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Village Green

village green

Sponsored by Babease

That's right! Another new zone for Gloworm 2017. The Village Green sponsored by Babease is a huge area full of brilliant fun for all the family. From baking to pizza Making, theatre to puppet shows, this area has a little something for everyone to enjoy.

So far in the Village Green we have announced:

  • Babease Planting Workshops
  • Cooking with Tom Redwood (Babease Head Chef and Founder)
  • Cooking With Rustie Lee 
  • Go Bake 
  • Pizza Express
  • Handmade Theatre
  • The Play Village
  • Punch and Judy
  • The Gloworm Market
  • Bell Tent Adventures 
  • Morris Dancers 
  • Toymaster shop

Babease Worshops

Mums and Dads will be taught some handy tips  for cooking for the family and all about adding veg into the little ones diets. The green fingered Glowormers will be taught how to plant their own vegetables and how to nurture them from garden to plate. These fun and entertaining workshops will be led by experts from Babease who will pass on their vegetable expertise to groups of children throughout the festival.

Babease said, “We are really looking forward to being part of this year’s Gloworm festival, especially being able to bring our knowledge and experience to the children and getting their hands dirty in the vegetable patch! We also can’t wait to announce our exclusive and exciting news!”

Cooking with Rustie Lee

That's right! We've only gone and got ourselves Rustie Lee! We are super excited for this one! Rustie Lee, will be doing interactive family cooking demonstrations throughout both days of Gloworm. We'll keep you up-to-date with times, but this is definitely one for the whole family. Rustie Lee has even been on 'Twirlywoos'!


Go Bake

Attention all young budding bakers! Come along and join the Go Bake team at the Gloworm Festival this August, where we will show you how to make, knead and shape your own bread.  Suitable for children from 2 years old there is no excuse not to come along and join in the floury fun! Warning: Kneading the dough may contain some ninja style moves.


PizzaExpress, the home of the nation’s best loved pizzas, will be bringing their pop-up restaurant to Gloworm and it is guaranteed to be one of the most popular attractions on site at Clumber Park over the 19th and 20th August this year. Young Glowormers will be making pizzas at the ‘Pizza-Making Parties’ over the weekend at the pop up restaurant and festival goers can learn how to make a delicious pizza just like the ones served up in the restaurants.

Hand Made Theatre

How Time Flies is a show inspired by the wonderful and intriguing world of archaeology, it was newly devised in 2016 and undertook an initial preview tour that year to popular success. Now in 2017 the company take this interactive delight across the country to an even wider range of festivals and venues. 

Join the eccentric team of archaeologists inside their beautiful field tent, as they guide you through a dig to find long lost artefacts.  Help them to uncover the hidden truth behind an ancient skeleton and imagine the many possible stories it could hold. Picture a time gone by and historical figures of long ago, from the Vikings to the ancient Egyptians.

Punch and Judy

How could we not have the wonderful Paul Temple back? He is without a doubt the best Punch and Judy artist you will ever see. "Not only did my 4 year old boy love it, this show was laugh out loud. Me and my Wife thought he was absolutely hilarious"

This is one not to miss, you rally need to come and see this guy!


Come show your creativity with Plasticine! Our Plasticine area is where you can let you imaginations go wild, making fun shapes and even roaring dinosaurs with Plasticine! Plasticine is the fun modelling compound that never dries out. The endless colours and soft compound make even the most basic models stand out as masterpieces!


Come and have some construction fun in the Sticklebricks zone! This free play area will be the perfect place for a 15 minute blast of Sticklebricks creativity.  Match the shapes, create new ones and build, build, build!.  Even the smallest of hands can manage this as the sticklers on each brick make it easy for them to stick together!

Bell Tent Adventures

A very popular activity from 2016. So much so, we just had to ask them to come back. Come and enjoy a story and a song in this beautiful quaint bell tent. Relax on a cushion and delve into the magical words that these wonderful story tellers will create. 

The Gloworm Market

Want to take home a lovely little keep sake from the weekend? The Gloworm Market's full to the brim with local produce. Grab yourself a superhero cape from Superherotastic, a Walking Pet Balloon, or a festival must Tie Dye T-shirt. This is the place to find a festival take home so you can remember us forever. 

Morris Dancers

Jump hop and jig along with the Rattlejag Morris Dancers.  Take a dose of recently collected local material, mix it with the ideas of a modern dance team and you have Rattlejag!

Rattlejag Morris is a mixed dance side formed in January 2002 with the aim of reviving and developing a dance tradition based in our own local area. Using recently collected material from East Yorkshire as a starting point and also our own material from local research into dancing in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire we have set out to revive and then develop our own locally based dance tradition.


“Toymaster in the East Midlands is delighted to be a part of Gloworm this year and will be bringing the toy shop experience to Clumber Park with brands like Playmobil, LEGO, Magformers and much more! There will be lots to see and do on our stall so pop along and say hello – and don’t forget to get a selfie with our mascot Toby Toymaster!”

Here is a full list of the toys you'll be able to get from Toymaster at Gloworm (subject to change):

  • Playmobil
  • LEGO
  • Britains Farm
  • Magformers (with demo)
  • Brio (with demo train set table)
  • Sylvanian Familes
  • Pokemon (trading cards)
  • Pocket Money toys
  • Thomas The Tank (3-for-2 on trains!)
  • Ty Plush Toys
  • Top Model Activity Books
  • Dolls

The Play Village

A wonderful place to purchase a great selection of toys and goods especially for your little ones. Have a special birthday coming up? Then now's the time to buy that gift that nobody else would think of!