Kids Take Over HOTA

Don your explorers hat and get ready for Kids Take Over at HOTA this October.

This fierce and fun mini fest is the place where kids can create, explore, and let their imaginations go wild.

Take part in an adventure to discover mythical monsters; design your inner wild creature; learn to play African drums; run away and join the circus; get up close and personal with real wild creatures; and plenty more!

Danger Club by Circa:

1-5 October, $25

Join at your own risk. With Circa’s Danger Club, you are invited to take a leap of faith in a series of circus workshops.

Gathering in a secret location, you seek the thrill of danger through circus creating with Circa’s artist and performing in a unique community venue using the space like never before.

Together you explore the very idea of danger and use it to inspire and challenge in unexpected, exciting and amusing ways. Will you be granted entry to The Danger Club?

Danger Club

Toonworld! Stop Motion Animation Workshop

1-3 October, $10

Welcome to Toonworld! Explore the exciting world of Stop Motion Animation and make your own movie.

In this one and a half hour workshop you’ll learn how to develop a storyline and create a unique clay character (or you can bring your favourite Lego character!)

You’ll then shoot your movie, add in some cool voice and sound effects, and watch your amazing creation on the BIG screen.


African Beat

3-5 October, Free

Get a little wild in this energetic hour of traditional West African drumming and dance by African Beat.

Grab a drum and move your hands and feet to the rhythm of the jungle beats – stay for the hour or come and go. All ages.

The Magic Garden

3-5 October, Free

Do you believe in the power of IMAGINATION? The Magic Garden is a fun-fuelled interactive journey of exploration and creativity for families.

Join “Pat Malone”, a bush adventurer and Mythical Creature Researcher as he embarks on specialized research into Autonomous Imaginary Species, or A.I.S.

These are creatures that begin in the imagination, or in the collective consciousness, and then become real, physical creatures that have a life all of their own! Now, it might sound crazy and I bet you’re wondering how it’s possible…

Magic Garden

Ever Wanted to be a Dessert Chef?

3-5 October, Free

We are looking for 3 mini chefs to work with our pastry chef in a professional kitchen cooking up your favourite dessert, and design a new ice-cream.

Now’s the time to be a little adventurous and create a new knock out flavour. What will yours be?

Are you HOTA’s Next DJ?

3-5 October, Free

We are looking for 3 mini DJ’s who love to dance, mix up beats and get the crowd moving at HOTA during KIDS TAKE OVER. This workshop is designed to take your DJing skills to the next level working by working with DJ Fletcher to learn and fine tune your DJ skills before performing at HOTA on the Lawn bar.

Do you want to be HOTA’s next social media influencer?

3-5 October, Free

This is your chance to show the world your reporting, presenting and writing skills.

Over the three days of Kids Take Over, you will work with HOTA’s marketing and social media experts learning interview, reporting and blogging skills to create a promotional video starting you.

Wild Animal Encounter

3-5 October, Free

Calling all adventurers! Stop by our special Wild Animal Encounter at Kids Take Over and get face to face with some FIERCE reptiles (if you dare)!

Funky Letter Art Workshop

3-5 October, Free

Bring out your creativity in a Typography workshop where you will learn the fundamentals of hand drawn lettering creating your own unique piece of art to take home.

Wilding Wear

3-5 October, Free

“What do wildlings wear” I hear you ask?

Well wildlings wear wild things of course! Join other wildlings in our fluoro forest and create your own Wildling Wear designs inspired by nature and the bush.

Circus Antics Workshops with Spaghetti!

3-5 October, Free

Enter the Spaghetti Circus Zone and learn about taking risks, showing off and most of all, having fun.

At these drop-in workshops, the Spaghetti Circus kids will teach you to use circus to spin, dazzle and bewitch your friends. Following the performance, each workshop will feature a single circus prop per session. These will include: your body, juggling scarves, hand stilts, spin sticks, spinning plates, hula hoops and much more.

Dan Sultan – Nail & Friends

5 October – $22.50

Nali & Friends is a tale about unconventional, oddball animals from different parts of the world.

I co-wrote this with long-time friend and collaborator, filmmaker Rhys Graham, the stories were inspired by our journey through Uganda and Kenya working with The Thin Green Line Foundation – an international organisation that provides welfare and support to Wildlife Rangers. It was during this trip that we had the opportunity to get up close with baby animals and observe their quirky personalities. It was one of the most rewarding musical experiences I’ve had to date. There are elements, to this story of Nali, which talk about being nice to people and being a good person.

Kids Take Over is presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Paradise Point Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank.


01 October 2019 - 05 October 2019


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HOTA - Home of the Arts
135 Bundall Road, Bundall