Activities For Children

Children are very welcome at The Knitting & Stitching Show, in fact we actively encourage you to bring your little ones and get them involved in craft. There are plenty of opportunities for children of ages to have a go at knitting, crochet, embroidery and more.


Under 5s are free of charge. From 5-18 years, tickets cost £7 in advance or £8 on the door.


Although we don’t have a Children’s area as such, there are a number of things your children will enjoy at the show.

UK Hand Knitting drop-ins

Learn the basics of knitting and crochet, including casting on and off and some of the simple stitches. Whatever level your kids are at they can have a go and be shown by the experts.


Many of the workshops in the Learning Curve are suitable for children as long as they have adult supervision. The price is the same as it covers materials and tuition, but there are hundreds on offer. Places sell fast so advance booking is advisable.


Coming with kids that are slightly older? Head to The Creative Living Theatre for demonstrations from craft experts. Demos include sessions from Lauren Guthrie, Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn.


Unfortunately we do not offer a crèche at the show. However there is a softplay within the grounds of the Palace (called Little Dinosaurs); it’s located in a building just down the hill.

There are baby changing facilities within the main ladies toilets.

It’s fine to bring a buggy and the show is on one level, but please be aware the show can be crowded.

To avoid the crowds the best days to visit are Thursday from 3pm – 8pm, or Sunday 14th.