PlayFest is the ACT Playgroups’ annual festival of fun for families with children under school age. Together with a raft of community organisations, government agencies, sporting bodies, and businesses, ACT Playgroups provides families with information and a taste of some of the many children’s activities available in the ACT.

PlayFest occurs annually on the Tuesday of Children’s Week (October). This major activity attracts over 1500 people each year. Will you be part of the fun?

In October 2017 we will be celebrating our 17th annual PlayFest!

If your organisation is interested in having a stall at this event please be sure to let us know so we can add you to our invite list.

Families with children from birth to 5 years of age, please save the date now!

When: Tuesday 24 October 2017.
Time: 10am – 1pm
Place: Cook Community Hub
Who: Families with children birth to 5 years of age

What: The following organisations attended the 2016 event –

  • ACT Bilingual Education Alliance
  • ACT Playgroups
  • Aqua Harmony Pty Ltd
  • Australian Baby Card
  • Australian Breastfeeding Association
  • Belconnen Community Services
  • Belconnen Fire Station
  • Belconnen Lyons
  • Bell’s Amusements Merry-go-round
  • Blue Gum Playgroup
  • Bluearth
  • Bunnings
  • Canberra Audiology
  • Canberra Milk
  • Canberra Quilters
  • Canberra Theatre Centre
  • Cancer Council ACT
  • Capital Health Network
  • Child Development and Family Programs
  • Children and Young People Commissioner
  • Close to my Heart, Anne Patterson, Independent Consultant
  • Coaching Mum
  • Communities@Work
  • Curves Belconnen
  • Folk Dance Canberra
  • Friends of Brain Injured Children
  • Ginninderra Athletics
  • Grasshopper Soccer
  • GymbaROO Canberra
  • Gungahlin Child and Family Centre
  • Joey’s Playgroup
  • Kenny Koala
  • Kidsafe ACT
  • Larry Brandy, Indigenous Storyteller
  • Legal Aid ACT
  • Libraries ACT
  • Mandarin for Fun
  • Mollie B, Storyteller
  • National Dinosaur Museum
  • National Zoo and Aquarium
  • Nature Play CBR
  • Netball ACT
  • Noah’s Ark Farm and Petting Zoo
  • Play Smart Playgroup
  • Poppin Code
  • Ready Steady Go Kids
  • SDN Children’s Services
  • Shotclock Espresso
  • Southern Cross Early Childhood School
  • St John Ambulance Australia
  • The Children’s Book Council of Australia, ACT Branch
  • The Organising Bee
  • Uniting Care Kippax
  • Volunteering and Contact ACT
  • Woden Community Services
  • YWCA Family Day Care Playgroup
Watch this space to see who attends in 2017!

This event will take place, rain or shine!