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Caboolture Family Fun Day

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by Elaine (subscribe)
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An affordable alternative to the EKKA
Caboolture Family Fun Day, Moreton Bay Region, Monday 13 August, affordable alternative to EKKA, families, Carnival theme for 2018, FREE rides, FREE entertainment, Sizzler Main Stage Programme, Forever Dance Academy, Bubbles the Baby Elephant, Scoot the Stunt Juggler, Larrikin Puppets, Nickleby the Magician, Workshop Wonders, Phoenix Music, FREE carnival rides, Redwood College Kids Zone, FREE activities, FREE workshops, FREE faceprinting, Skyfall Silks, Redwood College Busking Stage, Unity Water Hydration Station, FREE chilled water all day, parking, disabled parking, FREE shuttle bus, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sizzler Caboolture, Redwood College, SRJ Walker Wayland, USC
The affordable alternative to EKKA - Image: Moreton Life Magazine to Caboolture Family Fun Day


For Brisbane city residents the official 2018 EKKA public holiday is on Wednesday 15 August. Many areas in regional Queensland recognise the show holiday as being on Monday 13 August 2018 and this includes the Moreton Bay Region, hence the reason Caboolture are having their Family Fun Day on Monday 13 August.

If you are looking for an affordable alternative to a day at the EKKA and let's face it, everybody nowadays needs to do a bit of penny-pinching, especially when it comes to having multiple offspring, then the Caboolture Family Fun Day is just the place for you and your family to spend a memorable day full of fun.

Caboolture Family Fun Day, Moreton Bay Region, Monday 13 August, affordable alternative to EKKA, families, Carnival theme for 2018, FREE rides, FREE entertainment, Sizzler Main Stage Programme, Forever Dance Academy, Bubbles the Baby Elephant, Scoot the Stunt Juggler, Larrikin Puppets, Nickleby the Magician, Workshop Wonders, Phoenix Music, FREE carnival rides, Redwood College Kids Zone, FREE activities, FREE workshops, FREE faceprinting, Skyfall Silks, Redwood College Busking Stage, Unity Water Hydration Station, FREE chilled water all day, parking, disabled parking, FREE shuttle bus, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sizzler Caboolture, Redwood College, SRJ Walker Wayland, USC
Rides, rides and more rides and they're all FREE - Image: Visit Moreton Bay Region FB


The Caboolture Family Fun Day's theme for 2018 is Carnival and between 10.00am and 4.00pm families will get to enjoy an array of rides, stage shows, activities, show bags, markets, food stalls and so much more. And the best news of all is that all the entertainment and rides are totally FREE.

SIZZLER MAIN STAGE PROGRAMME

10.10am | Forever Dance Academy

10.40am | Bubbles the Baby Elephant
The children will love watching Bubbles perform a variety of tricks under the direction of her handler. Please note Bubbles the baby elephant is not real.

Caboolture Family Fun Day, Moreton Bay Region, Monday 13 August, affordable alternative to EKKA, families, Carnival theme for 2018, FREE rides, FREE entertainment, Sizzler Main Stage Programme, Forever Dance Academy, Bubbles the Baby Elephant, Scoot the Stunt Juggler, Larrikin Puppets, Nickleby the Magician, Workshop Wonders, Phoenix Music, FREE carnival rides, Redwood College Kids Zone, FREE activities, FREE workshops, FREE face painting, Skyfall Silks, Redwood College Busking Stage, Unity Water Hydration Station, FREE chilled water all day, parking, disabled parking, FREE shuttle bus, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sizzler Caboolture, Redwood College, SRJ Walker Wayland, USC
FREE Face Painting - Image: Visit Moreton Bay Region FB


11.20am | Scoot the Stunt Juggler
Mark Easson is Scoot the Stunt Juggler and has performed at hundreds of major events and festivals for more than twenty years. Mark is one of the original members of the Minibike Stunt Team and has even been a semi-finalist on Australia's Got Talent. Scoot the Stunt Juggler has a Guinness World Record in juggling and with one of the World's Tallest Unicycles, brings a touch of breath-holding danger and fun to the juggling show.

12.00noon | Puppet Show starring Larrikin Puppets
The Larrikin Puppets perform a crazy, multi-coloured and fun puppet show, starring "Troggg" the blue monster and all of his weird and furry friends. Brett and Elissa are the masters behind the Larrikin Puppets and were formally trained in America by Jim Henson Puppeteers from Muppets and Sesame Street fame. We are definitely in celebrity company here! You might even have seen them on Network Ten's show Totally Wild.

Caboolture Family Fun Day, Moreton Bay Region, Monday 13 August, affordable alternative to EKKA, families, Carnival theme for 2018, FREE rides, FREE entertainment, Sizzler Main Stage Programme, Forever Dance Academy, Bubbles the Baby Elephant, Scoot the Stunt Juggler, Larrikin Puppets, Nickleby the Magician, Workshop Wonders, Phoenix Music, FREE carnival rides, Redwood College Kids Zone, FREE activities, FREE workshops, FREE faceprinting, Skyfall Silks, Redwood College Busking Stage, Unity Water Hydration Station, FREE chilled water all day, parking, disabled parking, FREE shuttle bus, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sizzler Caboolture, Redwood College, SRJ Walker Wayland, USC
The Larrikin Puppets including "Troggg", the blue monster - Image: Moreton Life Magazine to Caboolture Family Fun Day


12.45pm | Nickleby the Magician
We all know Nickleby the Magician, who is highly skilled at making people and objects appear and disappear. Nickleby is highly entertaining and combines illusions while participating in world record escapes. Nickleby the Magician loves nothing more than making people laugh and creating a sense of wonder within his audience.

1.35pm | Workshop Wonders presents Circus Antics
Enjoy an interactive music and dance show with Ms Nik and her furry friends, Mikey Monkey and Leo the Lion.

2.15pm | Scoot the Stunt Juggler
In case you missed Scoot the Stunt Juggler in his morning show, you will get another opportunity to see him.

Caboolture Family Fun Day, Moreton Bay Region, Monday 13 August, affordable alternative to EKKA, families, Carnival theme for 2018, FREE rides, FREE entertainment, Sizzler Main Stage Programme, Forever Dance Academy, Bubbles the Baby Elephant, Scoot the Stunt Juggler, Larrikin Puppets, Nickleby the Magician, Workshop Wonders, Phoenix Music, FREE carnival rides, Redwood College Kids Zone, FREE activities, FREE workshops, FREE faceprinting, Skyfall Silks, Redwood College Busking Stage, Unity Water Hydration Station, FREE chilled water all day, parking, disabled parking, FREE shuttle bus, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sizzler Caboolture, Redwood College, SRJ Walker Wayland, USC
FREE Entertainment - Image: Visit Moreton Bay Region FB


2.55pm | Phoenix Music
A fun, energetic and professional duo who will keep audiences thoroughly entertained.

Please note the above programme is subject to change, but hopefully will stay just as it is.

RIDES, RIDES AND MORE FREE RIDES

Oh my gosh who doesn't love FREE carnival rides! This year's Caboolture Family Fun Day will be featuring more rides than ever before. Family favourites include the Swinger; the Giant Worm; the Giant Slide; the Pirate Ship; the Train Tunnel and much much more. Tiny tots will have a ball pit; an inflatable and a horse carousel in the Redwood College Kids Zone. Heaps of fun and it's all FREE!

Caboolture Family Fun Day, Moreton Bay Region, Monday 13 August, affordable alternative to EKKA, families, Carnival theme for 2018, FREE rides, FREE entertainment, Sizzler Main Stage Programme, Forever Dance Academy, Bubbles the Baby Elephant, Scoot the Stunt Juggler, Larrikin Puppets, Nickleby the Magician, Workshop Wonders, Phoenix Music, FREE carnival rides, Redwood College Kids Zone, FREE activities, FREE workshops, FREE faceprinting, Skyfall Silks, Redwood College Busking Stage, Unity Water Hydration Station, FREE chilled water all day, parking, disabled parking, FREE shuttle bus, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sizzler Caboolture, Redwood College, SRJ Walker Wayland, USC
FREE workshops and FREE arts and crafts - Image: Visit Moreton Bay Region FB


REDWOOD COLLEGE KIDS ZONE

The day just keeps getting better. The Redwood College Kids Zone will be filled to capacity with FREE activities; FREE workshops; arts and crafts; plus FREE face painting for little kids and big kids too.

The professional Skyfall Silks will be on hand to teach wannabe aerial daredevils some super-amazing aboveground skills - climb the aerial silks and balance on the aerial ring before learning how to juggle, ribbon dance and hula hoop.

Caboolture Family Fun Day, Moreton Bay Region, Monday 13 August, affordable alternative to EKKA, families, Carnival theme for 2018, FREE rides, FREE entertainment, Sizzler Main Stage Programme, Forever Dance Academy, Bubbles the Baby Elephant, Scoot the Stunt Juggler, Larrikin Puppets, Nickleby the Magician, Workshop Wonders, Phoenix Music, FREE carnival rides, Redwood College Kids Zone, FREE activities, FREE workshops, FREE faceprinting, Skyfall Silks, Redwood College Busking Stage, Unity Water Hydration Station, FREE chilled water all day, parking, disabled parking, FREE shuttle bus, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sizzler Caboolture, Redwood College, SRJ Walker Wayland, USC
Be a daredevil and climb the aerial silks - great fun for the whole family - Image: Skyfall Silks FB


Look out for the Redwood College Busking Stage, featuring some super-talented buskers too.

UNITY WATER HYDRATION STATION

Don't forget to pack your reusable water bottle as you will be able to fill it up at the Unity Water Hydration Station. FREE chilled water will be available all day from the Back2Tap Van - how awesome is that! Saving our planet one baby step at a time.

Caboolture Family Fun Day, Moreton Bay Region, Monday 13 August, affordable alternative to EKKA, families, Carnival theme for 2018, FREE rides, FREE entertainment, Sizzler Main Stage Programme, Forever Dance Academy, Bubbles the Baby Elephant, Scoot the Stunt Juggler, Larrikin Puppets, Nickleby the Magician, Workshop Wonders, Phoenix Music, FREE carnival rides, Redwood College Kids Zone, FREE activities, FREE workshops, FREE faceprinting, Skyfall Silks, Redwood College Busking Stage, Unity Water Hydration Station, FREE chilled water all day, parking, disabled parking, FREE shuttle bus, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sizzler Caboolture, Redwood College, SRJ Walker Wayland, USC
Bring your reusable water bottle for FREE chilled water all day! Image: Terry White Chemmart Samford FB


PARKING

Parking is limited at the Caboolture Family Fun Day venue. There is additional parking at Caboolture Town Square multi-storey car park and Caboolture Train Station.
Disabled parking will be made available directly opposite the entrance to the event, adjacent to the Caboolture Tennis Club. On entering, please show your Disabled Parking Permit to the car park marshals, who will direct you through to the disabled parking area. 

Access:
Please note that access to Centenary Lakes for this event is via Riverview Street. Patrons accessing via Morayfield Road will be directed to Riverview Street.

FREE SHUTTLE BUS

FREE Shuttle Buses will run from Caboolture Station and Caboolture Town Square to the event from 9.15am to 4.30pm. Prams must be folded. Unfortunately no disability access on the shuttle bus, however disability parking will be available (please find details under 'parking'). 

Caboolture Family Fun Day, Moreton Bay Region, Monday 13 August, affordable alternative to EKKA, families, Carnival theme for 2018, FREE rides, FREE entertainment, Sizzler Main Stage Programme, Forever Dance Academy, Bubbles the Baby Elephant, Scoot the Stunt Juggler, Larrikin Puppets, Nickleby the Magician, Workshop Wonders, Phoenix Music, FREE carnival rides, Redwood College Kids Zone, FREE activities, FREE workshops, FREE faceprinting, Skyfall Silks, Redwood College Busking Stage, Unity Water Hydration Station, FREE chilled water all day, parking, disabled parking, FREE shuttle bus, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sizzler Caboolture, Redwood College, SRJ Walker Wayland, USC
FREE Shuttle Bus Route Map - Image: www.visitmoretonbayregion.com.au
 

Caboolture Family Fun Day is proudly presented by Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism and supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council. Sizzler Caboolture and Redwood College are Gold Sponsors for this event while SRJ Walker Wayland and USC are Community Sponsors.
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Why? To enjoy an affordable alternative to the EKKA
When: Monday 13 August 2018 10.00am to 4.00pm
Where: Centenary Lakes, 16 Stringfellow Road, Caboolture, QLD 4510
Cost: FREE Entry; FREE entertainment; FREE carnival rides
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