My eldest daughter loves Floriade. I think it’s the rainbow of colour than wins her heart. This year, I am already being asked when we can go, so I thought I would look at what’s on for kids before heading out so that I can make an informed decision about when to go.
As school holidays approach, Floriade potentially presents a great opportunity to get the kids out and entertained for a day. But, as with most other school holiday activities, there are always a few potential cost pitfalls. Aside from the usual consumables, kids activity costs are:
The Ferris Wheel is $8 per person or $29 for four.
The tea cup ride, clowns and jumping castle are $5 each.
The giant slide is $5 for three goes.
Along with that, there are plenty of other activities that are free. My kids are still pretty young, so the organised activities that stand out to me are:
Matilda’s Farmyard Nursery brings cute and cuddly animals for viewing and patting.
Note: this weekend is the last for this one.
Saturday 13 September – Monday 29 September, 10am – 4pm
Children can choose from 200 face painting and tattoo designs.
Saturday 13 September– Sunday 12 October, 10am – 4pm
THE CIRCUS PLAYGROUND
Kids can try their hand at juggling, balancing on stilts and walking beams.
Saturday 27 September – Sunday 5 October, 10am – 3pm
KITE MAKING WORKSHOPS
A chance for kids to decorate a kite and then see it fly!
Monday 29 September – Thursday 2 October, 10am – 4pm
DECORATING FUNKY POTS WORKSHOPS
Make a papier mache flowerpot and flower – to limit watering requirements!
Friday 3 October – Sunday 5 October, 10am – 4pm
There is plenty of other stuff going on for kids and details can be found here.
What I am concerned about is parking. I have heard a few tales of woe regarding scoring a car park. Has anyone got any guidance for minimal fuss and limiting tantrums (mine, not the kids) when it comes to finding a space?