Home Educating Families’ Festival

14th – 21st August 2024

Staffordshire Showground

Weston Rd, Stafford ST18 0BD


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Countdown to HEFF ™ 2024








Previous HEFF festivals in pictures…

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Photo of the leader singer of The Sweetchunks Band standing on stage and singing into a microphone
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Tent, vans, motorhomes, all welcome at HEFF. Electric Hookups available.


Singing, dancing, drama, games, STEM, sports… there’s so much going on for everyone at HEFF.

Live Music

Bands, DJs, soloists, open mic nights, acoustic and performances by the HEFF Allstars.


Plenty of options for all tastes including vegetarian and vegan food.


There’s something for everyone at HEFF…

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Photo of a young boy wearing a helmet and riding a skateboard
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The workshops at HEFF are an integral part of our festival.

They create an easygoing friendly environment in which people can find new friends and hang out with people who have similar interests.

Ranging from arts & crafts, to science, engineering and sports – with a whole lot of other activities in between. There’s sure to be something for everyone.

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How to book…

The earlier you book, the cheaper your tickets will be. We have two pricing tiers – advance & standard. There will be 500 advance tickets and 500 standard price tickets. Once 500 tickets have sold, the price will go up. If we don’t sell 500 advance tickets by 29th October 2023, the remaining tickets revert to the standard price.

We have a new booking system for 2024 to make it easier and quicker to check out. Find out more about how it works and watch a walk through video here.

The only designated pitches are for EHU and accessible camping.

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Hear from previous HEFF goers…

HEFF is a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to spend a week in a field with hundreds of other families who ‘get you’, understand Home Ed, and share common enthusiasm for learning outside the box.

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Aliy Brown

Festival goer

As a family we have made friends from all over the country and these friendships are so special.

As the boys have got older it has been lovely to have people facilitate their interests and for them to be given the chance to grow in responsibility. My eldest son for example has hosted the talent show for some time now.

So I would wholeheartedly recommend HEFF for the whole family!

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Sarah Stagles



The latest HEFF news and updates

Advance notice of ticket sales opening

Advance notice of ticket sales opening

Exciting News Ticket sales open for HEFF2024. Advanced priced tickets open on 15th October at 8am for HEFF2024. Read on to find out more about booking. Our New Booking System We’ve been working hard on a new booking system that's designed to make your experience...

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Exciting changes for 2024 and community feedback

Exciting changes for 2024 and community feedback

Plans are already underway for HEFF 2024 and Team HEFF have been busy reading your feedback and looking at ways we can make things better for you. We’ve got some exciting news to share and some reflections on the invaluable feedback we received after HEFF 2023. Your voices have been heard, and we’re committed to making HEFF even better, year after year.

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Revised dog policy for 2024

Revised dog policy for 2024

Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on site, in your tent or vehicle, but are not permitted to enter any of the buildings or the workshop halls. This was discussed extensively at the HEFF 2023 Community Meeting and as a result we added three questions on the...

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