There’s so much happening at the Festival and we just can’t wait to get the party going. Our team has been busy planning and preparing for THE BIG BUZZ FESTIVAL, and we’re so excited for all the workshops, stall holders, talks and so much more we’ve got lined up. Browse the list below, to see what we have lined up for all the little bees/children and please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Giant Beehive to explore
Arts & Crafts
Goat Island Marine Reserve Trust
Mums & Bubs
Pollinators' Open Library
Bee Jokes Wall
Bee Photo Booth
Paint a Beehive
Weaving with Harekeke
Talk to a Beekeeper
Pin The Stinger
Readings from Author Rachel Weston
Parents supervision at ALL times
NO DROP OFFs
Limit to 10 children per activity
Age restriction for under 4years for all activities
All Day Activities
Giant Beehive especially built for The Big Buzz. Enter into a beehive and become a little honey bee yourself. This beehive is BIG and inside children will find bee photos and info on the walls and giant frames hanging from the ceiling...all at the buzzing sound of real bees recorded in a beehive!
Goat Island Marine Reserve unique touch tank
Mums & Bubs Zen Area....zzzzzz!
Pollinator Library & Book Readings thanks to the wonderful Warkworth Library.
Bee Jokes Wall - Read our funny jokes and add your own
Bee Photo Booth for the cutest photo ever
Hour by Hour
10.30am. Paint a Beehive
11.30am. Weaving creations with Harakeke
12.00pm. Talks with a Beekeeper
12.30pm. Sensory Activities with Beeswax
1.00pm. Bee Arts & Crafts
1.30pm. Reading and meet the author of "Bumblebees have smelly feet" Rachel Weston
2.30pm. Pin The Stinger on a Bee Game & Find the Hidden Pollen Game
3.30pm. Reading and meet the author of "Bumblebees have smelly feet" Rachel Weston
CONSCIOUS KIDS - Junk Play brings a unique and creative play experience utilising a wide range of 'large loose parts' specially selected by our friends from Mahurangi Wastebusters, otherwise destined for landfill.
We will design and construct our own play spaces, limited only by our imaginations!
"Logic will get you from A to Z, imagination will take you everywhere." - Albert Einstein
LOOSE PARTS PLAY
Re purposing junk into resources for learning, creating an environment where children can play, invent and discover while promoting a cultural shift towards Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We welcome families to come along, join in, HAVE FUN and appreciate the benefits that encouraging free-play has on our children.
Best suited to children aged 3 - 12, the number of participants limited, first come first served. Adult supervision required/no drop-off