Vantastival is a very family friendly festival and children are welcomed. All weekend scheduled children’s activities take place in the Enchanted Garden Kids’ Camp. Check the blackboards for schedules on the day. All children must be fully supervised by parents/carers at all times.
The Enchanted Garden will be open from 3pm-6pm on Friday and from 10am-6pm on Saturday.
Read this article from RTÉ Lifestyle with our top tips for people bringing kids to Vantastival!
Kids’ activities include:
and much more!
Please note: Parents must accompany their children at all times. Children cannot be left unsupervised by parents in the kids’ area (or anywhere on site!)
DARE to DREAM AT VANTASTIVAL 2022
We’re happy to bring back the Enchanted Garden this year, with a lot of activities and surprises and a new theme – Dare to Dream!
Like a fairy-tale book come to life, the Enchanted Garden is a magical land, which will whisk you away on unforgettable vantastival adventures.
Who will discover the “Faraway Tree”, a tree so tall that its topmost branches reach into the clouds, and so wide that it contains small houses carved into its trunk?
Join us in the walled garden at Beaulieu and come dressed in your most enchanted fairy-pixie attire for an unimaginable garden-y delight.
Bubble trouble will arrive at Vantastival with their marvelous massive bubbles…. like fireworks without the danger!
Beautiful huge colourful bubbles will be created in an hourly show daily along with bubble walkabouts during the festival. We like to encourage participation, anyone can have a go. Come and experience the magic of gigantic bubbles!
Watch out for Wolfpack Circus as they make their way around the festival with their jungle-themed performers in full costume and body paint. In the daytime, Wolfpack Circus will be found performing extraordinary feats of ribbon spinning, dynamic flexibility and partner acrobatics.
But by night, they’ll perform a pop-up sunset fire show, lighting up the skies and taking your breath away with their display of fire poi, fire hoops and fire breathing.
Isn’t it fun to play with laundry on the washing line on a windy day? What if you were allowed to paint that laundry?!!
Unboxed return to the Enchanted Garden this year and they couldn’t be happier! Not content with simply being at their favourite festival, the Unboxed team are extending the invitation to the greater Vantastival Family. That means you!! So if you have records that you haven’t played in ages, or you just want to hear them played LOUD, then bring them with you to Vantastival, and make your way to the Kids’ Camp.
You pick a set of tunes and we’ll make our decks and P.A. available to you over the weekend!!! All you have to do is show up with your records between 12pm and 3pm.
Reflexology for Parents and Children
A short introduction to using reflexology at home with kids 6 weeks to 12 years.
We will learn a gentle relaxing treatment to help reduce minor aliments experienced by children. Please bring a small towel and cream that you generally use on your child. Children must be accompanied by adults for this workshop.
David is a multi disciplinary artist who will perform in the Enchanted Garden. His music is rooted in folk with an alternative twist. Through his artistic expression of personal experience and insight in song, David entertains and inspires healing on both an individual and collective level.