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 and is the perfect hang out for the whole family to enjoy.
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.
There’ll be music courtesy of the Disco Shed- this bespoke converted shed will host festival favourite DJs and some traditional games along with the Sunday morning football competition!
Enter the Actual Reality arcade-a life sized interactive game zone inspired by classic arcade games.
Dodge barrels, avoid lasers, build walls, shoot alien invaders and become Pac Man- Brilliant fun.
Enjoy incredible science experiments and workshops including electrocuting a Barbie doll, blowing giant smoke rings, slime making and crime scene investigations with award winning Junior Einsteins.
Watch fantastic shows and wandering performance from Funky Fi, Wobbly Circus, Curious Company and the Gaiety school of acting.
Get creative and learn some graffiti skills with the amazing Waterford walls, design your own jewellery with Busybeadz, create nature inspired crafts with Earth Force Education and make fantastic art, pottery and sculptures with Firefly parties.
For the little ones there’ll be soft play, stories and parent and baby yoga.
See you there!
Calling all budding young street artists! The Walls Project Crew are back in town and we want to work with you! Under the guidance of our street artists, you will learn how to use spray paint and stencils to make a piece of funky art that you can take home and enjoy.
Workshop numbers are limited so make sure to swing by early to book your place!
Actual Reality Arcade
The Actual Reality Arcade is coming to All Together Now this summer! Experience a life-sized interactive game zone for all ages, inspired by classic arcade games.
Once in the arcade, audiences can take on the challenge of 12 games using their mind, body and imagination to succeed. Pump jump Frogger to safety or build with giant Tetris blocks, try tandem skiing or attempt the Marble Madness run.
Enter the Reality Arcade for interactive play and fun where you bring the games to life.
Mary & Meddy Teddy will take you on a journey through a beautiful forest, meeting & helping new friends and learning new yoga poses along the way. We will learn to use our breath with bubbles and learn to relax with magic glitter jars. We will use our imagination to have loads of fun.
Yoga is a fun way for children to develop a variety of important skills in a nurturing, non-competitive environment. From a young age children begin to experience pressure to perform academically and socially. Add to this the pressure of competitive organized sports and it’s is easy for children to become overly self-critical, and lose confidence in themselves. During this time, yoga can be a great remedy for the tension associated with daily stressors as well as an important facilitator of healthy physical, emotional and cognitive development
Junior Einsteins are bringing their AMAZING science experiments to All Together Now. Children will be enthralled by 2 types of SLIME, get the chance to electrocute a Barbie doll on a Van Der Graff generator, experience lighting up lightbulbs by just touching a plasma ball, and shoot giant smoke rings at each other with fabulous giant Smoke Cannons. Be sure to check out their mesmerising experiments at the festival.
Firefly Parties and Events are a children's entertainment company set up in 2012. They aim to provide fun and exciting workshops that enhance a child's creative learning. Firefly Parties is firmly rooted in the belief that entertaining a child can also provide an opportunity to impart some positive life skills. All of their team come from an artistic background, they all work in schools and in the community on creative projects. Firefly Parties will be providing crafts workshops at the festival in the Kids Together Area where you make fantastic art, pottery and sculptures
Circus Skills Workshop - Have you ever wanted to run away with the circus? Now is your chance by joining in The Wobbly Circus Workshop. All ages can come and learn the tricks of the circus including tight wire walking, juggling, diabolo and devil stick techniques, plate spinning, poi swinging and more. The workshop is run on a ‘come and have a go’ basis where participants can stay for as little or as long as they like.
The Wobbly Circus Show - The Wobbly Circus Show is a high-energy street circus show that combines comedy and clowning with a high level of circus skills. With an emphasis on audience participation spectators are brought on a journey through mime, manipulation and circus skills building up to a high impact finale. Prepare for the unexpected and prepare to be involved! A truly unique street circus show for all the family.
Stilt Walkers & Roving Acts - Check out our vibrantly costumed larger than life Stilt Walkers and roving acts that really stand out from the crowd with their highly visible and vibrant colours.
The Great Escape Aerial Show
The Great Escape is an aerial street show suitable for the whole family. Granny Yana, a life sized puppet, has escaped the retirement home and has lots of stories to tell. But watch out, she has her own mind and you never know what she might get up to! With routines on Trapeze, Corde Lisse and counterbalancing and lots of comedy in between this show is guaranteed to keep all ages entertained from beginning to end.
All Together Now are delighted to be welcoming back the Disco Shed again this year.
Well established across the water, Peepshow Paddy and Count Skylarkin are bringing their infamous outhouse back to Ireland to provide the sounds for Kids Together. An actual garden shed complete with decks, lights, gnomes, swingball and giant jenga, The World Famous Disco Shed Inferno Smoke Machine (TM) and some of the best party-rocking DJs in the business. Who says you can't have a rave in the afternoon with your kids? Forget late-night hedonism and get yourselves down for some daytime shedonism!
DJs include Mr Myth (RTE2XM), Rob McKean (Let Loose Sessions), Count Skylarkin (Trojan Records), Peepshow Paddy and more.
Walkabout Performers & Storytelling
The Gaiety School of Acting is delighted to be bringing storytelling and fun together with a series of immersive activities for children at this year’s Altogether Now Festival.
In a programme designed to keep the smallest of festival goers entertained, GSAinvites kids of all ages to embark on a curious quest, working together as a team todiscover hidden treasures, and meeting some favourite characters along the way!You might just get to take some of the treasure home yourself…
Or why not pull up a seat at the Storytelling Stump, where Grandma will be reading from her magical multi-sensory story book, perfectly pitched for ages 5 and under. Join us our creative corner, for a weekend of fairy-tale fun, adventure and friendship!
Bringing Wonderland and its curious residents to the festival, join Alice on an adventure full of riddles, circus skills, magic, dance and above all playful interaction. Let us wrap the story around you, taking you down the Rabbit Hole and beyond!
Earth Force Education
Experience the Magic of the Forest at All Together Now with experienced Forest School Leaders. Engage your inner hero with our Story Stones, explore the freedom to create whatever you want with natural objects and clay, bring your hidden super powers out to play with your very own Magic Wand, or be the queen and king you are with a Nature Crown. Every child who visits can create their very own wooden pendant from scratch.
Drop in to one of our sessions:
Two sessions per day: 11.30am-1.30 pm and 2.30 to 4.30pm each day
And many more…
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. You can register your child through the application at the top of this page.
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. Please note that you are NOT permitted to camp in the family campsite or gain access to the family campsite unless you are accompanied by your kids. Boutique camping options are also available in the Family Camp site. Click below for more details on how to book.