Join us at Kidsfest Shellharbour – May 23rd

Kidsfest’s signature event, Shellharbour Communities For Children Play and Picnic Day will be held on Thursday May 23, 2024 from 9:45am to 12pm.

The 2024 festival theme is Bouncing Through Bumps is inspired by this year being the United Nations International Year of Camelids (camels, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos) and the significant role they play in adapting to climate change. The camel’s hump is a store of energy for when food is scarce enabling it to be resilient. For children, the pandemic has been a big bump in their lives. Bouncing through bumps, being playful and present, is a reminder of the value of community, nature, creativity and play for children and their families to survive and thrive.

Join us for a day of family fun at the Shellharbour Communities for Children Play and Picnic Day, a highlight of the Shellharbour Kidsfest program. On this special occasion, the Shellharbour CIVIC Centre will transform into a kid-central hub, celebrating the importance of play in a vibrant and exciting community setting.

The aim of the event is for children and families to explore new ideas and activities that they can recreate at home. On the day families can expect to find the following free activities and giveaways:

  • Activities will be provided by more than 25 community partners. From the artistic allure of face painting to the immersive world of nature play, there’s something for every child’s interest.
  • Imaginations will run wild with music and craft stations, where young minds can unleash their creativity and create unique masterpieces to take home.
  • Gumaraa Aboriginal Cultural Experience will include cultural activities such as ochre painting and bark canoe construction.
  • Paint Shellharbour REaD reading tent: Step into the magical world of literacy and explore the enchanting realm of books, to foster a love for reading that lasts a lifetime. Join interactive storytelling sessions and take home a book to enjoy.
  • Pack your picnic baskets and blankets, as the Shellharbour CIVIC Centre grounds will be the perfect spot for families to relax, enjoy a free BBQ, and soak in the festive atmosphere.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a memorable day where laughter, creativity, and community spirit come together. The Shellharbour Communities for Children Play and Picnic Day promises a delightful experience for the entire family. Join us for a day of play, discovery, and connection in the heart of Shellharbour.

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Join us at Kidsfest Shellharbour

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