Access to The Artground at Goodman Arts Centre is free (check out current exhibition Happy Homebodies here), but on weekends you can check out fun programmes for the kids. The drop-in programmes range from dance, music and storytelling to gardening-inspired art and craft. These 30-minute programmes are charged at $10 per parent-child pair and offered on a first-come-first-served basis – the weekend schedule can be viewed here. The Artground also present and play host to a variety of ticketed performances where tickets are to be pre-booked. Highlights are:
Letters Come Alive! by RolyPoly Family ($20 per session, admits 1 adult & 1 child)
Saturday 24 August, 10:30 – 11am
Rolypoly Family is thrilled to be bringing Letters Come Alive! to the children at The Artground. In this whimsical and acrobatic dance theatre performance, the letters of the alphabet take on different shapes and sounds to inspire silliness that kids and grown-ups will enjoy. The performers begin the show with the beloved and familiar alphabet song, before animating the letters and well, things get a little topsy-turvy from there. Are children expected to know the alphabet to enjoy the show? Not at all. Do children need to learn all the letters by the end of the show? That’s not our goal! Will the children spend the rest of the week making shapes and sounds with their bodies and spotting letters everywhere? They just might! Join in to see what happens when letters come alive!
Drop-In Programmes ($10 per session, admits 1 adult & 1 child)
National Day Music Jamboree by Little Creatures SA
Friday 9 August 4:30 – 5pm
Join Little Creatures as they bring you songs old and new, for the young and young at heart; in a music jamboree session where you can groove along, sing along, and play along to live music!
Sing, Play,Move by Wigglepods
Saturday 10 August 2:30 – 3pm
A parent-toddler programme. Toddlers are natural movers, they are delightful, spontaneous, and full of enthusiasm. Join in for a fun-filled kinaesthetic experience where their energy is channeled to purposeful music movement activities.
Terrific Tales by The Storytelling Centre Ltd
Sunday 4, 11, 18 & 25 August 11:30am – 12pm
The perfect introduction to the art of storytelling especially for little listeners. What stories do the fish have to tell? Listen to stories about the colourful fish, the sharp-nosed swordfish and the golden magic fish. Join the Young Storytellers as they explore the world under the sea.
Little Green Thumbs – Yummy Microgreens by Cultivate Central
Saturday 3 & 17 August 11:30am – 12pm
In this workshop, children will create and design their own upcycled pot, and mix their own compost/soil, and bring home their own harvest of microgreens!