It's our second year, and Enchanted Children's Festival is even more amazing and action packed. We have two stages, the Enchanted Stage, which will host performances and the Forest Stage, with interactive workshops.
Throughout the day there will be workshops offering everything from knitting to comedy stunt fighting!
Use our Enchanted Map to navigate your way around the park and find toilets, workshops, and stage times.
Check out all the workshops available throughout the day.
Meet Gusita, the giant turtle! She is a 5 meter wide metal sculpture made from recycled motorbike tyres, metal and reused paints. Come help rescue Gusita from the sea of plastic, make a plastic bag jellyfish that will then feature in the show, create tyre furniture and take part in our eco relay games.
Go to Gustia's maker, Felicity Jones' website
Drop in & Sign up
Fun games for the whole family, including, inflatable snag golf, tug of war, ball drills and skills, parachute play and relay races. You can even find out how to make healthy choices with their nutrition advice pop-up.
Go to MyTime Active website
Build a life-size boat sculpture with artist, Jennyboatdraws. Have fun painting and building together with others to make a boat sculpture from recycled materials.
Follow Jenny on instagram
Use your creativity and imagination to upcycle and prettify some plant pots to be planted and displayed on Orpington High Street to participate in the Mayor of London's London in Bloom campaign for the summer. Enchanted Children's Festival in collaboration with Coolings and Orpington 1st.
Join the Fabrications team for fun, family knitting. Create and walk away with your own unique bracelet, necklace or perhaps a Doctor Who scarf.
Go to Fabrications' website
Take part in a large, colourful graffiti mural collaboration with Surrey based Artist Morgan Davy. Get the basic techniques using health and eco-friendly spray paint in our Graff Kids Workshop.
Go to Morgan's website
10.30am-11am (infront of main stage)
11.30am-12pm (behind Priory building)
12.30pm-1pm (behind Priory building)
Join Jodie Greene, family yoga instructor in a special Enchanted yoga session.
Happily Ever Yoga's website
Join world renowned theatre company, Told by an Idiot for a comedy stunt fighting workshop. Fun for the whole family, grandparents encouraged.
Told by an Idiot's website
Join Skills Academy in a series of football drills and learn some fun skills.
Skills Academy website
Let your imagination run wild and create a large clay art work with us! The Clay Room is an Orpington based ceramics Studio offering relaxed and friendly pottery classes.
The Clay Room website
Choose your colours, spin the paint wheel and make splart! Sam Musker brings his unique spinning art to Enchanted!
Find Sam's workshops here
Flipped Fairy Tales Workshop with Explore Learning. Disappear into the magical world of fairy tales! Join our spoken language workshop and explore whether the big, bad wolf has always been so big, and bad!
Explore learning website
Write a wish and hang it from an olive branch. Wishes will be sent to join wishes from all over the world at Yoko Ono’s Peace Tower in Videy, Iceland. The olive trees were kindly donated by Coolings Gardening Centre.
Imagine Peace Tower website
Make your own art and play games using materials that have been donated to Enchanted Children's Festival.
Make your own music with our upcycled music wall made from clangy bangy toys. Warn your adult first!
The Fox Cubs teach hula hooping skills!
Find Fox Cubs on facebook
A drumming workshop on bucket drums!
Find Guildford Bucket Drummers on facebook
Air’Mazing Air! Explore the wonderful world of air in this fun-filled workshop. Create giant smoke circles and investigate how air makes things move with our super air rocket and levitating balls!
Fizz Pop website
The Fox Cubs teach circus skills!
Find Fox Cubs on facebook
Mr Skullin is a fun teacher, the kind who has loop peddles and makes youtube videos about playing pop songs on boomwhackers! Join him in this 30 minute instrument workshop.
Mr Skullin's youtube channel
Yoga with Jodie Greene from Happily Ever Yoga
Setting up the rhythm for the day, this dynamic duo is a real treat! Find Guildford Bucket Drummers on Facebook.
Antoine Lynn is a young singer-songwriter known for his metaphorical lyrics, rich guitar and distinct 'raspy' vocals. See him perform songs from his recent Debut EP! Find Antoine Lynn on youtube
Skills Academy present mad skills with freestyle choreographed footballers from Mike Delaney's team.
Anna and Baker first met at drama school where they became best friends through their love of singing and having fun. They'll be singing showtunes and popular songs that the whole family can enjoy.
Performances from young people involved in ArtsTrain, a unique and pioneering creative music programme managed by a leading social enterprise Mytime Active.
These two sisters have been singing together since they can remember. Join them at the festival where they’ll be playing some pop classics among other sweet tunes, so come and sing along with them. Rokky has just released her latest single, deux. Find her on Facebook.
Local Autism charity x actress and theatre practitioner Nicky Hallet have provided theatre workshops for young people with autism in the lead up to the festival. They will perform a world premiere of their very own theatre piece on the Enchanted stage! Find out more about CASPA.
In between writing and performing, this talented grime artist from Lewisham featured in a Nike campaign, MTV and Cbeebies, all before he even turned 14! Whether he's rhyming at a 100 miles an hour, campaigning for safer streets, or just looking fresh, Litty Lightz is certainly one to watch. Follow Litty Lightz on Twitter.
BrownSugar are a 4 piece Soul/RnB band from South East London, who have been writing and performing together for 4 years. They are supporting Olly Murs at the 02 Arena in May 2019, and are headlining their own show in Bermondsey, South London in June 2019. A debut EP is on the way! Follow Brown Sugar on facebook.
Playing us out is the fantastic Croydon Steel Orchestra! They are a youth and community steel band based in the London Borough of Croydon. The orchestra encourages the tuition of steel band in schools, enabling as many children as possible the opportunity to learn the art of pan. Go to their website for more information.
2019's poster competition was won by four year old Kemin, and his design was illustrated and brought to life for our poster and flyers by artist, Jennyboat. Every year the festival decorations are made by local primary school children from recycled materials. The theme was our oceans. We displayed their sculptures, including a giant merma
2019's poster competition was won by four year old Kemin, and his design was illustrated and brought to life for our poster and flyers by artist, Jennyboat. Every year the festival decorations are made by local primary school children from recycled materials. The theme was our oceans. We displayed their sculptures, including a giant mermaid at the festival. Local arts students from Orpington college made banners to go across the front of our main stage.
2019: Enchanted Children’s Festival facilitated free theatre workshops for local teenagers with autism, run by local charity, CASPA with actress and experienced SEN practitioner, Nicky Hallet. The workshops took place in the lead up to the festival where they performed on the main stage.
2019: In collaboration with Orpington 1st and Coolings Garden Centre, Enchanted Children’s Festival took part in London in Bloom. Children were invited to use their creativity and imagination to upcycle and prettify some plant pots to be planted and displayed on Orpington High Street to participate in the Mayor of London's London in Bloom campaign for the summer.
2019: Enchanted Children’s Festival participated with Gusita the Giant Turtle, her maker, Flee Jones and the local primary schools’ art work in a parade on Orpington High Street to celebrate World Ocean Day on the 8th of June.
Every year we invite festival goers to write a wish and hang it from an olive branch. Wishes are sent to join wishes from all over the world at Yoko Ono’s Peace Tower in Videy, Iceland. The olive trees are kindly donated by Coolings Gardening Centre.