On Saturday 9th May 2020, we hosted the epic Kids of Bath Lockdown Festival!! Thank you so so much to all of the awesome businesses that gave up their time, skills & general awesomeness to be part of it!! We love you!! And to everyone who joined in, you’re incredible too! Thank you for tagging us in your fab photos and for generally being the best people in the whole world!! Once again you proved that Bath ROCKS!!!!

Below you’ll find links to every single video that was part of the lockdown festival, so if you missed anything on the 9th, it’s not too late!! Please keep enjoying it all!! There are so many inspiring businesses in our city, have a little look at some of them!! And if you need inspo while we’re locked up, here ya go!! You’ll find tik tok dance tutorials, festival-friendly hair workshops, stories read by famous authors, songs sung by famous artists, the best crafts and LOADS more!!



And please, if you enjoyed any of the festival, and you’re able, consider donating to our two chosen charities. By donating to the Forever Friends Appeal, you’ll help them to fund much-needed food, drink and care packages to sustain the wellbeing of frontline RUH staff during this extraordinary time, and enable a rapid response to the unpredictable and unprecedented demands over the coming months. Please donate here. Donations to BANES3SG will help them to fund their incredible Compassionate Community Hub, and continue reaching out to the vulnerable and isolated of Bath & North-East Somerset, providing help with food deliveries, medicine, urgent housing, mental health, wellbeing and money matters. Please donate here.




10am – Adventure HIIT session with SuperPirates!! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/t00pF5qlEQ8

10.30am – Family yoga warm-up with Bex and her daughter Lily from The Hive Yoga Studio. Watch the video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o9J3zPNqvE





11am – Fancy festival ‘dos with B Hairdressing! Watch the video here – https://www.facebook.com/BathKids/

11.30am – Fabulous floral headband and wand workshop with Forrest & Tilley! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/W74N3jMrQuY

This one is suitable for 5+, and you’ll need:

  • a plain headband
  • a pair of scissors
  • some flowers from the garden and/ or greenery (please be careful not to pick anything poisonous like bluebells).
  • tape (any kind will do)
  • a stick from the garden or a chop stick
  • ribbon or some raffia

11.50am – Glitter face tutorial with Botanical Nails You’ll need aloe vera gel or vaseline, and glitter (the stuff in this tutorial is made from plants!). Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/xbyom6b-62Y





12pm – Paint stone portraits with Kat from The Art Cohort. Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/JAvxmJ2nYGs

For this one you’ll need:

  • two stones (one slightly bigger than the other)
  • two paintbrushes (one thinner one)
  • acrylic or gouache paint

12.30pm – Make play doh with the actual Elsa! Watch the video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QArhNogg9oY

You will need….

  • 8-12 tablespoons of icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of room temperature butter/vegan spread
  • 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder/hot chocolate powder
  • a dash of vanilla extract
  • optional food colouring of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 fork (or stand mixer if preferred)
  • 1 mixing bowl (or more if they want to make different colours/flavours)
  • optional sieve
  • optional disposable gloves





1pm – Make Fox & Kit‘s famous savoury muffins with founder Flis & her gorgeous daughter Nola. Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/BcdEAOm8gw0

You’ll need:

  • 75g melted butter (or dairy-free spread)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (any sort)
  • Any combo of veggies you like, just use what you have! About two large handfuls once chopped (can even be frozen peas!)
  • 150g or so of grated cheese
  • 2 cups (or 250g) self raising flour
  • 1/2 a veg stock cube crumbled
  • Black Pepper

1.30pm – And for pudding, it’s baklava with Alex Greek Cooking! Yum! Watch the video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vtAB5mTZKg





2pm – Tie dye with Kate from The Makery! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/pEP_mQEnJL0

2.30pm – Make a panda with Jim Parkyn, incredible clay model maker (from Aardman Animation!)! You’ll need some plasticine and toothpicks! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/bkdFQ2po0Ug

3pm – Design bunting using natural dyes with Bowles Beck of Farmcraft! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/-ttaUJUJcN8

3.15pm – Marbling tutorial with Botanical Nails. Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/YBis-pvIlgI

You’ll need:

  • a bowl/tray filled with water
  • old nail varnishes
  • blank gift tags/card or paper.





3.30pm – Stunning singing from the fab Vox Pop and Soul Choir! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/f-jOL6hWAvk

3.35pm – Bath Carnival‘s Flamenco Thief plays us a tune! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/PBeFvUFobqQ

3.45pmRock the Tots bring us their usual brand of rocking for littles! Get ready to party! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/FrJ4a5KluMU

4.15pm – Big top circus revelry from Lucas Jet – Stay Home Circus! Prepare to be wowed! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/AE2GcPjNdps

4.45pm – Sing-a-long with Matt Owens from Noah and the Whale! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/kJvQ4bd1WY8

5pm – Jungle adventure party for 3-8 year olds with Goldilocks Entertainment. Watch the video here – https://www.facebook.com/BathKids/

5.30pm – Tik Tok dance tutorial with Lizzie Rose Dance School. Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/N_q4WHXBxNA

5.45pmDance FIt Collective will get us all up on the dance floor! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/7LvQOk61ddA





6pm – A gorgeous meditation with Lucy Stone of Meditation Rocks. Yogadoo and The Hive. Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/a8LNZRPxZZ4

6.30pm – Wind down with some wonderful yoga with Diane Lee from Bath Yoga Studio.Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/JnWqn66vFI4

7pmThe Positive Planner’s Ali teaches us how to make our own mandalas. Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/LmI6DtDokYo

You’ll need….

  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • A piece of paper
  • Some colouring pens

7.15pm – A bedtime story read by Max Porter (author of Lanny, longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019, and one of our favourite books ever!). Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/YrdxeJzhn60





8pm – Time to make a tasty grown-ups only meal with Beth the Free Range Chef! She’ll be showing us how to make zesty fennel seed & mushroom pizettes and garden pesto. YUM!! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/a56jWRiltuo

8.30pm – DJ Jezz-a with some hip hop reggae vibes! Watch the video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H6MfkTt74Y

9.15pm – Slim from Ghetto Funk / Shindig Festival hits the decks!! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/A0r5-ZhYSxI

9.45pm – Will from Ghetto Funk / Shindig Festival serves up more bangin tunes!! Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/MtPnDhrblxk

WAHHHOOO!! What an INCREDS day!! Please keep tagging us in your social media! We’d LOVE to see you joining in on our Instagram / Facebook / Twitter