2020 NKT-IKBU INTERNATIONAL
Festival Children & Young Adults
Children and young adults are welcome to attend the Festival, however for their safety and wellbeing some special conditions apply.
Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by two nominated responsible adult carers over the age of 18. Those who are aged 16 and 17 year must be accompanied by an adult over 18. You will be asked to provide the names of the carers/accompanying adult at the point of booking, and will be unable to complete the booking without it.
Festivals are large-scale public events and the care and safety of children and young adults remains at all times the responsibility of their parents/nominated carers/accompanying adult. NKT-IKBU, KMC Australia, and the Festival Organisers for insurance purposes cannot take responsibility for children and young adults.
Festival Fees & Accommodation:
Discounts apply to under 16’s bookings. Please see Fall Festival Fees page for details. More information about available accommodation for children can be found on the Accommodation page.
For those booking accommodation via the Festival, children (15 years and under) and young adults (16 & 17 year olds) cannot be accommodated in dormitory accommodation.
To help ensure the safety of your child, and so that they can be easily reunited with their carers in case of difficulties arising, under 16's passes will display photographs and names of their two nominated responsible adult carers. Under 16s bookings can only be confirmed when photographs have been received. Because these passes are prepared in advance, you must provide these prior to your arrival.
All under 18s are required to wear wristbands.
We regret that children under 3 are not allowed in the Meditation Hall during empowerments, teachings and meditation sessions. Any children who do attend teachings are not permitted to play electronic games. Children of all ages are welcome to attend puja.
During empowerments, teachings and meditation sessions, we provide a video link in a comfortable quiet area reserved for carers with children.
Stewarding will be provided in this area. If you are a parent with young children and would like to volunteer to help with Stewarding this area please contact [email protected].
Parents are reminded that children (of all ages) must be under adult supervision at all times.
Due to the city centre location of the Festival, there will be no organised programme of children's activities.