe from abuse, neglect and exploitation.


Protect children from maltreatment

Promote children’s Wellbeing, health and development

Ensure that children are provided with safe and effective care

Help enable children have the best opportunities

PLAY-FEST will work with other people and organisations to prevent the risks of abuse or neglect

PLAY-FEST encourages feedback and suggestions and accepts all comments in confidence.

PLAY-FEST 2020 (part of National Playday) is a two-day festival to celebrate children’s right to play, National Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives.
PLAY-FEST celebrates the event over two days with circus skill workshops, have-a-go sessions, circus performance shows, entertainers, a variety of arts & crafts workshops, stalls, face painting, music, dance, yoga, fairground rides.  Activities are based around the Swamp Circus Big Top, Dance tent, Art & craft area; Music tents, Green Zone and much more at Cattle Market Fields in Truro.
We had a fantastic year in 2019 with over 5,000 children, young people and their families coming along to join in the fun!

This year we have ambitions to make it bigger and better and more accessible than ever. To get involved, or to come along next August… please keep an eye on the website, or get in touch.