kinderentertainment castlefest winter editie

Children’s entertainment

Let your child be creative at the children’s entertainment

Like previous years, there is an area reserved at the Castlefest Winter Edition especially for children’s entertainment.
The children can come into our warm tent to colour or to make all sorts of crafts projects. Every day we try to make something new. Stop by and let your children show their creative side!

For the more active kids, the stuffed horses, unicorn and dragon are coming out of the stables. Do your children have what it takes to tame our pure blood donut horses? Can they knock over all the obstacles? Let them accept the challenge!

Lifestyle Square: wooldreads and henna!

Do you want to begin the month of December with a metamorphosis? Make sure to visit the Great Hall during the Castlefest Winter Edition.

Hats ‘n Dreads

Want to make your Castlefest something special and change your look? Hats ‘n Dreads is on the Lifestyle Square to put wool dreads in your hair. Besides dreads they have a lot of different hair accessories for both dreads and regular hair.

Hennali: Art of Henna

At Hennali: Art of Henna you can get a unique henna tattoo; a wonderful addition to your costume!

Regardless cultural background, henna art is always considered beautiful and is a mesmerising tribute to the body. Everyone deserves to be decorated with the intricate patterns and to enjoy the beautiful shapes and intense red colour. The good thing is that henna artworks will fade after a while, thereby always leaving room for renewal.

Do you want to discover the world of henna art and what it can mean to you?

The ladies and gentlemen of the Lifestyle square will be ready for you both days; will we see you there?

workshop balfolk castlefest winter edition


Dance yourself warm with a workshop Balfolk!

Of course there will be a workshop balfolk with Emelie and Wen at the Castlefest Winter Edition.

While in the old days the upper class was dancing boring waltzes, the plebeians were having a party much more fun! They danced their own kind of dances which are nowadays known as balfolk. For centuries, balfolk has brought people together to enjoy dance and live music. 

Emelie and Wen will explain the basics of different dances step by step in this introduction workshop. Everybody can join, with or without dancing experience, young or old, farmer or princess, troll or fairy. 

We can enjoy the dances we’ve learned straight away while listening to the lovely music of Andoorn.

Join Balfolk at the Yule Stage on both days of the Castlefest Winter Edition.

Heidense Bende op de Castlefest Winter editie


The program for both days:

11.15u  – Day Opening
12.00u – Healing Wintersounds by  Gabs with healing Angel Ritual
12.30u – Innerpeace shamandrumhealing
12.30u – Groene Godin Wintermeditation
13.00u – Craften with Pagan Lady
14.00u – Innerpeace shamandrumhealing
14.30u – Healing Wintersounds by  Gabs with healing Angel Ritual
15.00u – Heidense Bende Drumcircle 
16.00u – Groene Godin  Wintermeditation 
16.30u – Margo Awanata
17.00u – Innerpeace :Yulebook ritual

Satuday: 18.30u – Margo Awanata Yule Lightritual


Healing Winter sounds by Gabs with a Healing Angel ritual

This year Gabs will take you to the land of the angels, she plays the healing sounds and by the sounds your spirit awakes, which angels do you experience? And will open your magical power? Within a message or wish will appear…

Both days at 12.00u & 14.30u.

Opening Ceremony & Drum Circle

Every day at 11.00u we start with a Openings Ceremony and at 15.oou. The Heidense bende members are having a beautiful Drumcircle. Every day a different group will lead the Openings Ceremony &Drumcircle with a different theme.
We see our Heidense bende field as a village, who come together every day to celebrate life and connect with joy and love.

You can feel the rhythm of the drums like the beating of your hart and the dancing and sound spread it through your veins. Would you like to experience this? Come and watch, dance and move with us!

Openings Ceremony
Friday: Gabs 
Saturday: Centrum Inner peace
Sunday: de Negen werelden

Friday: The pagan Lady
Saturday: Margo
Sunday: Centrum Innerpeace


The Pagan Lady

Just as last year, The Pagan Lady team will be present at this Castlefest Winter Edition.
You are very welcome to join us to craft something beautiful and magical.
It will be like a warm spot of light in this dark and cold season.
A symbol of good wishes and promises for you and your loved ones.

Both saterday and sunday from 13:00h till 14:00h.

Blessed be

Rosa Mare

The first symbolic signs to express thoughts with were called runes, which originated from the gothic word “Runa”, meaning secret. Each symbolic rune sign is a storage for intuitive knowledge, and it takes insight and knowledge to read the stones clearly and articulate them to the outsider.

When I am interpreting my stones, I always note how it fascinates people, especially by the pureness of the stones with their signs.

Meet with the old ritual of the rune stones. They provide wisdom and insight.

Centrum Innerpeace

Midwinter fest – Yule is a special time, because it’s the time of repentance, unwind and evaluate. The days are short and the nights are long and cold, humans and animals huddle together. With Yule we thank the lessons and insights of the past time. Starting from now the day’s slings, we welcome the Sun and everything we put in the energy will start growing. 
We give you the opportunity to remember someone, give you insight, your wish for the New Year in the Yule book to write. The Yule book will be dedicated to the Sun so that all wishes, insights and Memorials may be seen and recorded in the big picture.

Saturday morning daylight opening – welcoming the Sun
Sunday afternoon Yule Ritual – 17.00 hour

For a Shaman healing drum session you are welcome at:12.30 and 14.00u

Yule Mistletoe Arch

The Yule Mistletoe Arch is also this year at the Heidense Bende, where you can kiss your loved one or embrace your friendship with a hug.
Come over and feel free to show your love & friendship…