The Kids Zone is a magical area filled with fun & entertainment to delight children & parents alike. Come and experience this relaxing & inspiring environment where our talented crew are dedicated to showing you and your family a good time!
This year our Rainbow Performance area will feature the launch of a brand new show from magician Huxley Hunt "Huxley's Magical Mystery Machine Show" guaranteed to leave the kids giggling, mystified and amazed. Huxley will also be doing a magic workshop and some walkabout over the weekend. We’ll be focusing on teaching the kids some new talents too. With hula hoop workshops from professional performer Silvia Pavone, cheerleading workshops with Donna Day, and the Islands own youth theatre company Wight Stars on board, the kids will have plenty to chose from. They might even be inspired to perform in our massively popular Kids Talent Show. At the end of the day in the Performance tent we’ll have a Solar-Powered Reggae sound system so that the kids can have a little boogie, before settling in to some bedtime stories with fabulous story-teller Sue Bailey .
In the Arts & Craft Marquee there’s always a varied programme of workshops running each day, as we love everyone to be able to go home with something they have created in the Kids Zone. This year we have Caz & Jo’s Creative Crafts, Island 2000’s "Festival Dolls", Forest Schools with Woodland Crafts, The Carnival Centre crew will be making headdresses /flags, and Festival Sticker Art will help kids transformstickers into...well anything you like!
Jo Johnson will be making Straw Animals and Sam Elliott will be running a recycling workshop creating wonderful things from ‘fused ‘plastic bags. They’ll also be Kaleidescopes and Dream-catchers and other surprises.
The Dressing-Up Tent, will be back, rammed with hundreds of outfits and accessories so that kids can transform themselves into characters from stories & imagination, or just mess about & try everything on! And our Face-Painting Marquee is now combined with a Make-Up/Tattoo Parlour where funky kids can be glammed up for festival fun with hair-braids, tattoos and nail varnish.
The fantastic Ryde Extreme Performers will be helping kids to develop new talents in our Circus Skills Workshops, where they can learn to juggle, spin plates & throw diabolo. Island 2000 will be back with their mega mural paper doodle & we'll also have our favorite rides - the fabulous people-powered Swingboats & Chairoplanes, local entertainers Ignite, who will be running sessions of organised fun & games, Lego play sessions, the Cardboard Castle, bubbles, stilts, & our Wishing Line Fairies to help all your dreams come true!
Little ones will love our Toddler Area, where we'll have music workshops with Rhythm Time, story-telling, a little library, toys, a colouring area & a mother & baby chill out, with changing facilities.