Our famous kids’ tent is forever bursting at the seams with activities for toddlers to tweenies, and 2019 will be no exception. This year it’s all about the Wild & Wonderful, with a packed programme for all the wildlife warriors, eco explorers and magical mischief-makers to really get stuck in!
With make-and-take sessions, musical puppet sing-alongs, classic story based interactive workshops, magic shows, discos and so much more there’s plenty for little ones to explore.
The Kids’ Kingdom is just a hop, skip and jump from the family campsite, and overlooks The Green where the fun spills over for the young and young-at-heart alike.
Check below to find what’s on this year.
ACTIVITIES THAT RUN THROUGHOUT THE DAY:
THE WONDERFUL Kids’ Kingdom Flying Planet
This summer Kids Kingdom becomes a junk modelling paradise where we will be exploring all things eco! Bring your recycling along to help us make a flying planet out of Earth’s waste. Join resident artist Sadie Edginton as we make control panels out of bottle lids and tubes, invent peg people to inhabit it – what shall we call it, where will we fly to?
Get involved at the arts and crafts tables where you can become an eco explorer or a wildlife warrior – we’ll provide you with all the materials you need for making your own headbands and folk capes to explore the festival and write a postcard back from planet Kids Kingdom.
Sadie Edginton is an artist who works with materials and people to experiment with the art-making process. She has recently had commissions and projects with the Pump House Gallery, Art UK and the South London Gallery. See her blog here:
KIDS’ KINGDOM LINE-UP!
BRAVE BOLD DRAMA
Award-winning family theatre packed with music & joining in!
Alf has an eye for other people’s possessions. Especially belongings of sentimental value. He snatches and grabs without a thought for other people’s feelings. It’s time for him to change tack and learn that there are better ways to play!
Roll up, set a sail and join Alf as he gallops through the blustery wood, along the seashore and revels in wonder as the circus comes to town. Full of imaginative play, original songs and vibrant characters – ‘Alf the Highwayman’ is a show for all the family with plenty of chances to join in and no frights!
RAS KING BOBO 1
Bringing a slice of West African Sunshine to the UK
A welcome return to Farmfest for Ras King Bobo 1, the multi-talented entertainer from the West African country of Ghana.
Experienced in teaching both regular classes and informal workshops, Ras King Bobo 1 teaches a wide range of skills including acrobatics, circus skills, drumming, street dance, pan spinning and fire skills. His energetic and fun workshops are sure to raise a smile with both adults and children alike.
Why not take a chance, learn something new, get some exercise and have a good laugh in the meantime!
FLOTSAM THE FOOL
Exciting circus skills & fun for kids of all ages!
Come and learn a new Circus Skill with Flotsam and his team. As they return to Farmest for 2019, they will once again be running relaxed drop-in style workshops suitable for all ages and abilities (grown ups too!). Come and learn how to juggle, spin poi, diabolos and plates, hula hoop, stilt walk and loads more! Always a hit with all ages, they’ll help you discover talents you never knew you had.
A&H MUSIC WORKSHOPS
Interactive music and songwriting workshops for the youth of today!
A&H Music was created to inspire youth groups and children to explore the ropes of songwriting. They will deliver workshops packed with musical activities such as songwriting games and techniques to encourage children to express themselves through lyrics and music.
ACTING OUT DRAMA
Fun drama games to unleash the child’s inner performer
Join Acting Out for fun, imaginative, improvisation drama workshops for tiny tots to teens. Come and play drama games – children can express themselves, explore their imaginations, get creative and most of all have fun!
MALCOLM THE MAGICIAN
Eye popping close up magic for all the family
Malcolm has been entertaining adults and children throughout the Westcountry for the past 20 years.
He will be performing some eye popping walkabout close up magic that will amaze the children, and their mums and dads. Also, make sure you ask him to make you one of his wonderful balloon animal creations, all completely free.
Finally, his will be finishing with his fun filled, action packed Magic Show. The show will last about 45 mins and includes lots of slapstick, fun and laughter. This is suitable for all ages including parents, and requires lots of participation, and the help of several “Magician’s Assistants”
THE LITTLE THINGS – A WORM’S HOME
An interactive storytelling workshop about insects making new friends!
Come and join The Little Things Theatre as we tell Worm’s story… What’s your favourite insect? During the play we’ll meet some roly poly Woodlice, an excellently camouflaged Stick Insect and an excitable Greenfly, and learn how each character has different skills, hopes and dreams. You can get involved too! With actions, songs & dances, help the little Worm find a new home, overcome difficulties and make new friends.
A TOKEN OF KINDNESS
Start your day on a positive note – literally!
At festivals, we are connected through various means of interaction. Why not take this process one step further with A Token of Kindness; where you embrace the gift of giving and receiving through a unique form of festival communication. Our part craft workshop and part Santa-style performance (yes, in the summer) encourages you to have fun being creative and begins your day on a positive note – literally!
KIDS YOGA with MAHADEVI
Learning and fun through yoga
Keeping in line with the festival spirit this kids yoga class will explore traditional yoga postures in a relaxed and fun way. We’ll use breathing, music, storytelling, singing, images and inspiration from the natural world to stretch, relax and leave feeling happy and comfortable in our bodies.
Kids yoga classes are a wonderful way to increase children’s co-ordination, self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem while they stretch and strengthen their bodies. Using yoga, children can learn to relax, concentrate and be gentle in a fun and creative environment.
NO SEW TUTU AND BADGE MAKING
No sew tutus. Create your own festival tutu from reclaimed material simply, no sewing required 🙂
Workshops for both children and adults to create Tu-tu’s, (no-sewing involved!) and Pin badges made with your own design, or choose one of ours!
GET WILD WITH SOMERSET WILDLIFE TRUST
Learn to love the land and support local wildlife
Somerset Wildlife Trust will be hosting a range of hands-on activities from making Bug Hotels, seed bomb and Guerrilla Gardening. They will also have plenty of resources to take away to learn more about gardening for wildlife, such as how to make a bird box, bat box, hedgehog hom. You can take a look at some of their downloadable resources here:
Join the jamming session or pop-up singing
B Sharp’s pop up drop-in Busking and singing sessions provide a vibrant, high-energy musical activity for all the family. Aimed at helping people love themselves through boosting confidence and self-esteem and promoting the wellbeing effects of participating in making music with others. It is a fun way for people of any age, to have a go at singing, performing and ‘jamming’ supported by our multi-talented professional musicians and young people. Less exposing than standing up by yourself to take to the stage, it is an inclusive offer, as our musicians will provide a musical backing that allows anyone of any ability, or musical taste to have a chance to get involved.
QUANTUM BOB’S KUNG FU WARRIORS
Fun games and awesome kung fu moves for kids
Come and learn kung fu! These children’s classes involve fun games and awesome kung fu moves for all those budding kung fu masters out there. The classes draw on many influences apart from kung fu, including yoga, capoeira and mindfulness. The emphasis is on encouraging kids to learn how to move and be confident, using fun games and kung fu moves. All kids welcome, and adults too!
Highly interactive and fun workshop training children to become eye health champions and spread the word
Eye Heroes is the UK’s first child-led campaign to fight avoidable blindness. Eye Heroes will be offering our Farmfest kids the chance to become eye health champions, and inform people in their communities about eye health and the benefits of regular eye tests.