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Christmas Kids Attractions

14 November, 2018

 

You better watch out as word on the street is Santa’s in town and he’ll be at the Markets waiting to hear your Christmas wish! Specialty kids items will also be featured by many of our stalls along with a showcase of great gift items for the holiday season. It will truly be a fun filled weekend for the whole family with many exciting attractions in store.

Canberra Jumping Castles

Location: Front of the Markets

Bouncy castle anyone? You truly can’t go wrong with this fan-favourite. Always with a queue, Canberra Jumping Castles will be joining us again for Christmas Kids. They specialise in giving kids a great time and giving mums and dads a well-deserved break.

 

Noah’s Ark Farm Friends

Location: Grassy area in front of the Markets

Throughout our events, kids have really enjoyed our petting zoo with cute and loveable animals that never fail to put a smile on their face and pique their curiosity. They provide a great way to get up close and enjoy farm animals in a fun, safe, and clean environment.

 

Canberra Reptile Zoo

Location: Foreshore space (at the front)

Possibly as much of a contrast as you can get from animals, but certainly just as adorable are reptiles from the Canberra Reptile Zoo. They’re one of Australia’s most passionate in caring for reptiles housing lizards, turtles, and snakes to name a few.

 

Poplar Corner Pony Rides

Location: Grassy area in front of the Markets

Wasn’t it always the best thing to dream of a pony when we were little? Poplar helps make this dream come true by letting kids enjoy a pony ride. With over 20 years service to Canberra and the surrounding region, they provide professional support for all aspects of horse and rider needs.

 

Ernest the Elf

Location: Second level by the ramp

Who doesn’t love Ernest? Ever Santa’s little helper, he never fails to put on a fabulous show to entertain the kids. Expect loads of laughter abound when Ernest is in around. He comes from The Fool Factory which supplies a diverse range of roving and stage comic character entertainment.

 

Santa Claus

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th December

Last, but certainly not least, is Santa himself. You heard that right! The one and only Santa Claus will be riding his sleigh ride to the Markets for all the kids to meet and greet. But remember to behave. He’s known to have a list of who’s naughty and who’s nice.

 

 

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