UK: Eden Festival has revealed that the theme for this year’s Children’s Arena will be ‘Under the Sea’, promising to take its young revellers swimming and surfing with sea creatures, sailing with pirates and flying with gulls, perhaps not literally.
Eden will have workshops for children to make pirate flags, fish masks, scuba packs and much more. The Forest Skills team will be leading woodland crafts and bushcraft skills – including campfire cooking and herb walks – and making jewellry, nature art and willow crafts.
The Toddlers’ Dome is also returning with books, toys and dress up. On Saturday the festival’s tinier attendees can seek out clues for lost treasure and on Sunday they can claim the festival site as their own as they make some noise on the colourful parade.
Maggie March, Children’s Programmer for Eden Festival, said: “This year we are going bigger and bolder, with more activities planned than ever before. You can get lost in the garden surrounded by colourful serpents, fish and underwater flora. It’s a time to relax and enjoy Eden with your children in a safe environment.” I’m sure there won’t be real serpents in the children’s area.”
New to the garden this year is a story telling marquee, outside arena and a Parents’ Space. The marquee will host creative dance and yoga, puppet shows and song time for babies and toddlers. There will also be storytelling workshops by a published children’s author and illustrator. The new Parents’ Space will include sessions on birth stories and breastfeeding support, amongst others.
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