Billy Lids Creative Festival for Kids

The festival is delighted to support The Drama Workshop and include the inaugural Billy Lids Creative Festival for Kids in our programme. A whole day out at Keirunga Gardens where the doors will be thrown open to whanau. With a mix of free and paid arts experiences on offer, explore the Arts in a carefully curated program of activities to suit ages 3 to 12. Book online with Eventfinda for classes, workshops and shows or just come along and soak up the free activities on offer.

Free activities - no booking required - include craft tables, demonstrations, activities in the fairy dell, sound sessions in the old homestead, storytelling in the storytellers cottage and easel painting on the lawn with artists on-hand to guide you. Music, dress-ups and refreshments will be available all day in the centre courtyard.

Limited tickets available for paid events - book online via Eventfinda for: Super-Hero Circus from Rollicking Entertainment in the theatre; Art Workshops with the Pencil Room; and Rhubarb - storytelling with the fabulous Mary Kippenberger and team!

Bring a picnic or purchase from the Bay Espresso caravan - child friendly meal options and great coffee!

Show Information

Ticket Types


Concession = Gold Card Holders, Community Service Card Holders & Full Time Students with ID
Child = 16 Years & Under (selected shows only)
High School Student = (selected shows only)




Sat Oct 24th09:00 - 17:00


Keirunga Theatre

If you have any issues buying your tickets, please contact the festival office on 06 651 2487 between the hours of 9am – 4pm or email the team

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