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Let me take you to a magical land…
At Meraki, our professional storytellers will bring wondrous tales to life, providing an engrossing, entertaining storytelling experience thats great for our younger festival goers. Storytelling sessions will run throughout the weekend, from lunchtime nap stories to tales before bedtime, with fun storytelling for the smaller kids and more interactive sessions for older children to get involved in.
Sessions will be structured for particular age groups – please check the schedule to make sure your kids will come to an age-appropriate session.
It’s summertime, festival season and it’s time to have a splash party!
From super soakers and hoses to paddling pools and water bombs, who doesn’t remember the joy of a good splash party when you were a kid? We’ll have all the things you need onsite for safe, enjoyable water-based fun and you can bring your own supplies too if you want to add to the fun!
What better way is there to get into the spirit of the festival than with vibrant, exciting shapes, colours and images? As part of our range of fun activities for children, Meraki will provide professional facepainters, with a range of beautiful specially-themed designs for your little ones. They’ll be on hand at the Face Painting Bar in the Family Field, in the campsite bright and early (for those little ones that are early risers) and you’ll find our walk-around face painters hanging out in The Enchanted Forest
These activities are complimentary, but please make sure to check the schedule to see what time the facepainters will be onsite. No booking is necessary – activities are provided on a first-come-first-served basis.
The Kids Field will have an Arts & Crafts Tent with creative activities for all age groups.
In the lead-up to the festival, we’ll post a programme of activities on the website, with a list of activities for all age groups.
Fancy a bit of peace and quiet?
We’ve created a blacked-out bell tent, made especially for sleep time 🙂 If your little one needs an hour’s kip, you can lay them down in the Maytime Tent, and with relaxing music and a nice peaceful environment, you can sit back and enjoy a quiet glass of red at the Mummies Bar while they snooze.
We’ve created a mini-festival movie house and we’ll have a great lineup of kids movies!
Feel-good family favourites, comedy gems, silver screen classics – if it’s a great kids movie, we’ll be showing it. Grab your popcorn, settle into your seat and get ready to enjoy…
Meraki 2018 is taking our kids activities to a whole new level – the level of Mad Science! Our Science Boffins present amazing science parties which include jaw-dropping scientific experiments, mind-blowing demonstrations and entertaining games, specifically created to give children an unforgettable party.
They were one of the biggest hits at last year’s festival and they’re back!
Create something you wish existed…
Tiny T’s is Storytelling and Drama for children, inspiring them to use their imagination in different new ways. All of our stories are handwritten and personalised to the event or party, with moral messages for children to take away. We use illustration, music, performance skills and arts and crafts in all of our classes, workshops, parties and events to give the children the most interactive experience as possible and to get their creative fingers flowing! Come along to hear some enchanted stories about what woodland characters live in the forest of Meraki!
Tiny T’s will also be running drama workshops for children over the weekend. Visit the Tiny T’s website.
We understand how scary it can be when you first start weaning, so we offer support throughout your own weaning journey with your little ones and the opportunity to meet other parents on the same journey through completely EDIBLE messy play sessions making food FUN!! Visit Little Messes on Facebook.
Tilly’s Dance Factory will be at Meraki performing with Tiny T’s, telling stories through yoga! Find out more about our weekly Dance and Yoga Classes, Party Entertainment, School Holiday workshops (in Redbourn) and our Nursery and School Yoga classes – we’re proudly teaching in ten primary schools in Central Hertfordshire. Visit the Tilly’s Dance factory website.