Children at Wigtown

We can't wait to welcome our youngest festival-goers to this year's Wigtown Children's Festival which returns to Wigtown Primary School.  Events for children are at the heart of the festival - join us for stories and songs, drawing and puppetry and so much more. You can view all children's events here.


Around the Children's Festival we have a wide variety of fun activities for all ages.


Browse all the events here, online - or download the full festival programme in pdf.


Children’s Festival Planning and Hosting is supported by:

Jayne Baldwin, Renita Boyle, Joyce Cochrane, Grace Crichton, Kelly Devine, Matt Kitson, Harvey Lindsay, Marie McCann, Cora Sharp, Sarah Stewart.


Ticketing policy

Under-12s must be accompanied by a ticket-buying adult. Under-2s who do not need a seat are free. Ages in listings are for guidance only.

Benji Davies Exhibition
Craigard Gallery, 13 North Main Street, 10am-5pm, daily.
Window spotting competition
Follow the map around the town and spot the Roald Dahl-related objects in each window. Maps available from the Box Office, County Buildings and Children’s Festival foyer (weekends).
Mud Kitchen
Mud pies, slimy soup and worm spaghetti. Visit our mud kitchen and create your own disgusting dishes from inedible natural ingredients. Old clothes advised. Aprons provided. Check website for days.
Wigtown Tour in Scots
Fae the Coonty Buildings tae the kirk, this wee audio tour is a braw guide tae Wigtoon, created by pupils at Wigtown Primary. Collect your pre-loaded MP3 player from the County Buildings foyer. Age 10+
Reading Den
Relax with your favourite Roald Dahl book in our Giant Peach reading den, created by local artist Julie Houston.
Photographs will be taken throughout the festival and used in future publicity. No unofficial is photography permitted at events.
Children's Programme
Friday 7th April 2017
Saturday 8th April 2017
Sunday 9th April 2017