Families

Families

Boomtown is open to every generation and we are blessed to have such a wonderful family community who enjoy the unique experience that Boomtown has to offer. 

Inspiring the next generation and giving families access to our festival culture is so important to us. We are passionate about embracing our families into the magic and providing them a specific space for their entertainment, growth and wellbeing... However, as part of our post-pandemic evolution, our family offering has undergone many changes and due to the transformation of the Boomtown map we are simply unable to provide a dedicated family area and facilities that we feel will give our families the very best Boomtown experience.  

Families will always be a huge part of Boomtown and Kidztown has been such a fantastic experience for so many. We are already exploring a specific family-focussed event in the future. If you would be interested in hearing more about that, please register your interest here.

If you have any specific questions you can always get in touch with us directly at info@boomtownfair.co.uk 

    Family Highlights

    All districts will have a varied programme of musical artists
    In most districts, there will be family-friendly entertainment with performers flooding the streets
    The new campsites are full of chilled music, healing and yoga spaces, workshops and inspirational teachings and speaker opportunities
    Family camping is an allocated area in ‘quiet camping’ with children’s toilets available

    Top tips for families attending Boomtown

    We pulled together a selection of our most helpful tips for families coming to Boomtown - if you've got any more get in touch on info@boomtownfair.co.uk. 

    • Be prepared! We’re a large and busy festival site so please be ready for potential queues at the gates.

    • You are welcome to bring pushchairs and buggies but please be aware we have a very hilly site so an all-terrain one is important.

    • Ear defenders! When taking your children to any music stages these are advised.

    • Know what to do if you get separated. Show your kids what stewards look like in their hi-vis and tell them to present themselves to the nearest one if they get lost.
    • Bring ear plugs and anything else comfortable that might help you get a good night’s sleep. Quiet camping is designed to be a bit further away from the main campsite hubs but the music does go on in some parts of the site until 4am and festivals are inherently noisy environments so come prepared.

    • Wearing battery powered fairy lights is a great idea to help not to lose little ones at night time (and it looks great!)

    • Be prepared for all weather eventualities! We’ve had blazing sunshine to torrential rain all the same weekend before so make sure to pack those little wellies and waterproofs as well as sun cream and floppy hats.

    • Like all large festivals, Boomtown can be overwhelming for some children. If you are bringing teenagers, please familiarise them with the layout and what to do if they find themselves lost or in need of help. Remember, you are legally responsible for anyone who enters the festival with you aged under 18.

    Family Facilities 

    Please be aware there is no dedicated family entertainment, camping or family orientated facilities. This includes dedicated parking areas. As with all cities, as we roll into the evening the entertainment across the festival will be adult focussed only. We recommend that after 7pm children 12 and under remain in campsites and enjoy the chilled music and programme of events that are scheduled to take place in our campsite villages. Teens venturing into this area (as always) will need to be accompanied by an adult. All teens must always be accompanied by an adult throughout their stay at Boomtown 

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    General FAQs

    Family - General FAQs

    Yes, Boomtown is open to children and teens of all ages, who we welcome with open arms.

    Yes, whilst there are still teen tickets available you can still buy them. To purchase a child ticket please contact the TicketSellers directly on 0121 472 6688.

    As part of the process of adapting to the changes imposed on us by the pandemic we have transformed the Boomtown site map. We simply are unable to provide the high quality family area and services Boomtown has had in previous years.

    No, there is no dedicated children’s district at Boomtown for 2022.

    No, there will be no dedicated family entertainment provided.

    There are no family facilities available on site, other than childrens’ toilets at the quiet camping area and family campervan area.

    As with all cities, as we roll into the evening the entertainment across the festival will be adult focussed only. We recommend that after 7pm children 12 and under remain in campsites and enjoy the chilled music and programme of events that are scheduled to take place there. 

    All teens must always be accompanied by an adult throughout their stay at Boomtown.

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    Tickets

    Family - Ticket FAQs

    Teen tickets (13-17) can only be purchased by calling TheTicketSellers on 0121 472 6688. They can only be purchased after parents/guardians (aged 30+) purchased theirs. All teen ticket holders must be accompanied by the parent / guardian who purchased their teen ticket.

    We understand this offering is much different to what Boomtown usually has available for families and may impact your experience at the festival. Because of this we would like to open refund requests to people who have a family booking.

    If you would like to receive a refund on your tickets please fill out this form and TicketSellers will issue you with a full refund.  This will be processed and with you within 7 days of your initial email to them.

    We understand this offering is much different to what Boomtown usually has available for families and may impact your experience at the festival. Because of this we would like to open refund requests to people who have a family booking.

    If you would like to receive a refund on your tickets please fill out this form and TicketSellers will issue you with a full refund.  This will be processed and with you within 7 days of your initial email to them.

    Yes! Kids under 12 come for FREE! But each child must still have a ticket booked. These can be added to adult tickets when booking through TheTicketSellers.

    If your child is aged 13 - 17 they will need a teen ticket. Please contact the TicketSellers directly and they amend your order for you. You can get in touch via info@theticketsellers.co.uk or call them on 0121 472 6688.

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    Entry & Camping

    Family - Entry and Camping FAQs

    No, there will be no dedicated family camping, however families are welcomed to camp in the dedicated  ‘quiet camping’ area within the South Campsite Village.

    The only family facilities on site will be children's toilets. These can be found in the dedicated quiet camping section of the campsite and in the family section of the Campervan field. If you have any specific questions please contact info@boomtownfair.co.uk

    Yes, there is a dedicated area for family campervans within the general campervan field.

    No. In 2022 there will not be a dedicated gate or parking area for families. We are not able to allocate cars to a specific car park in advance. All ticket holders will be directed to the best car park depending on the real time flow of traffic and direction you are coming from. You’ll receive all the information you need on driving routes with your car pass when it’s posted to you

    All gates are equidistant from the quiet camping area with none that are within close proximity to a car park.