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Are you looking for activities for youngsters at weekends or during the October school holidays? Biggar Little Festival has the answers.
The world famous Purves Puppet Theatre gives you magical children's puppet shows throughout the Festival. Old favourites such as Nessie the Loch Ness Monster and Pips and Panda in Magicland get things going. Do your children fancy learning the skills of the Purves Puppet team? Then get them signed up for the Puppeteering Day. There's also a Puppetry Museum tour led by the talented puppeteers which will be fascinating.
What about getting really hands-on? The library is hosting art workshops for children who like to get creative. They'll take part in a larger scale game before making a table-top version to take home and play. Robins and Squirrels make the centrepiece of these fun events.
Throughout the Festival you will be able to admire the wonderful artwork of our school pupils both Primary and Secondary in the High Street shop windows. Lest We Forget is the poppy theme to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. Where but in Biggar would you find the community working together to promote the children's talent on such an evocative theme? Take the time to stroll and admire the High Street.
Always wanted to be a tiger? Then dress up and go to the Tiger Tea Party. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of Judith Kerr's ever-popular The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the launch of a Scottish version The Teeger that Cam for His Tea. Hev ye seen a muckle, strippit teeger aboot?
On Biggar Day Out enjoy the bouncy castle, face painting and street entertainment in the High Street. In the afternoon very young ones should gather for the all-singing, all-dancing Story Trail. The Biggar Little Spider will get up to all sorts of antics in the Burnbraes. Come and join in.
After the story trail why not go on to the the Municipal Hall for Biggar Little Orchestra? After their success last year they invite children to bring their parents, interact with the orchestra and even try some of the instruments (that could be interesting!). Experienced musicians bring a delightful repertoire to charm the audience. A highly recommended experience for young and old.
The ever-popular Young Musician Competition brings the chance to come and hear the talented young people who grace the stage for this coveted award.