Ancient Crafts

“Have-a-go” Bushcraft Activites


“Have-a-go” Bushcraft Activities for Children with Big Stan

Bushman and music-maker Stan Ceglinski is the image of the timber-getters of old, the early pioneers. With a deep love of timber and vast knowledge of heritage bushcraft, with the grandest sense of showmanship, his power-packed shows have been delighting audiences of all ages, Australia-wide, for many years.

“I tell life stories, make it a bit of fun and have a bit of fun, but I’m really serious about fostering wood work in children.”

Date:  throughout both days of the festival – Saturday October 30 and Sunday October 31, 2021

Tutor: Australian Bushman Stan Ceglinski

Project:  Stan will be bringing 3 shaving horses and sapling timber for ready for hands-on “have-a-go” activities for children – so bring along your children to have a unique experience with Stan using the shaving horse, drawknife and a 100-year old cross cut saw! They’ll carve a pair of musical clapsticks from specially selected timber species to take home as a treasured memento of their time with Stan. 

Age:  4yo and up

Cost:  Free

Venue:  See Stan at his stall, or on the arena, in the “Ancient Crafts, Rare Trades” Expo village site opposite the Pavilion, Gympie Showgrounds

Sponsored by Bendigo Bank