Programme Kids' programme

Folkiness for kids

Swing Riot with Sibby – aimed at school-aged children (5yrs+)

31 Dec 11.00 am - Troop Den

Join Sibby for a SWING RIOT and enter the rhythmic world of swing era dances. Step into our dance time machine and travel back to the days when Authentic Jazz and Lindy hop ruled the dance floors. This class will encourage kids to not only discover the joy of connecting to the history of these African American dance forms but also how to groove to the beats that define the spirit of this iconic dance era. This workshop is fast paced and energetic. 

Cool as a cucumber with Jay - Children's Meditation and Games workshop

31 Dec 9.30 am - Marquee

Relax, enjoy and have fun with this introduction to meditation and relaxation through the use of games, guided visualization and a little bit of magic. Parents/Caregivers welcome.

Jay’s Incredible All Ages Magic and Juggling Show

31 Dec 10.30 am - Marquee

Don’t miss this all-ages show filled with astonishing feats of juggling, magic, audience participation and comedy. Jay is a Dunedin based performer who has been entertaining for the past 15 years and is making his return to Whare Flat after a break of several years.

Making Music with Mishra - kids up to 10yrs old

1 Jan 10.15 am - Troop Den

Join in with songs and rhythms from the UK, India, and America, let music take you on a journey around the world with Mishra! There'll be toe tapping Irish tunes, learning how to speak Indian drum language, singing, percussive playing, and maybe a story or too!

Songwriting with Shelly

1 Jan 1.00 pm - Workshop Space

Michelle Jackson is a skilled children’s entertainer, performing original songs along with her puppet friends. She is guaranteed to lift your spirits and get you grooving!

String me a story

31 Dec 1.00 - 3 00 pm - Troop Den

Learn some simple string figures and help create a story with storytellers Liz Weir and Kaitrin McMullan. Old-fashioned digital technology as we weave various figures and tricks from around the world, all intertwined with story (strings provided). Never a dull moment!

Story Session

2 Jan 2.00 pm - Troop Den

Settle in for a story telling session with Kaitrin.


Liz Weir

1 Jan 2.00 pm - Troop Den ​​

Story telling session with Liz, story spinner, tale teller, puppet wrangler and entertainer par excellence.

Bannerama with Filipa Fairy

31 Dec 3.00 pm - Troop Den

Filipa Fairy, mixing children with art (aprons supplied!). Schoolyard mural artist. Lantern workshop specialist and Midwinter Festival lantern-meister.


Nature Walk with Tahu

2 Jan 1.00 pm - Meet at Troop Den


Waka Miharo / Boat Building with Marina

1 Jan 3.00 pm - Troop Den

2 Jan 3.00 pm - Troop Den

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