The Family Area

Families are an integral part of Rhythms Of The World, with many people who attended the festivals in the early days now returning with their own families. Our dedicated Family Area is an exciting, interactive, colourful space where children can participate in various fun workshops, have their faces painted, enjoy making arts and crafts and get involved with our annual Family Area Theme.

All activities inside the Family Area, including arts and crafts, music workshops and body stencils, are free to all children attending the festival. However, to ensure all children can participate, we do rely on donations as well as volunteers to make this possible.

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Our previous themes include: Under The Sea in 2011, A Space Discovery in 2012 and Vintage Circus in 2014. The Family Area 2015 Theme will be The Wild West, so grab your cowboy hat and come say Howdy!

We have amazing interactive workshops running all weekend.


  • 12:00 – 13:00 Jo Jingles (music/dance/little ones)
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Chianna Fae (Faery crafts and story telling)
  • 15:00 – 16:00 New Youth Foundation
  • 16:30 – 17:30 Free Play


  • 12:00 – 13:00 Imajica (theatre company wild west theme)
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Finger & Thumb Puppet Theatre
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Free Play
  • 16:30 – 17:30 Anthony Spate (story telling)

Hula hooping activities (around the family area)

Circus skills (around the area)

Jo Jingles

The leading music, singing and movement experience. Children will have the opportunity to meet the characters, try out interesting percussion instruments and join in with wonderful dancing and singing activities. Aimed at children from 3 months to 6 yrs (but older ones are welcomes warmly too)

Chianna Fae

Chianna Fae brings magical crafts to this years festival giving the kids an opportunity to make their own flower head dress and faery wand and sets the scene with faeryland story telling

Glyn Rowlands

Our resident crazy scientist gives kids the opportunity to learn about science through his interactive and hands-on science activities.  From discovering cool chemical reactions to funky forensic facts, spy tools or righteous rockets. You can guarantee fun frolics and even a bit of hidden learning too!

New Youth Generation (Michael Elias)

Now these guys really know how to get a party started. A wonderful group of up and coming young musical artists who have a real passion for creating, producing and performing music and dance. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to try out new instruments (including your voices), learn some tricks of the trade to enhance your performances and generally explore music and its wonderful power.

Imajica Theatre Company

Imajica Theatre Company is a collective of artists brought together by artistic director Sam Hough.  She believes that all children should have magic in their lives and be able to explore a world of make believe and imagination. Imajica Theatre Company creates original and interactive scripts to inspire children’s imagination.  Their stories take children on a journey to spark their creativity and develop an interest and awareness of performing arts.  The shows and the creative cast are always engaging with their audiences of all ages. Imajica maintains a multi-sensory approach and includes drama, dance and song in all their performances

Finger & Thumb Puppet Theatre

Finger and Thumb Theatre create visual shows for children and families using different combinations of hand shadows, video technology, live and recorded music, storytelling and songs. During the workshop you will be treated to a short production and also have a chance to create shadow puppets of your own! Not to be missed.


Do you have 4 hours to spare on the festival weekend to help with the craft activities? Or would you be interested in helping create the decorations and themes? If you fancy getting involved in any way we would love to hear from you. Please send us an email


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