Eden Festival Childrens Arena

Eden Festival confirm expanded children’s arena line-up

10th May 2018 Off By Sam Warrenger

This year’s Eden Festival Children’s Arena line-up has been confirmed, dubbed a world of make-believe and magic. This is an affordable, fun-filled weekend adventure, with under 5’s getting in free and teenage tickets going for discounted rates.

This year, Eden will be welcoming the Institute of Physics with a daily programme of science stories to keep young scientists engaged. For grown-ups, headliners include Groove Armada and Submotion Orchestra.

Sara Best, Children’s Programmer at Eden, gave us this statement:
“This year we have an even fuller programme than last year with many new and exciting workshops planned, highlights for me include the Saturday treasure hunt and our wonderful Sunday family parade. It’s set to be an exciting weekend, a time for you to relax and enjoy Eden Festival with your children in a safe environment”

Eden Festival recently launched a battle of the bands competition, offering the best young band in the area the chance to perform on the festival’s main stage.

Eden Festival Childrens Arena
Image credit: Eden Festival

Scotland’s largest community-driven, not for profit festival will be returning to the Raehill Meadows in Dumfries and Galloway on June 7 -10th, hosting twelve different stages with over 300 performers. A long established favourite on the Scottish festival calendar, the 10 year anniversary promises to be a highlight of the summer with a celebration worthy of its national acclaim.

Eden Festival has free activities for children of all ages, starting with several workshops in the craft tent, led by experienced professionals.  There will be opportunities for mask making, small and large scale puppet making, carnival hats, capes, wings, wands and flags, you can make your own shield, screen print a t-shirt and make jewelry with a professional artist.

Outside games involve the mammoth parachute, earth ball or giant sized kerplunk and you can even get physical and participate in sock wrestling!! Or take some time out and relax creating spin art on an old potters wheel.

They have drama and dance workshops, and so many costumes and props to inspire your own performances in their little theatre. As well as story telling by a published author and fairy, and puppet shows by professional puppeteers to sit back and relax to with your children.

For your toddlers, there will be songtime, yoga and messy play scheduled each day and the baby tent will host dancing sessions and baby massage, as well as being a warm and comfortable place to relax while you are feeding your baby.

There is something for older children too, Forest Skills will be back with their exciting programme of environmental crafts and activities and Eden will also be showing films and hosting open mic sessions in the warm Casa Caliente.

Tier 4 tickets are now available priced at £129 for an adult, £94 for a teen ticket, £20 for children between the ages of 5-12 years old, and under 5’s get in for free (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

Image credit: Eden Festival

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