Where is it: Blackwood Street, Mitchelton
What's it all about: A great little Halloween festival put on with the support of the Blackwood St vendors and elected representatives!
How can I join in: A free event to attend (some rides and activities have a cost), so bring your trick or treat basket and don your best costume and head along to Blackwood St to get involved!
Tell me more: Blackwood Street Halloween Festival is heaps of fun for the little kids! It's a great chance for them to dress up in their best Halloween costume and score some easy trick or treat lollies with plenty of organised trick or treat stalls! Add to that heaps of rides, activities, marching bands, costume parade, competitions and games - plus a wide range of food and drink options and it's a great recipe for Halloween fun! The street gets closed to traffic so that the undead can wander around, but it's very easy to get to if you are on the Ferny Grove train line - the activities start right in Mitchelton Station's carpark! We attended with a couple of little zombies and a little Cabbage Patch kid (still in the box!), who all gave this festival a thumbs up!
Where is it: Brookside Shopping Centre, Mitchelton
What's it all about: To coincide with the Ekka Public Holiday, Brookside Shopping Centre puts on a mini festival of its own - the Brookside Family Fun Day!
How can I join in: This was a free event to get in to, and once you had spent $5 or more at any Brookside Centre store on the day of the fair and you had access to the Family Fun Day activities!
Tell me more: For the Ekka Public Holiday we decided to visit Brookside's Family Fun Day! Any thoughts of a relaxing day off were quickly set aside as there was so much to do and see and it didn’t take long to realise that we would be coming home pretty exhausted! There were heaps of activities to keep the little kids occupied - jumping castle, cup and saucer rides, mini golf, super slide, baby animal farm, face painting and as a nice coincidence for National Science Week, there was even a 'Street Science' display! Add to that a few giveaways, competitions and showbags, this event had no problems with entertainment - particularly for the younger (6 and under) kids! And once we could take no more, it was reassuring to know that we had a few different cafe options within the centre to sit down for a cuppa! This was a really easy and fun day out!
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