Splendour in the Grass
Little Splendour 2019
Every year for the past 15 years Kidzklub Australia has been the sole creators and managers of a magic space called Little Splendour.
Little Splendour is the dedicated children’s festival inside the gates of Byron’s mammoth, annual Splendour in the Grass festival.
Little Splendour is held over the course of the entire three-day event, giving parents, families and carers the opportunity to enjoy the entire festival together.
Designed for the young and young at heart, there is literally something for everyone. Little Splendour caters for every kid – from 0 to tween and everything in between.
This year at Kidzklub Australia we have curated a cracker of a line-up for Splendour’s littlest patrons, with heaps of activities, workshops, games and performances.
Cool Tunes and DJ Skool!
Little Splendour’s Silent Disco returns for some ‘quiet’ clubbing. Presented by Playground Sounds, young divas and dudes will be provided special wireless headphones and unleashed to dance like no-one’s watching, all under disco lights and lasers.
Bringing the ‘untz untz’ into Little Splendour are our hand-chosen young DJ’s. Returning to hit the decks is 17-year old DJ Lisa Be. She’ll get everyone’s heart beating to the same rhythm and groove and have you up and dancing before you figure out what’s happening.
Also back for another round is 15-year old Sol, a DJ and producer from Sydney who will be spinning tunes at his fourth Splendour this July. With a set of mash ups of classic house grinds and pumping EDM tracks (and a touch of Sol’s own produced beats and remixes), Sol is set to take over the Silent Disco.
YDNT (Young Dog New Tricks) started dabbling with the decks at the early age of just 9 years old and since then has played countless events and has also been selected to play at festivals. Now, at just 13 years young, YDNT has scored a call-up for his second Splendour.
Newcastle hip-hop artist Pep-C will present a series of hip-hop workshops! He’s set to inspire creativity inside young people using the power of music, movement and hip-hop art like breaking, rhyming, graffiti art and beatboxing.
DJ Skool (presented by DJ Cory Fletcher) is back to offer up skillz workshop for beginners to the more experienced spinners looking to improve their skills. Head over for specially designed tutorial lessons for Splendour youngsters over the 3-day festival.
Arts & Craft Workshops
Little Splendour’s art and craft workshops are legendary and the #SITG2019 program is no exception! Your little ones will go nuts at the Artie Fartie Partie, where they can experiment with painting, collage, drawing, stencilling, mask making, beading, eco glitter and glue, play doh and paddle pop stick construction and so much more! With a focus of using recycled materials, your crafty kids can upcycle to their creative hearts content.
Unleash your inner Banksy and join with us to paint the fence that borders our magical Little Splendour space. Watch this space for info on graffiti workshops that’ll help you hone your inner street artist. For older kids, there will be workshops galore. Prepare for a whole lot of messy fun at the clay sculpting workshop. Make hula hoops, then learn how to use them. Stand out from the crowd wearing your own musical bling!
The Heart Cart will be on hand to help you make rock and roll necklaces. Personalise your favourite musical symbol and prepare to dazzle! This crew will also help you make Boho, recycled denim bags so you have a place to keep all those festival essentials. If denim’s not your thing, AspiraI Design will teach you how to make a groovy spiral tie-dye effect on your own tote bag. The perfect accessory to your Splendour vibes!
Bower Botanicals will help flower up our field with some amazing floral designs to compliment the stage and parents’ tipi. They’ll also show little ones how to make a floral wreath wall-hanging and a floral crown. Farm Kids will keep your kids buzzing with workshops including how to make beeswax wraps and candles, flower essence bath bombs and how to grow an edible flower garden. There’s weaving, puppet and crown making and a Poi (traditional Maori tool) workshop where you will make your own pair of contemporary poi using plaited wool and fabric. You can even learn how to make a beaded tree pendant where you can choose your beads and charms and make new friends as you create your own unique little tree.
We’re partnering up with the incredible Australian Children’s Music Foundation, who will present musical instrument making! With all the music happening at a festival, why not make your own instrument with this amazing charity organisation. Be sure to check out our final program when it’s published just before the event. You’ll find enough arts and crafts activities to keep your little festival-goers occupied the whole weekend.
There’s plenty of action outside the tent! For those into climbing, jumping, bouncing and cubbies, check out these awesome attractions. For the active, adventure tykes, test your balance and walk the tight rope with the Slackline!
Or have a crack at the brand-new giant 8 metre rock climbing wall! Your favourite jumping castles (including the Pirate Ship jumping castle) will return and this year we have a new future fave – the giant Retro Obstacle Course jumping castle! Did someone say Cubbies? Check out our Castle and Cubby Village where there will be even more cubbies to make outdoors fun!
For lovers of the round ball and cool tricks, David and Dylan from the Trick Star Freestyle will wow with demo and workshop. They love the energy and excitement of a live crowd. Be sure to check out their fancy footwork and ask for a quick lesson. Little Splendour is home to Giant Games for young and old. Our giant games and garden games keep the little Splendour party interactive and lots of fun.
Visit our Music Wall where we’ll have a gorgeous array of hanging, clanging and banging instruments for your mini music lovers to create some masterful sounds. Faces of Fairy face painting, one of our most popular attractions returns! Full-time face painting fairy Simone is looking forward to creating some painty magic once again for Little Splendour in 2019. If there’s still have energy to burn, there’s our super-fun playground featuring sandpit, stepping stones and other sports equipment if you just want to horse around.
Out on the Field!
Our Story Telling Tipi is back but it’s not just about stories! We also have fun dress ups, face painting and eco glitter. And guess what? The Fairies are taking over! The treasures from Fairy folk will deliver hands-on eco-friendly craft workshops and mini-mindfulness sessions. What kid doesn’t love hanging out with real fairies?!
Circus Arts Byron Bay will present two amazeballs aerial shows! Under the Sea will be set on a high-flying aerial rig. Watch local acrobatic performers as they frolic in the aerial sea and amaze kids and parents alike. Allsorts Cabaret is a heady mix of powerful bouncing teeterboard stunts that will be complemented by the astounding ground-based hula hoop act and jaw-dropping aerial act.
Little Splendour fave Shorty Brown returns with Bubble Mayhem. Big bubbles, little bubbles, have bubbles will travel! Ballooning genius Tony Twist is back to hook children up with their own unique balloon creation to take home. Fiesta Creations will present beautiful roving stilt walkers and roving juggler extraordinaire. Art for Earthlings will return with their interactive roving performance and a new take on enviro education. So be prepared for talking compost worms, walking plastic bags, and to become a BIN PRO!
You want mermaids? We got mermaids! Fiesta Creations will present King Neptune’s Cove Photobooth! Yep, Neptune is making waves for his real-life mermaids at Little Splendour. He’s gonna make the tide so high that pirates can’t make mermaids shy. With visits from special guest mermaids, get ready to dive into this circus dream as Little Splendour sets a salty scene.
We can’t wait to see the looks on the children’s faces and the beautiful photos that come from this year’s photobooth.
It is important to note that all our daytime facilities and services except for the KidzKlub Babysitting Club require parents to remain with and supervise their children. Little Splendour staff are present to entertain and facilitate activities only. A Security Guard is onsite at Little Splendour from 10am to festival closing time.
Kidzklub Babysitting Club
Open 12pm – 12am Friday, Saturday and Sunday our Babysitting Club is in a fully secured area within Little Splendour.
Managed and staffed by trained teachers and childcare professionals, kids can enjoy art and craft area, games and kits, movies and books. This year we will have an extra room for older children. Parents can drop the kids off and go enjoy some adult time for a maximum of 2 hours at a time.
Bookings are required for ALL children under 4, as we need to allocate an individual staff member to your child/family so please book before July 1. For more info please email firstname.lastname@example.org
$15 per hour per child with discounts for families with 2 or more children.
$25 per hour per child for private babysitting