Kids Together is a creation of ours to bring families to a safe and enjoyable space where creativity and imagination can run freely. Kids Together will be an area of splendour, beauty and colour for the whole family to enjoy.
We have chosen a beautiful garden space in the Curraghmore Estate for Kids Together. The walled garden, located beside the main house is a cohesion of ethereal wild natural beauty and seemingly effortless maintained garden. Kids will have the freedom to run among the boldly coloured, abundance of flora and explore the small streams within.
The activities we have chosen for Kids Together bring together elements that are important to children’s wellbeing and learning. Promoting creativity and the innocence of children’s imaginations is what we want to achieve through an approachable and secure festival set up. We see this area as being wholesome for the whole family and a chance to clear the mind of the usual stresses and bring you to a world of celestial beauty and allure.
We have partnered with acclaimed kids event producer, Mel Wilds to produce the world of Kids Together. Mel is founder and director of Continental Drifts, a multi award winning event, entertainment and music company. She has managed and programmed hundreds of events such as Lollibop children’s festival in London and Glastonbury Festival.
To bring this all to life, we are working with local artists and creatives, to bring together somewhere all of the family can experience and enjoy.
Arcadia Spectacular Kids Rave
Arcadia is a world renowned festival installation producer which has its roots in some of our very first festivals. Arcadia is delighted to return to a Pod festival on it’s tenth anniversary year and is working with us to set All Together Now off to a momentous start. Arcadia famed for its late night entertainment at festivals such as Glastonbury & Burning Man can now be enjoyed for the first time by KIDS...on the Sunday evening of the festival, we will be transforming the Arcadia stage for 1 hour into an Arcadia Kids Rave...with a very special international guest DJ.
Arcadia’s breathtaking productions have never been available for kids and younger audiences before in Ireland but at All Together Now we have managed to make an exception. The full spectacular of the Arcadia Afterburner can be witnessed at approximately 6.30pm on Sunday in the main arena. We will be making the adjustments necessary to ensure the levels are safe for young children.
Scavenger Hunt -Wilder Wander
Make your stay at the All Together Now Festival that bit wilder with the Wilder Wander scavenger hunt. The family-friendly game can be played right from your smart phone and will take you around beautiful Curraghmore grounds to learn about all the wildlife and history of the estate. What’s even better, it free to play, and you might even win a prize at the end if you get all the questions correct!
Graffiti Workshop -Waterford Walls
Waterford Walls, started by the Walls Project is a group that transforms the walls of Waterford City. Waterford Walls is very excited to bring it’s graffiti workshop programme facilitated by experienced Walls artist to All Together Now festival - so grab the chance to learn some spraying and using stencils at our workshop area.
Forest Crafts -Forest School Natural Crafts
Our family and kid friendly Forest School Natural Crafts sessions will offer you the chance to use tools (a saw and drill) typically used during a Forest School session in a perfectly safe way. You can make a wooden pendant, a willow garland, magical clay creatures and marvellous natural plant dye bunting.
The decks went in the shed, the speakers on the roof and Peepshow Paddy said let's take it on the road. The rest, as they say, is a mystery...
Renowned for creating a uniquely ‘shed’onistic atmosphere, with its kitsch allotment of garden games, vibes and visuals, plus party pummelling sound system playing beats as eclectic as the contents of your average shed. Disco Shed DJs seamlessly spin everything from funk to punk, hip hop to house, rock & roll to reggae, and drum & bass to dubstep.
Science outside the classroom is always more fun! From the weird to the wonderful, kids will be able to interact with our mad scientists to create their own slime and see things explode!! See Ice cream making, chromatography (splitting ink), slime, magic divers and more!
Mike Dodsworth can be found telling stories just about anywhere an audience can or will gather and his Storytelling adventures have taken him far across the seas of the World and back to the fields and towns of home…so expect to hear magical tales from the deserts, mountains and forests alongside captivating fireside favourites and an array of talking animals that will come to life before your very eyes.
Mike is a specialist in combining rich verbal expression with physically energetic gestures resulting in a storytelling style that communicates with an audience on many levels.
We will be hosting a number of dance workshops to suit all tastes and ages at Kids Together.
Musial Theatre Workshops, Dance and Sing along to all your favourite Musicals and Disney Songs from Frozen, Trolls, Matilda, Aladdin and many more and learn some funky dance moves with our fun dance teachers.
Other Dance Workshops include Hip Hop, Dancing With The Stars and Pop Music.
Children's drama specialist Anita Nicholson will host a fun filled creative and imaginative workshops involving drama techniques for young children, 2-5 years old, that gently encourages them to express themselves through dance acting and play.The fun filled workshops will include activities such as:
· Let's be the best band at the festival.
· Meet the world's most glamorous and kindest spider 'Ms. Sparkles'
· Help mammy and daddy bird teach the baby birds how to fly, but watch out for the fox!
· Take a drive to the little safari zoo and help the animals come to life.
· Let's take a trip to Peigi's hat shop and try on different hats and become the characters who wear them.
· Meet the puppets of the ' Finger Family'
Mad Hatter Party
Kids Together wouldn’t be complete without a Mad Hatter Tea Party! Come to the party to be immersed in the classic story and experience what it is to be a mad hatter for the day!
It’s all about balance! Try your hand at the highwire or see can you juggle more than two! The circus workshop will teach some new skills and provide enjoyment for the whole family.
Get your hands dirty with our pottery workshop. Kids can make their own piece of pottery with the guidance of a professional potter. Make something that you can remember from All Together Now.
Kids can design and print their own giant bunting. Play and get as messy and colourful as you want! No picnic area is complete without a dash of colour and bunting.
Kids can design and make their very own print artwork. Printmaking is a rewarding art activity for kids and is a wonderful way to show cause and effect and, depending on the technique, to create multiple images and designs. Get creative with paint and colours to make your unique designs.
Giant Bubble Workshop
It’s going to blow up.. Or away! Make them, burst them or chase after them! Giant Bubbles are popular and fun for any age.
There will also be assortment of other characters and activities dotted around Kids Together including Face Painters, Stilt Walkers, Balloon Makers and much more! Join us at Kids Together to get creative and experience a place of real imagination...
Safety is an integral part of the overall enjoyment of Kids Together. This is a priority for us as festival organisers to keep all – young and old(er) happy and safe. There will be one main entry point into the Kids Together area. At this point, parents’ and children's’ wristbands will be checked. Kids Together is only open to those carrying a family ticket and accompanied by children 12 and under.
On arrival to All Together Now with your family ticket, we will ask all parents to register their children and fill out their contact details. On entry into the festival itself, children will be given a Tyvek wristband with their parents’ and child’s contact details. This will be kept on file with the festival accreditation team should a parent need to be contacted.
Family Camp site is reserved for Family Camping ticket holders only. This area is suitable for children camping for the weekend. All the normal facilities will be available in this campsite.
Family Camping & Family Day Tickets
Family Camping Tickets are on sale now priced at €179.50 which allow a parent to attend the full festival plus their children 12 or under can attend free of charge. Family Campervan Passes are also available.
We are also now providing Sunday (Only) Family Day Tickets which go on sale Friday, June 15th at 9am via ticketmaster.ie priced at €75.00 which allows one parent per ticket to attend the Sunday of the festival with up to two Children 12 or under can able attend free of charge with the accompanying parent. Entry from 11am and last entry 6pm on Sunday, August 5th.