Watch the Magic Happen at this Year's Children's Festival
12 September 2018
Create some magic of your own at the Greater Dandenong’s Children’s Festival 2018.
This two-week celebration for the young and young at heart will be held throughout the school holidays from September 22 to 7 October.
Now in its seventh year the festival offers a series of free and low cost events which include daily movie screenings with a magic or fantasy theme, craft workshops, storytelling, footy days and dance classes.
Events and activities will be held right across the entire city including at parks, community centres, arts venues and Greater Dandenong Libraries.
The headline event –Little Day Out– is back again this year and will be held at Ross Reserve on Sunday 30 September from 11am to 4pm.
This year, visitors to the Little Day Out will be transported to a magical wonderland. Highlights will include camel rides, The Animals of Magical Mountains Show, a dragon jumping castle, a gator rollercoaster, a 9D cinema and magicians.
Greater Dandenong Mayor Cr Youhorn Chea said the festival appealed to people of all ages and encouraged children to explore their creative side.
“More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the Greater Dandenong Children’s Festival throughout the two weeks,” he said.
“This festival is held during the school holidays and it is the perfect way to keep the children entertained in a fun and imaginative way.”
This year’s festival will also feature the Shorter Cuts Film Festival – a junior film festival specifically tailored towards children.
Some of the films featured have been created by local school students and will screen in Harmony Square in Dandenong on Tuesday, 25 September at 12pm.
Deckchair movies will also be screened every weekday during the school holidays from 12pm. All the movies will have a magic or fantasy theme.
The festival characters are also back again in 2018. They sum up everything the Children’s Festival aims to be – fun, creative, healthy, interesting and entertaining:
Puss ‘n’ Hoops
For a full list of Greater Dandenong Children’s Festival events for 2018 go to www.greaterdandenong.com/childrensfestival.