Kaya ‘Kultural Fusion’ Village
Hello everyone my name is Kaya Bear and I will be having fun with you all at Kaya Festival 2013!
We have some amazing workshops for children and parents of all ages, we also have a Kids Cinema and our very first Kaya Mini Disco!
For the babies we have the Baby Chamber and The Baby Chamber play zone where the babies can play and relax with their parents! So check the list of workshops below and find which ones interest you.
There will be a Kaya Bear programme which will tell you when the activities are taking place. Until then take care and see you on May 24th 25th 26th!
Mole and his friends (Buckethead, Snail, Bobby) have got together and created a garden from rubbish they have found in the environment and used wood from a sustainable managed woodland to create structures. Plastic bottles collected from a section of bank (200m) of the River Ogwen over a year create the River flowers. What better use of old scratched vinyl that can’t be played any more than to transform them into an array of flowers – a difficult decision for a vinyl junkie! Creative Recycling turns waste into art!
This year Kaya is looking forward to bringing Jimmy Juggle and his team to entertain the kids (and adults!) with their colourful stilt walkabout characters, interactive performances, fire shows and circus workshops that will include club, ball, scarf and ring juggling, diablo, devil sticking, plate spinning, stilt walking, uni-cycling, rola bola, poi twirling, staff spinning, object balance, skipping and hula hooping. Keep those kids busy!
‘Wild Things’ Kids Workshops
Go exploring in the woods and find small beautiful things – pine needles, lichen,
leaves, seeds and petals. Using clay as a base on the trees make your own original creation inspired by nature. Make a woodland crown – especially suitable for small children – stick beautiful things you find onto your crown – perfect to wear for a fairies tea party!
Make a clay model of a creature that lives in the woods (or a fabulous beast of your imagining) – using found objects for wings, eyes etc. Make a home or a nest for your creature. If you want to scale up you can help create a shelter big enough for people – out of natural materials.
Wild Things kids workshops bring the magic of Kaya alive for children!
Steel Pan Workshops
Come and sample the wonderous sounds of the Steel Pan – with a fantastic steel pan workshop to put you in the Caribbean mood! Steelpans are a great way to teach people of all ages about the only new instrument to be invented in the last century which originates from the twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago! Come and learn to play for a day on Skaya Dub Sunday.
African Dance workshops
Kultural Fusion will be bringing the traditional African dance workshops to Kaya this year. Sample some of africa’s finest grooves with our african dance and singing workshop!
Physics in the Kaya Field
A brilliant fun filled activity which involves taking ‘physics tricks’ to public events. Physics tricks are hands-on experiments and eye-catching demonstrations using things that you can find at home – for example, sticking a kebab stick through a balloon without it popping, or holding a cup of water upside-down over someone’s head and them not getting wet. Come and get stuck in!
An arts and crafts area for children to paint, draw, get mucky whilst the parents chill out!
Face Painting and Fancy Dress
Fancy dress and face painting at Kaya with this years theme – Animal Magic!
Kaya Mini Disco
Come and dance to your favourite pop songs at the Kaya Mini disco!! for the youngsters who love to boogie!! 5-12 yr olds
Taiko Drums workshops
Taiko drumming is loud, fun and energetic and great for festivals! The workshops are aimed at people of all ages and abilities and will involve a short introduction to the drums and their history and cultural background followed by a physical warm up and explanation of technique, posture and how to hold the sticks. Participants will learn traditional Japanese Taiko drumming techniques and simple rhythms with a view to learning a short piece by the end of the session.
Baby Chamber, Baby Chamber Play Zone and Baby Sitting Service
Last year ‘The Baby Chamber’ was a big success. We have now attended Kaya Festival, Secrete Garden Party, Penn Festival, Standon Calling, Boom Town and Shambala . The Baby Chamber was very busy at all the festivals. Many parents commented on what a great idea it was, and many people came back to use the service over and over again.
We provide lots of facilities:
- Free nappy sacks
- Free disposable nappies (for those emergencies!)
- Changing units
- Changing mats
- Bottle sterilising
- Bottle warmers
- Baby gyms
- Comfortable rest area for breast feeding
- Toys and play pen to keep both baby and older siblings happy while mum is using our facilities
- A small supply of Bottles, dummy’s, beakers, clothing, blankets, teethers and socks are available for a donation
Based on feedback from our last festival, We also have a few small travel cold water sterilisers including tablets for sale at £4 each. These can be used over and over and come with enough tablets to last all weekend! That way parents can sterilise at their tent, at The Baby Chamber or even while chillin’ in front of the stage!
The Baby Chamber’s Toddler Play Zone:
An enclosed Marquee adjacent to The Baby Chamber filled with Soft play blocks, a ball pool and lots of other fun things to climb on, jump on and roll around on! This space provides a dry and safe environment for under 5′s to burn some energy while parents can relax.
THE BABY CHAMBERS FESTIVAL NANNIES:
For Babies and children aged 0-6 years.
Hours open from 10am- 8pm.
Please book in advance by either going in the Baby Chamber or by calling Megan on: 07758 861 865.
Need an hour to have a shower or just get some rest? Want to take part in a workshop? Wish you could watch your favorite band without any worries? The Baby Chamber offers a safe, caring and fun environment for babies and young children, while you take some time to look after yourself!
During the day children in our care will be taken around the festival’s children’s area to part take in the activities, use the equipment, and to watch the shows that are available. Small babies will be taken for walks and cared for inside ‘The Baby Chamber’. In the evening children have exclusive use of ‘The Baby Chamber’s Toddler Party Zone!’ An enclosed Marquee adjacent to The Baby Chamber. Our Toddler Party Zone is filled with Soft play blocks, a ball pool and lots of other fun things to climb on, jump on and roll around on! We also play games with the children outside and inside the Baby Chamber’s Bell Tent. We set up lots of activities, such as games, arts and crafts, stories and songs. In the evening we fill the Baby Chamber Bell tent with cushions, pillows and blankets. This creates a comfortable and safe environment.
Fees and booking
- Please book in advance. This can be done within the Chamber or by phone.
- Fees are per hour at £8 per hour with a minimum of 1 hour.
- Children of Crew £5.
- Parents with more than one child will get a discount, full price for first child and £2 discount for each sibling.
- We ask for a deposit of £20. If you are late collecting your child, a £5 charge will be taken from your deposit every fifteen minuets that you are late.
Safety and security
- Staff will try their best to stick to children’s routines however this will not always be possible. Please talk to staff.
- Parents are to ensure children have suitable correct clothing, and an extra set of clothes.
- Parents can provide us with lunch/ dinner/ snacks for their child.
- Please talk to a member of staff if you have any extra requirements.
- Parents are to leave at least two contact numbers. Parents will also be given a contact number so they check up on their child. (07758 861 865).
- Each child will have a Nannie assigned to them as their own babysitter.
- We would have no more than 2 children per Nannie, unless they are a sibling group where we would allow 3 children per Nannie. For larger groups of siblings, two Nannies will be provided. Please book in advance to ensure this is possible.
- Parents will be briefed on fire points etc. in case of an emergency.
- Our Staff hold an enhanced CRB Check and a Safeguarding Child data certificate.