The festival season is just around the corner and this year we are very excited to be heading to the Gloworm Festival! Gloworm is a family event aimed at children aged between 0-13. We took our girls to Gloworm at Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire last year and we had a blast! This festival has so much going on, it’s impossible not to find something that everyone will love. Luckily for us, the weather was absolutely glorious all day and the girls could experience every attraction whilst grabbing a bit of sunshine in between.

It’s amazing how quickly time flies when at Gloworn, last year we arrived just as the festival was opening and were there for the entire day. The fairground and beach area were a huge hit with our girls, not to mention the messy play tent! Both of our girls loved the circus area too, there were so many activities and props for them to try out. We spent a lot of time teaching them a few of their own circus skills and had a lot of laughs along the way.

Gloworm Zones –

The Beach – buckets, spades, ice creams and fun!

Meet & Greet – get up close and personal with Paw Patrol, Fearne & Rory, Mister Maker, Peppa Pig, Hey Duggee and many more!

Tiny Tots – aimed at babies and preschoolers, lots of messy play, singing and dancing!

Village Green – mini athletics; running jumping and throwing! Plus handmade theatre, involving interactive play.

Workshops – sublime science, go bake, circus skills and drumming!

Playmobil – try out new toys and have your photo taken with life-size figures!

Main Stage – Mr Bloom & his Band, Get Your own Back Live and Mister Maker, among many more!

The Hive – an area specifically for the teen and tween festival goers!

Great Outdoors – sponsored by White Post Farm; lots of free range fun with animals and farm-yard activities!

Fairground – free rides from 10:30am – 5pm.

Fabland – Fab Ice Lolly is Gloworm’s official  sponsor this year! They’re bringing with them lolly tree’s, a ball pool moat and a tower with three fun slides!

Camping –

Campers and glampers are welcome at the Gloworn festival, there’s plenty of entertainment on for those staying over and the fairground is running for a small fee outside of the festival hours.

Parking –

There’s oodles of parking available surround Thoresby Park just a five minute walk away from the site, so you won’t have to worry about getting there as soon as the gates open to get parked up. Parking in FREE!


We’ll be reporting on our Gloworm experience after the event, but you can keep an eye out on what’s in the pipeline over on the Gloworm Facebook Page and website.