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Kids Take Over | Music Café

Have an absolute blast with a day packed with activities, workshops, and wonder-inducing experiences for little creatives. Featuring free activities to set little passions on fire, indulge musical, artistic, and energetic interests with a range of walk-up and registration required events.

Created to give kids the opportunity to try as many things as possible, Kids Take Over Music Café is the perfect opportunity to let your little ones dip their toes into as many ponds as their heart’s desire. So many things to do, all in one place. It’s every parent’s dream!

Give your kids the gift of experience with Kids Take Over.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

Free walk up activities from 9am-12pm include:

Terrapin’s Infinite Monster | Use your imagination in this 2 min fun digital art activity

Indigenous games | Try Nabei indigenous games to learn all about how sport and art combines

TIP DUCK | a human sized IBIS! puppetry at its best.

Mini Marketeers | Come and support our local mini marketeers. A group of dedicated young  business minded kids.

Nature Play | A casual non structured play with nature. Beware you will get dirty!

Ukulele Workshop | Music is for everyone, and can be learned at any age, any time with Miss Elm



9am Mini DJ’s | Meet our Young DJ’s
9am Skate Workshop #1
9.15am African Drumming
9.30am Skate Workshop #2
10.00am Skate Workshop #3
10:15am TIP DUCK performance
10.30am Skate workshop #4
10.30am Ukulele Workshop
11.00am Skate workshop #5
11.30am Little Entrepreneurs dance class with Summer
11.45am Little Entrepreneurs Mini Buskers  with Mila Park and Ella Fence
11.30am Skate Workshop #6
12.00pm  Youth Music Venture band
12.30pm HOVER Performance
12.30pm Festival day finished

Sun 26 Sep

Skate Workshop

Take in some fresh air and get active the fun way with a jam packed energetic skateboarding lesson.

Active, inclusive, and student-focused skateboarding workshops, committed to helping students build social skills, resilience, confidence, and encouraging an active lifestyle.

Lessons are inclusive of all budding skaters, ranging from beginner to professional.

Find out more

About Terrapin

From its island home in Tasmania, Terrapin creates worlds of creative adventure beyond the borders of contemporary puppetry. The company’s in-theatre productions transport children and families to incredible places with narratives of adventure, humour and beauty. Terrapin’s interactive installations use simple technologies in dazzling ways to make audiences of all ages essential creators in transforming public space.

As unique as the remote place in which it is made, Terrapin’s creations are universally resonant in their themes, sense of humour and popularity. The company presents to diverse audiences far and wide; from Hobart’s Dark Mofo to The Lincoln Centre in New York, the Taipei Children’s Art Festival to the Sydney Opera House and from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon to Flinders Island in the Bass Strait.

Keeping you safe

To keep everyone safe during Kids Take Over, there’s a few things to remember:

  • Anyone over the age of 12 must wear a mask
  • If you (or your little ones) are feeling unwell, have been in a virus hotspot, or in close contact with a confirmed case in the last two weeks, you should not attend
  • Use hand sanitiser provided and practise good hygiene
  • Follow any signage instructions or directions from staff
  • Practise social distancing

We have a COVID Safe plan and are using the Check In Queensland app – you’ll be required to sign in when you arrive. Please make sure you keep up to date with Queensland Government guidelines at

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