I count myself lucky to be born in Australia's coffee capital of Melbourne and love to write about what's on in my home town.
An afternoon of family fun
If you're scratching your head for something to do with the kids on a Saturday afternoon, but dread the thought of large crowds and overpriced entertainment, it's time to revisit the good old fashioned school fete.
In this tradition, Laburnum Primary School will hold their annual fete on Saturday 16 March, from 12noon to 6pm. With a school community of some 800 students, the efforts of many have combined to design an exciting program of fundraising activities and events which includes plenty of new and old favourites.
Many fete devotees will tell you that a fete is only as good as its cake stall. Indeed, food is central to most fetes and fairs, with Laburnum Primary School's fete being no exception. The role call of tasty treats covers both light and substantial fare including dumplings, Mexican, BBQ, pizza and Devonshire Teas, plus plenty of sweet treats like cakes, jams, fairy floss and lollies.
Toddlers and primary school aged children are equally well catered for, with activities ranging from face painting, lucky dips and cupcake decorating and show bags to carnival rides. While it may not be within everyone's budget, those planning to spend most of afternoon here may find it worthwhile to set the older kids up with an unlimited ride wristband ($30 if bought in advance through trybooking, or $40 on the day) - that way, they can get their fill of head spinning, belly churning action while you browse the book, bric-a-brac, clothing, toy and craft stalls. If you're feeling lucky, there's a wine draw, a huge raffle to win a $1000 Westfield voucher or Apple IPad, a basket auction and silent auction.
Hey Mum, we were wondering...does this fete have toys?