Announcing our Family Programme 2015! Scroll down for times.



Stendhal Festival was honoured last year to have won the Best Family Friendly Festival in the Irish 2014 Festival Awards as voted for by our attendees. We work very hard to try and encourage families of all ages to come together and experience Stendhal – creating memories that inspire, make you laugh, and bond the family together.

Once again our fantastic Family Area team, headed by June Doorish (of All Stars Drama) and Lisa Hamilton, have organised a varied fun filled family programme to ensure the youngest of our festival goers experience the syndrome! As we always say –If the kids are happy, the parents are happy!

ALL (bar one*) of the family tent and activities listed below are FREE!!



Baby Sensory

This fabulous activity will include baby activities from signing to fibre optic light shows, amazing light balls, bubbles and bells. Orla from the award winning baby development workshops will ensure a fun and special experience for you and your baby! Will suit from birth to 13 months old.

Boogie Bugs

We are so excited to welcome back Bernie with the wonderful Boogie Bugs. Bernie provides a great session with original and well loved content and invites children to try out lots of instruments and participate in lots of interactive musical fun!

All Stars Drama

All Stars have been working hard to produce their very own interpretation of The Jabberwocky. Join them as they bring this fun tale to life in a fun show with lots of colourful characters.

Paul Gomac Magic

Paul’s magic shows are always an awe filled experience and is sure to delight children of all ages. Paul is a majician with years of experience and we are glad he’s going to share some of his magic with us in the family tent!

Banyan Theatre Company

One of Stendhal’s favourites, Banyan will be returning with their wonderful puppet show. This production enthrals and excites all who attend with the perfect blend of music and theatre.

Big & Smallz

This new and exciting dance company will give Kids a great chance to experiment through the creative medium of dance, join them as they give you a taste of these fun and vibrant classes.


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On hand will be our expert arts & crafts instructor from Krafty Kids, this is a great fun activity where all our budding artists will be assisted to make wonderful creations.

Jumping Clay*

This is another activity which kids love where they can sculpt their very own creature! As a mini-workshop you can take home the end result and the cost is only £2!

Just Jemima

Join Just Jemima in her wonderfully delightful caravan, this is such a memorable and creative experience for anyone that visits.




We all love stories and Dramabugs will be on hand to weave their wonderful web of magic taking you on lots of adventures!


Sarika Art

Sarika Art will be available with her exquisite Henna designs!

(parents should be aware that henna is not suitable for all skin types).

Nail Art

Choose your favourite design and get into the festival spirit!

Face Painting

Lots of colours and designs, we can’t wait to see what you choose!

Ed Reynolds ~ Caricatures

Back by popular demand – Why not visit the very talented Ed Reynolds and get a free caricature which is a great opportunity to get a special memento and experience a wonderful artist at work!


At Stendhal we love to play, join us for some giant bubble frolics fun and lots of other fun characters, balloon modelling and lots of smiles!

We have a special dedicated family team who will be available throughout the festival with any help you or your little people may need!



***UPDATE – Please see times of family programme***

STENDHAL 2015 FAMILY PROGRAMMEArt & Craft Activities (12pm – 5pm) by:

•           Krafty Kidz

•           Jumping Clay

•           Just Jemima

Entertainment line up in the family tent:

11:00am                               Tiny tots sensory class by Baby Sensory

12:00am                               Tiny tots music session with Boogie Bugs

1:15pm                                 Performance of ‘Jabberwockey’ by All Stars

2:30pm                                 Magic Show by Paul Gomac

3:30pm                                 Puppet and music production by Banyan Theatre Company

4:45pm                                 Dance workshop by Big&Smallz Dance Company

And much more throughout the day including:•           Story Telling by Drama Bugs

•           Henna Tattoos by Sarika Art

•           Caricatures by Ed Reynolds

•           Nail Art

•           Face painting

•           Balloon modelling

*           Fun with bubbles


Team Stendhalx

Winners Best Small and Family Friendly Festival 2014 in Ireland