Children’s Week Picnic returns to Wyndham

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Free event, now in its 19th year, will feature a huge line up of family entertainment, music, games, sports, food and hands-on fun for children

Wyndham’s youngest residents can come out to play at the annual Children’s Week Picnic in the beautiful surrounds of Werribee Park on Sunday, 27 October from 10am to 4pm.

The free Wyndham City event, now in its 19th year, will feature a huge line up of family entertainment, music, games, sports, food and hands-on fun for children.

Wyndham City Mayor and Family Friendly City Portfolio Holder, Cr Mia Shaw, encouraged families to pack a picnic blanket and come down to Werribee Park for a great day out.

“This year’s program will feature a terrific line-up of family favourites such as The Mik Maks, Alex The Magician and Professor Bubbles,” Cr Shaw said.

Out on the lawn, children will be able to create their own wild character with Polyglot Theatre’s Wild Heads, using natural materials to construct wearable art.

“The event will be spread across Werribee Park with buzzing stages and activity zones, complemented with quieter spots to relax over a picnic under the trees and enjoy the roving entertainment,” Cr Shaw said.

The Pine Stage will provide a cosier setting, with puppet shows, interactive fun with the Mexican Man and talented young trio, 300 Seconds, with their fresh eclectic mix of jazz and folk.

In the Palm Arena, children will be able to enjoy performances from local dance schools and have a go at cricket, softball, lawn bowls, tennis and lawn games in the Try Sports Zone.

There will be a range of stall holders to explore and free interactive fun activities such as Trash Puppet workshops, a silent disco, bubble photo booth, traffic school, gardening activities and roving entertainment with Tubby the Robot and The Connies.

The event includes a special Chill Out Zone where families can recharge and children who need some time out can relax.

“Children can enjoy many sensory activities in this area and those who may need reassurance before attending the event can read about what to expect in the Children’s Week Social Story on our website, so they are well prepared for the adventures ahead. Families can bring their own picnics or enjoy food from the many food trucks serving up delicious meals and treats,” Cr Shaw said.

Council and the Early Learning Association Australia will be set up at the event to provide information on safe transportation of children in cars.

There will be free shuttle buses running from Werribee and Wyndham Vale Train Stations.

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