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Let the countdown to Mattara Festival fun begin

Mattara Festival has got the school holidays covered with family-friendly entertainment galore. Best of all - entry is FREE!

From 5th - 13th October 2019, Wallsend Park will be transformed into the ultimate outdoor activity and entertainment zone with interactive workshops & activities, live stage performances and even a special visit from everyone's favourite red friend, Elmo!

Don't miss the opening weekend fireworks after sunset on Saturday, 5th October to get the festival kicked off with a boom!

Other highlights to look forward to include:

  • Unlimited Rides (Daily) - Including Yo-Yo, Tea Cups, Dodgem Cars, Storm Chairs, Music Trip, Inflatables and more!

  • The Animal Petting Zoo (Daily) - if you're lucky, you might even get a chance to feed them too.

  • Legomania (Daily) - A free entry area where kids can come and make their very own Lego creations!

  • Meet & Greet with Elmo (Daily) - Keep your eyes open for Elmo walking around the park every day looking for new friends to play with!

  • Dial a DJ Fairy (Daily) - Enjoy musical artists and dancers live on stage, take part in sing-a-longs and win some awesome prizes!

  • Dogs in the Park NSW Day (October 7) - Enjoy your day with your pet, and possibly win a prize or two! We welcome Dogs in the Park NSW, who will bring a whole day of Dog Demonstrations, Dog Market Stalls, and Dog Competitions too!

  • Wallsend Vets Hospital & Pets on Parade (October 7) - Wallsend Hospital will host this year's Fancy Dress Pet Parade and offer FREE pet advice, dental checks, & nail trimming vouchers.

  • Bunnings Green Day (October 8) - Kids are invited to learn the art of pot planting.

  • Workshops - Choose from Arts & Crafts workshops (weekdays)

  • Interactive Sports & Activity Day (October 11) - Clinics will run throughout the entire day.

    There will also be favourites such as heaps of showbags to choose from, carnival games to play, and delicious treats to fulfil your appetite.

    There really is something for everyone to enjoy at this year's Mattara Festival! Start planning your visit today at

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    When: 5th Oct. - 13th Oct. 2019
    Where: Wallsend Park
    Cost: Free Entry, $5 - 1 Ride Coupon, $50 - 11 Coupons
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