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Superheros Unleashed: Come Dressed as a Hero or Villan
The Sparky's Carnival series, run by Sparky Do Dah, continues to go from strength to strength with the latest event taking place on Sunday 11 August at the Albert Waterways Community Centre in Broadbeach from 10am-1pm.
What I love about Sparky's Carnivals is that they are designed around the idea of developing creativity, awareness, imagination, coordination and confidence in children aged 3 to 10. The focus isn't fast food, gaming, gadgets, high sugar and high cost, it is all about getting creative, interactive learning, and good old fashioned back-to-basics family fun.
Once you are in, all the activities and performances are included and you get the very best in local themed performers, theatre, visual arts, art-making, story telling, music and games.
This year there is a superhero theme, so all the young ones can come dressed as their favourite superhero or villain or even get creative and make their own superhero outfit. And so can the parents - you know you want to.
This is a unique safe environment for parents and children to relax, play, learn and unleash their creative spirit, plus all the food served is free of sugar and saturated fats, so it's healthy too. This is a place where you can set the pace, get involved with your kids, and let them experience a variety of activities such as dress up, face painting, nature exploring, arts and craft, theatre, sport and more.
My niece, who is four, just loved the music aspect and the painting, and it was a lovely environment for her to explore and learn. One of my favourites from the last carnival was the brother and sister acrobats - they were truly amazing and it just reinforces the fun family message.