The O’Heart Festival ‘Kiddies Corner’ is nestled behind the Tyalgum Village Hall under the shade of a large marquee and scattered with straw bales. This delicious little corner of delight has a scheduled programme of engaging mini-workshops and fun activities to entertain your children throughout the day. Activities Include:
Sparkle Faces – Elves, fairies, starbursts or ninjas; using biodegradable face glutter made from eucalyptus and cellulose.
Elf Garlands – Use supple spring boughs to make a simple garland.
Potions – Plenty of fun to be had concocting an elf potion to take away with you.
Star Wands – Bring magic to your star wand by sticking and tying onall the bits you feel it needs.
Dance Belts – Create your own beautiful fabric dance belts. Perfect for the dance workshop and to wear for fun.
Upcycled Bags – Come on all you plastic ninjas – get knotting and create a simple, upcycled fabric bag.
O’Heart Peace Birds – Let your peace bird carry a message from your heart through poetry, picture or prayer.
Rica Mandalas – Collaborate to bring colour and form to our O’heart rice mandala designs (for ages 7 and up).
Cosy Corner – Rugs, books and cloud dough for younger children.
Children’s Tent Story and workshop programme
10:00am – Desire Mon-Dieu brings a beautiful Celtic Story to ignite the magic of our day.
11:00am – A fun, interactive kids presentation on the perils of plastic. Captain Plastic travels Australia recruiting plastic ninjas to help combat his archenemies, the evil twin sisters Polly and Ethyleen. Anthony Hill inspires us to take more care of our planet.
12:00pm – A celetic themed dance workshop from our talented local belly dancer and teacher Julie Sims.
1:15pm – Local writer Jackie Janetzki retells the true story of the rescure of a quora of ducklings, then brings us ‘100 ways to praise your child’.
1:45pm – A chance to make your own pair of newspaper clap sticks and learn a short routine.
2:00pm – Make a twirling wand from newspaper and try out a few cool moves.
2:30pm – Juliana rounds off our day with a beautiful yoga sequence for children and adults.
Free Outdoor Play Places
The playground, skatepark, tennis courts, basketball hoop and bbq area has recently been upgraded; swings, climbing frame, a roundabout, a slide, skate ramps and curved concrete – a kid’s dream. The tennis courts and basketball hoop are regularly used and available for anyone. Nearby are free bbq’s and shaded seating so you can feed the family or just sit and watch your kids play.
The Oval is also over the road from the hall, the steep bank is a favourite place for kids to run and bike down. Somewhere to kick a ball or fly a kite.
The dam and creek. A short walk down the lane behind the primary school leads to the campground then over a cattle grid to the dam and creek. Just around the first bend in the river is a great place to swim. In a quiet moment, you might see a platypus or come across crystals in amongst the pebbles. The more courageous can scamper and leap across the boulders that reinforce the weir.
LOCAL SHOPS KIDS LIKE
The Tyalgum Gelato Shop has genuine Italian gelato with some intriguing flavours.
The Little Shop Next Door has all the tinkles and trinkets that girls and little children love.
The Orpheum Bookshop is on Poet’s Corner and has a great collection of second hand children’s books.
Paddington’s carries a stock of top quality family games and other unique and interesting things that will delight kids.
The General Store has shaded outdoor seating and a cosy indoor space with books and toys for children to explore. Electric bikes are also available for hire.
Flutterbies Cafe has a pretty garden through which children love to explore. At the rear of the garden there’s a real stairway to heaven, wind your way past fairies and angels to find it. Flutterbies also provides classic butterfly prints for kids to colour in while you enjoy the culinary delights.