Moreton Bay Kids' Festival postponed

Published 4:30pm 9 March 2023

Moreton Bay Kids' Festival postponed
Words by Jodie Powell

With wet weather forecast over the next four days, organisers of this year’s Moreton Kids Festival have made the difficult decision to postpone the event.

It was due to be held at Pine Rivers Park this Sunday, March 12, but will instead be held on Sunday, March 19.

Organisers say the decision to delay the much-loved event was not easy and came after months of planning and hard work to put together what they believe was going to be the best program yet.

“The predicted rainfall totals have been deemed to make the event site unusable for this weekend,” organisers say.

“After extensive consultation, the site was deemed to be highly likely to be too wet to procced.

“The event itself and the work associated with setting up would cause significant damage to the park and surrounds.

“We deeply apologise for any inconvenience caused and will announce a new date for the Festival shortly.”

Organisers say they understand not everyone who had already bought tickets for Sunday, March 12 will be able to attend on the new date and they have made arrangements for refunds.

“We appreciate people have busy lives and some families will already have other plans for March 19, so we are offering refunds to those who can no longer attend,” they say.

Refunds available

Refunds will be issued up until 5pm next Wednesday, March 15.

They will be issued to the method of payment used to purchase the ticket – if these details have changed contact the organisers by emailing [email protected].

Please allow between five and seven days for refunds to process.

Moreton Bay Kids’ Festival, from 8am-3pm on Sunday, March 19 at Pine Rivers Park, will be bigger and better than before, with 26 free activities spread out over five worlds (Fun Kids, Creative Kids, Active Kids, Green Kids and Tiny Tots), as well as eight amusement rides and three stages with live entertainment throughout the day, market stalls, showbags, food trucks and more.

This year’s headline act is JJ from the popular children’s show Cocomelon, who will be appearing live on the Ausbuild main stage. Children will be able to dance and sing along with JJ when he performs at 10am and noon.

Your kids will also love the Mini Picasso workshops where they can unleash their inner artist, design and make flower crowns, pat and cuddle adorable baby animals at the animal farm, or try their hand at yoga.

Fun for the family

There will also be a special community engagement zone where kids can look inside an ambulance, use the fire hose on a rural fire fighting truck, sound the sirens on a police car and more!

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Peter Flannery says Moreton Kids Festival takes the fuss out of planning a family day out and delivers a jam-packed program guaranteed to entertain the little ones.

“There will be fun for everyone with entertainment and activities across five worlds of fun and multiple stages,” Mayor Flannery says.

“As a parent, it can be hard to plan a day out with young children – which is what makes Moreton Kids Festival perfect. It has all the entertainment, close parking and facilities young families need.”

The event is perfect for children under 10 years of age.

Moreton Kids Festival is proudly presented by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) and supported by strategic partner Moreton Bay Regional Council, main stage sponsor Ausbuild, education partner Tafe Queensland, gold sponsors Sun Kids, Sesame Lane Care & Kindergarten, Birali Steiner School, Dominos Strathpine and Peter Dutton MP and community sponsors Platypus Dental, The Lakes College, Chrysalis Dental Care and Nikki Boyd MP.

To find out more and buy tickets, head to the website.

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