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. Here is a list of activities – please check the O’Heart Festival website for precise times. Storytelling with Desiré Belly dance with Jewels of the Caldera – make a rainbow dance scarf then join the belly dance. Peace birds – make your own beautiful prayer bird. Elf garlands – braid your own elf head garland from fresh sprigs of foliage Wands – decorate a fairy wand to bring magic to your day Potions – make a fragrant play potion from healing plants Rice Mandalas – collaborate to create beautiful mandalas, following a design or free-forming your own. Recycling – create your own recycled bag out of an old T-shirt. Cozy corner and cloud dough for the ‘littler‘ people Workshops for kids: Plastic pollution – get informed and enjoy this fun presentation about solutions to plastic pollution. Clap sticks and twirling batons workshop – Practise the moves without the fire. Calm and peaceful yoga – For parents and children to do together or individually.
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.