Chesterfield Children's Festival 2023

Over 8,000 people attended the first Chesterfield Children’s Festival at the weekend, with over 4,000 children participating in the weekend’s workshops and activities.

The free two-day festival took place at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield on the 29th and 30th July.  Celebrating childhood, imagination and play, the aim was to bring arts and culture to the town, making it as accessible as possible for children and young people.

As part of the event, Junction Arts commissioned an interactive piece of artwork, The Garden of Imagination, which saw artists run a number of workshops in local schools – with children inspiring the final installation.

Highlights from the weekend included live music, comedy for kids, silent disco walking tours, theatre, art workshops, and Chinese storytelling.

Over 8,000 people attended the first Chesterfield Children’s Festival with over 4,000 children participating in activities. 91% of visitors said that they’d seen something new at the festival and 67% said that the event exceeded expectations.

“We had an amazing time, the children got to experience so many different things from dancing around at the silent disco tour to trying out some circus skills! We loved the comedy show and the brass band that played my little ones’ favourite nursery rhymes.  I can’t believe it was all free.”

Key Information

Summer Festival @ Queen's Park

Over 8,000 attendees

Funders & Supporters

Arts Council England