Explore, play and discover at our Bubs and Cuzzies space in the Festival Ground!
Whether you have an active 2-year-old, or an expressive 6-year-old, Bubs and Cuzzies is the space for children to explore their cultural and creative identity.
From face painting to our colouring in station, and a beautiful world of exploration around Indigenous parenting and cultural practices for children with Ngamumu, there will be plenty to keep children engaged, amidst the chaos!
There will also be some surprise animal friends hiding around the Festival Ground, so come along with your finding hat on and go searching!
Open from 10am to 4pm both Saturday and Sunday of the festival, be sure to stop by and give your children the space they require to be their curious selves!
Fri 10 Nov 2023, 3:30pm
Sat 11 & Sun 12 Nov at 10am & 2pm
Join a tight-knit trio of loud, yellow-crested cockatoos (Birmba) as they encounter a once-in-a-century event which will have them digging deep to find their voices.
Birmba is an interactive, super fun yet sensitive play, that explores the lives of the feathered, rainforest Jawun (friends): Kukubaka (Talk Too Much), Jankaji (Wealth of Knowledge), and Junkurrji (Strong One).
This First Nations story, developed in the Kuku Yalanji region tells the story of friendship, grief, strength and weakness between the three, who share their personal journeys through song, dance and yarns, each trying to communicate to their fellow Rainforest Jawun along the way.
Written by Merindi Schreiber, supported as part of Sparks 2020/21
Sat 11 & Sun 12 Nov 10am to 4pm
Ngamumu (For Mothers) presents their Arts and Cultural space for babies and their families at Clancestry. Global Indigenous artists and mamas Johannah Maza (Yidinji/Mer/Irish) and Lia Pa’apa’a (Samoan/Luiseño) will facilitate weaving activities and ochre hand printing in an interactive area on the Festival Ground that includes toys and puzzles, tummy time and woven sensory play.
Based in Gimuy Cairns, Ngamumu works with mothers and organisations to empower them to explore design, motifs, food, weaving and song to create beautiful and meaningful resources for their babies and families.
Facilitated by Lia Pa’apa’a and Johanna Maza
Circus Drop-In Session
Sat 11 & Sun 12 Nov from 10.30am
Learn to twist and twirl, jump and hula hoop this November with proud Wakka Wakka woman, Ally Humphris! Come join Ally on the mats where you can roll around, learn handstands, cartwheels, headstands and even some partner acrobatics. Join us in this bouncy and active drop-in session allowing your children to channel their inner circus performer and learn easy circus tricks they will never forget!
No skills or bookings required. Fun and Free. Each session will be 2 hours.