More than 1500 people joined us from the Macedon Ranges, Melbourne and beyond for the inaugural Woodend Children’s Festival on Sunday 27 July, 2014.

What was your highlight? Check out lots of wonderful photos from the day, and tell us what you and your children enjoyed seeing and doing on our Facebook Page

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After an extremely successful debut, Woodend Children's Festival will be returning in 2016 with a bigger, more diverse and culturally rich program. With last year's event attracting more than 1500 people, including...


We recently received this lovely letter from Craig Smith, who performed at the inaugural festival in July 2014: "To woodend children's festival organizers, I have performed at many a children's festival over the past few...


Organisers have declared the Woodend Children’s Festival a stand-out success, with more than 1500 people attending its inaugural year. Co-founder Kate O’Connor says ticket sales exceeded expectations. “Though we had sold more than 600 tickets by...


Festival-goers will need to move quickly if they want to secure their entry to the Festival. A limited number of pre-purchase tickets are available to purchase until midnight on Saturday. Festival Co-Founder, Kate O'Connor, says although some tickets will...


What are your children looking forward to doing most on Sunday 27 July? Learning a creative new dance or joining in a bit of West African inspired drumming? Trying out the basics in mini tramp, web rope and aerial circus skills? Perhaps they would like to...


Little fans of 'The Wonky Donkey' song and best-selling picture book of the same name will be singing, dancing and 'hee-haw-ing' along, when its writer performs at the Woodend Children's Festival. Craig Smith, an APRA children award winning...

Photo courtesy of Shawn Smits

More local primary schools have taken on the star weaving challenge, to ensure we have a sparkly 'Sea of Stars' to adorn the walls at Buffalo Stadium on Sunday 27 July. Thank you to the following local schools for joining in the fun: [list line="no"...


We would like to express our gratitude to a number of local businesses, individuals and community groups who have thrown their support behind this exciting new community event. Thank you! While our major partners are Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Arts...


Hundreds of local primary school students are weaving colourful stars this month as part of a partnership between the Woodend Children’s Festival and the One Million Stars Project. The stars will collectively form an installation to be suspended from the...


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Want to really get involved in this new community event, or know someone who does? We need enthusiastic volunteers to bring the festival to life! Volunteers can be anyone - parents, grandparents, community groups, child care...

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