Healthy Cooking Workshops, Games, Songs for Kids at VegfestUK Brighton – under 16’s FREE

7th February 2019

Healthy eating is near the top of the agenda for many families right now, with parents striving to offer their kids the best diets possible and steer them towards a future based on fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, seeds and other wholefoods. The upcoming vegan festival VegfestUK Brighton hosts a kids area where the little ones can learn about the virtues of eating healthily and making their own health foods in a party atmosphere. And with kids under 16 getting free entry (as long as they are accompanied by adults), families with children have plenty of incentives to get their little ones to come along.

The Kids Area will be hosted by a pair of kids entertainers in Captain James Tea Cook – Pirate of the Carob Bean on Saturday, and Mad (Veggie) Hatter on Sunday.

Both characters share 5 fundamental rules for health:

  1. Eat a Rainbow every day at least 5 a day
  2. Eat wholefoods not half foods
  3. Eat fats for your brain, not fats for pain
  4. Drink water and tea not sugary wee
  5. Sing, jump and run and get out in the sun

Saturday March 23rd

The world’s most famous vegan pirate Captain James Tea Cook Pirate of the Carob Bean and his lesser spotted great crested fluff bottomed Parrot called Yaoh offers scallywags and little scoundrels his easy peasy ships cook healthy cooking secrets.

Also featuring the VegfestUK blendabike/smoothie bike.


11.30 – Meet & Greet Captain James Tea Cook

12.00 – 12.45 – Free Cookery Workshop Rainbow Sushi

1.00 – 1.45 – Pancake Tossing Competition & Rainbow wraps (Wheat free options)

2.00 – 2.45 – Caribbean Fruit Kebabs with Chocolate Sauce and Magic Seeds

3.00 – 3.45 – Captain James’s Pitta Pizzettes

4.00 – 4.30 – Captain James’s Braniac’s Lunchbox Chocolate Cannon Balls

4.30 – 5.00 – Mr Potato Head Brain Surgery – Make a Potato Pet to Take Home, Love and Cherish

5.00 – 5.30 – Pirate Songs, Dancing and Story Telling With Captain James Tea Cook

Sunday March 24th 

The Mad (Veggie) Hatter and his Rainbow Tea Party

Free healthy cooking workshops, games, songs and a little magic with the totally bonkers Mad Veggie Hatter and Alice trying to keep him on track. To be honest there’s no telling what will happen but Alice has a plan.


10.30 – Meet & Greet The Mad Hatter

11.00 – 11.45 – Free Cookery Workshop Rainbow Sushi – Keystage 1&2 but All Ages Welcome

12.00 – 12.45 – Pancake Tossing Competition & Rainbow Wraps (Wheat free options)

1.00 – 1.45 – UnBirthday Fruit Kebabs with Chocolate Sauce and Magic Seeds

2.00 – 2.45 – Alice’s Mini Happy Vegan Birthday Cakes

3.00 – 3.30 – Not so mad Lunchbox Chocolate Protein Balls

3.30 – 4.00 – Mr Potato Head Brain Surgery – Make a Potato Pet to Take Home, Love and Cherish

4.00 – 4.30 – Dancing and Story Telling With The Mad Hatter

For further details on the Kids Area, visit this page here.

Special thanks to Yaoh for Omega 3 rich Hemp Seeds and Plamil Foods So Free for Vegan Chocolate.

Other activities at VegfestUK Brighton 2019

The Kids Area is part of a huge VegfestuK Brighton which takes place on March 23-24 at the Brighton Centre. The event also features the following:

  • Around 230 stalls
  • 18 global caterers
  • Talks on Fitness, Health, Veganic Growing, Radical Veganism
  • Animal Think Tank
  • Vegan Activists Hub
  • Yoga and Wellness Zone
  • Mature Zone
  • Cookery Demos
  • Art Exhibition
  • Live Performances

Advance tickets are now available at, with a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE special offer running until the end of February

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