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An exciting carnival of fun for the kids for Telethon
The Bendigo Bank Kids Carnival For Telethon 2017 is a HUGE weekend of entertainment for kids that is not only affordable, but all for a good cause too.
The event will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 21 October and Sunday 22 October between 10am and 5pm. It will raise money for Telethon, with more than 40 children's organisations set to benefit from improved medical services, which will in turn improve the lives of WA children and their families.
And if that's not enough incentive to go, then what if I told you that tickets are only $5 – yes, the same price as a cup of coffee in Perth! Get your ticket from any Bendigo Bank branch until 4pm, Friday, 20 October and you'll pay just $5. Door tickets will be available across the weekend, but you'll have to pay $10. That's two cups of precious coffee.
For this measly amount, you and the kids will get entry to the event plus access to kids' rides, face painting by the Freedom Fairies, live stage shows, the Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm and West Oz Wildlife – there will even be visits from West Coast Eagles and Perth Wildcats players, who might just show you a thing or two! Once inside the two pavilions, there is nothing more to pay to access all this great entertainment.
There will be an opportunity for budding little reporters to read the news at the Channel 7 Perth Live Studio, have a selfie in Summer Bay (the most unlucky and disaster struck town in the world) or even meet some Channel 7 celebrities and Fat Cat!
Come and meet this guy (image: Telethon7 Facebook page)
The Bendigo Bank Telethon Kids Carnival is all about the kids, and one little superhero doing his bit to raise money will be 11-year-old Scott, who has been raising money for Telethon for the past 8 years. This year, he will be completing a 50km Treadmill Challenge and hoping to raise $50,000. Now that's a little champion!
This is an event that is absolutely packed with things for the kids to do, including Coding, 3D Printing and electronics in the Tech Tent, the Ninja Challenge obstacle course, and even a double-decker bus with soft play for the younger kids. The kids' rides are sure to be a highlight – there's the Mini Twister, Taxi Jets, Cup & Saucer, Merry Go Round, Rockin' Tug and Spider Mountain!
Don't miss out on this affordable, fun family event – run to your nearest Bendigo Bank and grab your tickets for what is promising to be one of the most exciting carnivals of the year, all for a great cause.