#mindwilding: For the young we have 50 acres to roam - ideas a-plenty and the wild and the wonderful to experience.
This highly interactive, ultra-fun workshop combines yoga and yes, you've guessed it, acrobatics. Qualified yoga teacher, Francesca will lead us through a solid foundation of basic movements, as partners and groups work together to create postures in which someone (usually a smaller member of the family) is lifted. Great for building balance, communication and team work.
This dynamic family singing workshop will give you insider vocal tips and tricks used by west end performers. Our wonderful MT vocal coach Amelia Carr leads this energetic, contemporary and uptempo session. Amelia specialises in working with young voices, including preparing them for roles in the West End, TV and film, so you'll be in the best possible (jazz) hands.
Join in with Debutots carefully-crafted interactive stories with plenty of dramatic play and movement thrown in for good measure. Our fun-packed Early Years Drama sessions are enjoyed by grown-ups as much as they are by their children, and promote communication and confidence along the way.
Are you a Pickle? A Flumpie? A Rabbit? Create your own lift-a-flap book about pet names in your family. Award winning illustrator and author of ‘I’m NOT a Mouse’ Evgenia Golubeva has created this very special interactive workshop in which you can create your own lift-a-flap book. What appears under the flap is up to you.
The award-winning animation director and illustrator, Evgenia Golubeva will be leading a creative walk around the festival's grounds with plenty of guidance on what to sketch and how. This popular walking workshop is suitable for all ages. All you have to do is bring your creativity - we'll provide the stunning backdrop, sketchbooks, and art materials.
We are throwing the haybales open early this year and letting the kids kick off the Bunker with a Kids Disco on Friday evening. Expect bubble machines, flashing lights and a great way for the kids to burn off some energy. You Have Been Warned: Baby Shark may well be played, there is a reason our bunker is sound proofed!
Up with the sun and your little treasures? Come join festival morning veteran Ronnie (and Pauline) for a playful start to the day. Featuring plenty of building blocks, squishy crinkly toys and rattles-a-go-go, we’ll be building to a crescendo of old fashioned never get old (!) sing-along classics incl ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ and ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat.’ BYOB or more likely strong coffee!
If you go down to the woods today look out for secret fairy and elf dwellings. Can you create your own fairy houses to take home? Festival creative director, Judy Reaves, will provide you with everything you need to build your very own fairy kingdom.
Playbox Theatre brings an enchanting, interactive adventure for little ones. Part performance, and part workshop, children and grown-ups are invited to join the quest.
Back, bigger, with harder knots, this fun, family and team activity will ask you to put Archimedes' Displacement Theory to the test whilst learning how to escape being shipwrecked! Our instructors will give you some tips but it will be up to you to turn a pile of poles, rope and barrels into a raft - to keep you and your crew afloat. Minimum age 8.
Be procession-ready by booking on our lantern making session. You'll create your very own willow lantern, ready to join and illuminate Saturday’s twilight procession. All materials provided. No age limit, but young children may need support from a grown-up.
Join Ex-Marine Commando and ALSO’s Production Manager, David Hamblett in creating woodland hideaways in Dave’s Den Building session - back by popular demand!
The light through a woodland, colours in a leaf, the patterns on a beetle and the shadows in bark. We shall be hunting for creatures in the woods and crafting collected materials to remind us of the natural world of ALSO.
Has your kid got questions about the universe you fail to answer? Struggle to answer such questions as is there life on other planets? What happened before the universe? Why does time go forward? How do I travel in time? Why not bring them and their questions to one of our most favourite sessions ever: Quantum Theory for Kids with Prof David Tong. Yes, the incredible physicist who, let’s remember, is a Professor of Quantum Theory at The University of Cambridge is able to answer all these questions and so much more.
JUMP LDN empower people of all ages through Double Dutch skipping. We run workshops with people of all ages and backgrounds across London, inspiring people to connect with their inner child and have fun freestyling in the ropes. No experience necessary. Come jump with us!
Learn the tricks of the song writing trade with creative tour de force Sophie Garner. Explore this art form within a group through games, improvisation and, of course, singing and composing. Song writing as a powerful tool for building confidence and creative expression. Sophie is an established singer songwriter who has released 3 studio albums, toured internationally and was the very first artist to perform on the main stage at London's O2 Arena! This session is for 11-18 year olds.
Calling all wannabe Knights. Over six? Want your own Knight's Tale? One starring you? Join the BAFTA award winning animator and writer duo Myles and Greg McLeod who will help you create the characters you'll need: a goody, a baddy, a buddy. Using proper storyboards they'll encourage you to create your own knight's tale in this the ultimate storytelling hands-on session for true Knights.