Little Dudes' Den
Roll up, Roll up. This is where the family fun really starts!
Here at The Big Feastival, it’s not just about the grown-ups – we want everyone to have a ball and the Little Dudes' Den is where we prove it! From face painting to storytelling, dance lessons to jam sessions, bubble blowing to artistic juices flowing, there’ll be something to put a smile on everyone’s face. That’s right little ones; you have our full permission to make this Den your own! Check out what else we have in store…
The Big Top
This year, little Feastival-goers can delight in dancing, yoga and jumping with Tatty Bumpkin and make as much noise as they want (in fact it’s actively encouraged) with the Calypso Kids percussion workshops. There’s musical fun with Baby Bhangra and take a trip on the Music Bus. For budding karate kids, Ninja Tots will be running their martial arts workshops across the weekend. Each evening we’ll be joined by a special guest storyteller – watch this space for details!
The Workshop is your chance to get seriously creative at The Big Feastival. We are thrilled to be working with the Royal Shakespeare Company again as they celebrate individuality with their brand new 2019 family musical, The Boy in the Dress. From the novel by David Walliams, adapted by Mark Ravenhill and with music and lyrics by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, this heart-warming story bursts onto stage in Stratford-upon-Avon from 8 November. Join them for games, dressing up, face painting, workshops and lots more in a Walliams world of football…and fashion!
The Jitterbug family will be on hand to teach little ones an array of circus skills – from Diablo, Juggling, Poi Dance, Tightwire, Stilt Walking and Hoola Hoops to Limbo and lots more. Along with a silly Circus Show, craft workshops, and bubble fun, there will be tight wire and tie on stilt walking workshops at different times during the day. Delve into our dressing up box, let your imaginations run wild and take part in our very own Jitterbug Kid's Spectacular.
Enjoy the thrills and spills of the circus with Zu Aerial, appearing at the farm for the first time this August. Zu will be offering aerial performances and workshops, as well as walkabout acts throughout the festival. If you want to learn to fly, book your place on their aerial arts workshops - places will be limited so get in early to secure your spot in the sky!
The Up All Hours Parents Pitstop
We know it can be challenging at a big event with little ones in tow, so we’d like to make it that bit easier for you with our Parents Pitstop. The Up All Hours team will be on hand to help with luxury nappy changing facilities, quiet feeding areas and microwaves to warm up food or bottles. And, no need to worry, all of this is free to use so you can pop in to re-charge your broods batteries as many times as required throughout the day.
Get back to nature with West Country Bushcraft at The Big Feastival. Take part in a Willow Workshop where you will learn to weave something delightful to take home with you! If you can handle something a little hotter then the fire lighting workshop is for you. Teaching you all the skills to light a fire out in the wild, an essential for every keen camper.
ROALD DAHL DRAMA WORKSHOPS WITH THE PAULINE QUIRKE ACADEMY
Roald Dahl created some of literature’s most imaginative and memorable characters but how did he do it? How do you do it?
The Pauline Quirke Academy will be running Roald Dahl drama workshops for your little one's to get involved in! This interactive show will open with a young girl’s favourite Roald Dahl story characters coming to life. The workshop will also show children aged 5+ how they can turn the mundane everyday into the magical and memorable as the professional actors teach you how to transform into a character of your very own creation.
Spaces will be available on a first come first served basis so make sure to get there early to secure a spot!