.

Children’s Week returns to Geelong with farm animals, planting sessions, kids acts and more this month.
Greater Geelong’s week for youngsters, from 20 to 29 October, includes something for every child, according to organisers.
Magic shows, sports days, gardening demostrations and concerts will spring up around the city, with the highlight being Geelong’s Big Play Day on 24 October.
The day brings hula hoops, an animal farm, African drumming, story-telling and arts to the Geelong Botanical Gardens from 10am to 1pm.
The Mik Maks, Mister Ants, Krazy Koala and Dazzling Dan will make their way to the gardens to keep kids dancing and cheering.
The City has run Children’s Week for 13 years to celebrate childhood and encourage local families to spend more time together.
The event had become more popular each year, organisers said.
Bluebird Foundation will join the celebrations, presenting a special concert of music especially for children on 22 October.
Musician Peter Huf will delight with classical and modern melodies on guitar, banjo, violin and more, the foundation’s Bron Lawson said.
“A relaxed atmosphere will mean that little ones can play and explore while they listen to the music.
“They will also be able to touch and explore the instruments with Peter.”
The fun hits the Bellarine too that day with the peninsula’s biggest Free Family Fun Day returning to the Potato Shed from 11am – 3pm.
With more than 8000 people attending in 2016, the event had become one best children’s events in the region, the City’s art manager Kaz Paton said.
“It’s a great way for the community to come together and enjoy a free and fabulous entertaining day.”
All events are free or low cost, organisers said. For the full calendar of events, visit www.geelongaustralia.com.au/childrensweek.

Your first stop before buying a home. View the whole picture.

More News

. ...

Deakin University’s Carbon Nexus centre received a $5 million boost from the Federal Government on Tuesday to expand its operations. ...

Police want reports of suspicious after-hours activity on building sites after recovering a “large hoard” of stolen tradie items at ...

Barwon Health’s new helipad helped save almost three lives a week across Victoria since it opened in June 2016. Almost 200 ...

Those boots might be made for walking but 300 pairs of free shoes are making a real impression in East Geelong. ...

Gary Ablett Jnr has paid an emotional tribute to the “overwhelming” support he received after the death of his sister. ...

Latest Sport

Connecting with each other is the theme to North Geelong Warriors recent road trip around the region. The under-12s ...

On the Bite, by Chris Pitman Last week’s great weather spoiled anglers for choice, with a wide range of ...

Local Cricket, by Jim Timberlake Despite another strong showing, the Geelong Cricket Club is yet to gain any points in ...

Entertainment

Adelaide songstress Michaela Burger cried when she first heard the music of Edith Piaf, beginning a lifelong obsession with the ...

Few musicians will create the fanaticism which surrounded The Beatles, but tribute artist Chris Frazer has had a small taste. ...

The Hope Song is a play like no other, according to Grovedale actor Simon Finch. The father-of-two plays Dave, a 36...