This year's Flourish Family Fun Day and Welcome Baby Celebration will have an all-new feel when it is held at the upgraded Boreham Park playground in July.
The popular event will showcase the new features of the playground while presenting a fun and informative morning out for the region's families.
Bundaberg Regional Council's Community Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said Flourish Family Fun Day aimed to provide families with much needed information about what was available to them in the community.
“There will be plenty of activities on the day including camel rides, a rock wall, jumping castle and over 50 stalls from family friendly organisations providing activities and information to families,” she said.
“The event has a very festive feel with entertainment on stage, a Tiny Tots sing along and the Teddy Bear Parade where prizes are won for best bear, oldest bear, best dressed bear, most unique bear and more.
“An ‘underwater' theme will also be featured and we encouraging everyone to dress up in their best costume!”
Cr McPhee said the Flourish Family Fun Day also featured the Welcome Baby Celebration, which welcomes new babies to the Bundaberg Region with a certificate and special gift presented by Council and the Mayor.
“This popular event is for babies up to 15 months of age and we urge anyone who is interested to register before the big day,” Cr McPhee said.
Boreham Park to transform into family festival for Flourish
Divisional Representative Cr John Learmonth said the July festivities were always a popular with families but this year would be extra special due to the completion of the new Boreham Park playground.
“This event will be a fantastic introduction to the new play equipment in Boreham Park, which has been undergoing construction for the past few months,” he said.
“Not only will families be able to experience the many great stalls, rides and activities on offer during the day, children will have the added fun of exploring the new play area which will feature an eight metre high adventure tower, climbing elements, a large tube slide and more.
“There will definitely be plenty happening to keep the whole family entertained at the Flourish Family Fun Day.”
Successful event back on track after Covid break
Cr Learmonth said the last time the event was held was in 2019, with over 70 babies presented to the Mayor, 54 stalls and 300 people in attendance.
He said event organisers were hoping this year's festivities would be bigger and better than ever after missing out on hosting the 2020 event.
“While we could not hold this wonderful family day out due to Covid last year, our fantastic team still managed to send out all of the Welcome Baby packs to our newest members of the community,” Cr Learmonth said.
“This year, the event will be back in action and is promising to be a great day for getting outside on a winter's day in the July school holidays.”
Cr Learmonth said for those who couldn't make it to the Bundaberg event, there would also be Welcome Baby Celebrations in Gin Gin and Childers.
Flourish Family Fun Day will be held in Boreham Park from 9am to 1pm on Thursday, 1 July.
To find out more or to register for the Welcome Baby Celebration click here.