Children’s Programme

Newtown Festival is a family friendly event with a great focus on ensuring that the little ones have an awesome time. This year we have tons of fun activities and entertainment, as well as some youth acts performing on the stages. Even better, they are all FREE! All rides at the festival will be free thanks to our sponsors. These can be found at either end of the festival as detailed below.

There are street performers, circus artists, youth bands, dancers & choirs, floorball, parkour, bikes, practice tracks, and more!

The Filipino Village (In St Anne’s – off Emmett Street) have created a really fun area where there are FREE children’s carnival rides and activities until 3pm.

The Wellington Entertainment group have an area on Arney Street where you can take a family photo in their Photo-booth, or verse your family and friends in some cool games such as the 60 second slam. Come along and play!

If you are stuck for what to do, you can check out the full Children’s Programme here and download it to your phone or laptop to print out for the big day. Otherwise keep scrolling and read the programme below!

See you and the kids this Sunday.

Children’s Programme


Tangata Whenua Stage

10:00 – 10:20 Te Kapa Haka o Te Kura o Ngā Puna Waiora (Newtown School)

11:45 – 12:15 WAI

Community Stage

10:00 – 10:20 Move It Danceworks

10:40 – 10:50 JDK Crew

12:35 – 12:55 Newtown Tuesday

Colombo Stage

10:30 – 11:00 The Bandits

12:00 – 12:45 The Megalodons

1:00 – 1:45 Fun and Funner

Gordon Pl Stage

11:00 – 11:45 Coolkidsplayhard

Street Parade

From 5:15pm Tarrant Dancers Traffic Angels

All day Big Girls


9:30 – 17:00 Tangata Whenua Stage

10:00 – 17:00 Colombo St Stage

10:00 – 16:30 Community Stage

10:30 – 16:30 Buskers Pitch

10:00 – 16:30 Girls Rock Stage

10:00 – 16:45 The Circus Hub Stage

10:00 – 17:00 South Stage


Donald McLean Street

12:00 – 14:00 / Traditional Capoeira Angola Roda

CANCELLED Fire and Emergency Burning Kitchen

All Day / WAA HINE Skate

All Day / Street Sports & Games

Arney Street

10:00 – 10:30 / Folk Stories from Poland
11:00 – 11:30
14:00 – 14:30
15:00 – 15:30

All Day / Wishbone Balance Bike Track

All Day / Bouncy Castle, Merry-Go-Round and Ferris Wheel

All Day / Irish storytelling and other activities

All Day / Wellington Entertainment Group


Newtown Community & Cultural Centre
10:00 – 16:00 / Time Out!

Newtown Hall / 71 Daniell Street
12:00 – 22:00 / The Chill Zone

Emmett St
All Day / Newtown School Grassy Area

Salvation Army / 4 Normanby St
All Day / Salvation Army Chill Space