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






  • “Lost Paradise was like a big backyard party that just spiralled out of control; in the best way possible. A beautiful setting, a lovely cool river to swim in (or to hold an unofficial mini rave, as the case turned out), an entire corner of the grounds devoted to yoga and meditation and relaxation, and barely a bright neon flashing alcohol sponsorship logo to be seen, it carried the casual and laidback vibe of a much smaller festival — while still attracting some of the country’s most exciting and beloved live acts.”

  • “Lost Paradise is the nuanced, well-rounded, quiet achiever of Aussie festivals; big enough to deliver on the great acts, but small enough to still have an air of intimacy about it.”

  • “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.”

  • “Keep doing what you’re doing! Such an amazing, intimate festival. Felt like everyone there was one big family. Had a really amazing feel – everyone was supportive and comfortable and wanted each other to have a fabulous time.”

  • “You escape the city, the smog and traffic, and lose yourself in a forest for a weekend, to the soundtrack of cicadas and a bubbling creek and some of your favourite music. Lost Paradise is one of the more beautiful festivals currently on the calendar”

    – Huffington Post
  • “I remember the first time I played this festival I went for a walk around and thought, ‘this is the kind of festival that if I wasn’t working at I’d go to’. Last year after I played I walked around out the front to see Motor City Drum Ensemble and my feelings were the same – I’d happily do it again…”

  • “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”

  • “This is one of the best and most organised events I’ve attended (and I’ve been to a lot!) and whoever curated the masterclasses did a brilliant job of taking us out of our comfort zones. “

    “….I love to dance, dress up boho-style and get out of the big smoke once in a while. Lost Paradise was all this and more – right on our doorstep.”

    – Lisa Messenger, Editor-In-Chief, Collective Hub
  • “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
  • “Deep in enchanted bushlands it’s always a super diverse line up of DJs and acts playing to an audience down to dance all night. One of my favourite festies to play and attend. Topping off the year on a high note.”

    -Shantan Wantan Ichiban
  • “It’s fun, silly and beautiful, all at once, and hasn’t yet failed to serve up a good time.”

    – Huffington Post
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