On Sunday, on our way home from our gift of a beautiful weekend stay, we headed to the Noosa Children’s Festival. The festival is held each year at the Noosa Pengari Steiner School in Doonan, Queensland. We hadn’t been there before – what a beautiful school and grounds!
We parked and as soon as he heard there was a shuttle bus, Will was ready to line up with Bren. Ben and I however, had a gorgeous walk through the bush to get there!
If I had to describe the day in a few words, ‘colour’ and ‘texture’ would definitely come to mind. There were coloured flags, bunting, scarves, banners, clothes, flowers…a visual feast!
The activities for little kids, and big kids were endless:
nature garlands to make from exquisite flowers and leaves,
felting, fishing in a lucky dip,
hunting for gems, a puppet show,
clay modelling, woodwork,
silk flag and bunting painting,
friendship bracelet weaving, tie dying shirts,
sword and shield making, rock wall climbing…and a central stage with entertainment ranging from the school orchestra to fire perfomances to marimbas to dance workshops. The activities cost between $3 and $10 each.
But that’s not all! There were “wandering minstrels” as part of the Carnivale theme, a massage area, second hand books and clothes, a silent auction and lots of delicious treats to eat. I could have eaten several of the organic burgers, YUM!
Ben didn’t take part in any activites, but he loved the music and we kept coming across beautiful play spaces for him. A sandpit, a swing, or a cubby, or these outdoor musical instruments!
Definitely a must for the yearly calendar!
Now I have to get back to sewing hoodies for orders! Tomorrow I’m hoping to share some of what I learnt at the Dr Michael Carr-Gregg parenting seminar last night.
If you’re on the coast, you might like to see if there are any tickets left for Motherhood and Me on Friday, presented by Kids on the Coast - it looks fantastic!
Anything exciting coming up on your calendar?
Have a lovely week,