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Little Day Out: Children's Festival

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The City of Greater Dandenong's activities for kids are running right through the holidays with the grand finale - the Little Day Out: Children's Festival - being held on Sunday 1st October 2017 in the Noble Park Ross Reserve from 11am to 4pm. This FREE community event is an opportunity to participate in some games and sporting fun, get hands-on in one of the workshops, enjoy live entertainment, carnival rides, animal handling and plenty more.

Little Day Out: Children's Festival
Photo Credit: Greater City of Dandenong
Starting at 11am, everyone is invited. This year's theme is the amazing animal kingdom and kids are sure to roar with laughter, sqwark with excitement and purr with contentment by the end and it - and best of all, heaps of activites available on the day will be absolutely FREE.

You can climb aboard a camel and take a ride on one of these majestic ships of the desert* before being lulled into a world of pure imagination with live storytelling. Meet some of the roving characters including Eesha Elephant, Little Pot of Horris and Razor the raptor. How far can your imagination take you? (*Please note: Some rides/activities will require a paid ticket.)

Little Day Out: Children's Festival
Photo Credit: Greater City of Dandenong
Kids can step into the ring the circus ring that is to learn some circus tricks before stepping into another circle the Dance Circle and with the help of the Dance Circle crew learn a new song and dance routine. The program includes The Animals of Magical Mountains and the Amazing Drumming Monkeys.

There'll be loads of interactive amusements as well as a selection of free family-friendly activities and workshops including animal themed arts and crafts, and you can try some of the different games and sports on offer perhaps you'll discover a new talent and join one of the local teams.

Little Day Out: Children's Festival
Photo Credit: Greater City of Dandenong


The mini market village will provide a little retail therapy and along the way you'll find an array of food and drink options for lunch and snacks.

The Little Day Out: Children's Festival is being held on Sunday 1st October 2017 from 11am to 4pm at the Ross Reserve, Memorial Drive, Noble Park.

Little Day Out: Children's Festival
Photo Credit: Greater City of Dandenong
The Greater City of Dandenong Children's Festival incorporates a number of activities being held from Saturday 23th September right through to the free community fun day on Sunday 1st October. There's everything from super soccer to chicken hatching in the Springvale library, gym access and classes at the Oasis Health Club for teens aged 13 to 16 years, a jungle disco at the Jan Wilson Community Centre, inflatables fun in the Splash Zone at the pool, a basketball super camp, hot shot tennis, a treasure hunt at Parkmore Shopping Centre and heaps more. Learn more about these activities, performances and events by visiting the Greater City of Dandenong website using the link here.
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Why? Children's school holiday activities and free community festival
When: Festival Sun 1st October 11am - 4pm
Where: Around Dandenong & Festival at Ross Reserve
Cost: Free Entry
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