The Children's Festival's headline event, Little Day Out returns to Noble Park's Ross Reserve on Sunday 30 September. All are welcome to come along to this FREE family-friendly event.
Held from 11am to 4pm, families can expect a jam-packed day of carnival rides, live entertainment, magic, experiences, activities workshops, roving performers and even camel rides!
This year's theme is 'Magic and Fantasy' and families can look forward to a wonderful range of FREE amusements including a Gator Rollercoaster, Rock Climbing Wall, Soccer Darts, The Edge Drop Slide, Dragon Jumping Castle, 9D Mobile Cinema, Merry-go-round and Arts & Craft Workshop.
Adding to the festive atmosphere are a line-up of roving performers, including the Bubble Clouds, A Giant Caterpillar on a Mushroom, The Water Drop Duo, A Golden Snail and Trash Puppets.
There will also be live entertainment throughout the day on The Dreaming Space Stage, including a story performance, magic show and circus duo. The Dance Circle program is equally exciting with a Bubble Party Show, The Animals of The Magical Mountains and a performance by The Buzznicks!
This year's Little Day Out 2018 is expected to attract 10,000 visitors! All are welcome to come along and let their imaginations run wild!
Ross Reserve is located on Memorial Drive, Noble Park.
Noble Park station is only 100 meters from the event, so catch the sky rail and enjoy the view!
Limited parking will be available via Memorial Drive from Corrigan Rd.
Check out the full program of events and start planning your Little Day Out experience today by heading to www.greaterdandenong.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
Greater Dandenong's Children's Festival 2018 is held throughout the school holidays from September 22 to 7 October. This two-week celebration for the young and young at heart is now in its seventh year.
Choose from a series of free and low-cost events which include daily movie screenings with a magic or fantasy theme, craft workshops, storytelling, footy days and dance classes.
Events and activities will be held right across the entire city including at parks, community centres, arts venues and Greater Dandenong Libraries.
Greater Dandenong Mayor Cr Youhorn Chea said the festival appealed to people of all ages and encouraged children to explore their creative side. "More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the Greater Dandenong Children's Festival throughout the two weeks," he said.
"This festival is held during the school holidays and it is the perfect way to keep the children entertained in a fun and imaginative way."
This year's festival will also feature the Shorter Cuts Film Festival – a junior film festival specifically tailored towards children.
Some of the films featured have been created by local school students and will screen in Harmony Square in Dandenong on Tuesday, 25 September at 12pm.
Deckchair movies will also be screened every weekday during the school holidays from 12pm. All the movies will have a magic or fantasy theme.
For a full list of Greater Dandenong Children's Festival events, please click here.