The Best Spring Garden Festivals for Families

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Spring Garden Festivals

Spring Garden Festivals


Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

When:16th – 25th September 2011

Where:Toowoomba, 2 hours West of Brisbane

Why it’s good for kids: The Biggest Little Lunch

Enjoy the dancing classes at the stage, get your face painted and check out the baby animal farm before the magic show and treasure hunt then try your hand at the sporting hubs and explore the playground. For a change of pace there’s the story time tent and painting your own piece of art to be hung in the garden. And if you run out of energy, Coles are supplying the first 400 children with a free healthy little lunch.

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When:17th September – 16 October 2011

Where:Canberra, Commonwealth Park

Why it’s good for kids:

Ride the giant Ferris Wheel, see dazzling entertainment including headline music acts, be enthralled by street performers, comedy acts, community performances and dance. Families will love Matilda’s Farmyard, great kids’ programs, gnome painting and amazing creatures at the Riveting Reptile exhibition.

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Children’s Week at SkyHigh

When: 24th -30th September

Where: SkyHigh, 26 Observatory Rd, Mt Dandenong

Why it’s good for kids:

Reptile Displays, Bouncy Castles, CFA Display and badge making, Petting Zoo with Animals on the Move, Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Curries, Face-painging, treasure hunts, Pony Rides, Tulip Festival (kids under 16 Free), Half price Maze entry, Story telling and magic with Fairy Sarah and Chalk Drawing with Cameron the Gardner.To finish off the week, Didgeridoo lessons.

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South Australia

Willunga Farmers Market

When: 29/07/2011 – 07/08/2011

Where: Willunga Township, Main Road Willunga

Why it’s good for kids:

The program features the very popular and well-known Willunga Farmers Market, the newly formed Artists Market and an outdoor Festival Market, an eclectic and daily festival lunches, an official launch with highlights of the festival, a youth oriented “Big Arvo”, a Street Parade, Family Fair Day, week long Festival Lunches and concert series, a fire and light spectacular and a Grand Festival Ball.


Western Australia


Kings Park Festival

When: 1st – 30th September 2011

Where:Kings Park and WA Botanic Gardens, Perth

Why it’s good for kids: Wild Fairyland Festival (October 2nd)

This year the month long Kings Park Festival program includes activities for the whole family, from interactive art and gardening workshops, to Santos Live Sundays, that return with free live music and children’s entertainment.

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