The Kids' Games are a venue for children ages 1-12 that provide an opportunity of fun and learning for your lads and lasses. Kids get to experience our version of Scottish popular games in a non-competitive atmosphere. The Kids Games are open from 9am to 4pm each day. At the entrance to the Kid’s Games area they may pick up a description of all the fun things to do! How about trying your hand at Arts & Crafts, Caber Toss, Haggis Hurl, Sheaf Toss or Tug o' War. Kids may also participate in kid-sized versions of Scotland’s favorite sports--golf and soccer. The barnyard sheep and Heilan’ Coo’s are for picture taking only (no riding or sitting please). **ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES**
An opportunity for the kids to explore their artistic side by making some traditional Scottish themed paper crafts, coloring and puzzles.
An impressive team of artists await your fabulous face to do cheek art or a full-mug masterpiece. *Fee required*
The haggis is thrown for both distance and accuracy from atop a whisky barrel. A split or burst haggis is immediately disqualified, as the haggis must be fit to eat after landing. The sport requires subtle technique rather than brute force, as the hurl must result in a gentle landing to keep the haggis skin intact. How far can you hurl the Haggis?
The Caber is a tree that has been cut and trimmed down so one end is slightly wider than the other. It can vary length from 16 to 22 feet and between 100 and 180 pounds. The caber is stood up for the thrower with the large end up. The thrower hoists the caber up, then takes a short run with the caber, stops and pulls the caber so that the large end hits the ground and the small end flips over and faces away from the thrower. The caber is scored for accuracy as though the thrower is facing the 12:00 position on a clock face. A judge behind the thrower calls how close to the 12:00 position the lands, 12:00 being a perfect toss.
The sheaf is a burlap bag stuffed with chopped rope and straw. The sheaf is tossed over a cross bar with a shovel. Three attempts are allowed at height. See how high you can get!
The orgins of this game are a bit sketchy, but a whole lot of fun! From a standing position kids throw the Wellie (a Wellington boot) under-hand, as far as possible within defined boundary lines. How far can you toss the Wellie?
Opponents from 2 sides try to pull each other across the mark.
A performance may be given by a Scottish-American Society of Central Florida grant recipient or one of our local performing bands.