Pack your picnic blanket, bring your camping chair, take your picnic lunch and get ready to Chill on the Hill!

Cultivate’s Chill on the Hill returns this year with a fun, creative and circus event for families.  

In partnership with our friends at Ham Hill Country Park, The Octagon Theatre and the Prince of Wales at Ham Hill, there will be performances, workshops, local food  and an opportunity to watch the formidable Pirates of the Carabina with their show – Pirate Taxi!  

A list of the day’s events

10.30am  Nature Walk and Creative Art workshop for children (for all the family)

11.00am Aerial workshop for beginners with Hangabout Aerial (ages 5-12) 

12.15pm Nature Walk and Creative Art workshop for children (for all the family)

12.15pm Indian movement workshop with Sonia Sabri Company  (ages 8+)

12.30pm Aerial workshop for beginners with Hangabout Aerial (ages 5-12) 

1pm Bring your picnic to have on the hill, visit the Prince of Wales pub or check out food offerings from one of our local producers. Full details to be updated soon. 

1.45pm Mughal Miniatures: The Peacock and The Princess Walkabout by Sonia Sabri Company.

2pm Pirates of the Carabina present The Pirate Taxi

2.45pm Mughal Miniatures: The Peacock and The Princess Walkabout by Sonia Sabri Company.

All workshops are £3 per person and need to be booked in advance, please click on the links above to find out more and book your tickets.

Pirates of the Carabina present The Pirate Taxi 

Not to be missed! Audiences are invited to join the ride as the Pirate Taxi embarks on a journey involving original live music, humour, a mechanically ingenious set and an extraordinary aerial performance. 

The show is a pay what you can event. Donate online, when you register for your free ticket, or come on the day with cash for the donation bucket – it’s up to you! 

Register for your FREE ticket to see Pirate Taxi by Pirates of the Carabina HERE.

Mughal Miniatures: The Peacock and The Princess Walkabout by Sonia Sabri Company.

Come and see our proud and majestic peacock and our prim and pretty princess roam through the crowds, in Mughal Miniatures: The Princess and the Peacock. Watch them compete for attention from each other and the audience - both are elegant and beautiful so who will manage outdo the other? With stunning costumes and expressive movement, this interactive dance performance is a visual treat for the whole family. Co-commissioned by Applause  

Starting at at 1.45pm from The Prince of Wales, Ham Hill pub leading to the Stone Circle 

Second performance will start after the show of Pirate Taxi. Approximately at 2.45pm  

 No need to book. Please just come and watch!

Notes on the day

On the day of the event if your child is unable to make a workshop, please contact Katy on 07815 101 581 so we can offer the place to another child.
All workshops will take place outside, near the stone circle at Ham Hill (follow the signs to find us). If for any reason, we have to cancel the workshops due to poor weather conditions a full refund will be given. Wherever possible we will continue to deliver the workshops in an alternative venue. All information will be given to parents/carers on the day or morning of the event. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the workshops are due to start.

Food available on the day

Our friends at The Prince of Wales pub work with local producers in the area to create a varied menu including something for everyone. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner check out The Prince of Wales website here for details. Booking is advisable.

Good to know

  • Please park at the various car parks located on the hill or follow the directions to parking
  • There will be standard and disabled portaloo for public use throughout the duration of the event
  • Ham Hill Country Park sits on a quarry so the ground is uneven. Please wear suitable footwear
  • Audiences should bring a blanket or camping chair to sit on
  • We welcome you to bring a picnic but please take your rubbish home with you
  • There should be no glass bottles or glasses on the hill
  • Why not book in at the pub for breakfast, lunch or for dinner after the event?

Thanks to Somerset Council and Arts Council England for supporting this event.