Dadfest – World Dad Dancing Championships 2017

Dadfest – World Dad Dancing Championships 2017

DadFest - World Dad Dancing Championships 2017

15-17 September

for info about this year’s DadFest
phone: 07731 795160

DadFest – the ‘best small event in the UK’

The only festival in the country just for dads and children. DadFest is also home to the Official World Dad Dancing Championships.

DadFest was awarded ‘Best Small Event’ in the UK in 2015. The Award judges said: ‘This is an event that understands it community and speaks to it. It has a clear vision, is innovative in doing so and reflects part of its society in its representation. How you can go wrong with dad dancing?’

“World Dad Dancing Championships will wipe the floor with Strictly…” 

- The Telegraph -

For dads, male carers and granddads with children all ages [from 3 to 16]

learn bushcraft skills – build water rockets – den-building – campfire songs & stories – play tent – pig racing – bat walk – trip to the beach & fishing – meet the live lobsters – bar & great local food – mud kitchen – blackberry jam making – walking-stick workshop – star gazing – children’s entertainer – archery & more

Saturday Night is….
the Official World Dad Dancing Championship

The location:

Forest & Beach Centre,
South Devon

See image, the DadFest site is the area at the bottom.

“It was murder on the dance-floor… when the World Dad Dancing Championships took place in South Devon. Prepare to cringe.” 

- BBC Spotlight -

DadFest Tickets

Covers all activities for the weekend, camping spot, shower, etc - nothing more to pay

Concessions available - please contact the organisers.



Food Tickets

Six meals & all hot drinks, all weekend – don’t worry about bringing food & cooking – buy a weekend food ticket and eat with everyone in the barn or outside in the sunshine. 

Includes full English breakfasts, great evening meals and hot lunches, tea, juice & coffee all weekend, snacks, toast and water whenever you and the children need it.

This is always popular and 99% of festival goers buy a food ticket. The caterers are award-winning Britannia Restaurant from Beeson, offering a range of menu options each day.

“Cringe alert: Get ready for some seriously embarrassing dad dancing!”

- CBBC Newsround -

Workshop & activity leaders 2017

Pete Moore
Forest & Beach

Pete Moore
Forest & Beach

Pete Moore
Forest & Beach

Pete Moore
Forest & Beach