5 out of 5… something for everyone, along with that unforgettable and unmistakable midsummer festival vibe.
When someone asks:
What’s so special about Wychwood? we always say the huge variety of workshops and shows put on for children, family and friends. But with so much choice, how on earth can you fit it all in?
Here we explain how to get the most out of your lively weekend by highlighting each of the areas along with our top pick from each. So while you’re not bopping to She’s So Lovely by Scouting for Girls or night-owling your way through the party scene, you can take part in the cream of the crop activities to keep you and your group happy as Larry.
Whisper it, and smile, safe in the knowledge that planning ahead gives you an opportunity to claim those much-needed breaks, so why not share the childcare and take it in turns to indulge in a glass of bubbly or a nice cold pint!
Family Boogie by Kitchen Dancing
Kitchen Dancing is fun, friendly and dance focused. Join in with vibrant dance routines in a disco setting with fun props to brilliant themed music, from the golden decades of soul and disco, to the colourful 80’s and 90’s, right through to now. Just bring bags of enthusiasm and your dancing shoes. Leg warmers, tutus and neon welcome!
Junk Drumming by Twinwave
Learn how to play some great rhythms using junk instruments. Join in the afternoon parade and make some non-messy music with recycled junk. Fun, funky and full of silly songs and rhythms to bring the festival tribe together. These guys also work together locally with health, business, community and education partners towards prevention or rehabilitation solutions, so why not show them some love?
Yoga for Kids, by Tatty Bumpkin
Come and join Tatty for a big adventure that combines storytelling with yoga movement and music.
It’s a journey that will give your kids yoga and creativity skills for life, reaping the benefits from breathing and relaxation. You don’t need any experience of yoga to join the classes. (Ages 2 to 7 with parents/guardians but other ages welcome)
We have so much going on here, we thought we’d treat you to two suggestions…
Music Technology by Bleephaus
Bleephaus is an adventure playground for those interested in music and light, sound and noise! Come and play with their wide range of electronic gadgets, build your own synthesiser, control a wall of LEDs and make music with their percussive potatoes. Suitable for all ages and abilities, the Bleephaus boffins will help you find a way to make some noise!
Head Dresses by Spare Room Arts
Celebrate Wychwood’s 15th Birthday in style! Over the course of the weekend Spare Room Arts will be making different carnival themed costumes for you to dress up in the most sparkly, colourful outfits this side of Rio! These guys might come in handy when we announce our dress-up theme for this year!
Giant Teepee by Far Out Workshops
Far Out Workshops will be making a huge tepee made from recycled flag fabric! A brilliant way for your children to make friends and bond with fellow teepee makers, but also being kind to mother earth. So come and join in making it or just hide from your parents, or children.
The Shared Venue
The Adventures of Robin Hood Show by Mr. Dilly’s World of Wonder
This is a show for all the family that cannot be missed. Story, music, comedy and just a bit of mayhem come together as Mr Dilly creates a whole World of Wonder. Robin and his merry men do battle with the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham …who will prevail and win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion? Expect the unexpected and join in the fun with this hilarious adaptation of a classic tale.
Sohan Kailey - On-stage! by Aashiyana Arts
Join Sohan Kailey LIVE on stage performing songs off his brand new debut album! Songs from Bhangra, Bollywood, Dino Rocks, Bhangra Pirates and more. This is great fun interactive entertainment for family groups. Join in the dynamic energy and dance along to the vibrant beats!