Search:



Festival of fun draws crowd

Posted: 2pm 19 Oct 2020

Families jumped at the chance to get outside and enjoy activities, stage shows, rides and more at Moreton Kids Festival on October 18. About 7500 people joined in the fun at the region’s first COVID-Safe event of this size.

After spending a large portion of 2020 stuck at home, children relished the chance to make flower crowns and door hangers; kick, bat, catch and throw balls; pet sea life; enjoy the rides and watch Peppa Pig and her brother George light up the Strathpine Centre main stage.

There were five worlds of fun to explore; Brisbane Fun Kids, Creative Kids, Green Kids, Sesame Lane Active Kids, and Innovate Moreton Bay Innovative Kids. Three stages of live entertainment - the Strathpine Centre Main stage, Little Groovers stage and Enviro Stage entertained crowds all day.

Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) CEO Shane Newcombe says it was wonderful to see so many families enjoying the event at Strathpine’s Pine Rivers Park.

“This year, as we all know, looks very different to any year with the events industry adjusting to and navigating through the new normal. With extra cleaners on site, lines marked on the grass to facilitate social distancing and ample hand wash and hand sanitising station throughout the park it was great to see families out and about in our region and having fun again,” Mr Newcombe says.

“There was a perfect mix of family fun for all ages with the very popular unlimited free rides in the Brisbane Kids Fun Kids zone returning, plus five worlds of fun that had something to spark the curiosity of every little mind and a full day of entertainment on the Strathpine Centre Main Stage.

“There was something at Moreton Kids Festival for every member of the family to enjoy.”

Popular program

On the Strathpine Centre Main Stage, children were treated to two Peppa Pig shows as well as some fan favourites such as Nickleby the magician and Dino Encounters shows throughout the day.

Unlimited free rides in Brisbane Fun Kids were once again popular, with the favourites being the giant slide and the swing ride.

Creative kids was abuzz with creative little minds, crafting everything from flower crowns to origami.

In Green kids, Ocean Life touch talks were popular with kids getting up close and personal with starfish, sea cucumbers and even a baby shark.

The Sesame Lane Active Kids zone was the place to burn off some energy and test skills at shooting hoops, foot mini golf, and the Juiced up Groms agility course – by far one of the most popular activities.

Innovate Moreton Bay Innovative Kids zone was a drawcard for inquisitive kids keen to delve into new technologies with augmented reality, virtual reality and robotic activities on offer.

The community engagement area was also popular this year, giving children the chance to learn CPR, press buttons in a police car and watch the cherry picker of a Queensland Fire & Rescue truck reach sky heights.

Moreton Kids Festival was proudly presented by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) and supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council, Strathpine Centre, Brisbane Kids, Sesame Lane and Innovate Moreton Bay.

Share

Trending

Call to support genuine Aboriginal art

Overseas tourists may have disappeared, but demand for genuine Aboriginal art remains strong. So strong, Michael Connolly has opened a new Dreamtime Kullilla Art shop.…

Age is only a number to 91 year old printmaker Ellie

Ellie Neilsen may joke that her qualifications, "Masters in Age Experience and Diploma in Country Living," come from "Hard Knocks University," but she's more than qualified to teach. …

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   9-2-2018  •   Kylie Knight

Samford Farmers’ Hall Remains Heart of Village Almost 100 Years On

It took a concerted effort from the community to create the place that has hosted celebrations and events in Samford for nearly 100 years. The Samford Farmers' Hall's history is testament to the strength of the community it continues to serve…

Local News   •   14-2-2018  •   Kylie Knight

Craft Beer Industry Booms in Moreton Bay Region

Hannah Honnef may have German heritage and grew up on a vineyard, but she says her decision to join the beverage industry was not inevitable.…

Local News   •   8-3-2018  •   Kylie Knight

It's a long way to the top if you want to rock with the best

When the likes of Prince and the Beach Boys performed at the Eatons Hill and Sandstone Point hotels safe to say industry insiders and outsiders are surprised.…

Local News   •   18-3-2018  •   Kylie Knight

Rupert McCall - Becoming a poet

Not many people can remember the first poem they read, but Rupert McCall can and he reckons it changed his life.…

Local News   •   31-3-2018  •   Kylie Knight

Change suits Scott and his Bees

Local man, Scott Bevis quits his 21 year long career as a telecommunications design engineer to bee-keeping.…

Local News   •   28-11-2018  •   Kylie Knight

All you need to know about snakes in our Region

Australia is known for its varieties of venomous and non-venomous snakes, the Moreton Bay Region isn’t immune to this. Find out all you need to know about the snakes that reside in our region.…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close