Makendoo workshops are perfect for large festivals and fun days as they create an instant carnival atmosphere and offer interactive entertainment for children (and adults) of all ages. Our workshops are always popular at festivals as children are encouraged to be creative themselves rather than just watching others entertain.

Makendoo workshops have been designed to deal smoothly and efficiently with large numbers at busy events. We operate a ‘drop-in’ system with kids coming and going throughout the day (no booking required). In a standard day we can entertain up to 200 children, each child making something to take home. The ‘makes’ are usually masks, hats and banners, which are visually impressive and fairly quick to create. We are happy working outdoors weather permitting.


A Makendoo workshop is an ideal activity in the lead up to any parade. We can either run our standard drop-in workshops, or we can work with smaller groups of children (around 20) to produce larger group items.

Popular themes for festivals include:- Wild West, Seaside/Pirates, Carnival, Jungle and Fiesta.

Popular themes for parades are: Pirates, Hawaii, Circus, Medieval Pageants and Carnival.

Festivals include: Jersey Arts Festival, Exeter festival, St. Patrick's Day Festival Dublin, Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival, Shajah Festival Arab Emirates, East Midlands Food and Drink Festival. Bangor Festival N.Ireland.

... they were very busy on both days, and hugely popular with the children and parents who attended. It really was a great addition to the festival fun’. Shona Powell, Director, Lakeside Arts Centre.

‘They were a delight to work with- and we work with all sorts here! They were very organised and calmly managed two busy days; our visitors were very happy with the things their children made’. Rachel Litton, Barrow Borough Council.



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