Summerhill Festival of Childhood
Celebrating childhood and 100 years of Summerhill School
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Summerhill School

founded by A.S.Neill in 1921 and still ahead of its time

Unite around equality, individuality, free play, imagination, creativity, self-discovery, wellbeing, democracy and community.

All participants are speakers,
all speakers are participants

Organise your own projects, workshops and collaborate with others during the festival

Our Collaborators

Alexander Sutherland Neill

founder of Summerhill School

Freedom means doing what you like, so long as you don’t interfere with the freedom of others.
The future of Summerhill itself may be of little import. But the Summerhill idea is of the greatest importance to humanity. New generations must be given the chance to grow in freedom. The bestowal of freedom is the bestowal of love and only love can save the world.
The function of the child is to live his own life – not the life that his anxious parents think he should live, nor a life according to the purpose of the educator who thinks he knows what is best.

FAQ

When

5-10th August, 2022.

We look forward to lots of hugs with our friends and supporters from all corners of the world at this historic event.

Where

Peakhill Farm https://www.peakhillfarm.co.uk/


This picturesque spot, just 2 miles from Summerhill School, hosts a wonderful annual musical festival, so campers will be in safe hands!

Peakhill Farm can host up to 5000 people. Children and adults alike will be able to enjoy this beautiful, comfortable open air campsite, and you’ll be able to decorate your pitches creatively too.

Transport to and from Summerhill School will be provided but for those who prefer to walk, it will take 35-40 minutes.

Prices

How much do the tickets cost?

Adult (18 and above)

Adult 6 Days Full Ticket – £220

Student (18 and above)

Student 6 Days Full Ticket – £187

Child (4-17 years)

6 Days Full Ticket – £65

Children (0-3 years) FREE

Day Tickets

Adult Day Ticket – £50

Child Day Ticket – £15

Accommodation in your own tent is included. Food is not included, but  we will have a variety of food and other vendors on site at the festival.

COVID

Can i get a refund in case the festival is cancelled due to Covid?-19? 

Should the Festival be cancelled due to COVID-19 related restrictions you are entitled to a full refund on your ticket. wonderful event in this new post-COVID world.

Peakhill Farm can host up to 5000 people. Children and adults alike will be able to enjoy this beautiful, comfortable open air campsite, and you’ll be able to decorate your pitches creatively too.

Transport to and from Summerhill School will be provided but for those who prefer, it is a 35-40 minute walk through beautiful British countryside with a magical twist.

This picturesque spot, just 2 miles from Summerhill School, hosts a wonderful annual musical festival, so campers will be in safe hands!

More details about the campsite, parking, food, location and festival entertainment to follow. Keep following our social media channels to stay up to date with the plans as they unfold. We look forward to seeing you there!

Peakhill Farm

2 miles from Summerhill School