We are proud to announce a brand new collaboration with Cardigan Castle, who will be hosting our first ever family dedicated fun area - ‘Parti da Barti’.


Inspired by Cardigan's pirate and merchant history, our family area offers lots of free activities for kids.


Enjoy great views of the river and a beautiful, enclosed space to run around in. Also a perfect spot to take a little break from the energy and noise of the main food site. 


Small World Theatre


Crafty-fun that the whole family can do together. Our long running partners of the festival - Small World Theatre - will be running their creative space, this year making boat hats, celebrating Cardigan’s history on the river and high seas.


Free workshops rolling throughout the day (there might be a small charge of 50p - £1 to cover materials).


Jade Mellor (Wild Pickings)


An interactive space where you can see, touch and taste seasonal seaweeds that Jade has foraged from the coast of Cardigan Bay. She will share her wisdom in how to preserve & use them as a novel and nutritious culinary treat, and young people can make mermaid & piratey sea soak salts to take home (at a small cost of 50p for the jar). This free activity is funded by the Seafood Festival Fund.


(The Wildlife Centre)


A discovery space where you can learn all about life under the sea. Including virtual reality headsets, marine artefacts, binoculars and a wildlife point, colouring in, craft activities, and the dolphin detective identification board. Totally free to attend.


The 'Jungle Man' Paz


After opening the festival on the main site, Paz will be around the Castle in a more chilled mode for games with kids aged 0-8, and their parents. Relaxed fun rolling throughout the day, you can enjoy ‘Jungle Cubs’ for free.


Look out for a dude dancing around in a safari suit.


Jackie Jones (Fabulous Faces)


This isn’t just face painting - it’s true makeup artistry. Jackie is putting together some bespoke designs that celebrate ocean life, along with some of her favourite looks. Come be blown away by her talent and have your face transformed.


Subsidised charges are £3-3.50 per face, or £5 with face gems.


Adventure Beyond


A brilliant opportunity to raise money for your favourite charity for just a £10 participation fee. Brave the heights and scale the walls, knowing that you’re safe in the hands of the pro’s at AB.


Contact Cardigan Castle to book your place.



Even more artists and traders will be selling their wares, from the cover of the Castle pavilion. Easily accessible from the main lawn, look out for signs to find even more treasures, locally crafted.


Email if you wish to book a crafts stall.