Land of Kids invites families to ditch the urban cityscape and step into a realm of wonder, taking in workshops, film, theatre and more.
The Main Stage transforms the back street space into a canopy-covered beacon of fun, live music and games, compered by self-confessed “nonsense facilitators” and festival favourites Lost & Found.
Momma Loves, the lifestyle blog and cultural (momma) collective, invite children to the ultimate Speed Birthday Parties hosted by madcap comedian duo Robin & Partridge and design care of House of Hackney. Think Musical Statues, Pass the Parcel, cake and goody bag - all in 15 minutes.
Punchdrunk Enrichment's Story balloonists have landed in Dalston and will be seeking assistance of families and kids on their latest storytelling adventure. Harnessing the mystical powers of May Day, Hackney Children’s Theatre present ‘Mayhem with Adrenalin Faeries and Goblins’ on Dalston Roof Park, an oasis atop the Bootstrap Building.
For aspiring young pirates, Lost & Found’s intrepid Pirate School drops anchor in the Arcola Theatre with the Pirate Assault Course, Parrot crufts, eye patch making and Walking the Plank. Or take a walk on the wild side as animal outfitters Kigu bring the jungle to the junction with a pop-up farm.
Hippest beauticians in Hackney WAH Nails are (literally) on hand to offer complimentary nail art for mums and mini fingers, while face-painting wizards Squiggles & Wiggles work their magic.