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 will be attending the 2017 event –

  • ACT Bilingual Education Alliance
  • ACT Health
  • ACT Playgroups
  • Aqua Harmony Pty Ltd
  • Asthma Foundation ACT
  • ASPECT
  • Australian Breastfeeding Association
  • Belconnen Community Services
  • Belconnen Fire Station (emergencies permitting)
  • Belconnen Lyons
  • Bellchambers Music School
  • Bell’s Amusements Merry-go-round
  • Blue Gum Playgroup
  • Bluearth
  • Bunduluk Bush Playgroup
  • Bunnings
  • Cancer Council ACT
  • Child Development and Family Programs
  • Close To My Heart, Anne Patterson Independent Consultant
  • Coaching Mum
  • Communities@Work FDC
  • Community Services #1
  • Curves Belconnen
  • Epilepsy ACT
  • Folk Dance Canberra
  • Georgina Josephine Foundation
  • Ginninderra Athletics
  • Joey’s Playgroup
  • Kenny Koala
  • Kidsafe ACT
  • Kids Football Club
  • Larry Brandy, Indigenous Storyteller
  • Leaps and Bounds Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • Libraries ACT
  • Little Toes, Bibs and Bows
  • Mollie B, Storyteller
  • National Zoo and Aquarium
  • Nature Play CBR
  • Noah’s Ark Farm and Petting Zoo
  • Petite Physique
  • Pharmacy Guild ACT
  • Priority First Aid Training
  • Ready Steady Go Kids
  • SDN Children’s Services
  • Shotclock Espresso
  • Southern Cross Early Childhood School
  • St Francis Xavier College student volunteers
  • St John Ambulance Australia
  • Sticks and Stones Nature Playgroup
  • The Children’s Book Council of Australia, ACT Branch
  • Uniting Care Kippax
  • YWCA Family Day Care Playgroup
More organisations are contacting us all the time.

This event will take place, rain or shine!