Alongside the performance/talks programs there are a number of activities and workshops that festival-goers can delve into over the festival weekend. Here are a few of those available:
ReHATCHED invites children to help create a wonder world of critters and crawlies and fabulous flying forms. The critters will be constructed using interesting collected recycled items and contribute to creating a sculpture of curiosities, which will emerge over the festival weekend.
Stephen Sheehan (actor and comedian) and Emma Beech (actor) will be reading stories from books. Sit back and listen to the adventures, let your imagination take you to the worlds the stories inhabit. If you like it there and want to stay longer, hold on to those places in your mind and when you go to sleep, see if you return to have another adventure. Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm on the Market Stage
Did you know there are more bats flying around your head at night than birds in the sky during the day? In the Adelaide region hosts seven species flying around without most people even noticing. Come and learn about the wonderful world of bats with ecologist, Simon Cheers from Rural Solutions SA. Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm - meet at the Information Booth
Over the festival weekend there will be guided walks throughout the Long Gully area. Walks start from the Information Booth. SATURDAY: 2.30 - 3.15 Trees for Life Bush Regeneration Guided Walk SUNDAY: 3.00 - 4.30 Friends of Belair National Park Historical Trees Guided Walk For more than 25 years, the Friends of Belair National Park have been involved in the conservation and restoration of the Park and also in recording its built and living heritage. The guided walks will follow the upper reaches of Minno Creeks educating walkers of the historical trees in the area.
Feel like getting your hands dirty? The Friends of Belair National Park welcome your help to remove woody weeds from a finite area of threatened bushland adjacent to Minno Creek at Long Gully. You will be shown how to identify the weed to be pulled out, and remove it with minimum disturbance to the surrounding plants.