Kaleidoscope presents the RUMPLEDUMPUS STAGE of festival fun for fabulous families with tiny tots in tow!
On the beautiful Russborough House Lawn and adjacent to its playful playground and amazing maze, RUMPLEDUMPUS offers a wonderful array of gentle entertainment suitable for the whole family, and in particular for little scamps aged 0 to 4.
Please note : responsible adults must accompany children of any age who wish to take part in any RUMPLEDUMPUS workshops. Workshop places are limited and on a first come first serve basis, so check the schedule to make sure you’re in good time to see your faves!
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9.00 to 9.30 - Saturday and Sunday
Turn ‘Good Morning!’ into ‘Great Morning!’ with the Morning Family Meditation Sessions, led by Dawn Nolan of My Higher Shelf.
9.30 to 10.00 - Saturday and Sunday
Going down to the woods today? No need for a big surprise! Join musician Shane McGrath for The Teddy Bears Picnic Play & Singalong. an interactive performance that invites the audience to move, sing and play along to the much loved song “Teddy Bears Picnic” and loads of other wonderful nursery rhymes. No disguise necessary!
10.00 to 10.30 - Saturday and Sunday
Even more ‘Great Morning!’ with the Morning Family Meditation Sessions, led by Dawn Nolan of My Higher Shelf.
9.30 to 10.00 - Saturday and Sunday
The Teddy Bear returns! Shane comes back for more, with another The Teddy Bears Picnic Play & Singalong interactive performance.
11.00 to 12.00 - Saturday and Sunday
Babies do the best worm. And that’s a FACT. Now we can prove it at the Kaleidoscope Baby Rave with DJ Cian Lernihan.
12.00 - 13.00 - Saturday and Sunday
Meet at RUMPLEDUMPUS for our very special forest tour … Whistle In The Wind by Ceol Connected invites you on a magical musical adventure to Whistleberry Forest! This delightful musical trail takes children and accompanying adults on an adventure through the forest to explore musical soundscapes, sing, dance, and meet Ornaith the Owl, Sorley the Snail, and Faolán the Frog. (Please note this is suitable for children ages 2-6 and their parents/guardians.)
12.00 to 13.00 - Saturday only
Ain’t no party like a Creative Dance party! Come get creative in a dance workshop with Selma Daniel.
12.00 to 13.00 - Sunday only
The gamelans go gong! Did you know? You will soon! Learn how to play an array of gongs, bells and xylophones with a workshop from the National Concert Hall’s Javanese Gamelan Orchestra.
13.00 to 14.00 - Saturday and Sunday
No diggity, no doubt the RUMPLEDUMPUS definitely won’t be Oh So Quiet during DJ Cian Lenihan’s 90s Music Set. Here’s where we Mmmbop, Hit it Baby One More Time and Shake Down 1979, Cool Kids!
14.00 to 15.00 - Sunday only
The gamelans go gong again! Play an array of gongs, bells and xylophones with another workshop from the National Concert Hall’s Javanese Gamelan Orchestra.
15.00 to 16.00 - Saturday and Sunday
Wanna Dance With Somebody? A-ha! We’ve got just the thing for Girls that Just Wanna Have Fun can Get Into The Groove at our 80s Disco with DJ Cian Lernihan … along with boys and Mums and Dads and everyone else! Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This!
16.00 to 17.00 - Saturday and Sunday
D.I.S.C.O! D.I.S.C.O! Get down with the get downs at the Kid’s Disco with our resident Spinmaster, DJ Cian Lernihan!
20.00 - 21.00 - Saturday and Sunday
As twilight falls, join us for the RUMPLEDUMPUS Wind Down Hour with Johnny Magory Books! It’s BYOB (Bring Your Own Blankets) and the dress code is Pyjama Chic. It’s the cosiest storytelling corner in town!
Come RUMPLEDUMPUS with us!