We just spent the weekend in Adelaide, attending WOMAD. What a fantastic family-friendly festival.
“WOMADelaide began in 1992 and has gone on to become one of Australia’s favourite festivals; the 2010 festival attracted 81,500 attendances over four days (not including children 12 and under, who are admitted free). The programme features performances and workshops on seven stages by the world’s best musicians, dancers and DJs, alongside street theatre artists and visual artists, the popular Taste the World cooking program, Artists in Conversations sessions and an All-Star Gala finale, plus around 100 food, crafts and display stalls and a KidZone.”
The oldest of our four boys, who is twelve, was free to roam the event with friends. It is a safe, friendly environment for pre-teens. For younger children there is a fantastic kid-zone, with a jumping castle, face painting, a craft tent, lots of mini concerts and presentations specifically for kids.
The only minus for the whole weekend: the way my twelve-year-old rolled his eyes when he saw me dancing. But not to worry… I just moved to the front of the stage and let loose with all the other oldies.
We believe festivals are fantastic fun for families, and WOMAD is right up there with the best.