CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME - EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Astronomical Science

Go on an audio treasure hunt. Search for ET using radio astronomy. Collect and spot micro meteorites and learn how to make a telescope and a sundial.

Venue » Schedule
  • Big Ideas » MON 31 at 10:15am

Australian Birds

Why are some birds big and others small? Why does the Ibis have such a long bill? Unravel these universal questions about our feathered fellow earth dwellers.

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  • Mind Games » THUR 27 at 10:15am
  • Big Ideas » SAT 29 at 3:15pm
  • Big Ideas » TUES 1 at 10:15am

Australian Poetry

Meet a father and daughter duo and go on an Australian poetry, yarn and song journey. Clickety clack, be taken on a ride through words to make you laugh and make you think.

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  • Stardust Theatre » SUN 30 at 2:30pm

Badged Out

Devise a design for your badge and wear it with pride, on your clothes or on your bag. You can even put your name on it so you know who you are.

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  • Big Paint » TUES 1 at 10:10am

Banjo Tilly and Six String Buzz

Come hitch your pony for a knee-slapping, grass-chewing, hat-tipping, horse-galloping, do-si-doin’ hoe-down. Lift the roof with a yodelling chorus.

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  • Mish Mash » FRI 28 at 2:30pm
  • Mish Mash » MON 31 at 2:50pm
  • Mish Mash » SUN 30 at 12:00pm

Beats for Kids

Join Nicola and her recycled buckets and drumsticks, hop on a progressive drumming journey over six-days. Pop out the other end with daunting drumming dexterity as part of our Farewell Concert.

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  • Mind Games » THUR 27 at 3:00pm
  • Mind Games » FRI 28 at 1:15pm
  • Mind Games » MON 31 at 11:45am
  • Mind Games » SAT 29 at 4:00pm
  • Mind Games » SUN 30 at 4:00pm
  • Mind Games » TUES 1 at 12:45pm

Big Box of Circus Tricks

Discover the art of manipulating objects, spinning plates, diabolos and much more. On Tuesday take one last look in the box as we prepare for our surprise event.

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  • Circus Lair » SAT 29 at 10:30am
  • Circus Lair » SUN 30 at 10:30am
  • Circus Lair » MON 31 at 10:30am
  • Circus Lair » TUES 1 at 10:30am
  • Circus Lair » THUR 27 at 10:30am

Blooming Sunflowers

Using gorgeous golds and groovy greens, paint a sunflower then add some sunflowers seeds to its middle. Hang it on the wall or plant it.

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  • Mish Mash » FRI 28 at 1:30pm
  • Mish Mash » MON 31 at 10:15am
  • Mish Mash » TUES 1 at 11:30am

Boomerang a Bag

Screen print your own design and make a one of a kind, wandering carry all for your festival treasures.

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  • Big Paint » FRI 28 at 11:00am

Breakdance and Hip Hop Dance Workshop

Join Kirsty and Kester for this high energy, street dance workshop featuring foundation break dance tricks and old school hip-hop dance.

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  • Stardust Theatre » THUR 27 at 11:00am
  • Stardust Theatre » MON 31 at 2:30pm

Bubble Wrap Rap

Thwack your paint on, get your groove on and give life to colour.

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  • Mish Mash » SAT 29 at 11:45am

Build a Play With Me

Channel your creative improvisations into a short play using props and costumes with Byron Youth Theatre. Share your theatre piece in the Farewell Concert on the final day.

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  • Big Paint » SAT 29 at 8:45am
  • Big Paint » SUN 30 at 8:40am
  • Big Paint » MON 31 at 8:40am
  • Big Paint » TUES 1 at 9:00am

Bzzz What's the Buzz on Native Bees

Bees that don't sting? Bees that burrow? Do they make honey and pollinate eggplants? Learn about our native pollinators through musical, theatrical art-making fun.

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  • Mind Games » THUR 27 at 1:10pm
  • Mind Games » FRI 28 at 11:00am
  • Mind Games » MON 31 at 2:45pm

Charm Bags

Make a secret bag to carry your magic.

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  • Big Paint » SAT 29 at 3:00pm

Children of Woodfordia, Children of the Future

Be photographed, and draw how you see yourself as a member of the Woodfordia family in the future. Celebrating the families that make the community of The Children's Festival the magic place it is, these portraits will be exhibited in the Festival.

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  • Big Paint » THUR 27 at 10:30am
  • Big Paint » FRI 28 at 10:30am
  • Big Paint » SAT 29 at 10:30am
  • Big Paint » SUN 30 at 10:30am

Chill Out Fans

Design your own individual chill aerator. Keep the air moving while you fan you or your best mate.

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  • Big Paint » THUR 27 at 10:15am
  • Big Paint » SAT 29 at 10:15am

Clay Creations

Immerse yourself in nature’s gift, the water-soaked earth. Let your hands feel the movement of the clay and let them be the expression for your imagination.

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  • Out There » THUR 27 at 10:00am
  • Out There » FRI 28 at 10:00am
  • Out There » MON 31 at 10:00am
  • Out There » SAT 29 at 10:00am
  • Out There » SUN 30 at 10:00am
  • Out There » TUES 1 at 10:00am

Come In Key Ring

Make a colourful key hook up so that you will never lose your keys again.

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  • Big Paint » MON 31 at 10:15am

Connecting with Our Mob’s Foods

Make yummy bliss balls using local flavours while learning more about who your mob is, what they used to eat and how you can add it to your meals at home.

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  • Mind Games » SAT 29 at 1:15pm
  • Mind Games » MON 31 at 1:15pm

Costa the Garden Gnome  

Join our dirt loving, nature loving friend, who till very recently, was a concrete garden ornament. Find him in the Permaculture Village. 

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  • Far Out » SAT 29 at 11:00am

Cuddle and a Sing

Bring your favourite grownup and join us for a wind-down, nursery rhyme singing session.

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  • Mish Mash » THUR 27 at 4:00pm
  • Mish Mash » SAT 29 at 4:00pm

Daggy Dancing

Find your inner dag as it's time to not take yourself seriously. Just laugh and love yourself sick, it's time for a creative dance adventure.

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  • Stardust Theatre » THUR 27 at 2:30pm
  • Stardust Theatre » FRI 28 at 11:00am
  • Stardust Theatre » SAT 29 at 11:00am
  • Stardust Theatre » MON 31 at 11:00am
  • Stardust Theatre » TUES 1 at 10:45am

Dreamy Beings

Old Moon was different to Earth, it was a planet of sound and water. The primeval beings there floated between the flux of plant and animal and now they visit you.

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  • Far Out » THUR 27 at 10:15am
  • Far Out » FRI 28 at 11:30am
  • Far Out » MON 31 at 11:00am
  • Far Out » SUN 30 at 3:00pm
  • Far Out » TUES 1 at 10:00am

Earth Kids Yoga

Explore the Earth, from the oceans to the rainforests and learn how to bring that experience of wonder into your life. Celebrate and consider how to sustain these environments now and into the future.

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  • Big Ideas » FRI 28 at 8:30am
  • Big Ideas » SUN 30 at 8:30am
  • Big Ideas » TUES 1 at 9:00am

Families and Music

The Kelly Family band will teach you all about how a family can enjoy making music together as a part of that big thing we call life.

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  • Stardust Theatre » MON 31 at 9:30am

Family Connect Yoga

Nurture the bonds with your family. Play, laugh, stretch and find stillness together with guided yoga poses, games and breath work.

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  • Big Ideas » THUR 27 at 8:30am
  • Big Ideas » SAT 29 at 8:30am
  • Big Ideas » MON 31 at 8:30am

Flat Out Dancing

Mix it up and see line dancing like never before. A honky tonk, hip hop, waltz and disco-dancing good time.

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  • Stardust Theatre » SUN 30 at 4:30pm

Flutterby Butterfly

Make a forest butterfly or fairy-inspired belly dance hip scarf. Paint your face as a local butterfly and learn a fluttering bellydance routine.

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  • Puppet Joint » MON 31 at 1:10pm
  • Puppet Joint » SUN 30 at 3:00pm
  • Puppet Joint » SAT 29 at 1:10pm

Food Faces

Unstick what makes a face look like your best friend. A sultana here for freckles, a long carrot for a nose. Who can you make and eat today?

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  • Mish Mash » FRI 28 at 10:15am
  • Mish Mash » MON 31 at 11:00am

Forensic Science

The crime committed by suspect parents is solved using chromatography, spatter patterns, finger and chew prints and foot prints. Discover the what and who.

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  • Big Ideas » SAT 29 at 1:15pm

From Deep Below

Listen to the ancient tales from the worlds beneath. What are they saying?

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  • Puppet Joint » SUN 30 at 8:45am

Funky Fluff Bags

Fluff it up, a stitching good time to be had. Make a brilliant fluro shoulder bag to carry all your festival treasures.

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  • Big Paint » THUR 27 at 3:00pm
  • Big Paint » SUN 30 at 2:30pm

Grandma's Enchanted Story Orchard

Will the naughty monkey steal all the bananas? Grandma needs your help to stop him.

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  • Mish Mash » FRI 28 at 4:00pm
  • Mish Mash » MON 31 at 3:20pm
  • Mish Mash » TUES 1 at 10:15am

Green Bag

Paint, print and create a reusable drawstring bag, for festival finds and shopping too.

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  • Big Paint » MON 31 at 1:15pm

Grow Do It

Get back into the garden with songs about soil, fermenty foods and permaculture. Turn earthworms into earworms, a mash up of eco-swing funk with radish-beets.

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  • Stardust Theatre » SAT 29 at 4:30pm

Handprint Rainbows

Draw an outline of your hand and create a rainbow of colour on the inside. You have magic hands.

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  • Mish Mash » SUN 30 at 1:30pm
  • Mish Mash » TUES 1 at 12:30pm

Hooroo ‘til Next Time Concert

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  • Stardust Theatre » TUES 1 at 2:00pm

Hooroo ‘til Next Time Concert

A great big wonderful hullabaloo of a time, this is all the fun of the past six-days all rolled into one great farewell performance to you from all our gathered festival performers. Following this, revel in performances born from the the progressive workshops. Thank you to the mentors who have guided our children over the week, imparting skills that will last a lifetime. See what the BYT crew and kids have created in their drama theatre performance. Meet the Eco Beaters and see what cacophony of rhythm they can create. And finally, the Kids Are Great Circus pupils present a dazzling circus performance, in this, a stunning celebration of children, the artists, and what it means to be a Woodfordian. Hooroo ‘til next time!

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  • Stardust Theatre » TUES 1 at 2:00pm

Hooroo ‘til Next Time Concert

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  • Stardust Theatre » TUES 1 at 2:00pm

Hooroo ‘til Next Time Concert

Venue » Schedule
  • Stardust Theatre » TUES 1 at 2:00pm

Hooroo ‘til Next Time Concert

Venue » Schedule
  • Stardust Theatre » TUES 1 at 2:00pm

Hooroo ‘til Next Time Concert

Venue » Schedule
  • Stardust Theatre » TUES 1 at 2:00pm

Hooroo ‘til Next Time Concert

Venue » Schedule
  • Stardust Theatre » TUES 1 at 2:00pm

Hooroo ‘til Next Time Concert

Venue » Schedule
  • Stardust Theatre » TUES 1 at 2:00pm

Hooroo ‘til Next Time Concert

Venue » Schedule
  • Stardust Theatre » TUES 1 at 2:00pm

Hooroo ‘til Next Time Concert

Venue » Schedule
  • Stardust Theatre » TUES 1 at 2:00pm

Hooroo ‘til Next Time Concert

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  • Stardust Theatre » TUES 1 at 2:00pm

Humarimba Harmony

Discover how the combination of notes creates beautiful music on this human wooden xylophone. You will be guided on the how and where to tap the mallets, on an instrument strung between two people. Ages 8+.

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  • Far Out » THUR 27 at 3:00pm
  • Far Out » FRI 28 at 3:00pm
  • Far Out » MON 31 at 3:00pm
  • Far Out » SAT 29 at 3:00pm
  • Far Out » SUN 30 at 3:00pm
  • Far Out » TUES 1 at 1:00pm

Important Circus Stuff

Much more is on the way – come and have some fun learning new tricks and a few circus secrets.

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  • Circus Lair » FRI 28 at 10:30am

Improbable Tales

Be drawn in and swept away by stories from around the world. Find out about all the ridiculous wonderful things that happened once upon a time.

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  • Puppet Joint » THUR 27 at 8:45am
  • Puppet Joint » SAT 29 at 8:45am

Instantaneous Activations

Meet the Sunflower Singers with soul, as they play alongside the light and shadow, juggling and acroplay folk. Mer-people with mindful moments abound when you least expect them.

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  • Far Out » THUR 27 at 10:00am
  • Far Out » THUR 27 at 2:00pm
  • Far Out » FRI 28 at 10:00am
  • Far Out » FRI 28 at 2:00pm
  • Far Out » SAT 29 at 10:00am
  • Far Out » SAT 29 at 2:00pm
  • Far Out » SUN 30 at 10:00am
  • Far Out » SUN 30 at 2:00pm

Jinibara Speaks

Join traditional custodians, Uncle Noel and family for a yarn and share their knowledge of the Jinibara language and ways.

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  • Mind Games » FRI 28 at 10:15am
  • Mind Games » SAT 29 at 10:15am
  • Mind Games » SUN 30 at 10:15am

Juggle for Fun

Learn the basics of juggling: 1,2,3, up up and away.

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  • Circus Lair » THUR 27 at 8:30am

Juggle for Joy

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  • Circus Lair » FRI 28 at 8:30am

Juggle for Showtime

It’s time for your juggling to come together in preparation for the finale.

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  • Circus Lair » TUES 1 at 9:00am

Juggle with a Friend

Now you have learned the basics, bring your friends in and juggle together.

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  • Circus Lair » SAT 29 at 8:30am

Juggle with your Grandad

Show off what you can do, bring everyone and make it a family affair.

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  • Circus Lair » MON 31 at 8:30am

Juggling Ball Construction

Make balls that you can carry and play, not only a mind game, but an arms and eyes game. A three time, full time circus fun time.

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  • Mind Games » THUR 27 at 11:00am
  • Mind Games » SAT 29 at 2:45pm

Juggling Tricks

You can juggle more than balls, add a few tricks and see the blossoming art of the skill of juggling.

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  • Circus Lair » SUN 30 at 8:30am

Junior Chess Championship

Come all to the annual tournament playoff, now in its 9th year. Who will have their name engraved on the trophy and be the 2018 champion?

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  • Big Ideas » MON 31 at 1:15pm

Kaleidoscope and Me

What was it that caught Costa's eye as to what he wanted to be when he grew up? Join him for this up close question and story time. 

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  • Stardust Theatre » FRI 28 at 2:30pm

Kaleidoscope and Me

Discover what twigged Dr Karl's curiosity enough to make him want to become a scientist when he was a child. Join him for this up close Q&A.

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  • Stardust Theatre » SUN 30 at 11:00am

Kaleidoscope and Me

Looking into this instrument with its myriad of reflected lights and colours, discover the beam that caught Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's imagination as to what he wanted to be when he grew up. Join him for this up close question and story time.

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  • Puppet Joint » SAT 29 at 10:15am

Kitchen Things Groove

Ordinary household objects are turned into musical instruments for a high energy, body shaking, electric time that will make your legs jiggle and toes tingle.

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  • Stardust Theatre » SAT 29 at 12:30pm

Letters to Littleleaf

Write or draw a picture from a special nature place that makes you happy. Sprig and Magnolia will take this back to the heart of the Forgotten Forest to inspire the bees, birds and trees to continue their song of remembrance.

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  • Puppet Joint » THUR 27 at 1:10pm
  • Puppet Joint » FRI 28 at 10:40am
  • Puppet Joint » MON 31 at 3:00pm
  • Mish Mash » SUN 30 at 10:15am
  • Puppet Joint » TUES 1 at 10:45am

Life's Little Life Jacket - A Parent’s Time

There are a million ways to be a parent. Join Grahame for this parenting session and exchange ideas on how to navigate being a Dad in those risky and unknown moments. Share your thoughts and ideas to provide tools to help navigate the sometimes choppy home waters.

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  • Big Ideas » SUN 30 at 1:15pm

Liyarn Dance

Explore the power of storytelling, art and contemporary indigenous dance from Yawuru country with Tara, Tiffany, Jiawei, Marsha and Mishayla.

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  • Puppet Joint » FRI 28 at 2:20pm
  • Puppet Joint » SUN 30 at 1:10pm
  • Puppet Joint » MON 31 at 10:10am

Make Your Own Flashy Trash

Have a truckload of fun as you wade through mountains of recycled materials and make a collection of treasures to take home or create a unique wear-it-yourself piece.

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  • Big Paint » FRI 28 at 10:15am
  • Big Paint » MON 31 at 10:30am
  • Big Paint » SUN 30 at 1:15pm

Mental Gymnastics with Chess

Learn how to play, or challenge and improve your game. From beginner to advanced, all are welcome.

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  • Big Ideas » SAT 29 at 10:15am
  • Big Ideas » SUN 30 at 10:15am

Monkey Mischief

Will the naughty monkey steal all the bananas? Grandma needs your help to stop him.

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  • Mish Mash » THUR 27 at 9:00am

Monster Mittens

Get crafty with wool, buttons and blanket bits. Monster madness is in your hands.

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  • Big Paint » FRI 28 at 2:30pm
  • Big Paint » TUES 1 at 12:30pm

Munch On

Join Tessa and learn all the tummy treats you can make with a date. This delicious raw delight can even go in your bag for later.

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  • Big Ideas » SUN 30 at 3:15pm

Music from Everyday Objects

Bucket drumming, music from plastic bags and kitchen utensils – music can be made from everything and is everywhere, only if you can see it.

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  • Mind Games » SUN 30 at 11:00am

Nature Garlands and Crowns

Create a headpiece to wear throughout the day using flowers and local weeds that we have foraged for locally. Your art will help keep Woodfordia's landscape native.

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  • Big Paint » THUR 27 at 1:15pm
  • Mind Games » TUES 1 at 10:00am

Nature Mobiles

Using weeds like Cats Claw, Camphor Laurel and Hackleberry, weave a hanging art piece for your tent and then for your bedroom. Discover that art is nature and nature is art.

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  • Big Paint » SAT 29 at 1:15pm

Norman's Jukebox

Pick your favourite song, add a banjolele, Norman and singing. Combine all this and it could be, well, quite good.

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  • Stardust Theatre » SAT 29 at 2:30pm

Nursery Rhyme Party Time

Get your voices and fingers ready for fairy tales and folk tales to make you think twice. There’s not a helpless princess in sight - but maybe a talking frog or two.

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  • Mish Mash » FRI 28 at 9:00am

One - More Stories

Gentlemen and giants, sneaky butterflies and well-meaning piranhas. You'll never know what you'll hear once the story begins.

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  • Puppet Joint » FRI 28 at 4:00pm

One Step Many Stories

Use your shoes as story tools. Together we will create and hear stories of our shoes and the steps they can take us on. These sessions will be recorded for you to share.

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  • Puppet Joint » FRI 28 at 8:45am
  • Puppet Joint » MON 31 at 8:45am
  • Puppet Joint » TUES 1 at 9:00am

Paper Dolls

Create fantastic fashions for paper figures who have attitude.

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  • Big Paint » FRI 28 at 1:15pm

Parade Gathering Time

Calling all families, fairies, drummers, bubble blowers, bellydancers and jugglers, for our annual parade into the festival streets. Linsey Pollak will school you in the art of the parade. Carry or wear any thing you have made.

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  • Far Out » MON 31 at 4:00pm

Permaculture Village

Today build the village, the seats, archways, garden beds and bamboo fences. Create a natural space for humans and insects and frogs, who together, support the garden to thrive.

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  • Far Out » THUR 27 at 10:00am
  • Far Out » FRI 28 at 10:00am
  • Far Out » SAT 29 at 10:00am
  • Far Out » SUN 30 at 10:15am
  • Far Out » MON 31 at 10:15am
  • Far Out » TUES 1 at 10:15am

Physicality and Explosion

The time is here, do not fear. So much fun is yet to come. Come on – let's do this Finale!

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  • Circus Lair » TUES 1 at 12:30pm

Physicality and Flash

Write your own rap and build pyramids for fun. There is a secret outcome.

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  • Circus Lair » MON 31 at 1:30pm

Physicality and Rain

Let’s get into progressive body pyramid building while including memories and stories of rain. Rat-a-tat -at.

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  • Circus Lair » SAT 29 at 1:30pm

Physicality and Rivers

In this progressive workshop using movement, acro balance, pyramids, dance and lyrics, you’ll explore the adventure a river can take.

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  • Circus Lair » FRI 28 at 1:30pm

Physicality and Splash

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  • Circus Lair » SUN 30 at 1:30pm

Physicality and Waterfalls

In a progressive workshop using movement, acro balance, dance and lyrics, explore the power and beauty of waterfalls and you.

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  • Circus Lair » THUR 27 at 1:30pm

Pocket Socket

Print your own pocket and stitch it on your clothes to have another hidey hole to carry your festival keep sakes.

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  • Big Paint » SUN 30 at 11:00am

Procession Dance Off

Squeeze the very last bit of energy into your arms and legs, and using all the force from the streets of the festival, jump and jive it all out.

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  • Stardust Theatre » MON 31 at 4:30pm

Procession Flags

A fabric painting celebration of your festival time lets your artistic creation fly.

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  • Big Paint » SAT 29 at 2:00pm
  • Big Paint » MON 31 at 2:30pm

Procession Time

Led by Linsey and his band of Unusual Suspects, it's time for a Children's Festival celebratory parade on the streets of Woodfordia. Let the bubbles fly.

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  • Far Out » MON 31 at 4:30pm

Puppetry of Paper

Scrunch, rip, twist, tear. Watch your page leap to life onto the stage! This workshop is based on Bunraku, a Japanese form of theatre that has three puppeteers working together to operate one puppet. Join Little Wing Puppets to make a paper puppet and bring it to life, as a team.

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  • Puppet Joint » SAT 29 at 2:20pm

Recycled Wallets

A UHT container never looked so good, drink up the milk and voila, you have a new wallet.

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  • Big Paint » THUR 27 at 1:15pm
  • Big Paint » SUN 30 at 1:15pm

Right Place Write Rhymes

Bring the whole family and learn to write your own rhymes and rap them on the microphone. If you can write words, you can write rhymes.

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  • Puppet Joint » FRI 28 at 1:20pm

Rubber Science

A treasure in rubber things to make. Create and play a rubber Band-Jo. Make and launch a flying saucer and design a rubber band motor.

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  • Big Ideas » THUR 27 at 10:15am

Rumble 'n Tumble

Cartwheels, rolls and handstands, rumbling and tumbling fun.

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  • Circus Lair » THUR 27 at 3:15pm
  • Circus Lair » FRI 28 at 3:15pm
  • Circus Lair » SAT 29 at 3:15pm
  • Circus Lair » SUN 30 at 3:15pm
  • Circus Lair » MON 31 at 3:15pm

Sand Mandala Art

Learn how to create a children’s mandala with traditional metal tools. Be tutored by the expert Kopan Nuns of Tibet in the ancient craft of sand mandala.

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  • Puppet Joint » SUN 30 at 10:15am

Sand Mandala Art

Learn how to create a children’s mandala with traditional metal tools. Be tutored by the expert Kopan Nuns of Tibet in the ancient craft of sand mandala.

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  • Puppet Joint » SUN 30 at 10:15am

Serbian Folk Dance

Join the Serbian Folkloric Ensemble and their young dancers and singers for the traditional music and movement of their country. Listen as they sing haunting harmonies from the Balkans.

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  • Stardust Theatre » FRI 28 at 9:30am

Songs to Sing to Your Kids

Join Niq the one man musical, push his button and pop out a song to add to your family's repertoire.

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  • Mish Mash » SAT 29 at 11:00am

Story World

Original stories, reworked gems and world folk tales - join Story Beats as they adventure into the heart of the story and the beat.

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  • Puppet Joint » THUR 27 at 4:00pm
  • Puppet Joint » SAT 29 at 4:00pm
  • Mish Mash » SUN 30 at 4:00pm

Teddy Bears Breakfast

Who's been eating my porridge? Bring your precious furry friend for teddy songs and banter with breakfast and as a treat, every bears favourite food, teddy bear biscuits.

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  • Far Out » SAT 29 at 8:00am

Teddy Bears Breakfast

Who's been eating my porridge? Bring your precious furry friend for teddy songs and banter with breakfast and as a treat, every bears favourite food, teddy bear biscuits.

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  • Far Out » SAT 29 at 8:00am

Teeny Tiny Stevies

In 2015, Byll and Beth started playing around writing some children’s songs. Inspired originally by the need to teach Byll’s three-year-old about toilet training, this side-hobby resulted in *Useful Songs for Little People*... and the Brisbane Times reported that Byll and Beth had ‘achieved the impossible - they have made children's music that won't rob adults of their will to live’. Their second album *Helpful Songs for Little People* is out now and their animated music videos can be seen on *ABC4Kids*. (Note, do NOT edit this down)

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  • Stardust Theatre » SUN 30 at 12:30pm

The Gizmo Guy

Follow the gypsy who plays trumpet and accordion at the same time. Grab a musical gizmo from his box of tricks and learn how to jam.

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  • Far Out » THUR 27 at 11:00am
  • Far Out » TUES 1 at 11:00am

The Magical Unicorn Fish

Join Cornelia for fish stories about her underwater adventures as she searches for the mermaid Queen's treasure.

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  • Puppet Joint » SUN 30 at 4:10pm

The Wandering Minstrel

Join Niq and choose a song from his treasure chest of music. Niq’s a trumpet, accordion and ukulele-playing, storytelling wanderer.

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  • Far Out » MON 31 at 3:30pm

The Weird World of the Brush Turkey

Who is this stalking, mound building, destroyer of gardens? Look out Permaculture Village! Unmask this leaf stealing crusader and find out first hand what he does to incubate his precious egg.

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  • Mind Games » SAT 29 at 11:15am
  • Mind Games » SUN 30 at 2:45pm
  • Mind Games » MON 31 at 10:15am

Theatre Games

Activate your body theatrically and physically for confidence and communication building through drama fun.

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  • Big Paint » THUR 27 at 8:40am
  • Big Paint » FRI 28 at 8:40am

Things That Wriggle and Squirm

A horsefly's eye and a butterfly’s wing. Join in insect stories that swoop and flutter and blink and stare.

Venue » Schedule
  • Mish Mash » SAT 29 at 9:00am
  • Mish Mash » MON 31 at 9:00am

Tie Dye Magic

Create your own tie dye masterpiece using non toxic environmentally friendly dye. Choose your own recycled garment to dye or BYO. $5 per person.

Venue » Schedule
  • Big Paint » THUR 27 at 2:30pm
  • Mind Games » FRI 28 at 2:00pm
  • Big Paint » MON 31 at 1:15pm
  • Big Paint » SAT 29 at 11:00am
  • Big Paint » SUN 30 at 3:00pm

Tiny Cob House

Build a wee little house from pallets, sticks, glass bottles and clay. Feel the mud through your toes and fingers and using a traditional technique, construct your shelter. I'll huff and I'll puff but I'll never blow your house down.

Venue » Schedule
  • Far Out » FRI 28 at 10:15am
  • Far Out » SAT 29 at 10:15am

Tiny Tots Music and Movement

A hip hooray hand clapping, dancing feet and singing out loud time.

Venue » Schedule
  • Mish Mash » THUR 27 at 2:45pm
  • Mish Mash » FRI 28 at 11:15am
  • Mish Mash » SUN 30 at 2:40pm

Tools from Nature

Dig your toes into deep thinking skills and using found things from nature, make your own brushes and paint. Create art while on a journey of expression.

Venue » Schedule
  • Puppet Joint » THUR 27 at 2:30pm
  • Mind Games » SUN 30 at 1:15pm

Treasure Hunt Time

Using a map with riddles to find the treasures, discover how to make your own map from the first map.

Venue » Schedule
  • Big Ideas » FRI 28 at 11:00am

Trinket the Robot

Meet an inventor called Dr Doovalacky, who with the help of his assistant, a green caterpillar called Mr Wigglyjig, sets out to build a robot with ability to have feelings like a real human. This little robot longs to be real but is he ready for what it means to be alive?

Venue » Schedule
  • Puppet Joint » FRI 28 at 11:50am
  • Puppet Joint » SAT 29 at 11:40am
  • Puppet Joint » SUN 30 at 11:40am
  • Puppet Joint » MON 31 at 11:50am

Under the Stars - Magic Before Midnight

Across three zones of participatory theatre and everyday magic, wander through vivid luminescent spaces inviting interactive play and expression, where mermaids swim through invisible oceans of energy and Singing Sunflowers dance to their own melody. Finally, dance with your shadow in an interactive light instillation play, guided by acro circus performers and electric fiddlers.

Venue » Schedule
  • Far Out » SUN 30 at 7:00pm

Welcome to Country

Join traditional custodians Uncle Noel Blair and family as they welcome you to sing and dance on Jinibara Country.

Venue » Schedule
  • Stardust Theatre » THUR 27 at 9:20am

Wild Friends

Discover the natural world with its gifts of dried local seed pods and clay. Make your own bush buddy in this eco-art fun creating time.

Venue » Schedule
  • Puppet Joint » THUR 27 at 10:10am
  • Big Paint » FRI 28 at 1:15pm
  • Puppet Joint » TUES 1 at 12:30pm

Woodford Whateverz

Delve into a mind-boggling array of recycled odds and ends, and using your imagination, hand-sew a soft sculpture, pillow friend.

Venue » Schedule
  • Big Paint » FRI 28 at 3:00pm
  • Big Paint » MON 31 at 11:00am
  • Big Paint » TUES 1 at 11:00am

Woodfordia Calendar

Make every day of the year a Woodfordia day.

Venue » Schedule
  • Big Paint » THUR 27 at 11:00am
  • Big Paint » SUN 30 at 10:15am
  • Big Paint » TUES 1 at 12:30pm

Yay for Bubbles

Blow some multicoloured bubbles here, there and everywhere. Pop them on paper for an explosion of colour.

Venue » Schedule
  • Mish Mash » THUR 27 at 10:15am
  • Mish Mash » FRI 28 at 3:10pm
  • Mish Mash » MON 31 at 1:30pm
  • Mish Mash » SAT 29 at 2:50pm
  • Mish Mash » SUN 30 at 11:00am
  • Big Paint » TUES 1 at 10:15am