The Woodford Folk Festival Children’s Festival program has been released, giving families four months to plan their annual New Year’s experience. Eight venues within Woodford are colourfully curated to give children exciting opportunities to wake up their imaginations, challenge their thinking, and stretch their bodies from 27 December 2018 to 1 January 2019.
Deputy Festival Director Amanda Jackes said the festival is a family friendly holiday as part of the bigger festival. “You can enjoy Christmas at home and then come up for an event that suits the whole family, with over 300 individual workshops and performances in an entire area dedicated to children,” said Amanda.
Annual pleasures such as storytelling, yoga, puppetry, face painting, the ever-popular Boo Crew bamboo play construction are punctuated by new offerings such as Dungeons and Dragons, Nurlu Indigenous dance and art workshops, and a nightly, progressive story tour. This year, the Children’s Festival will also welcome special guests California’s Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, a Grammy-winning, purple tuxedo-rocking family funk phenomenon, and Byll and Beth from folk-pop band The Little Stevies who, according to the Brisbane Times, have “achieved the impossible by making children’s music that won’t rob adults of their will to live.”
Children’s Festival Producer Becky Wandell said she believes in presenting a program that children can be completely immersed in. “We want it to be something that is inspiring, where they can have fun, learn something new and where giving and receiving is really important,” said Becky. “We really love that many of our festival children are now the young adults of the world and are carrying values they learned at the festival out into the world.”
The Woodford Folk Festival’s Children’s Festival can be enjoyed as a day trip or families can choose to stay for the duration of the event.
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