Get your kids excited about baking at this year’s yummiest Children’s Festival show: Baking Time. Not strictly a cooking show (but let’s face it we all love cooking shows), Baking Time has all the ingredients of a great kid’s show: live music, wacky characters, audience participation and, yes, straight from the oven baking. Here bakers Bun and Bap make buns and biscuits on stage and kids get to help. You guessed it, hijinks ensue.
Geared to the 3-8 year-old set, the show has already played to packed houses at the Wee Festival in Toronto and locally at Presentation House in North Vancouver. If you haven’t brought your kids to a show with live-action, on-stage baking where the smell of fresh baking permeates the theatre, now is your chance. The kids are sure to get a rise out of it.
The madcap show has a real oven on stage, and a trio of silly bakers kneading dough, tossing flour and creating a dough boat, which is passed around the audience as if there is a storm, complete with thunder. The result: fresh baked buns and lots of laughs.
The Enchanting Adventures of Bun and Bap
Follow along as Bakers Bun and Bap encounter mischievous doughy characters, venture through forests of breadsticks and sift through magical flour storms – all while the heavenly smell of freshly baking bread fills the theatre. Yes, that’s right, during the show Bun and Bap bake real loaves of delicious bread in a real life on-stage oven! The show involves baking antics, live music and oodles of opportunities for the audience, both young and old to join in the fun.
PS: All tickets include entry to the fun-filled, on-site Activity Village. Think circus skills, master face painters, an amazing maze, giant board games, an arts and science lab, yoga, origami, twist and toddle and more.
This post is sponsored by the Vancouver International Children’s Festival
The 41st annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival takes place May 28 – June 3 on Granville Island where world-class theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling comes to entertain Vancouver children and families. This year, ten professional performing artists from as far-reaching as Scotland and Australia are scheduled to perform 73 fantastic shows.
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).