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Media Release - Discover Fun at Tasman Turtle's Picnic Day

Hinchinbrook Council

15th May 2018

Join Tasman Turtle on a journey of fun and discovery at the TYTO Parklands this Saturday 19 May 2018 from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Entry is free with the first 500 children through the gates receiving a Bindle, bundled up with goodies, to take on the day’s adventures.

The TYTO Parklands will be alive with activities, workshops, games, food and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. This year as we celebrate the International Year of the Reef there will be a special focus on educating families about our local environment and how we can all make a difference to the future #LoveTheReef

Mayor Ramon Jayo has said, ‘Tasman Turtle’s Picnic Day is great day for families with loads of free fun and inspiring activities and workshops for children, their parents and caregivers to enjoy. We encourage all our local families and regional neighbours to visit the beautiful TYTO Parklands in Hinchinbrook this weekend for Tasman Turtle’s Picnic Day.’

There will be a great selection of workshops at Eco Cove which are dedicated to environmental education. These include a display by Mams Group who will be showcasing Recycle Right in Hinchinbrook where children can create turtles out of recycled egg cartons and learn about how to reduce, reuse and recycle.

 Fun on the day will encourage youngsters to be more environmentally friendly with activities such as learning How to Grow Your Own Garden, Worm Your Way, pop up cards and Nature Bingo.

Native wildlife discoveries will take place with Ranger Dan from Hands on Wildlife, visit our petting zoo to make some new furry friends or enjoy the endless old school fun for kids with kite making and flying, Storytime, sensory play, Hopscotch, Hula Hoops, Marbles, Knuckles, Pick up sticks, Bocce, Quoits Giant Chess and Jenga – oh what fun!

Creative children will be able to make their own TOTES for TOTS with different fabric puff paints; creating their own designs and then using them to carry all their goodies home for the day.

Live music and entertainment will be across two stages this year with nonstop tunes from bands and artists such as the Dragonuke, Sarah Little, Obsessions, Bonnie Zaghini, Alan Boultan Band, 2 Jam Deadly, and Fiona Moran alongside other amazing acts from Hinchinbrook.

Tasman Turtle’s Picnic Day has FREE entry, with the majority of entertainment, activities, workshops and games being free of charge. Please note a small number of activities will charge a nominal fee. Food and beverages presented by key non-for-profit groups will also be available for purchase.

Entertainment Programme and Mud Map

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