For budding space scientists, bookworms, fun-lovers, and thinkers alike, HowTheLightGetsIn has plenty on offer to keep children and young adults of all ages busy in our Mindcraft area, from tots right up to sixth formers.

The youngest festival goers can enjoy craft and tech stalls plus a play area and fairground rides, while the Hangout hosts games for older children. Young adults can attend talks, debates and short courses or take their place at the IAI School to learn from the world's leading thinkers and hear admissions tutors' top tips.

This year we're excited to be bringing you a new tent, 'Mindcraft', that will play host to a whole Children and Young Adult's Programme, including talks, interactive sessions and learning experiences to pique the curiosity of 7-12 year olds.

We welcome under 12s to the festival free of charge when accompanied by an adult.
Weekend Festival Tickets are now sold out. A limited number of Day Tickets and Flexi Day Passes are available. Click here for tickets.
And if you want to take up the IAI School offer, click here.

19 10 29. Childrens tent

Mindcraft Tent Programme


19 10 29. Park Hangout

7 - 12

20.02.21 key to happiness

Young Adults

19 10 29. IAI School

IAI School