From 9am to 4pm on the Rogers Rose Garden, Jade Dragon Theatre and the Pavilion.
Gold coin donation.
FESTIVAL FAMILY FUN DAY
COME DOWN TO THE GARDENS ON SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY FOR A RANGE OF FUN EVENTS FOR ALL THE WHĀNAU, INCLUDING THE TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC, FREE PERFORMANCES IN THE FESTIVAL HUB AND JADE DRAGON STAGE, AND OUR VERY FIRST CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL
Teddy Bear’s Picnic - Rogers Rose Garden
Firm festival favourite The Teddy Bears Picnic is a great day out for our younger festival audiences, and this year will feature stage performances from Miss Pickles Pennybottom and Chanelle & Friends, alongside a range of games, craft activities and storytelling. We are also introducing our first Teddy Olympics, so get training now with your teddy so you can take part in a range of toy-adapted sports, and a Teddy Parade, where we will award prizes for the Bravest Teddy, the Kindest Teddy, and much more. Pack a picnic, put on a costume, and pop down to the Gardens for a beary good day!
Children's Film Festival - Pavilion
The Hamilton Film Society have put together a great line-up of classic children's films that will be running throughout the day in our pop-up cinema space. Retreat from the sun and enjoy these movies perfect for young film lovers. 10am: My Neighbour Totoro Unexpected adventures with the charming Totoro abound when two sisters move to the countryside to be closer to their ill mother in this Studio Ghibli masterpiece. 12noon: The Secret Garden When the wilful Mary Lennox is sent to live in a house full of secrets, she discovers both a neglected soul and garden that she is determined to breath life into. 2pm: Spirited Away When 10 year old Chihiro accidentally finds herself in a resort for supernatural beings, she has to find a way to free herself and her missing parents.
For more information visit the Festiva's website: www.hgaf.co.nz