Children are welcome!

We are proud to be putting on a family-friendly music festival, and well-behaved children are very welcome with their responsible adults.

There are lots of activities to keep your young ones entertained throughout the day. Under 16’s are free to enter with an adult, so bring your tribe and let’s have fun!

Free activities for kids

This year we have a whole tent dedicated to kids activities!

Nula Hula with her amazing hoop shows and fire skills, arts and crafts, kids theatre, face painting, inflatable playground, 5-aside football pitch, a kids rave and a bouncy castle for big-kids too!

Oh, and did somebody say ice cream?

Is there a curfew for children?

It is entirely up to parents to decide when their little ones should go to bed! It’s for your judgement.

Evening-only revellers arrive from 6pm and our last live band will finish at around 10:30pm, at which point we have DJ sets until midnight. So, whilst you can expect some livelier behaviour from 10 pm, Rock the Barn has a friendly atmosphere and plenty of security and stewards to keep things fun and safe for everybody.

Buggies and pushchairs

Buggies are pushchairs are allowed at the festival, but please be aware that the ground is uneven in places. The ‘dancefloor’ near The Main Stage will be busy and more densely populated which may make it more challenging to move a buggy.

We respectfully advise that buggies should be moved from those areas to less densely populated spaces on safety grounds.

Bringing babies

Again, this is up to parents to decide whether to bring bambinos or not – you are more than welcome but we don’t have tonnes of facilities for parents with babies.

Baby changing facilities are available but unfortunately, we can’t guarantee the availability of boiling water for warming bottles.

Live music can be quite loud around the site, so ear defenders are recommended for little ears.

Lost children meeting point

There is a clearly signposted central meeting point for lost children – point this out to your children when you arrive.

If you have a lost child, speak to a member of staff (wearing recognisable t-shirts) immediately and we will implement a practiced procedure to secure the site and locate your child.

It is a small festival site and we have lots of volunteers, stewards and security in place.