Family Fun

There simply aren’t enough hours in the day to experience all that’s on offer at the Big Church Day Out! We absolutely love having families at the Big Church Day Out, and want to make sure you and your little ones have the best time. Join families from far and wide as you explore all the fantastic entertainment we have on-site.



We absolutely love helping families worship together at the Big Church Day Out, and want to make sure you and your little ones have the best time. Join Chip Kendall and his amazing team in the Big Church Kids Tent, where you'll find an explosion of worship, dancing, fun and games.

There'll be two morning celebrations in this fantastic venue, one for ages 4 -7 and another for ages 8 - 11. Then one MASSIVE family celebration for all ages in the afternoon! Check out the timetable when you buy a programme at the event.

We have some very exciting activities for 2018. Check them out below!



Bubble football is exactly what it says on the cover, playing football in bubbles! The fun twist on the sport results in heaps of laughter! Get all of your mates together and be sure to bubble it like Beckham!



How could we not invite the chocolate fountain back again for another year?! Taste the chocolatey goodness and create some other chocolatey treats whilst you’re there.


CREATIVE (50p - £3.50)

Between dancing to your favourite tunes and eating some yummy festival food, make sure you head over to our amazing Creative tent! Creative allows children to roll up their little sleeves and get creating. No experience necessary so it’s perfect for everyone.


SOFT PLAY brought to you by Mothers’ Union (FREE!)

We love all of our mini BCDOers! Back for 2018 is the Soft Play Tent which will be full of fun and games for all your little ones to get stuck into. The teeniest tots, tallest toddlers and coolest kids aged 0-7 years can all find something to entertain them. There will also be a space for baby changing and feeding in this tent.



Come and hear some amazing, interactive bible stories delivered by Open the Book, in a way you’ve never heard them before. Full of props and plenty of colourful puppets and costumes, the whole family will absolutely love it!    



At BCDO, it’s not just about the grown-ups- we want all of our little festival-goers to have a ball! Make sure you head over to our fairground rides and swing as high as you can on the beautiful vintage swingboats. Our favourite festival rides will be providing non-stop fun for the whole two days!



Come and meet some of your favourite furry and feathered friends! Get up close and personal with some friendly tortoises, snakes, guinea pigs, meerkats and many more exciting animals. We can’t wait for all our scaly and fluffy friends to join us!



Learn to climb - Check
Try some bushcraft - Check
Ride a BMX - Check
Take up archery - Check
Have a good time - Check


FERRIS WHEEL (£3 per go)

Tower above the bustling crowds in daylight, or after an incredible fun-packed day at the Big Church Day Out, watch the sun go down from high in the sky on our famous ferris wheel! You are sure to get the best views!



Take control of the skies in your very own plane! Go and see the experts from MAF to check out their spectacular simulators. What’s not to love?!



The Eden Bus, brought to you by The Message Trust, has everything a teenager could ever dream of! Games consoles, a nail salon, a music production desk, and even a climbing wall! Make sure you check them out! 



Take a break from watching your favourite artists and chill out in a beautiful flower hammock! This year, the hammocks are brought to you by the wonderful children’s charity, The Children’s Society


LASER TAG (£3 per go)

Grab your mates and experience the fun of zapping your friends in a super exciting game of Laser Tag! It will be mega fun!



Here at the Big Church Day Out, it’s not just about the grown-ups... We want all of our little festival-goers to have a ball! The amazing team at Pais Movement are bringing so much fun to the Big Church Day Out this year! Make sure you head over to the inflatable gladiator duel, football cage and fairground games. Get your creative hat on and experiment with some interactive art or let the facepainters take you on a wild adventure transforming you into something totally fun and unique! There will be something for everyone!



The amazing One Way UK will be at Big Church Day Out again this year! They will be bringing their extraordinary selection of different characters and putting on a show that you will definitely not want to miss!


MASSAGES (Pay as you feel)

With there being so much to do at BCDO, you will have SO much fun but sometimes it's nice to sit back and have a relax. And that is exactly why we have a massage therapist! Go visit Peter, his shoulder massages will help you escape the busyness for a short while!



NEW for 2018! Hidden around the site will be five decorated tables, carefully created and placed by Care for the Family. Take your kids around the site to see how many you can find, take some crazy pics and then go and meet the Care for the Family team and learn all about their Kitchen Table Project in their tent!



What’s that in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope – it’s one of Trinity Balloon’s incredible hot air balloons! Keep one eye directed to the sky so you don’t miss the special appearance.