Family Events 9.30-12.30pm
Good Morning Blackmore Gardens offers a mix of things for families to do, to learn and to sit back and enjoy throughout the week. See programme for times of what’s on each day. Activities and events are free of charge but donations are welcome.
Throughout the week everyone can try their hand at a mix of activities ‘around the quieter corners’ of the gardens. Drop in and have a go or take something away to do in your family group but please make sure you leave no litter! We are delighted to be introducing Sidmouth Arboretum who will be bringing a mix of songs, garden trails and stories with their Tree Folk activities. Also look out for Forest Cool Crafts with Mark Clarke, String Games with Jane Pfaff and Songs to Sing Together with Karen Morris. Seek out Pamela and Ian France for a mix of crafty fun including making badges, crafty packs and collecting wool and needles to knit blanket squares for children in Malawi.
Family Yoga: Bring your own mat and start off the day with gentle stretching and balancing led by Sarah Moss
Family Music Workshops: Bring your own instruments. Workshops are being led by Ray Langton and Bryony Griffith and include: A Jumble of Jigs, Appealing Polkas, Focus on Fiddles, Musical Rounds and Tunes from the week with time to show what you have learnt during the week! Download the sheet music here.
Family Solo Dance Workshops: A chance to dance on your own or in family bubbles so put on your dancing shoes and find your own space to have a go at the following workshops. Solo Jigs with Gilly and Jon Brenner, Gum Boot Dancing with Jenny Read but don’t forget your wellies for some foot stomping fun and Body Percussion Workshop with Jenny Read. Create rhythms with just yourself
Watch out for some wonderful pop up walkabout entertainment from Dr. Pandemonious Fish and Thingumajig Theatre’s amazing Dancing Dodos. Noisy Oyster bring especially for you The Meanderthals and a close up view of their famous Da Silva Circus Marionettes.
Sit back and enjoy some Special Family shows with David Gibb’s Family Jukebox which is guaranteed to have everyone singing along in no time – this is music that the whole family can enjoy together. Be amazed by Ben the Juggler’s One-Man Family Circus Comedy Cabaret. An award winning international clown juggling, unicycling, magic, balloon sculpting, climbing inside giant balloons, puppet acting and wondrous balancing feats. Finishing the week is another bonanza family show featuring Ray Langton, Simon Whitbread and Jon Brenner, Bryony Griffith, Paul Scourfield and the Exmouth Shanty Men.