The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter

Children's Entertainer

“Accompanied Infant/Primary school aged kids and siblings are invited to join in with cooking, dancing , games and laughing at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party whilst learning about what we need to eat to be healthy. White rabbits, Dormice, children with birthdays and Cheshire cats welcome!”

Some people say Vegans are as mad as hatters Nothing could be further from the truth – eating at least 5 portions of veg a day is better for health, the planet and of course the animals. Primary age kids must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Please arrive with hands washed and hair tied up.
Whilst Captain James Tea Cook Pirate of the Carob bean has been lurking around since the beginning of VegfestUK over 15 Years ago The Mad (veggie) Hatter mysteriously popped up seemingly from nowhere. It was a quintessentially English Garden Party on a gloriously sunny afternoon at Lord Montagu’s Beaulieu Village Fete when he first appeared and no one is quite sure from exactly which rabbit hole he popped out of or why. Rabbit holes are notoriously ubiquitous in the New Forest so wrestling with this question would be quite irrational… Absurd even.
Like Mary Poppins or Nanny McPhee he arrived on the wind, at the right time in the right place at VegfestUK Brighton, ate vegan cake and then seemingly evaporated into the sea mist.

Sunday
10:30am - 11:00am

Meet & Greet The Mad Hatter - Take a Selfie.

Come and meet and tell jokes to the mad hatter and make him laugh.

Also Smoothie / blenda bike cranks up (then all day) – £1 donation per go

Kids Cookery Classes full timetable

Sunday
11:00am - 11:45am

Free Cookery Workshop Rainbow Sushi, dancing, singing

Keystage 1&2 but all ages welcome

What we do: Choose a rainbow of vegetables to go in your sushi, sprinkle with magic seeds and wrap in an iodine rich sheet of nori seaweed and wait for your brain to thank you. Oh and a bit of dancing, and singing and if we have time make a rainbow plate.

What we learn: The importance of wholefoods, vegetables (vitamins minerals & antioxidants) and essential fats for a fit brain

Note: Please arrive with freshly washed hands and hair tied back- Children must be accompanied by a responsible nominated adult please

Kids Cookery Classes full timetable

Sunday
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Pancake Tossing Competition & Rainbow wraps (Wheat free options)

Suitable for all ages

What we do: Award winning Tosser, The Mad Veggie Hatter, teaches techniques for the perfect toss, then for those kids who manage not to drop them on the floor make a cheezy vegan or fruit wrap.

What we learn: The importance of wholefoods, vegetables (vitamins minerals & antioxidants)

Note: Please arrive with freshly washed hands and hair tied back- Children must be accompanied by a responsible nominated adult please

Kids Cookery Classes full timetable

Sunday
1:00pm - 1:45pm

Alice's favourite Mini Happy Vegan Birthday Cakes

Keystage 1/2 but all ages welcome (Wheat Free options)

What we do: Make Cake, Party party party! Sing songs, dance

What we learn: Emulsification !!, 5 a day, importance of Wholefoods, fats for your brain, probiotics

Note: Please arrive with freshly washed hands and hair tied back- Children must be accompanied by a responsible nominated adult please

Kids Cookery Classes full timetable

Sunday
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Magic and UnBirthday Fruit Kebabs with Chocolate Sauce and Magic Seeds

Keystage 1/2 but all ages welcome (Wheat Free)

What we do: Choose a rainbow of fruit. Try not to puncture the person near you as the fruit is speared onto your kebab stick

What we learn: Rules of using sharp things in the kitchen, 5 a day, importance of Wholefoods, fats for your brain

Note: Please arrive with freshly washed hands and hair tied back- Children must be accompanied by a responsible nominated adult please

Kids Cookery Classes full timetable

Sunday
3:00pm - 3:40pm

Magic and Not-So-Mad Lunchbox Chocolate Protein Balls

Keystage 1/2 but all ages welcome (Wheat Free options)

What we do: Prepare to get messy as we combine ingredients to make the tastiest, healthiest, convenient chocolatey balls ever.

What we learn: 5 a day, importance of Wholefoods, fats for your brain, probiotics

Note: Please arrive with freshly washed hands and hair tied back- Children must be accompanied by a responsible nominated adult please

Kids Cookery Classes full timetable

Sunday
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Mr Potato Head Brain Surgery - Make a potato pet to take home, love and cherish

Keystage 1/2 but all ages welcome (Wheat Free)

What we do: Remove a potato’s brain and replace it with brain boosting essential fat rich magic seeds which if diligently watered can be trimmed and added to a sandwich.

What we learn: Knife etiquette Ideal How to safely remove a potato’s brain, hairdressing, 5 a day, importance of Wholefoods, fats for your brain, hydration and drinking water

Note: Please arrive with freshly washed hands and hair tied back- Children must be accompanied by a responsible nominated adult please

Kids Cookery Classes full timetable