Larmer Tree: Kids Shows and Workshops 2011

If you’ve never been to Larmer Tree before then maybe it’s about time you tried it!

Children aged 0-10 will be endlessly amused by eleven acres of magical gardens to explore, a huge adventure playground and our Children’s Area on the Larmer Lawns, with shows, hands on activities and workshops to get stuck into from 2pm Thursday through to Sunday afternoon.

Don’t Miss…

This year don’t miss making and decorating the Children’s area with bunting on Thursday and Friday, the OzoKidz show with the mighty Ozomatli on Friday afternoon, enchanting puppetry on Saturday in What’s That Noise? and the carnival dance workshop on Sunday!


Everyone (including adults!) will enjoy spellbinding shows to make you laugh out loud and oohhh and ahhhh to…

Dr Palfi and Minni’s Laughology Show
with HeWhoIs Red
Notorious Human Cannon Ball with Benni the Buzzard
OzoKidz with Ozomatli

Suitcase Circus with Pete White
The Magic of Rajasthan with the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band
What’s That Noise with Tangled Tales Puppet Theatre

Two kids’ Recycled Safari Carnival Workshops run from Friday to Sunday, preparing costumes and figureheads for the big procession on Sunday!  For more info see our Carnival page.

Get Stuck In

…to interactive workshops form Thursday to Sunday on the Larmer Lawns, choose from the following or try them all…

Carnival Banner Making with Lu Christie
Carnival Dance with Sarah Hyams

Festival Bunting with Lu Christie
Indonesian Dance with Gill Roberts
Kids’ Drumming with Inta Africa
Kids’ Singing Workshop with Ali Sharpe
Pitta Bread Workshop with Pizza Tabun
Pixiehoopsound Workshop
Recycled Instruments with Sarah Hyams

Under 5s

Activities especially for the bouncing babies and tearaway toddlers in the crowd from Friday to Sunday:

Baby Music with Kathryn Crosby
Baby Yoga with Kathryn Crosby
Bouncin’ Bears with Tania & Stephen
Playsongs with Nickie & Gill

Plus a Baby Changing Tent on the Larmer Lawns.

Childrens’ Hands On

Sessions run on Saturday and Sunday mornings for Children aged 6-10 to come and have a go at making something special to take home and treasure.  This year featuring:

Beady Eyes Beading Bonanza with Marion Gilbert
Dye-namic! with Tina Whittet
Mad Hatters Go Animalistic
with Jennie Hiett
Magical Mobiles with Vanessa Kenneth
Muddy Creatures with Fran Quinlan

Pick-Me-Up Picture Frames with Georgie Mortimer

Puppet Parade with Kathy Kelly

For more child and family-friendly activities please see our pages about Spoken Word, Woodland Crafts, Carnival Workshops, the YouthZone for 11-17 year olds, and host of things just for adults on our other What Else pages.

For a full timetable of events, don’t forget to buy a programme. They can be pre-ordered when purchasing tickets or can be bought from Info at the festival.

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