Random Acts of Kid-Ness … United Cinema’s Craigieburn

When Craigieburn Central and United Cinemas Craigieburn read our July Random Acts of Kid-ness they were touched by Campbell’s story. You can read all about Campbell HERE. They reached out to us because they knew that Campbell loved the Minions and they wanted to do something special for Campbell and his family.

United Cinemas Craigieburn have generously donated 5 Grand Recliner tickets for Campbell and his family to enjoy the Minion movie in absolute luxury!

GetAttachmentUnited Cinemas Craigieburn is an eight theatre complex, with each theatre equipped with state of the art digital projection with 2k (resolution), with our screens increasing in size up to 68 ft. Every single one of our eight theatres is fitted with DOLBY ATMOS real 3D sound technology, maximising the 3D impact with 360 degree sound. Art Deco Bar and Kitchen due to open 1 August 2015. Visit us at www.unitedcinemas.com.au.

Thank you so much to United Cinemas Craigieburn for coming on board and giving this Random Act of Kid-ness to Campbell and his family! We are sure they will be thrilled!

If you live near Craigieburn, Victoria please support United Cinemas Craigieburn and Craigieburn Central!


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New Winners Announced … The Gruffalo’s Child

What do they say about the best laid plans… oh, yes … they change!

After announcing that Stefanie and Sapna were the winners of our Gruffalo’s Child tickets at the National Theatre, St. Kilda I received an email from both of them saying that unfortunately they could no longer make it! So, we have two new winners!

So, who will be taking a stroll through the deep dark wood now?

Winners of Wild Nights (6)

Have a wonderful time Olivia and Bec! We can’t wait to hear all about it! Look out for an email from us to organise delivery of your tickets!


Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s Books,

THE GRUFFALO IS RETURNING TO MELBOURNE – WITH HIS CHILD!

After sell-out seasons of its predecessor nation-wide, the team behind “The Gruffalo” return with the charming sequel based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s world wide best seller, playing at the National Theatre, St Kilda from 14-19 July 2015.

The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should

Ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

The Gruffalo’s Child brings this much loved book to life on stage, using physical theatre, music and puppetry to deliver songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 4 and up and their adults.

This best selling production, which has wowed audiences around the world, returns to Melbourne for one week only after a sold out premiere season in 2012.

Critics have raved about The Gruffalo’s Child:

winningly played (Sydney Morning Herald)

can’t fail to please (Brisbane Courier Mail)

…this brave little offspring of the Gruffalo captures the young audience and keeps it entranced…. (Stage Whispers)

MORE INFORMATION

The Gruffalo’s Child – Live on Stage

National Theatre, St Kilda

14-19 July 2015

Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au

More information: www.cdp.com.au

Tickets from $26. Group Discounts available

THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD IS ALSO PLAYING IN OTHER REGIONS OF VICTORIA AND AUSTRALIA!

Bendigo

The Capital
22 July 2015
Bookings: www.thecapital.com.au or Phone 03 5434 6100

Shepparton

Riverlinks
23 July 2015
Bookings: www.riverlinksvenues.com.au or Phone 03 5832 9511

Wodonga

The Cube Wodonga
24 July 2015
Bookings: www.thecubewodonga.com.au or Phone 02 6022 9311

OTHER DATES IN OTHER STATES!

NSW

Penrith

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
10 – 11 July 2015
Bookings: www.jspac.com.au or Phone 02 4723 7600

Nowra

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
27 – 28 July 2015
Bookings: www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au or Phone 1300 788 503

Sutherland

Sutherland Entertainment Centre
29 July 2015
Bookings: www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au or Phone 02 9521 8888

WA

Perth

State Theatre Centre of WA
30 June – 5 July 2015
Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au or Phone 132 849

Winners Announced … The Gruffallo’s Child

From the 14-19 July 2015, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning picture book The Gruffallo’s Child is being brought to life at the National Theatre, St. Kilda.

We have two family passes (8 tickets) to give away, and can’t wait to announce who will be taking a stroll through the deep dark wood…

Winners of Wild Nights (4)

Have a wonderful time Stefanie and Sapna! We can’t wait to hear all about it! Could you please email me at info@kiddingaroundaustralia.com to organise delivery of your tickets!


Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s Books,

THE GRUFFALO IS RETURNING TO MELBOURNE – WITH HIS CHILD!

After sell-out seasons of its predecessor nation-wide, the team behind “The Gruffalo” return with the charming sequel based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s world wide best seller, playing at the National Theatre, St Kilda from 14-19 July 2015.

The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should

Ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

The Gruffalo’s Child brings this much loved book to life on stage, using physical theatre, music and puppetry to deliver songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 4 and up and their adults.

This best selling production, which has wowed audiences around the world, returns to Melbourne for one week only after a sold out premiere season in 2012.

Critics have raved about The Gruffalo’s Child:

winningly played (Sydney Morning Herald)

can’t fail to please (Brisbane Courier Mail)

…this brave little offspring of the Gruffalo captures the young audience and keeps it entranced…. (Stage Whispers)

MORE INFORMATION

The Gruffalo’s Child – Live on Stage

National Theatre, St Kilda

14-19 July 2015

Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au

More information: www.cdp.com.au

Tickets from $26. Group Discounts available

THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD IS ALSO PLAYING IN OTHER REGIONS OF VICTORIA AND AUSTRALIA!

Bendigo

The Capital
22 July 2015
Bookings: www.thecapital.com.au or Phone 03 5434 6100

Shepparton

Riverlinks
23 July 2015
Bookings: www.riverlinksvenues.com.au or Phone 03 5832 9511

Wodonga

The Cube Wodonga
24 July 2015
Bookings: www.thecubewodonga.com.au or Phone 02 6022 9311

OTHER DATES IN OTHER STATES!

NSW

Penrith

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
10 – 11 July 2015
Bookings: www.jspac.com.au or Phone 02 4723 7600

Nowra

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
27 – 28 July 2015
Bookings: www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au or Phone 1300 788 503

Sutherland

Sutherland Entertainment Centre
29 July 2015
Bookings: www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au or Phone 02 9521 8888

WA

Perth

State Theatre Centre of WA
30 June – 5 July 2015
Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au or Phone 132 849

Kidding Around at … Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream

It was 28 years ago that my Mum, Sister and I went to Disney On Ice. We only went once during my childhood and so, all these years later, I was excited to take my children to Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream at Hisense Arena. My sister, Alexandra, was able to come with us as Tim was working so we were both able to relive a special childhood memory.

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Disney On Ice is a world class show that needs no introduction. Children across the world have long been fascinated by their favourite characters being brought to life by highly skilled ice skaters.

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Disney On Ice’s 2015 tour is themed ‘Dare To Dream’, and featured Tiana from The Princess and the Frog, Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Rapunzel from Tangled. Each story was introduced by four very famous and well loved friends, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy!

Whilst everyone took their seats waiting for the show to begin, staff armed only with buckets clowned around on stage much to the delight to the audience! The excitement was palpable!

Right on time, the lights dimmed and out came Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy and introduced Tiana and the characters from The Princess and the Frog. This performance was a short scene in Tiana’s Restaurant from the film and not an abridged version of the story.

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The rest of the Princesses performed in a shortened version of their story. Snow White met the Seven Dwarfs after the Evil Queen (her magic mirror glided eerily around the stage, unassisted by any visible means) tried to have her killed, she then ate the apple, fell asleep and was awoken by The Prince’s kiss, the man she inevitably falls in love with!

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Cinderella’s famous story took place in two parts, both before and after intermission. The set rotated and the walls opened to reveal Prince Charming’s majestic castle. Disney On Ice clearly spared no expense when it came to the sets and costumes. Each costume was brilliantly detailed and carefully considered.

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Tangled was the last story to be told, and this one really showcased the skill of the performers. Maximus the horse showed some very fancy footwork, while Rapunzel and Flynn flew through the air Cirque Du Soleil style, without any safety harnesses, with just one arm wrapped around Rapunzel’s ‘hair’. It was mesmerising!

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The Grand Finale featured all of our favourite Princesses and Alegría had a wonderful time guessing who they were! Baby girl knows her princesses! Isaac, (who, you’ll be pleased to know, didn’t disappear this time – but was fidgety), loved the fireworks!

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The show is truly spectacular and should not be missed!

Georgina Says

Even though it says on the Disney On Ice website that you can’t be “too young or too old to enjoy the show”, I think 4+ is the ideal age – especially if the parent wants to enjoy the show!

Afterwards, we were invited to meet two special guests – Mickey and Minnie! As always, Isaac marched straight up to them for a hug shortly followed by Alegría! I wonder if he wished it was Cinderella?

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE DISNEY ON ICE presents DARE TO DREAM, AND WE THINK YOU SHOULD, THEN THERE IS STILL TIME IF YOU LIVE IN SYDNEY! BUT HURRY, IT FINISHES ON JULY 12,2015!

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A Celebration of Royal Proportions! Tickets on sale NOW! 

Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream comes to Sydney from 8-12 July, 2015 and will be the ultimate princess experience, taking audiences on a journey to fulfil their dreams.  Bringing two of Disney’s modern day princess stories Tangled and, The Princess and the Frog and two most beloved fairytales Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella, this action packed skating spectacle is a classic meets contemporary celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream opens its national tour in Perth on 5 June and travels to Adelaide, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney until 12 July.

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©Disney. All Rights Reserved

Laugh at Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Snow White escapes from the Evil Queen in her search for her one true love. Watch as fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. And boogie to the beat of the bayou in a magical, musical journey that celebrates the story of The Princess and the Frog with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen.

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©Disney. All Rights Reserved

Australian audiences will experience the beauty, sparkle, and adventure when Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream comes to a city near you!

2015 National Tour Dates

Perth – Perth Arena     5 – 7 June  (Fri – Sun)

Adelaide – Adelaide Entertainment Centre   12 – 14 June  (Fri – Sun)

Newcastle – Newcastle Entertainment Centre  19 – 21 June  (Fri – Sun)

Brisbane – Brisbane Entertainment Centre  27 – 29 June (Sat – Mon)

Melbourne – Hisense Arena, Melbourne   2 – 6 July  (Thurs – Mon)

Sydney – Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park  8 – 12 July (Wed – Sun)

Purchase tickets from Ticketek: 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au/disneyonice. Tickets start from just $29.50.  Additional discounts apply on select performances. Credit card and transaction fees may also apply.

For more information visit www.disneyonice.com.au or visit their Facebook page.

Please note all details quoted are correct at the time of publishing. All details are subject to change without notice and Kidding Around Australia takes no responsibility for information contained in this post. Please check the appropriate website to ensure that information is still correct and current.

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Kidding Around at the … Hi-5 House of Dreams Concert

Everyone knows by now that we L.O.V.E Hi-5 in the Kidding Around Australia house! Alegría has been a fan for years and now we have another massive Hi-5 fan in Isaac – he has been dancing around the house shouting “Hi-5” for days!

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We were lucking enough to be invited to the Hi-5 presents House of Dreams last Saturday at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda. The theme of the show is “Dreams”, with Chats (played by Jessica Harm) using magic to help Hugh (who replaced Stevie, who has hurt his foot), Dayen, Ainsley, Mary and Tanika explore and experience their favourite dreams.

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The show was interactive with the kids helping Chats to catch dreams so that she could make them come true! With a little help from a huge dream catcher, the stage was transformed into magical worlds such as the jungle, under the sea, outer space and the wild west with the help of a computer-animated backdrop. The costumes were amazing and the props (including spinning beds) had the children transfixed!

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As you would expect from Hi-5, the show was high energy and they sang all the catchy Hi-5 songs we’ve grown to love, including Alegría’s all-time favourite Some kind of wonderful“.

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The show is split into two x 35 minute acts with a 20 minute intermission separating them – perfect for a snack and a trip to the bathroom.

The kids loved House of Dreams, it was fun, energetic and ended with bubbles… always a crowd pleaser!

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOUR

The Hi-5 House of Dreams tour gives audiences an invitation to the most exciting “slumber party” ever! There’s not much sleeping but lots of singing and dancing and adventure when our favourite puppet Chats takes control of the Hi-5’s dreams and makes their dreams come true!

Using Chats’ Magic Dream Catcher audiences will travel through jungles, fairy grottos, underwater coral gardens, the Wild West, and even outer space!! This interactive and energetic show will have audiences totally immersed in the world of dreams.

Hi-5 House of Dreams is a whimsical trip into a fantasy adventure where you can catch your favourite Hi-5 songs – Underwater Discovery, Move your Body, It’s a Party and Living in a Rainbow and plenty of new songs with the Hi-5 gang – Stevie, Mary, Tanika, Ainsley and Dayen.

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Source: Supplied

2015 National Tour Dates

Sydney – Big Top, Luna Park 28 June (Sunday)

Brisbane – Royal International Convention Centre 1 July  (Wednesday)

Melbourne – Palais Theatre 4 July  (Saturday)

Sydney – Concourse Theatre, Chatswood  7-8 July (Tues-Wed)

Perth – Regal Theatre 14-15 July (Tues-Wed)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

For more info on the show please visit http://lifeliketouring.com/hi-5 or www.hi-5world.com

Disclaimer: We were sent tickets to the show for review. We did not receive any cash payment. As always our opinions are honest and our own.

Please note all details quoted are correct at the time of publishing. All details are subject to change without notice and Kidding Around Australia takes no responsibility for information contained in this post. Please check the appropriate website to ensure that information is still correct and current.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES ON THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA WEBSITE ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA AUTHORS. ALL IMAGES ARE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT AND CANNOT BE USED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA.

 

Random Acts of Kid-Ness … Just Craft! Mega Craft Pack

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We loved the Just Craft! Mega Craft Pack so much that we asked them if they would like to be a part of our “Random Acts of Kid-ness” for July as we have been told about a little boy who loves Minions and spends a lot of time in hospital. Of course, they said “Yes!” and we will be sending Campbell a Just Craft! Mega Craft Pack – perfect for long stays in hospital. Thank you Just Craft!

Six year old Campbell has Biliary Atresia. Biliary Atresia is a life threatening disease affecting 1 in 20,000 births. By 8 weeks old, the bile ducts within Campbell’s liver had disintegrated and the bile was ‘trapped’ in his liver.

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9 week old Campbell after the Kasai surgery

He required lifesaving surgery immediately, and a surgery called the ‘Kasai’ procedure (where the surgeon uses 20cm of the small intestine to act as his bile duct) was performed on 9 week old Campbell. The surgery has only a 25% chance of being fully successful and his liver having drainage.

The operation took 7 hours to complete, was not successful for 3 months and then at week 15 just like a miracle it began to drain bile! Unfortunately, almost 6 months of bile trapped in his liver had done its damage and Campbell now has severe liver cirrhosis, enlarged spleen, oesophageal varices, portal hypertension and many other symptoms that come with liver disease.

He will require a liver transplant to survive.

Kylie, Campbell’s mum, says

“Cam was born healthy but at 2 days old he started to yellow. ‘It’s normal for newborns’ we were told, at 1 week old we went back and got some blood tests, ‘it’s all normal’ we were again told so off we went! 2 weeks old we asked again for blood to be taken only to be told it’s probably breast milk jaundice and to forget about it but that was hard as he was getting more yellow by the day. ‘Put him in sunlight’, ‘He’s just fine, look how big he’s getting!’ Those comments haunt me to this day as deep down I knew something was wrong but I took ‘the professionals’ word for it and just carried on.

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Cooper, Paul, Ashtyn, Kylie and Campbell

At 8 weeks old Campbell had quite a ‘sun tan’ and we all giggled because it actually looked really good, that ‘sun tan’ was harbouring quite a different story and one of the main symptoms in a disease I’d never heard of! Campbell, we were told after we requested a specialist paeditrician  to look at our new baby, was likely to have a disease called Biliary Atresia! To help find out if ‘BA’ was what was wrong with Campbell we needed to get an ultrasound, that Friday afternoon is when our lives turned around.

Dr. Luke Sammartino, our family paediatrian and now very close family friend, viewed the scans and sent us straight to The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Campbell’s blood had to be taken, at 8 weeks of age that’s a difficult thing to watch, the results showed what the doctors suspected, very high Bilirubin and stress on his tiny liver. The diagnosis of BA had to be confirmed via biopsy of the liver so 3 days after initially being told by Dr. Luke we may have a very sick child was one of the first times I let surgeons take my baby, the first of many times within Campbell’s life!”

In total Campbell has had over 20 admissions in the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, in excess of 10 procedures performed on him and 100’s of blood draws and invasive procedures and although his liver is very damaged, Campbell likes to do the normal things any 6 year old does! He loves school, playing with his brothers Cooper and Ashtyn, his friends and having fun!

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Brave Campbell, still fighting!

The gastroenterology team based at the hospital have plans set in place to care for Campbell; he is quite a unique child due to BA with only around 8-10 new cases seen at RCH every year and each child is different than the other!

Whilst his family are trying to help Campbell keep his own liver for as long as possible, they know that the day they will have to hand him over again for the fight of his life.

Campbell and his family are truly inspirational. They show such strength and positivity. Stay healthy Campbell, we hope you enjoy your Just Craft! Mega Craft Pack.

Campbell’s family have asked that you please support The Royal Children’s Hospital.

“It saved our sons life and you never know when you might need their help!!!! We are forever in its debt!!!”

If you would like to donate click HERE.

For more information on Just Craft! and the Mega Craft pack click HERE.


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Kidding Around with … Just Craft! Mega Craft Pack

IMG_8210If you are looking for something to keep the kids entertained either in the car, on holiday or at home, then you can’t go past the Just Craft! Mega Craft Pack. The pack contains 4 different activities (which are also sold separately as DIY Craft Kits) and include foam mosaics, air-dry clay, a hand puppet and a fridge magnet. These activities have been specifically designed to keep little hands busy for up to 30 minutes and are suitable for children aged 4 to 10 years.

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Create your own Mosaic Poster

This activity took the longest to complete and would be perfect for the car! It is simply a matter of placing the stickers on the spots to create a shiny mosaic poster!

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Create your own Clay Model character

This activity was fun! There is step-by-step instructions, although you can be as creative as you wish. The clay dries without the use of ovens etc. but doesn’t dry so hard that it will smash like traditional clay, if dropped. It is like a hard foam that bounces – handy for avoiding tears! A word of warning: the different colours stick together very quickly so they don’t forgive you putting clay in the wrong spots.

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Create your own hand puppet

This activity is very good for hand/eye coordination! It involves sewing (with a plastic needle) and stickers. We were worried how long the stickers would stay on the felt for but they have held up well. It is not a puppet that will last forever but your child will have fun with their new friend!

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Create your own fridge magnet

The fridge magnet takes the least amount of time to complete! This is a 5 minute activity! Children can do it without any assistance (time for a cuppa in peace!).

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Both Alegría and Isaac love hands-on interactive play and would much prefer this type of activity to technology based entertainment. As a parent, it’s the type of indoor activity that we encourage and there is always some sort of craft project on the go in the Kidding Around Australia house. The problem is, that some craft activities can be really messy (we’re looking at you GLITTER!) and often take more time to set up than to complete.

GEORGINA SAYS

I love that every Just Craft! product is self-contained, which means no other items are required like glue or scissors. Everything your child needs is there in the pack and often the child can do the activity without the need of parental assistance!

The Mega Craft Pack retails for $19.95 and the individual kits all cost no more than $10 – and I have seen them on sale, so keep an eye out!

MORE INFORMATION

All Just Craft products are available nationally at Spotlight, Toys R Us & specialty toy stores.

The range can also be purchased online via Rainbow Fun

Just Craft! are on Facebook as well! 


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Disclaimer: Alegría was sent these products for review. As always our opinions are honest and our own.

Please note all details quoted are correct at the time of publishing. All details are subject to change without notice and Kidding Around Australia takes no responsibility for information contained in this post. Please check the appropriate website to ensure that information is still correct and current.

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Winner Announced …. Wild Nights at the Werribee Open Range Zoo

Throughout the school holidays from 27 June to 11 July Werribee Open Range Zoo is coming to life after dark, with fire shows, marshmallow toasting, glow in the dark hula-hooping and a mysterious Secret Garden to explore for Wild Nights!

We had one family pass to give away, and for that lucky person it is time to pack your torch and your winter woolies …Winners of Wild Nights

Have a wonderful time Susan! We can’t wait to hear all about it! Could you please email me so that I can confirm your details for your prize at info@kiddingaroundaustralia.com

MORE INFORMATION ON WILD NIGHTS

Rug up and tour the Zoo by torchlight, as you spot Hippos grazing on the beach and Wild Dogs, Cheetah and Lions on the prowl. You can also get close to some very special nocturnal natives including Squirrel Gliders, Fat-tailed Dunnarts and Eastern Barred Bandicoots.

Fire spinning performers will delight visitors of all ages with nightly fire shows and the kids will love the interactive Glow Zone which includes hula hooping and other glow in the dark circus fun.

Follow the tiki torches to discover the light-dappled Secret Garden or settle in at the campfire and enjoy a hot chocolate and free marshmallow toasting under the stars.

Warm winter fare will also be available in the cosy, Meerkat Bistro and indoor play space. Ranger Kids will provide another comfy spot for families to relax as the kids transform themselves into vets and rangers, caring for plush animals in the medic tent and testing out the wooden helicopter.

Rug up, pop on your gumboots and bring your torch for this very special adventure in the dark as you discover what goes bump, hoot and ROAR in the night!

For the ultimate Wild Nights experience, book in for a special Dusk Safari Bus Tour of the  African savannah, spotting Rhinos, Zebra and antelope out on the grassy plains. An overnight stay at the Slumber Safari Camp (complete with luxury tents and electric blankets!) can also be booked in advance.

WHEN IS WILD NIGHTS?

Dates: Each night, 27 June – 11 July

Times: 5.30pm – 8.30pm (Entry closes 7pm)

Cost: Adults $35, Concession $28, Children 4 – 15 $7, Children under 4 FREE

Tickets: Tickets available at the gate

Information: www.zoo.org.au/werribee, 1300 966 784

DUSK SAFARI TOUR UPGRADE

Dates: Each night, 27 June – 11 July

Time: 5pm – 6pm

Cost: Adult: $60, Concession $50, Child $40 (includes admission to Wild Nights)

Tickets: Book in advance via 1300 966 784

Winners Announced … Hi-5 Merchandise Packs

It seems that we are not the only ones who LOVE Hi-5! Thank you to Hi-5 presents House of Dreams Australian Tour and to everyone who entered our Hi-5 Merchandise Giveaway!

Congratulations to our three lucky winners …

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Mandy, Lucas and Jessica please keep an eye out for an email from us to confirm your delivery address so we can get your packs out to you as soon as possible!


 HI-5 HOUSE OF DREAMS

The Hi-5 House of Dreams tour gives audiences an invitation to the most exciting “slumber party” ever! There’s not much sleeping but lots of singing and dancing and adventure when our favourite puppet Chats takes control of the Hi-5’s dreams and makes their dreams come true!

Using Chats’ Magic Dream Catcher audiences will travel through jungles, fairy grottos, underwater coral gardens, the Wild West, and even outer space!! This interactive and energetic show will have audiences totally immersed in the world of dreams.

Hi-5 House of Dreams is a whimsical trip into a fantasy adventure where you can catch your favourite Hi-5 songs – Underwater Discovery, Move your Body, It’s a Party and Living in a Rainbow and plenty of new songs with the Hi-5 gang – Stevie, Mary, Tanika, Ainsley and Dayen.

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2015 National Tour Dates

Sydney – Big Top, Luna Park 28 June (Sunday)

Brisbane – Royal International Convention Centre 1 July  (Wednesday)

Melbourne – Palais Theatre 4 July  (Saturday)

Sydney – Concourse Theatre, Chatswood  7-8 July (Tues-Wed)

Perth – Regal Theatre 14-15 July (Tues-Wed)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

For more info on the show please visit http://lifeliketouring.com/hi-5 or www.hi-5world.com