Children’s Programme / Vila

As part of the ‘Vila’ family festival, the children’s programme will be organised between 3 and 5 June in the unique ambience of Fruška Gora in Vrdnik (Fruške Terme Resort). Get out of the city noise and strengthen your soul: nature, family, and friends.

‘Vila’ is part of the Heroines programme and will be held in honour of the great Serbian heroine of the past, poet, guitarist, journalist and Serbian fighter Milica Stojadinović Srpkinja, in Vrdnik, where Milica spent most of her childhood.

The heroines whose voices are heard far away, Anica Dobra, Nataša Miljković, and Nataša Tapušković will read fairy tales to children and tell old stories in a new manner. In addition, the programme for the youngest will include workshops, dance performances, and literary events which will brighten up the children’s first weekend in June.

The three-day open-air movie programme will entertain both children and adults, and one of the films that have recently won all the sympathy of the audience will be shown – ‘How I learned to fly’, based on a book by Jasminka Petrović, directed by Radivoje Andrić.

The children’s corner will include an obstacle course, games such as foot pool, frisbee, flying kites, and flying light aeroplanes without engines, with animators who will guide the children through the games at all times. The youngest will develop various intellectual, motor, social, and even emotional abilities within the workshop ‘Oblutak’ by Dunja Šašić, a certified expert in creative work with children. The children’s programme will be completed by the Rock Camp for Girls, and we will be able to watch the dance performance ‘Theory of Relativity’ on June 4 at 4:30 p.m.

Children will have the opportunity to learn about money and savings through fun, participate in creative and educational workshops and games, and watch the play ‘Guardians of the Dragon’s Treasure’ as part of the Erste Children’s Program, which will be organized on 4 and 5 June.

In addition to the chill-out zone, DDOR will open a DDOR Forest Classroom at the ‘Vila’ festival, where children will learn through play – they will plant flowers on their own, learning how to do it properly along the way.

‘FOREST OF IDEA(S) – Together We Create Idea(s) That Preserve Nature’ is a children’s eco-educational programme organized by IDEA at the ‘Villa’ festival with eco-activists from the author team of the children’s environmental television series ‘Nature Yourself’, which promote an involved attitude towards nature.

The workshops will be held on 4 and 5 June from 4 to 8 p.m.

At the workshops, the children will build a house for insects, the so-called ‘hotel for bugs’, as well as small plant bombs made from recycled paper with seeds for 15 species of honey bees to be used for the guerrilla planting of a ‘paradise for bees’. ‘Šumenkov Instrumentarijum’ workshop will include the production of instruments from natural materials and playing blades of grass, didgeridoo, reed saxophone, whistle, šuška, sound bow – mouth harp, and the like. At the workshops ‘Brzometlicin’ and ‘Piratin reciklarijum’, children will make souvenirs out of recycled materials – plastic bottles will become pots, and milk cartons will be turned into wallets.

While the kids are enjoying their activities, the ‘Great Shade’ zone which covers as much as 400 square meters has been designed for their parents to enjoy a real outing, picnic, and the atmosphere of a garden party. There will be a food zone, as well as facilities with running water. Also, there is a bazaar nearby with 20 stands, which will sell fine homemade food, wine, jewellery and clothes from local designers, natural cosmetics, and similar products. These zones complete the family event and form a nook where everyone can find something for themselves.

Erste Bank is the partner of the Heroine programme arch.

Admission is free.

mapa Vila

Photo: V. Veličković



03. Jun 2022.


4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Fruške terme
Hotel Fruske Terme, Врдник


Foundation ‘Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture’