Children's picnic week

Children's Week Picnic is finally back, and we can’t wait to see you all for the greatest family outdoor event in the West!

This much-loved free Wyndham City event will be held on Sunday 20 March at Werribee Park after being postponed from October 2021 due to ongoing restrictions. Featuring a range of interactive activities with a focus on education and learning, Children's Week Picnic provides an opportunity for children to explore new experiences.

Entry is free, however a pre-booked ticket is required. Free tickets will be available to book from Tuesday 1 March from 9am at www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/childrensweekpicnic

There will be an exciting line-up of activities and performances for our youngest Wyndham residents to enjoy. Here are just a few highlights;

  • Polyglot Theatre’s Boats invites children and families to re-imagine the Great Lawn at Werribee Park as a wide-open ocean, dotted with islands and full of nautical adventure! 
  • Interactive performances and workshops including music, hula hooping, science, circus skills, comedy and puppetry.
  • Children become the artists and facilitators with Face Paint by Children, where they can paint the faces of adults, other children and themselves.
  • Proactivity’s Ninja Warrior style obstacle course will have children feeling like a champion.
  • The stage will host interactive music performances from The Mudcakes; incredible displays of acrobatics from Circus Trick Tease; inspirational music from local singer-songwriters Devy Iyer and Niasha; a BMX tricks show from Scott Hone and sensational Samoan dance & drumming from Tama Tatau.
  • Plus much loved favourites including music, games, sport, market stalls, food trucks and so much more!

Why not plan to spend the whole day at Children’s Week Picnic with so much entertainment for all ages and abilities. Mark your diary now to pre-book your free tickets to the best family picnic in Wyndham!

FAQs

TICKETS 

Children’s Week Picnic is a free event run by Wyndham City Council. A pre-booked ticket is required for entry. Free tickets will be available to book from www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/childrensweekpicnic on Tuesday 1 March from 9am.

If you have not pre-booked a ticket, please do not attend the event.

GETTING THERE

By Car

There is free parking on site and event traffic management systems will be in place. Please follow all road and traffic detours and respect traffic and parking officer’s instructions to ensure you safely arrive and exit the event. We appreciate your patience and suggest that you allow extra time to get to and from the event.

By Bus or Shuttle

There is a free shuttle bus running from Werribee Train Station, check this webpage closer to the event for the timetable.

The Route 439 Bus will also run to the Werribee Park precinct from Werribee Train Station. Check the PTV website for timetables.

EVENT TIMES 

The event begins at 10am and runs until 4pm. We suggest you allow 3-4hrs to enjoy the event but you could easily spend all day!

ACTIVITIES

The event and all the activities are free! The only things you may need to pay for are food if you want to purchase anything or retail goods from market stalls.

A range of local businesses will be providing free activities and promoting their services. A range of Wyndham City Council services will also be promoting at the event – it’s a great opportunity to meet council officers and find out more about community projects and services within Wyndham.

The event is aimed at children aged 0-12 years old. There will be a huge range of interactive activities with a focus on education and learning. The event provides a great opportunity for children to explore new experiences. If you are bringing a teen along with you, our Youth Services department will also be bringing the Street Surfer Bus which has some great activities aimed at young teens. 

PROGRAM& MAP

A downloadable program and map will be available from our webpage closer to the event. We encourage you to check it out before the event and use it to help you find activities when you’re there. 

FOOD & DRINK 

You are welcome to BYO food and drinks. There will be also be a variety of food trucks providing various sweet, savoury and drinks (including children’s options and dietary) for purchase onsite. Cashless payments are recommended wherever possible, however there will be an ATM onsite.

SEATING

There will be limited seating at the event, please feel free to bring your own picnic chairs and rugs. Shelter structures are not be permitted.

WHAT TO BRING

We recommend you bring a hat, water bottle, sunscreen, picnic rug and jacket for inclement weather. Sunscreen will be available at the entrance and Information marquee.

PETS 

With the exception of assistance dogs, pets and animals are not permitted to be brought to Children’s Week Picnic.

TOILETS, NAPPY CHANGE & WATER

There will be toilets onsite including a fully accessible unit with a hoist.

Baby change facilities will be provided.

A water fountain will be onsite for patrons to fill up their own water bottles. Water can also be purchased from food vendors. You can also BYO water.

WEATHER 

Please come prepared for all weather including bringing an umbrella and wearing appropriate clothing. Many of the activities run out of marquees and are sheltered so can continue when it’s raining. If we determine the weather is extreme the event may be cancelled for safety. We will endeavour to communicate any cancellation via Wyndham City’s social media pages. 

ACCESSIBILITY

We endeavour to make Children’s Week Picnic accessible and enjoyable for all abilities. There will be Auslan interpreters on the main stage, a fully equipped Marveloo with accessible toilet, ceiling hoist and change facilities. There is also a Chill Out area with some quiet sensory activities and check our website closer to the event for a downloadable social story to help prepare children for what to expect.

Please note that a large portion of the event is held on grassed areas and there are gravel paths throughout Werribee Park.

We will also have some local services on hand to support including Mable, Plan Partners and Afford.

Please get in touch with us if you have any further questions or feedback about accessibility.

LOST CHILDREN 

We provide free wristbands at the entrance and Information marquee for parents to write their phone number on and put around the wrist of their child. This helps us to quickly reunite you with your child should they get lost during the event. Please ensure you supervise your child at all times.

PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMING

Live streaming or broadcasting of this event is not permitted. Commercial photography is not permitted without prior permission from Wyndham City Council.  Filming/photography and other media requests can be directed to media@wyndham.vic.gov.au

A Council photographer will be taking some happy snaps on the day! We’ll share these on our social media and websites. If you’re camera shy and don’t want your photo taken, just let our photographer and/or our event staff know on the day!

You can share your own photos of the day to our Facebook or Instagram! Tag us at #childrensweekpicnic

COVID-19 SAFETY

The health and safety of our attendees at this event is our utmost priority. Attendees must comply with all current Victoria State Government COVID-19 restrictions.

It is a condition of entry that all attendees aged 18 and over will be asked to check in on arrival and show their COVID-19 proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption.  Individuals under the age of 18 years are not required to show proof of their vaccination.For more information about accepted proof please check here.

This information is current as of 15/12/21 and may be subject to change.

For the safety of all patrons attending this event, we also advise the following:

  • Stay at home and do not come to this event if you have been instructed to isolate or you have any coronavirus symptoms, however mild. Symptoms may include fever, chills or sweats, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss or change in sense of smell or taste.
  • Maintain a physical distance from people you don’t live with – at least 1.5m where you can. Where you cannot social distance, it is recommended you wear a face mask.
  • Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitiser is encouraged. Facilities will be provided onsite.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Children’s Week Picnic is a free family-friendly event hosted by Wyndham City Council as part Children’s Week.  Children’s Week Picnic attendees must comply with the Conditions of Entry below so that everyone can enjoy the event in safety and comfort.

COVID-19

Attendees must comply with all current Victoria State Government COVID-19 restrictions.  All attendees will be asked to check in on arrival and attendees aged 18 and over must show their COVID-19 proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption. 

Alcohol and smoking

Alcohol and smoking are not permitted at Children’s Week Picnic.

Food

Food will be available for purchase at Children’s Week Picnic.  BYO food is permitted.

Photography/Filming

Live streaming or broadcasting of events and/or activities held at Children’s Week Picnic is not permitted.  Commercial photography is not permitted without prior permission from Council. Drones are not permitted at the event, unless with prior approval from the event organisers Wyndham City Council.

Children

Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

Pets and animals

With the exception of assistance dogs, pets and animals are not permitted at Children’s Week Picnic.

Advertising and the sale or hire of Goods

Attendees are not permitted to sell or offer for sale or hire any items, nor to distribute handbills, pamphlets, notices or other advertising materials, without prior permission from Council.

Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is prohibited.  Children’s Week Picnic is intended to be family friendly, safe and comfortable for all attendees.  Council requires that attendees behave in a safe, responsible and courteous manner at all times.

Free activities

Many of the free activities offered at Children’s Week Picnic are run by third parties.  Council makes no guarantee about an activity’s quality or suitability for attendees.  Attendees are responsible for deciding whether an activity is suitable for them and/or their children to participate in.

Property

Attendees are responsible for all personal property taken to Children’s Week Picnic and must not leave their property unattended.  Council reserves the right to remove any property left unattended at Children’s Week Picnic.

Consent in relation to images and photographs

By entering Children’s Week Picnic, attendees consent to the capturing and publishing of their image in authorised promotional photos and videos in whatever format and forum Council chooses.

Directions

Attendees must follow any reasonable direction given by a Council officer, authorised event security personnel or Police.

Right to refuse entry

Council reserves the right to refuse entry to those who do not comply with these Conditions of Entry of where Children’s Week Picnic has reached capacity.

Cancellation and/or modification of events and activities

Council reserves the right to cancel and/or modify the Children’s Week Picnic event. Cancellations and modifications will be advised via Council’s website and the Wyndham City and Experience Wyndham Facebook pages.

Failure to Comply with Conditions of Entry

Failure to comply may result in an attendee being removed from Children’s Week Picnic and refused re-entry to the event and/or future events.

Changes to these conditions

Council reserves the right to change these Conditions of Entry at any time.

Disclaimer

Attendance at and/or participation in activities at Children’s Week Picnic is entirely at the risk of attendees.  To the extent permitted by law, Council accepts no liability for any claim for loss, harm, damage, costs or expenses which may arise as a consequence of any such attendance and participation at Children’s Week Picnic.

Program & Activities

We’ve got a very exciting day of activities planned for you! Check back here 1 week before the event to download the event map and full program times. In the meantime, here are some highlights to look forward to:

Main Stage

Second Stage

Activities

Active Kids Zone

  • Proactivity’s Ninja Warrior Course
  • A range of local sporting clubs and groups providing try out sports activities.

Exhibitors

Council Services

  • Environment & Water
  • Conservation
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Youth Services
  • Community Support
  • Early Education
  • Graffiti Parks Assets
  • Neighbourhood Hubs
  • Libraries

Local Businesses & Services

Date and time
Online
No
Location

Werribee Park, K Road, Werribee

Organiser
Wyndham City
Contact

events@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Cost

Free entry with ticket

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