Children’s Foodie Fun


The Children’s Marquee at the Bridport Food Festival has IMG_1550gone from strength to strength in recent years – offering the most wide-ranging, stimulating and generous day of foodie activities for kids at any UK festival.

At this year’s Festival there will be another activity-packed day of FREE hands-on cooking, creative, learning and play sessions in the Children’s Marquee. Talented and knowledgeable cooks and producers will give children the chance throughout the day to make and taste delicious food in the pop-up marquee kitchen – and they’ll learn about their local ingredients too.

Leakers Bakery are once again generously providing biscuits for decorating and taking home while out front kids can go on the ever-popular smoothie bike to help cycle-power a blender to make fresh fruit drinks.  There will also be areas where younger children can play with toy food while parents relax and enjoy some real edible treats from the festival.  There will be another chance to enter the annual Sladers’ Yard still life art prize, drawing or painting a stunning display of fresh produce and flowers – plus other new creative activities that will explore the art of food.

Free Hands-on workshops – Timetable TBA

The timetable will be on display outside of the marquee on the day.

Discover Farming

Children will also be able to Discover Farming with The Melplash Agricultural Society.  There will be baby piglets and turkeys from Washingpool Farm and even an opportunity to milk a cow!

All these activities are free and there is no charge for children for entry either.  The Bridport Food Festival wants the next generation to love cooking, eating fantastic food and enjoy choosing local produce.