• "Run to the hills for this small, family-friendly indie-dance festival. Small but beautifully formed"  - The Independent

  • "I loved Kendal Calling!"  - Mark Chadwick, The Levellers

  • Best Medium Festival 2013 & 2016 Best Small Festival 2010 & 2011, Best Toilets 2015!

  • "Kendal Calling is loved as much for its breathtaking setting in rolling green fields as for its top-notch lineup"  - Sunday Times

  • "Amazing setting, lovely people, great mix of music & a real ale tent right next to where I was DJing!"  - Mr Scruff

  • "It's like Glastonbury at its best!! Happy beautiful people from the north. Long live Kendal Calling!"  - Doves

  • "Kendal Calling is the best small festival in anywhere and everywhere!"  - Seasick Steve

  • "It's unlike any other festival. One of the highlights of summer!"  - The Charlatans

We have an abundance of family-friendly entertainment for those mini Kendal Callers, encompassing our ‘Into the Future’ festival theme.


Go full speed ahead into the future with craft workshops by the Re-Psych Project, from robot-making, foot pump rockets, ‘future worlds’ giant collage, futuristic wallets and much more! Imagine and create what our future may look like, attack aliens or unleash your inner rock star and create the music – and the musical instruments – of the future.


With a mix of age-appropriate activities for ages 0-11, including RockaHulaHoopa, circus skills, face painting, story-telling, festival percussion Mr Bounce’s extraordinary inflatables, and discos every evening, you’ll be spoilt for choice in the fields!


Kids Calling is also a welcoming area for under 3’s, where little ones can enjoy an inflatable ball pool and parents can take some time out from all the hustle and bustle of the festival.