Where is it: Various locations
What’s it all about: Spotlight stores are the place to go for all your homewares, party and craft needs!
Tell me more: Because of their huge variety of manchester, homewares, curtains and blinds to crafts, fabrics (plus a few toys as well!) and much, much more, Spotlight stores have been a go-to store for Australian families for over 4 decades. They are also a fantastic store for party supplies, so they certainly know how to celebrate! They're our place to go to when we're planning a party, so we love getting along when they've got reason to celebrate.
As you might expect, it’s kind of a big event when they decide to open a new store, and even more so when it's the first of its kind! Spotlight Creative has all of the things you would expect from Spotlight - the very first store opened in Westfield Carindale (and now a new store at Logan's Hyperdome) and as its name suggests, this store has a focus on getting crafty and creative.
We made it along to both stores' opening celebrations and they both gave us fantastic and fun-filled mornings. And the store itself has more than enough to keep us occupied - the little guys were more than happy checking out the craft and party supplies and managed to find a few toys as well. It was a really fun day and it was great to be part of their special event - we will definitely be back again to stock up on supplies!
We also made it along to the re-opening of their Windsor store after remodelling and flood repairs and it's looking like brand new! All the range is back and ready for customers - we've got no doubt that it will be a very popular store.
Spotlight Creative Logan Hyperdome (Sept 2021)
Spotlight Creative Carindale (June 2019)
Where is it: Either in Carindale Recreational Reserve, Carindale or 7th Brigade Park in Chermside
What's it all about: Green Heart Fair is organised by Brisbane City Council and aims to promote sustainable and healthy living!
How can I join in: Just turn up and get involved in these great, free events! You'll be sure to pick up some great hints and ideas, you might even be able to take home some free native plants!
Tell me more: Held twice a year, the Green Heart Fair is a really fun family day out which hopes to inspire and educate about sustainable living as well as entertain! This fair has heaps of exhibits and activities broken up into different areas or zones so that you can look into the things that interest you. We started our visit at the Kids' Hub - an area specifically for kids with fun rides, heaps of craft with a sustainability focus and even some music exhibits. The Octonauts also paid a visit to the main stage and we couldn't resist that one! There were are also cooking displays, sports programs, gardening information (including free native plants) and lots of food options. We also got to sit up in a garbage truck which all the kids got excited about! There really was so much to do - you could have a really full day out here!
Carindale Recreational Reserve
7th Brigade Park, Chermside
Brisbane Family Explorers