Highland Hootenanny // Medicine Gardens, Cobham

It’s Burns Night and to celebrate all things Scottish, we headed over to the Medicine Garden in Cobham to get involved in the festivities.

In collaboration with Theatre Tots, there was a free production of Harry the Haggis along with free face painting for the kids. Theatre Tots were also the brains behind Eddie the Elf which we saw at Christmas.

The show was held in the dome again and kicked off with a song all about Harry-the-not-so-scary-Haggis to get the kids in the mood. The two actors then talked about haggis, muddling through a rather interesting recipe for vegetarian haggis, with the help of the kids.

Once finished, out popped Harry the Haggis to take us on a tour of the Scottish Isles to play some games. Before travelling, we all had to learn the transportation dance;

Step, clap, step, clap
Star jump, star jump,
Wiggle your fingers from your toes to the sky,
Say where you want to go,
Spin round and round and round
On your bottom


On each adventure through the Isles, there was an activity; Scottish dancing, hammer throw and finally a sack race (which, naturally, I won).

As always, these little productions are great- simple, interactive and good fun. We look forward to see what the February half term brings!

If you want to find out more about the Medicine Garden or any of their events, visit their website here. To stay up to date with ticket releases, sign up for their newsletter.


2 thoughts on “Highland Hootenanny // Medicine Gardens, Cobham

  1. What a lovely production ๐Ÿ™‚ It sounds like Raffy is going to be very cultured by the time he starts school – perhaps a future theatre critic in our midst?

    Thanks for linking up to #TWTWC xx

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