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Shambala Families… Welcome to Starry Village!

Our little sister event, (the-event-formerly-known-as-Starry Skies) has had something of a glow up…

Since our team created Starry Skies almost 10 years ago, the world has changed. We’ve changed, and our kids have changed. The need for community, restoration, and rest is even more needed.

As parents, aunts, uncles, godparents, and siblings, we see the pressure and uncertainty weighing our family’s lives. With Starry Skies, we always intended to create an experience that brought the best of festivals together with the very best bits of a family camping holiday – and we still will – but we also feel a calling to help equip modern families to navigate the new challenges of our world ( the most fun and playful way possible!)

Why? Because none of us can do this alone.

Our kids can not find joy and thrive if the adults around them are depleted, stressed and feeling lost. Our families need to be able to rely on each other to raise the next generation to do better, be better, and rest more than we ever did! It takes a village, after all….

So, with full hearts and a big dollop of excitement, we’d like to extend an invite to all our Shambala families to join the Starry Village.  A safe space for curious kids and the adults who love them, to explore the needs of modern families together.

Starry Village is a colourful community where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to play, learn, bond and co-create a hopeful future. All families should have access to wild nature, intergenerational play, experiences with 21st century skills, and a chance to experiment with sustainable living – and at Starry Village, they can.

There’s big ambitions for what this village can become, and we want kids and grown ups alike – to be a big part of it. Our Starry family’s talent, imagination and playfulness has always inspired us, so stay tuned over the coming months, for heaps of opportunities for your families to contribute ideas and experiences – this will be your village after all!

If you’re already a Starry regular, fear not!

Starry Village is not a total re-invention of the event we know and love – more a regrounding of our core beliefs – we’re adding so much more, rather than taking anything away. 

It’ll still be an absolutely teeny, tiny, intimate event – so you can relax whilst your kids roam free. 

You’ll still be building your own adventure playgrounds. 

You’ll still be throwing shapes in fancy dress. 

You’ll still be crafting, making, learning, stretching, making merry and dancing to incredible live music, under the starry skies of Barton Hill Farm.

… and there’s an awful lot more to be discovered, that we can’t wait to share with you.

Until then, welcome to Starry Village.

Tickets for Starry Village 2024 will be going on sale at 1pm on Monday 27th November. Adult tickets start from £175 (+ booking fees) or you can secure your ticket from just £35 and pay off the rest in manageable chunks with our instalment plans!

Find out more about all ticket types and the booking process here, and don’t forget to sign up to the Starry mailing list to be the first to hear about what we’ve got in the works.

Big love,

Shambala HQ x