Kids in the Shed

This is your chance to celebrate being a kid and doing what kids do best… having fun! Bring your kids, parents and grandparents to this super fun family day out at the markets. All these kids having fun means a lively atmosphere and buzzing energy all around.

What might you find? Stacks of products that kids love including handcrafted toys, kids’ room accessories, artworks and lots of bright, modern handmade clothes for babies and little boys and girls. And of course, what’s a family day out without delicious treat foods. Yummo!


Christmas Kids Weekend

Take the family to the Markets for Christmas Kids. It will be a fantastic day out with a jumping castle, a hilarious elf show, and plenty of other entertainment. Spread the merriment and joy as we count down the days til' Christmas. Don't forget to grab some adorable Christmas presents while you're there.

What might you find? Christmas Kids is one of the most cheerful events at the Old Bus Depot Markets. It's also become quite a holiday tradition. Hear laughter and giggles throughout the Market halls. See many Christmas-themed kids items, and taste lots of delicious treats.

A full list of attractions and entertainment is to be confirmed.


Kids in the Shed

This is your chance to celebrate being a kid and doing what kids do best… having fun! Bring your kids, parents and grandparents to this super fun family day out at the markets. All these kids having fun means a lively atmosphere and buzzing energy all around.

What might you find? Stacks of products that kids love including handcrafted toys, kids’ room accessories, artworks and lots of bright, modern handmade clothes for babies and little boys and girls. And of course, what’s a family day out without delicious treat foods. Yummo!


Christmas Kids

This event will run on:
  • Saturday, 1st December from 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday, 2nd December from 10am to 4pm
 
Christmas Kids is back to kick-off our Christmas Markets. This is the perfect time to spread all the merriment and joy as we count down the days ’til Christmas. Don’t worry, adults are welcome too.
 
There will be loads of other goodies and delicious treats to look forward to. Like the rest of the weekends, many of our regular stallholders will have some fabulous Christmas gift ideas in store. This event also incorporates our Multicultural Theme Day for products inspired by different cultures.
 
It will truly be a fun filled weekend for the whole family with so 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.


Kids in the Shed

This is your chance to celebrate being a kid and doing what kids do best… having fun! Bring your kids, parents and grandparents to this super fun family day out at the markets. All these kids having fun means a lively atmosphere and buzzing energy all around.

What might you find? Stacks of products that kids love including handcrafted toys, kids’ room accessories, artworks and lots of bright, modern handmade clothes for babies and little boys and girls. And of course, what’s a family day out without delicious treat foods. Yummo!