A special section solely for kids has been allocated by BIC at the Formula 1 Village vending area throughout the Grand Prix spectacle.
The highly anticipated race weekend takes Sakhir by storm from April 1 to 3. It will be the second round of a record 21-race calendar that makes up the 2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
In signature BIC fashion, the line-up of off-track activities at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, especially for children, will keep them amused throughout the three-day motoring spectacle.
These include a selection of enjoyable workshops; interaction with a world-renowned bubble artist and roaming performers; memorable activities with a giant puppeteer and a challenging maze; a pair of drumming monkeys and so much more.
The workshops cover four exciting areas. There is a balloon workshop where kids will learn how to twist and turn three-foot balloons to make a replica of insects, animals and everything in between. There is also a bubbles workshop, where kids will be hands on in preparing and creating different sizes of bubbles with help from a professional bubble master from the US.
At the circus workshop, all kinds of skills can be learned such as spinning plates, juggling, balancing and uni-cycling; while in the magic workshop, kids can pick up fantastic tricks from Maestro Gary and Maestro Ricky, who have more than 15 years’ experience. The magic workshop has been in many international events, including at the UEFA Cup Final.
Meanwhile, Aramis Gehberger, more popularly known as Dr Bubbles, is also set to be at the F1 Village, as will the Treemendous Treants. Dr Bubbles is one of the most successful bubble artists from Austria, having performed all over the world including some of the biggest festivals in Europe. His charming and entertaining character keeps the audience in awe. The Treemendous Treants are towering, full-detailed costumes are guaranteed to grab attention, perfect for photo opportunities and more.
For kids looking for an extra dose of excitement, they will have the Titeretú giant puppeteer and challenging maze known as Laberint II.
Made of iron and wood, Titeretú has its basic mechanical parts in plain view. The audience is no longer just a spectator, they become the main character of the story: the puppet! Using the body as a simple tool, the participants will resolve balance, precision and coordination games.
Laberint II is a sea of coloured walls full of crossroads, which will test the most intrepid participants with its visual enigmas. Large format becomes bigger with this free-participation installation, where being lost will be the best adventure.
The Amazing Drumming Monkeys Show has entertained thousands of children at international events, and they will be adding the Bahrain Grand Prix to that list. Hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, these two adorable monkey puppets, Bongo and Congo, play African drums and lead audiences in song and dances, while performing tricks and special effects. The show also features beautiful positive messages, such as caring for our environment, and getting along with each other. Bongo and Congo sends messages of love and happiness to the world.
Tickets for all those who are under the age of 18 come with a special discount. Those aged three to 12 can get 50% off the original ticket price, while all school students aged 13 to 17 can get a 25% reduction. Toddlers aged below three years old can get in for free.
Other discounts are available: university students can get 10% off, while senior citizens aged 60 and above along with people with special needs can get 25% discount.
A Main Grandstand ticket costs BD150 apiece at original price, while a Batelco Grandstand ticket is BD120. A ticket to the Turn One Grandstand is BD100, and tickets to the University and Victory Grandstands are BD60 apiece.
All tickets are for three-day access to the Grand Prix weekend. Tickets can be purchased at the BIC stand in Bahrain City Centre or Seef Mall in Seef District, online at www.bahraingp.com or by calling the BIC Hotline on +973-17-450000.