Set against the backdrop of Adelaide’s Botanic Park/Tainmuntilla, this family-friendly festival destination is slated to unfold its magical wonders from March 8 to 11, 2024.
Designed to captivate the imaginations of festivalgoers under 12 years old, KidZone’s 2024 lineup is a testament to the commitment of weaving together engaging and hands-on activities. A delightful fusion of storytelling, music, dance, and educational adventures awaits attendees, featuring an expansive First Nations cultural program, mesmerizing silent disco walking tours, puppet-making extravaganzas, and the daily spectacle of life-size elephant puppets parading through the park—a visual feast that promises to be the highlight of the Celebration Parade.
Our most anticipated WOMADelaide’s KidZone 2024 activities:
Handspring Puppet Company
In this new and delightful collaboration, one of the world’s leading puppet companies, Handspring, best known for their giant creations War Horse and Little Amal, will team up with Ukwanda Puppets & Designs Art Collective and Adelaide’s Slingsby Theatre Company to present Celebration Parade. A family of life-sized elephants venture out from their home in KidZone to explore the festival each day, interacting with audiences in magical moments of discovery.
Uncle Stevie’s Kaurna Classroom
In honour of one of Adelaide’s great Kaurna educators, the late Stevie Goldsmith, Uncle Stevie’s Kaurna Classroom is a place where kids can have fun learning about Kaurna culture and language, with Kaurna educators, on Kaurna country.
First Nations Weavers
Saturday: Belinda & Marika Wilson supported by Ku Arts
Join the incredibly resourceful Belinda and Marika Wilson, Ngarrindjeri artists, along with the Ku Arts team to make a wearable adornment made out of recycled plastics and found natural materials.
Sunday: Iwiri Arts
Have you ever wanted to make a Tjampi animal? Well, here’s your chance to get ‘hands-on’ with Iwiri Arts weavers to make yourself a natural woven animal to take home.
Monday: Sonya Rankine
Join Sonya Rankine as she shares the Thukeri Dreaming story, followed by a workshop activity of making small Thukeri (bony bream fish) with ghost rope marine debris.
Art Gallery of South Australia
Visit AGSA’s Paper Garden to create a colourful paper flower that you can add to the growing everlasting garden or take home to treasure forever.
Nature Play SA
Nature Play SA is a not-for-profit organisation that inspires the South Australian community to engage with nature in creative, sustainable, and meaningful ways. Let your imagination run free and get hands-on with the Nature Play SA team. Foster curiosity and respect about our local species and get creative making puppets to join the daily Celebration Parade.
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