Phillip Island Nature Parks – Traditional family fun at the 2017 Easter Fun Festival

Phillip Island Nature Parks’ 9th annual Easter Fun Festival promises two excitement-filled days on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April as this popular and traditional community event brings Churchill Island Heritage Farm alive with activities, demonstrations, and entertainment to suit all ages. The dedicated Kids’ Zone will be abuzz with all-day activities such as mini golf, arts and craft activities, face painting, and giant games. Daily Shadow Puppet workshops at 11am and 1pm, plus Old Time Games at 12pm and 2pm will offer plenty to keep the kids entertained. The Heritage Farm will host demonstrations of the much-loved working horses, courtesy of the Victorian Heritage Draught Horse Club, plus a whole range of traditional hands on farming activities and demonstrations including scheduled tractor rides, cow milking, sheep shearing, working dogs and whip cracking. Step into yesteryear with a wonderful display of vintage cars and caravans. On Saturday, the Wonthaggi Woodcrafters will help you to make your own wooden toy and even have your name specially engraved on it. On Sunday, a collection of Port Phillip’s historical machinery and old engines will be on display. The Festival Lawn is a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy a bite to eat or a drink while listening to the sounds of local musicians against the stunning backdrop of Western Port Bay. Corie Blackey’s Family Show kicks off the entertainment on Saturday morning, followed by local duo 2 Up, concluding with the chilled out sounds of Treblebell and their soft vocals. On Sunday, enjoy The Family Show in the morning, then local duo Humming, concluding with Blue House’s mixture of soft ballads and big, belting tunes to get you on your feet. Last but certainly not least, don’t miss the popular Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday morning from 10am – 1pm. Kids will be let loose to fill their supplied Easter egg baskets, in age specific groupings, with each egg finding session lasting 2 minutes, and hunts occurring every 10 – 15 minutes. Admission: Festival entry is included with either a Churchill Island entry ticket Adult (16+) $12.80; Children (4 – 15) $6.40; Family (2A + 2C) $32.00, or a 4 Parks Pass* Adult (16+) $58.00; Children (4 – 15) $28.90; Family (2A + 2C) $144.90. * 4 Parks Pass includes entry to the Penguin Parade, Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies, Churchill Island Heritage Farm, and Koala Conservation Centre. For tickets visit or phone 03 5951 2800.

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