A stay at home Mum who doesn't stay at home much; too many exciting things to be discovering in this city...
Non-stop Live Entertainment for your Non-stop Kids
The winter school holidays are looming. The long, cold, dark nights have set in. All things fun and festive seem to have come to an abrupt halt. Depressed yet?
Wind your way to Warrnambool and you need not be. Every year, Warrnambool plays host to the F4K, otherwise known as the Fun 4 Kids Festival. In 2013, this huge event will take place from June 30th until July 7th, in Warrnambool CBD on the corner of Timor and Liebig Streets. Worry not about the rain - a 2.5 acre indoor 'village' means that the weather will not dampen your day (or your spirits).
The Playgroup Pavillion caters for the youngest members of the family
Boasting an impressive line up of performers, workshops and other activities, this sounds like a child's dream. The 8 day long festival features the likes of Peppa Pig, Bananas in Pyjamas and Sesame Street for the littlies, through to Johnny Ruffo, Cosentino; Grand Illusionist and The Collective for the teens.
The non-stop live entertainment is on every day of the festival from 10am - 5pm and a list of each days' highlights can be found here. Either pick the day which suits your family best, or buy an 8 day festival pass and see them all. Besides the shows, entertainment abounds in the form of 13 zones, all offering hands on activities to see, do and make.
Cooking workshops, sword fighting lessons, woodworking, sand sculpting, playgroup style activities and more are all free once you have paid the entry fee. There's also a tenpin bowling alley and laser strike, as well as cute farm animals to cosy up to.
Tickets are cheaper if you purchase them online - $32.50 per person (under 2s are free) or $125 per family for a one day pass, or splash out on an eight day pass for $120 per person or $415 per family.
Whilst you're in Warrnambool, check out some of the other attractions in the area such as the walking tracks and bike trails, the foreshore adventure playground (absolutely massive) and Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum. Information about all of these places can be found on this tourism website.