Children's Festival

Our live Zoom sessions will have professional facilitators doing lots of call-outs and be very interactive, keeping the kids engaged and making everything super fun. Our new Kids TV channel will be regularly launching new episodes with fun activities as well. 

 

We are inviting families to take part in two weeks of fun planned from 19 September to 4 October. All live sessions will include lots of interaction and shout outs for children at home.  The sessions include dance classes, craft, wild life displays with exotic native animals, a Circus School and more. All activities are free but many do require bookings.

 

The highlight of the Festival is the Big Day In, a massive pyjama disco party on September 27 featuring: MC The Great Gizmo, Mexican Music Man’s Sing Along, Guru Dudu’s All Ages Pyjama Disco Party, The Dreaming Space’s “Funky Monkey Family Show”, Dr Hubble’s Online Bubble Show and The Kazoos “Bed-Time Stories” Show.  Running from 11am to 2pm. Whether families are still in their PJs or not they can have lots of fun dancing and engaging with the presenters.  

We are also running some very exciting competitions for the first time including:

  • A New Story Writing Competition. Open to primary school students living or studying in Greater Dandenong to send in an original short story they have written. It can be funny or serious, fantasy or based on real life. One amazing tale  will be chosen for its originality, style and storyline. The winning story will be announced during Children’s Week (24 October – 1 November). and be brought to life by the magic of animation in time for next year’s Greater Dandenong Children’s Festival.   
  • Storytime Quest Competition.  Have your children ever watched a storyteller on TV or at one of our Storytime sessions and thought “I can do that!” Encourage your children to record their own story time session, share it with us and we will share the best entries with the world. Storytime Quest is open to primary school students living or studying in Greater Dandenong.  We will share the best entries during Children’s Week.

 

Click here for competition details

For all details of the events and to book please go to: www.greaterdandenong.com/childrensfestival.

Click here for the A3 Program

Be part of a New Story with us. We look forward to seeing you all there!

For any enquiries please email: events@cgd.vic.gov.au or call 03 8571 5090.