According to Kids Alive website, drowning is the greatest cause of accidental death in children under five in Australia. Each week, on average, one child drowns. Being able to swim is a very important life skill but awareness about keeping yourselves and others safe in, around and on the water is also important.
Splashfest at The Waterfront Darwin
To raise awareness about water safety, Waterfront Darwin is hosting "Splashfest" on Sunday 24th September 2017 starting from 9am and running right up until 1pm. This event will be hosted by MC Amy Hetherington. There will be information available on water safety along with demonstrations by lifeguards.
The danger is lurking even in shallow water
Splashfest is a family fun day with free entertainment including jumping castles, waterslides, face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon twisting, stilt walkers, giant bubble fun, arts and crafts, kids DJ, Boof the barra and much more. This year, Splashfest will also feature an illuminated coral display projected onto the Cinema 360 dome.
Be water safety wise
Come to Splashfest to learn about water safety in a fun way and help reduce the rate of drownings and or near drowning incidents of children, especially children aged under 5. It's sure to be a great day, so be a part of it and make sure you get down to the Splashfest!