Families

Families

Boomtown welcomes every generation into our city, and there are many families who enjoy the unique experience that Boomtown has to offer.

In 2021, as we reset to start from Chapter One: The Gathering, there will be some changes to the festival from when it last took place in 2019, As part of this evolution, there will be changes in experience for  our ever growing Boomtown Families!

  • Kidztown as a stand-alone district has been replaced by a smaller family area right next to South Campsite Village. This new area will be run by the same collective who've lovingly handcrafted Kidztown for the past 10 years.. Further details will be released later in the next few months.
  • There will be a new dedicated and secure camping area with family-friendly facilities situated in a more centralised, flatter location adjoining the new South Campsite Village. The South Campsite Village will host a selection of inspirational talks, workshops and live music sprinkled across the village whilst offering easy access to the rest of the city.
  • There will no longer be a dedicated entrance or close proximity car park specifically for families.
  • Most of the musical acts performing across our main stages and smaller venues and the majority of our theatrical entertainment which take place in venues and streets across the festival will be family-friendly. However, as with all cities, some areas become focused on adult entertainment as the sun goes down - we will be able to provide more specific guidance on this nearer the time.

As we all know, it's nearly impossible for a family to travel light, and there are lots of logistical questions to consider when you plan your trip, around arrival, setting up camp and departure so that it all runs as smoothly as possible! 

This FAQ section will be updated over the coming months. In the meantime, here’s an overview of all the facilities available but if you have any specific questions please email us info@boomtownfair.co.uk and we will be in touch directly.

General FAQs

What will  Kidztown look like in 2021?
Kidztown is no longer a stand-alone District. There is a new family area, which is smaller The full details will be released over the coming months. 

Is there any dedicated family entertainment?
Boomtown’s many districts do have entertainment that is suitable for families; from a range of artists and music, hidden venues ready to explore and many performers and actors all over the City.  More information on specific family entertainment will be released over the coming months.

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Tickets

Are kids tickets free?
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. 

How do I buy a Teen ticket?
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 have a child ticket from last year but our child has now turned 13. Can we still use this ticket?
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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Camping

Is there a dedicated family camping?
Yes, there is dedicated, secure quiet tented camping that can be found on our flat camping ground that is specifically for families with dedicated facilities.  It’s attached to South Campsite Village.  

What facilities will be available in the family camping area?
In the family camping area you will find a campsite hub and meeting point, children’s toilets, showers and baby changing, plus a kids welfare and lost children point.  More info will follow on this and will be updated here and via our social channels but if you have any specific questions please contact info@boomtownfair.co.uk

Is there a dedicated area for Family campervans?
Yes, there is a secure family live-in vehicle campsite with children's toilets next to the main live in campervan field. Please note this is now located in a different field to the main kids area and facilities.

Can the rest of my family camp in the family field with us?
Yep! As long as everyone in your camp respects your fellow camping families. 

Where is family camping?
Family camping has changed location from previous years and an updated map will be provided a couple of months before the festival. 

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Practical Information

All information on family car parks, routing and getting around site will be updated over the coming months.

What are the 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. White paper wristbands for children, for parents to write telephone numbers on can be picked up from the Family hub.

  • Bring ear plugs and anything else comfortable that might help you get a good night’s sleep. Although family camping is designed to be a bit further away from the main hustle and bustle, 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 who will explore the festival on their own 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.