Phillip Island Nature Parks’ 10th annual Easter Fun Festival promises two excitement-filled days on Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April as this popular community event brings Churchill Island Heritage Farm alive with activities, demonstrations, and entertainment to suit all ages.
The dedicated Kids’ Zone will be abuzz with all-day activities such as mini golf, arts and craft activities, face painting, giant games and Old Time games as well. An exciting addition to this year’s Kids’ Zone will be the roving puppetry performances from Trash Puppets for some up-close interactive fun that carries some important messages about sustainable practices.
The Heritage Farm will host demonstrations of the much-loved working horses, courtesy of the Victorian Heritage Draught Horse Club, plus a whole range of traditional hands on farming activities and demonstrations including scheduled tractor rides, cow milking, sheep shearing, working dogs and whip cracking. Step into yesteryear with a wonderful display of vintage cars and caravans.
On Saturday, the Wonthaggi Woodcrafters will help you to make your own wooden toy and even have your name specially engraved on it as they guide you through some of the timeless arts of wood-turning, scrolling and pyrography. The Port Phillip Historical Machinery Society will be bringing some of their impressive equipment along to view on Sunday.
The Festival Lawn is a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy a bite to eat or a drink while listening to the sounds of local musicians against the stunning backdrop of Western Port Bay.
Back by popular demand on both days is Corie Blackey, entertaining the young as well as the young at heart with his Family Show. Shaun Kenny will also be appearing on both days, while Mel Yeates takes the stage on Saturday and local duo Humming will be performing on Sunday.
Last but certainly not least, don’t miss the popular Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday morning from 10am – 1pm. Kids up to the age of 15 will be let loose to fill their supplied Easter egg baskets, in age specific groupings, with each egg finding session lasting 2 minutes, and hunts occurring every 10 – 15 minutes.