Activities offered include arts and crafts; trampolines; swingboats; music; clowning; games; dressing up; processions; storytelling; creating plays from stories — mostly Buddhist ones — participation in the big Festival rituals. We also create a fun, safe space for parents and toddlers. In 2003 we introduced meditation games and meditative “story journeys” and want to continue to explore what a kids area at a Buddhist Festival can offer. We also have a separate “Be-Tween Ages Space” for older children and teenagers, offering DJing, circus skills, art, acrobatics and discussions.
The Kids Area is run by the award-winning Majical Youth Theatre Company.