KIDS PARADISE – Lost Paradise



Face painting, jumping castles, circus workshops, puppet shows, slime-making and so much more. With a full Kids Paradise programme filled with carefully curated activities and experiences to keep the kids happy and engaged, Lost Paradise is a Hidden Wonderland for children and adults alike.


Balloon Twisting:

Join us in the kids space for our balloon twisting workshops.

Using our special biodegradable balloons we will teach you how to make a dog, flower or even a dinosaur so you wow the crowds with your skillz!


Interactive Sea Installation:

We are four recent graduates of a Bachelor of Creative Arts with visual arts majors at the University of Wollongong. We are all practicing artists and especially enjoy creating immersive installation work that transforms the visitor’s experience. Using recycled everyday items in our art, we present an imagined world which, upon closer inspection, is created from the waste of our existing one.

Our installation will invite families to enter, move around in and be immersed by an ocean of recycled sea creatures. Step into our garden of stationary objects representing coral, seaweed and sea sponges that people can walk amongst.

Have fun with our wearable pieces as well! ; giant starfish, turtles, jellyfish and crabs that can be adopted by families to enjoy in the space.

The sea creatures and plants will be made from recycled materials, demonstrating how the amount of waste being dumped into the ocean can be transformed into something beautiful. It’s a great way to start a conversation about our effects on the environment with kids and adults alike.


Mad Cow Theatre –  Theatre Sports:

Join Mad Cow Theatre Company for their rambunctious and fun filled theatre sports workshops.

Act out here and become part of the herd!

With a 2 hour workshop every day there will be opportunities for all the Paradise kids and their adults to get involved in the fun and mayhem of improv and stage performance.


Glitter Slime Workshops:

This is your chance to have the slime of your dreams!

Join our slime making workshops throughout the festival to indulge in all the gooey delights.

We’ll have glitter and gold, fairy dust and stars and all things ikky too.

See you in Slime Land.


Switcharoo Circus:

Roll up, Roll up.  Circus extraordinaires ,  Switch A Roo Circus , are appearing at Kids Paradise with their assortment of circus equipment and miraculous skill.

For 2 hours each day they will be providing a drop in circus workshop to  teach, play and tumble. Their experienced and skilled teachers will show you how to hula a hoop, throw a diabolo, balance on a unicycle, spin a plate, juggle and more.

Fun for all ages and abilities. Get ready to run away with the Circus in Kids Paradise this year!


The Bug Friendly Play Space:

Discovers ways in which you can make your backyard, balcony or courtyard both child and bug friendly. Discover some amazing little critters that inhabit the urban backyard and you may just discover that they are not so creepy. In this 2 hour workshop learn ways in which you can REWILD your childs play spaces. Learn how to build native bee planter boxes and bee hotels. How to create safe spider spaces in your home and come on a compost safari.

Paul Cannings is THE GARDEN APE, a gardener, ecologist, permaculture designer, teacher and most importantly, an environmentally conscious urban primate. With over 15 years experience as an environmental educator, Paul has an infectious passion for the environment, urban farming and sustainable living. Looking to break down the barriers between nature and humans Paul visions a future in which we live in symbiosis with nature and our children will be equipped with the skills necessary to regrow the planet. 



We are very happy to announce that the world class Night Nannies service is available on site again this year. Bookings can be made directly via Night Nannies.

This is our 4th year assisting at Lost Paradise with our fantastic qualified nannies. We love the concept of Lost Paradise and helping the families enjoy this fantastic event.

We can provide 5 hour professional qualified and background checked nanny packages for $250 catering up to two children at a time with a personalised service.

1-2 children for 5 hours = $250 – additional hours at $40 per hour
3 children for 5 hours = $275 – additional hours at $45 per hour
4 children for 4 hours = $300 – additional hours at $50 per hour
5 hours is our minimum time frame. Families can opt to use all the 5 hours or less but would be required for the minimum

We do have age based ratios for infants. For example Children under 2 years would be 1: 3 ratio. Children older than 2 years we can cater for a 1:4 ratio.

Bookings no later than 8th December 2018 to ensure availability. Last minute bookings may be able to be provided but the rate will increase.

To book and discuss with Night Nannies:
Phone: 1300791663






  • “I had such an incredible time at Lost Paradise – it was a wonderfully unique experience. Thanks again for the opportunity to attend Lost Paradise – it was one of the best festivals I’ve attended in Australia and a fabulous start to the year.”

    Sophie Dellagiacoma – Australian Traveller Magazine

  • “I had such a good time at Lost Paradise! It’s one of the coolest festivals I’ve been to. I loved playing the Lost Disco stage, the atmosphere was wicked, the decoration was class and the lit up signs the crowd brought with them, added to it too.

    After my set I went on the dancefloor with a few of my mates and saw the new year in listening to Jackmaster & Jasper James, was a memorable new year!”

    – Patrick Topping
  • “Lost Paradise was a totally unique festival, nothing like it in Australia. Thank you to everyone who made it such a beautiful place.”

  • “The thing that really makes this festival shine is without a doubt the sheer variety of acts in that world class lineup. Dense, ambitious, and not afraid to throw in a few curve balls, Lost Paradise is much more than your average doof, but a playground for all, no matter what your age or musical alignment.”

  • “After Boomtown in England this is definitely the second festival with the craziest stuff”

    – M.I.A.
  • “One of the most magical spots we’ve ever played in Oz and a night complimented by generous staff and hospitality that really looked after us. A show we’ll never forget”

  • “My favourite view from stage in the world. Doof sticks and the Australian bush, insane energy.”
    – Willaris. K
  • “Re-awaken your sense of wanderlust and adventure with the festival’s secret hideaways, glittering late night discos, and inspirational art and performance”

    No1 NYE 2017/8 Event in the World – Buzzfeed
  • As 2018 became 2019, I found myself feeling sorry for all my Sydney pals couped up in clubs and bad house parties. But also, not really. When you’ve got a festival like Lost Paradise waiting for you just down the road, why on earth would you spend your New Year’s anywhere else?”

    – Hhhappy – Bill Robinson
  • “A picturesque setting in Glenworth Valley forest, a flowing river that hugged the venue and camping grounds, and one of the most characterfully constructed settings of any festival this side of the Pacific, Lost Paradise curates its New Year celebrations in the same way it curates its lineup: with weird and wonderful indulgence.”

    -Tone Deaf
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