You’ve heard of Splendour in the Grass, now meet its pint-sized counterpart designed for the young and young at heart!
Little Splendour is a haven for parents, carers and children to relax, play and discover in a fully-fenced and secured space. Surprise visits from your little ones’ favourite pirates and mermaids are the norm at Little Splendour, as are dress up games in the Tipi and digging in the giant sandpit. If that hasn’t tired them out, let them loose on the dancefloor at DJ Skool or watch them try interpretive dance in the music garden.
For the big kids, the Big Kids Zone has got them covered with everything from sports and face painting to henna tattoos and board games. Previous festival attendees can expect even more crazy cool workshops in the new Workshops Tent, where the whole clan can enjoy arts, craft, music, dance and active workshops each day.
There’s also an 8m high climbing wall, a recycled tyre playground and, if they’ve still got fuel in the tank, a brand-new obstacle course jumping castle to go wild on. Until midnight each night, parents with babies can head to the Tipi to feed, change and get some much-needed R&R – there will be locally roasted brews on hand to help you fuel up.
If you’re camping with kids in tow, The Meadow is the place to go! Splendour’s designated family-friendly campground is tucked away from the rest of the campers, so you won’t have Darren the wannabe DJ dropping bangers when you’re ready to hit the hay. The campground playground has also been revamped, so the little ones can keep themselves occupied while you’re enjoying that morning cuppa. You’ll also find some handy extras in the Meadow, including a microwave and change table. But before you make for the Amphitheatre, pay a visit to the new resident face-painter who will have the kids looking festival ready!
Onsite babysitting is even available to help you catch a break. Offload those bundles of joy between 12pm and 12am Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Little Splendour’s Babysitting Club, where trained teachers and childcare professionals will take the reins for up to two hours at a time, and keep the kids busy with creation stations, games, book readings and movies. Bookings are not required for over 5s, but check the website for booking information.
From 8.30pm to 12.00am a buggy shuttle service will be available from Little Splendour to ferry you and your little ones back to the family campground or car park, so you can get them out of the festival with minimal fuss – just book at Little Splendour when required.
Rock & Roller Wagons
If their little legs can’t make the distance, Rock & Roller Wagons will have you travelling from campsite to stage in style. Daytime cruising, night-time snoozing. Parental heaven. Bookings essential.
With over 70 food outlets at the festival, there is something to suit even the fussiest eater. But if you have one of those little treasures that will only eat Vegemite sandwiches with the crusts cut off, you can always bring along your own supplies.
It’s all happening when Splendour rolls into the North Byron Parklands on Friday, July 19 thru to Sunday, July 21. Don’t miss it!