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A Child-First Festival


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We believe conscious parenting is the bright future...  

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...and that the experiences you share as a family should be expansive and rich. 

...and that the experiences you share as a family should be expansive and rich. 

Let’s weave together our own needs with the needs of our little ones, in a healthy, balanced + joyful way.

Entering this space of joy, transformation and quality time designed for families is one of the most beautiful collective experiences we’ve ever had! Different from ‘family friendly’, this is family centered - everyone comes out feeling nurtured.

Festival Mamma

Come and enjoy deep quality time with your family, immersed in nature with like-minded folks. Together, let’s recharge, play, and centre in Love all with a powerful blue moon overhead, before we shift into Autumn.


We are creating a programme where the needs of our children can be fully met, whilst also meeting the often depleted needs of us parents & caregivers...


Check out last year's timetable for an idea of what to expect.


  • Play for all ages

    Space to connect

    Movement workshops

    Parent workshops


    Art and Creativity

  • For the Little Ones

    • Woodland Children + Caregiver Sessions
    • Waldorf-inspired crafts & nature rituals
    • Aware Parenting: Play observation + parent reflection
    • Old-but-New Games
    • Body Painting (natural paint)
    • Bubble Land
    • Emotional expression through movement, 6-12 year olds
    • Circus Play
  • Grown Ups

    • Men and Women’s Circles
    • Breathwork
    • Parenting ourselves and our children
    • Couples Relating
    • Yoga
    • Somatic Movement
    • Voice Activation
    • Massage + Bodywork
  • All Togetherness

    • Ecstatic Dance
    • Lakeside family hangs
    • Storytime: Interactive musical journeys
    • Music, improvisation, concerts
    • Play & observation sessions
    • Sound Healing
    • Organic plant based meals
    • Pizza Night
    • Group dance class – all ages!
    • Talks & discussions
    • Live music

Family Gathering: The Principles

  • Intention

    You step back into your life with LOVE in your heart: feeling safer and more secure in relationship with yourself, your children, your partner and in your parenting.

    Think village

    We ask parents/caregivers to be present for their kids at all times.

    There will be a lot of little ones, so there must be a grown-up responsible for kids under 6 during ALL activities. This year we will have more extra hands so that we can all relax and enjoy the sessions and workshops to the max.

  • Tag-in, Tag-Out: Family Support

    Whether you’re coming as a single parent or a couple, we strongly encourage you to bring someone along: maybe a friend, family member or care helper, so as parents you can tag-out to have take much deserved time to rest and receive.

    …Many families last year said they wished they had done this!

    Also a beautiful way for a best pal, sibling or grandparent to enjoy some precious time with the kiddos. Child carers also most welcome!

  • Wholesome Togetherness

    This is not a summer camp or daycare where you can ditch the kids. This gathering is all about multi-generational togetherness!

    Also not a big music festival (we expect 120 adults max) for getting messy (think a glass of wine and/or other calming plant allies, all in moderation).

  • No kids, but want to join?

    Non-parents most welcome too! This is what creating the village is all about.

    So if you’re expecting, curious about conscious parenting, or simply love kids and family vibes, your presence is valued and we welcome you with open arms!

I felt supported by an entire community at the festival, and I helped support an entire community. Being a parent, I felt that I had the space that I needed to partake in the sessions and they were incredibly enlightening in many ways.

Our kids were free and always an arm’s length from love. It was great to experience for them and they loved it.

Festival Pappa

Space For You To Go Deep

Transformative work with breath, sound journeys, somatic movement and a spacious programme so you can rest.

Supporting Parents to Shine

Space, Connection
& Support

Inner Work

Deeper Together

Sympathetic Schedule

Repeated sessions
so we all get a turn

The Place For You

A stunning location with everything you need for a fun holiday whist benefiting from a retreat like experience.

A Beautiful Escape

An eco boutique glamping experience


Family Time together

Good Food

Made with Love, Nutritious & Mostly Vegan

Tickets & Accommodation

All ages welcome!

Parents coming alone or care-givers are given a discount.

All tickets include meals, activities and camping.


from €92 per night

  • Beds, bedding and lights included
  • Turn up and enjoy without all the gear
  • Luxury option coming

7 Day Passes

from €68 per day

  • Meals, Programme activities & camping are included!
  • Single parent, helper and accessibility & inclusivity discounts available


from €223 per night

  • Luxury cabins, yurts & tipis with electricity.
  • En-suite options available
  • Nearby accommodation available, see FAQ


The eden-like eco camp of Aterra, near Odemira, in South Alentejo.

  • Private lake + beach
  • Lovely shady spots for daytime sun
  • Fruit trees in full bounty!
  • Thai-inspired open communal structures
  • Comfortable yurts and tipis
  • Campsite, Glamping, bring your van or pitch a tent
  • Beauty, care and gorgeous detail all around
  • Peacocks, geese and other farm animals galore!


Getting there

If you’re flying, Faro and Lisbon airports are your options.

Nearest Airport is Faro, but there are more connections/gatherers from Lisbon and more rental cars/campers/RVs available.

Nearest train station is Santa Clara/Saboia which is 30 minutes away by Taxi.

Buses from Lisboa come to São Teotónio. From there we suggest taking a taxi to the venue which is around 7 minutes away.


Try rentalcars.com and flights.google.com for research


Carpools are being organised once your bought your ticket.


With your ticket camping is included and the option to bring a van for €50!

Press left & right to see details about the other options.
All options can have cots & beds added whilst availability lasts.

  • Tipis

    Sold Out

    1 double bed, 2 single beds. Shared bathroom. Terrace with seating area.

    Private Area

    Large Family Space

    Comfortable Beds & Nice Linen

    Shared Showers & Bathroom

    Private Chill-Out area

    Sweet touches

  • Yurts

    Sold Out

    1 double bed, 2 single beds. Private toilet, sink and luxury bath (can use shared shower).

    Private Area

    Large Family Space

    Ensuite Bathroom

    All Beds with Great Linen

    Compost Toilet

    Eco Luxury

  • Cabanas

    Sold Out

    Couple: 1 double bed. Private bathroom with shower.

    Family: 2 rooms: 1 double bed, 2 single bunk beds. Private toilet and sink, shared shower.

    Private Cabana

    Own space

    Ensuite Shower
    (only in couples Cabana)

    Double Bed & Great Sheets

    (only in family Cabana)

    Eco Luxury

  • Camp Site

    Camping is included with your ticket!
    Bring a van for €50
    Glamping from €550 with new luxury options coming soon.

    Bring Your Own Tent

    Bell Tents
    Glamping - €550

    More Coming Soon

    Air Beds, Nice Linen and interiors

    Shared Showers & Bathroom

    Vans have a new shaded area and own showers/bathrooms

    Luxury Glamping
    Coming Soon

  • Yurts

    Sold Out

    1 double bed, 2 single beds. Private toilet, sink and luxury bath (can use shared shower).

    Private Area

    Large Family Space

    Ensuite Bathroom

    All Beds with Great Linen

    Compost Toilet

    Eco Luxury

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Who Are We?

The KIND Family Gathering Festival is a co-creation between us: Jayna, George & Rise.

We created the pilot festival in 2022 as a reaction to the lack of child first places to be in community and have fun - so we built it ourselves (in just 5 weeks). It was so much more profound and beautiful than we could have ever hoped for, so here we are for year two!


Jayna's work is KIND Matters, where she guides women into their highest connection and power through their natural cycles and innate wisdom.

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