Alex James – Sure to be a favourite with the families at Harvest; our Kids Area boasts an incredible line up of activities and performances that will entertain both the adults and the children!
From stage performances from Charlie & Lola, to outdoor activities including wilderness cookery, the area is the perfect place to learn new skills from our many workshops, or alternately just sit back and enjoy the weekend’s magical entertainment.
To learn more about what will be on offer, just have a read of the activities hyped for Harvest this September! Charlie & Lola Don’t miss everyone’s favourite brother and sister, Charlie and Lola, in their extremely everso wonderful stage show! The stars of the hit BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppets and music and will be touring throughout the country in 2011.
2-D and 3-D worlds mingle in this brand new play, adapted from some of the freshest and funniest episodes… Will Lola ever tidy her messy room? Will Charlie get Lola to sleep, even though she is not sleepy and will not go to bed? “A gentle little show… an ideal early theatre experience.” The Guardian.
The Fantastic Mr Fox We are honoured to be welcoming Opera Holland Park’s adaptation of Road Dahl’s classic Fantastic Mr Fox by Tobias Picker & Donald Sturrock. This amazing piece of outside theatre will see the exceptional cast and orchestra roam round the beautiful settings of Alex’s farm. In between the shows you will be able to partake in some fantastic classes from painting a piano to conducting your own orchestra! “Stephen Barlow’s charming production of Fantastic Mr. Fox is an excellent introduction to opera for the children and grandchildren of Holland Park’s audience” Anna Picard , Independent on Sunday.
The Bushcraft Company Get back to nature and learn the all about the skills used before the wonder of technology including yummy wilderness cookery. Learn and be inspired by the great outdoors drawing upon traditional values and ancient skills. The Taste Adventure The Taste Adventure is a sensual escapade on a plate.
With their own personalised passport, kids journey through vibrant and interactive zones learning about the five senses, collecting stamps along the way. It’s education, but not as you know it: beam them up at Harvest.
The Taste Adventure in brought to you by Slow Food, Grain Chain and the letter A. Secret Seed Society Make sure you catch the Secret Seed Society in their designer veggie hats, they guarantee to tickle the whole family with stories and songs from their world of vegetables.
Take a peek in the Story Telling Tent where Peter Parsnip waits to greet you, learn more about the Seed Agent Club, the world of Seed City and go on a fun adventure with a vegetable from Seed to Supper. Kids Cooking Area Kids cooking classes at Harvest are a fun filled chance for parents to get involved with their children and create healthy and tasty recipes.
So come and get your hands dirty, you never know, we might find a little Jamie Oliver in the making! Craft Wokshop Using crafts from the natural world, come and take part in making beautiful things to take home like bird and butterfly kites, dragonflies on sticks, ladybird masks and much more.
Witchwood School Of Rock If you have ever fancied writing your own song, having it recorded or just having a jam with a new instrument then you should pop down to the Witchwood School of Rock workshop! A talented team of musicians will be running workshops throughout the weekend giving wannabe rockers of all ages the chance to display their musical talents.
The Orange Hat Come along and see actor, singer, and children’s writer, Paula Stephens for a music, movement and storytelling adventure. Join Piggott the Hen (who lives in the hat, of course!) as she invites her friends to join in with the adventures.
It could be a pirate, a dancing ostrich, singing mice, who knows? That is for the hat to know, and the children to find out! Boutique Babysitting The amazing BBS provide top-notch childcare to give children a little mini festival experience all of their own!
The time your children spend with Boutique Baby Sitting will give you the opportunity to explore, recharge and let go safe in the knowledge that they will be comfortable, happy and making new friends at our Kids Club under Canvas. To book simply go to Face painting Need we say anymore? Oh go on then; fun face painting designs for kids big and small. Whether your preferred look is superhero or flower child, there’s something for you.