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Green Kidz Area

Open between 11am–6pm

All Children remain the responsibility of accompanying adult at all times!

Please be aware of congestion in our area and


NEW FOR 2024

Solstice Storytelling

Lively, raucous and interactive folk tales. The audience can take part and create sound effects with a selection of drums and instruments.

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Nephew Spike Bones’ new Punch & Judy Show

Roll up, roll up! Come and see a Punch & Judy show like you have never seen before! See Ms Judy take centre-stage, as she deals with Mr Punch’s outrageous behaviour, harassment from the police and questions their 360-year relationship.


Nephew Spike Bones is a 20 year-old, second generation showman and nonsense merchant: his brand new, 25-minute show is a traditional, yet alternative take on the slapstick fun of Punch & Judy.


Set within a traditional puppet booth, everyone can laugh along with the many misdemeanours of Mr Punch and Ms Judy, along with all their usual adversaries. Grandparents, parents and children alike will delight at all their merry misadventures – from stolen sizzling sausages, to a silly snapping crocodile.


This is an old artform made new, as Spike Bones reacts and interacts with whoever and whatever Mr Punch spies, leaving every generation to agree “That’s the way to do it!”


This project receives funding from the @EU_H2020 Research & Innovation Programme and the University of Exeter’s Public Engagement with Research fund. It was implemented at the University of Exeter in the Department of Drama. Any related posts/tweets reflect only the views of the project owner.

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Jester Play

Spontaneity and Stories around the Willow Woman

With storyteller and play-meister Michael Loader

Hear a STORY – sing a SONG – make a DRAMA – All day long!

There’ll be puppets and toys and hats and wigs  - so join in the FUN with the three little pigs!


“It’s been fantastic having Michael at the Bishop’s Palace as our Jester, hearing the sound of children (and adults!) giggling wildly, seeing them joining in with an impromptu musical performance or story”


Skool Beanz

Skool Beanz is a gardening club for children aged 4–13 years old run from our very own No-Dig allotment in Chilthorne Domer. We teach them how to grow delicious veg, beautiful cut flowers and how to garden to help nature with plenty of upcycled art and fun.


Giant Egret Puppet

The Egret

Join the Opening Procession at 11am and step into the enchanting world of The Egret, inspired by the graceful migration of egrets across the Somerset levels. This larger-than-life puppet captivates hearts as a timeless symbol of beauty and wonder. Where imagination takes flight, and the spirit of nature comes alive.

The Dragonfly

Bog, eyed and beautiful with phosphorescence eyes and luminescence wings, this larger-than-life exotic creature gracefully descends among the crowds, and floral arrays at the Green Sythe Fair delighting audiences with playful interactions.

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Wild Tales and Seasonal Stories - Martin Maudsley

A wild harvest of stories and songs by, celebrating summer and sunshine and all things bright and beautiful. Find out where the golden apples grow, what’s behind the secret door in the Oak Tree, and why Standing Stones go down to the river on Midsummer’s Eve…

Martin is a well-known professional storyteller and folk musician based in Bridport, with a passion for stories about the natural world. His recently published book Telling the Seasons is a journey around the twelve months of the year through stories, folklore and seasonal celebrations.


“Martin Maudsley has an extraordinary gift for taking wildlife and landscape features and weaving them together into the most fantastic fables and wild tales...”

Avon Wildlife Project

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Somerset Youth Theatre present

'The Scrapsters'

This 20-minute performance piece has been created by the Somerset Youth Theatre Langport Company. Using the Joseph Coelho poem, 'Plastic Pollution' as inspiration, the young company have created a lively, fun and rousing call to action. 'Go Green or Go Home' is their motto, encouraging all of us to do the right thing!

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Bubbles Le Fae

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Internationally acclaimed bubbleologist, wowing audiences of all ages with her magical bubble skills and bubbles of all shapes and sizes. Be prepared for some seriously bubbly fun!

The Incredibubble Bubble Show

Sovereign Nature is a processional giant built to celebrate Nature and raise awareness about environmental issues. Her train is inspired by the River Parrett, and her robe  represents  Somerset wildlife with endangered species and those that have successfully been re-introduced.


Her creators believe that her presence inspires wonder and that we seek to protect what we respect and love. Community groups have created her sleeves depicting the four seasons and are working on a textile estuary to extend her train. Sovereign Nature is also a hub for other activities focusing on the natural world such as storytelling and crafting. She is delighted to be invited back to open the Green Scythe Fair and to meet and greet people during the day.

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Giant puppet for procession

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Flower Decorations 

On the Willow Woman

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Circus Skills and Hoop Workshops with Jenna Moran

Roll up, roll up for a dazzling array of circus skills. Circus skills demand a certain level of attention and concentration. Our workshop engages young and old whilst actively encouraging them to have fun. This, in turn, sharpens their focus to participate and encourages them to persevere. By using a variety of equipment such as diabolo, spinning plates, juggling balls, Hula hoops, Poi and devil sticks, this workshop motivates people to not only enhance their physical awareness but to develop their team-building skills and improve their self-esteem.


Bear Cat Collective – Crafts, Swap Shop & ToySwap

Up-cycle old clothes and sheets, experiment with tie-dye colours and patterns

Bring along your old toys to swap!

Take something you want, leave something you no longer need. If you’ve nothing to swap simply pop a contribution in the hat!

Explore the SwapShop, plus the ‘bear pit’ rainbow teepee full of cuddly toys, and enjoy recycled & natural crafts too. We now have a SwapShop open 6 days a week on the Somerset/Dorset border: ‘The Honesty Jar’ in Henstridge, people have been giving amazing contributions all year, and we’ve been squirrelling luscious summery and useful items just for you. Find treasures & leave things you no longer need, feel free to pop a ‘Magic Hat’ contribution in the friendly Hippo to keep this grassroots reuse project sustainable.

‘Make & Take’ Crafts

TieDye: experiment with tie-dye colours and patterns – Wool & Willow Weaving – Make bright, striking Ojo de Dios with fabulous tassels too!



with Jo Hinds


Face Painting 

with Laurie Lloyd


Face painting and henna… using only water-based, vegan paints, we run as a  waste-free business (no baby wipes or glitter).

A magical face painting and henna duo, offering whimsical designs to brighten your day.

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Merry go Round & Other fairground games

(there will be a small charge for these)


Tarot Readings with Emma Jane

(there will be a small charge for these

11am Opening Procession – follow the Giant puppets and Samba Band 
(Starts at GATE 2 and goes clockwise around the site ending at the Acoustic Stage)
12pm and 2pm  Dragon Fly Walkabout 
1pm and 3pm  Glastonbury Border Morris 
 2pm and 4pm  Brutones Choir
Hay for Play (Willow Lady decoration)  All day
Community Tent (see here for more info)

Hedge Song
Sarah Mooney
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