December 2017 ACTive Play Digest

The ACTive Play Digest will be forwarded in hard copy to all Playgroup contacts around the middle of each month. It contains a summary of articles that were published on the website in the last month as well as other important information about upcoming events, etc.

Click here or on the photos above to see the Digest dated December 2017 in larger format.

The Digests can also be found in our ACTive Play archives here.

See you at PlayFEST!!

It is Children’s Week and to celebrate PlayFest is on in one more sleep! This FREE community event for families with children birth – 6 years is bigger and better than ever before.

DAY: Tuesday 24th October
TIME: 10am – 1pm
PLACE: Cook Community Hub,Templeton Street Cook.

Come and cuddle some farm animals with Noahs Ark Farm Friends Petting Zoo and meet reptiles from the National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra. Enjoy baby play areas, merry go round, obstacle courses, painting and craft activities, and lots of sensory play. Try a new sports with Ginninderra AthleticsPegasus Riding for the Disabled of the ACT, Kids FootballBluearth FoundationReady Steady Go Kids and Curves Belconnen. Enjoy nature play activities with Sticks and Stones Nature PlaygroupNature Play CBR and Bundaluk playgroup. Bring a picnic or enjoy a sausage from The Lions Club of Canberra Belconnen and a coffee from ShotClock Espresso. Find out information from many community organisation including Kidsafe ACTAustralian Breastfeeding AssociationACT TogetherACT HealthKippax KidsMarymead Child & Family Centre, and Belconnen Community Service …. this is just the start…there is so much to see, do, find out about and experience. 

To see the full list of participants and important information about parking, please check here.

See you there, rain or shine!

Save the Date – PlayFEST is coming!

ACT Playgroups’ 17th annual PlayFEST, a festival of fun for young families, will be held again on Tuesday October 24, 2017 from 10am to 1pm. We expect a large number of families to join us for this great event and hope that you will be one of them! Please mark the date in your calendar now.

The event will feature lots of different activities for children from birth to 5 years of age, as well as many stall holders with information for young families. This event takes place rain or shine, although it may be slightly downsized if everyone needs to be moved inside, so lets all keep our fingers crossed for a beautiful spring day!

This last week invitations were issued to community groups, sporting organisations and businesses to attend. If the response is anything like last year there should be lots of information available to young families in Canberra and surrounds. If you have a business or group that caters to under fives, please drop us a line so we can send you an invitation too.

You can find more information about Playfest here, or by contacting ACT Playgroups.