McKiddies Centre

All activities INCLUDED in the price of your festival admission.
No need to sign up for workshops or activities, just show up and have fun!

McKiddies Childrens' Area Program

Once again, children of all ages will have a chance to practice their marksmanship and take aim at the enemy stronghold! Our safe, foam-tipped LARP Archery equipment will be available throughout the day for hours of shooting fun on Saturday and Sunday!

Toddlers will have tons of fun bouncing around on inflatable animals!

Kids can make and decorate their own special Royal Crown or relax and do some colouring in the shade of the McKiddies main tent. All materials are provided to create your own one-of-a kind masterpiece all day Saturday and Sunday! 

Toddlers dress-up… you can be a princess, or a valiant knight, or a valiant princess knight, or a host of other cool characters!

What would you like to be? A butterfly, a pirate or even a tiger? Cleo and her friends create miles of smiles with their artistic abilities – and it’s FREE on Saturday and Sunday!

Join local musician and teacher Adrian Jones in an interactive ukulele workshop, special for kids! Learn a few chords and how to strum this wee but fun and easy-to-learn instrument! Adrian will have 20 ukuleles are available for instruction, and two one-hour sessions running on Sunday only.

Fun for the whole family! Try out this famous traditional Scottish sport on a pint-sized scale at the synthetic outdoor ice rink. Hurry Hard all day Saturday and Sunday!

The Passport Program runs on Saturday from 8am to 4pm and Sunday from 9am to 3pm.  You can pick up your passports at the gates when you arrive at the Festival, at the Inforrmation Centre, in the Heritage/Clans area or McKiddies area.
Chilcren can go from venue to venue getting their passports stamped with unique stamps- Clans, McKiddies, Info, Heavies, Heritage…. wherever the Passport Sign is. When a minimum of 10 stamps are collected, the Information Tent will give them a treat.

Swords, Shields and a Mighty HaZaaaah! These stage fighters will not only show you arms and armour of the medieval era but they will let you hold them and try stuff on.  If you are brave enough come into the ring and get a photo op while doing battle with one of these warriors and don’t forget to catch their fight demos during the day.

Theatricks is a one stop shopping for entertainment – magicians, jugglers, face painters, Star Wars, Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. They create a fun and exciting experience from the smallest birthday party to the largest interactive performance event.

Illusions, coin and card tricks and maybe a vanishing item or two are just a small part of a show that will leave you laughing and in a little bit of awe…..be amazed by the talent and comedy of Theatricks’ own lead magician.

Theatricks is a one stop shopping for entertainment – magicians, jugglers, face painters, Star Wars, Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. They create a fun and exciting experience from the smallest birthday party to the largest interactive performance event.

Did you know that golf originated in Scotland?

Is your child the next Tiger Woods?

Perfect for the whole family to enjoy, unlimited play.

The goal is to complete the course in as few strokes as possible! Bounce the ball off of the walls and angles, and find just the right path to get your ball into the hole, and you’ll win!

In addition to all of these activities, there are also some fantastic photo opportunities to be had around the McKiddies venue with “Nessie” and the introduction of some new characters called “The Fergus Folks”. Look for them and strike a pose for that perfect family snap-shot. “Say Cheese!”