• "Beautifully brilliant... one to remember"  - Manchester Evening News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • "Small, perfectly formed and serving up a wealth of old-fashioned hospitality"  - The Telegraph

  • "One of the UK’s most picturesque festivals..."  - The Guardian


Prepare to navigate your way through games large and small, digital and analog, real and virtual. Expect hilarious reinterpretations of traditional favourites, supersized versions of classic video games, right through to our dedicated arena straight from the arcades! 

Discover the Actual Reality Arcade, a life-sized, interactive zone inspired by classic arcade games, where you play for real (dodge barrels and lasers, build Tetris walls, shoot aliens or even become Pac-Man!). Level up in our Laser Maze, conquer the Climbing Wall, or, if you prefer a healthy dose of vintage digital, head to our Retro Games Arcade to play like it’s the 80s!   

Whatever your gaming tastes, prepare to roll up your sleeves and play!


Discover Actual Reality Arcade, a life-sized, interactive game zone for all ages inspired by classic arcade games, where YOU bring games to life. Pilot spaceships, dodge barrels, build Tetris walls, fire rockets, shoot alien invaders or even become Pac-Man! A firm favourite with kids of all ages. 


Enter our Retro Games Arena for some good, old-fashioned arcade fun! Our multi-game machines will have over 60 retro games to play. Venture here to re-discover old favourites like Space Invaders or vintage classics. For true arcade aficionados. 


Level up in an immersive laser quest adventure! Battle it out in our maze of inflatable pods, swerving shots to be the last one standing before it’s Game Over! The place to expel competitive energy with friends and family. 


Unleash your inner Lara Croft, or maybe you’re more of a daring Donkey Kong ready to climb and conquer our 20ft climbing wall!  Experience the thrill of a heady upward climb, right in the midst of your favourite festival. 


Gather your teammates and get ready to play. FIFA pros and Atari Football fans alike will find no end of hilarity in this supersized, 5-a-side game. Look out for jumbo inflatable Foosball pitch, and get involved! 


Who doesn’t love this classic board game? Test your strength, speed, wit and determination in Giant Hungry Hippos! Challenge your team to channel the hippos, collect the most balls to win and declare themselves the hungriest of them all! 


Take a trip to the woodlands to experience vibrant and visually breath-taking art in the making.  Our talented graffiti artists from Paintshop Studio, Bournemouth, are set to create live, arcade-inspired art throughout the weekend. 


Returning to the fields even bigger and better than ever before, our scaled up Kids Calling will be laying on a whole host of games, crafts and playful characters. Take your Diddy Rascals along every morning or afternoon. Best suited to playful adventurers of 0 – 11 years. 

and much more! 



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