World’s Biggest Playgroup Day

Start Date: 2016-03-19

Get ready for loads of fun and join us as we celebrate the World’s Biggest Playgroup Day!  No tickets are required and you do not need to be a current Playgroup WA member to attend this fabulous community event!

When: Saturday, 19 March 2016 – 10am – 3pm
Where: Elizabeth Quay, Perth City – download EQ event map

And because it’s a weekend event we’ve extended the age range to include children aged from 0 to 12 years!

Getting there and back using Transperth

To plan your journey, use the Transperth Journey Planner or call the InfoLine on 13 62 13.

Please remember that to travel on any Transperth service, you will need to purchase a ticket or use your SmartRider. Visit Transperth for the latest fare information including details of its Family Rider – a cash ticket that gives a group of up to seven people unlimited travel on the day (2 adult and five concession) of purchase.

Transperth Safety Advice

Prams and pushchairs cannot be used on escalators and families must use lifts provided at Transperth stations. Please note, trains and buses have priority areas set aside for people in wheelchairs and parents with prams to use.

Taking the car? Wilson Parking Information

Planning to take the car? Wilson Parking has arranged a great $5 special deal!

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Meet and Greet with Play School

Thanks to our friends at ABC Kids we have an exciting opportunity for three families … the chance to meet and greet popular Play School presenters Emma and Teo*!

*COMPETITION CLOSED, WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED. The meet and greet will take place during the World’s Biggest Playgroup Day at Elizabeth Quay on Saturday 19 March 2016 at approx. 11:20 am. In this instance, a “family” consists of a maximum of 6 people. The meet and greet will last approximately 5 minutes.

Playgroup WA Under 5s Zone

This is just for the Under 5s offering craft, interactive play, play ideas from our Early Transition to Schools team, baby play, a breastfeeding area and much more. Playgroups will also be exhibiting, so be sure to stop by and have a chat to our expert staff or one of the community organisations showcasing their services and activities.

*SUPERSPECIAL*

On the day we will be offering Playgroup WA 2016 Memberships for only $20*(concession applies); for new members only. Your Playgroup WA membership includes the ABC Baby Discount card, access to our resources, fantastic competitions and more. We’ll help you find a playgroup near you. So tell your friends and save 33% instantly!

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Pick up a an event map; find the listed 5 treasure stops (marked with a treasure chest) and collect a stamp!

Once you’ve collected them all – fill in the requested details, tear it off and drop in a collection box – available at each treasure stop location for the chance to win a 10ft trampoline from Jumpstar Trampolines.

The winner will be contacted after the event and must collect their prize from Jumpstar Trampolines’ Cannington Warehouse.


Stage program – download stage program

10:00 amKindy Dance Time on the Main Stage
10:30 amThe Perth Mermaids swimming at Mermaid Corner
11:00 amABC KIDS Play School on the Main Stage
11:15 amAquasapiens roaming on the  Eastern Promenade
11:30 amScitech Bubbles Show on the Main Stage and The Perth Mermaids swimming at Mermaid Corner
12:00 pmPirateman Michael Speranza on the Main Stage and the Sambanistas roaming on the Eastern Promenade
12:30 pm – Kindy Dance Time on the Main Stage
1:00 pm – ABC KIDS Play School on the Main Stage and The Perth Mermaids swimming at Mermaid Corner
1:30 pmWA Police Pipe Band on the Main Stage
1:45 pm – Aquasapiens roaming on the Eastern Promenade
2:00 pmEco Faeries on the Main Stage and The Perth Mermaids swimming at Mermaid Corner
2:30 pm – Scitech Bubbles Show on the Main Stage and the WA Police Pipe Band roaming on Barrack Street

Plus roaming activities including Stiltwalkers and a variety of costume characters!


For the Over 5s

We’ve got so much fun planned from bouncy castles to climbing towers, strap-in-bungee to a cruise on one of the tacker boats within the Elizabeth Quay inlet.


Don’t miss:

> Live performances by Play School
> Museum WA’s amazing demonstrations on how to fire a cannon (yes, there will be a real cannon!)
> AWESOME Arts Festival textured wall craft for young and old
> Perth Zoo Animal Hospital and Crocodile Craft
> Scitech’s interactive exhibition
> Taking your photo with the Perth Mermaids
> Jumping on one of our bouncy castles
> Petting a baby animal
> Getting your face painted
> Exploring Elizabeth Quay and its many attractions including  the island, Bell Tower or indulging at one of its many food outlets


For Grown Ups:

A range of community services will be at the event, so stop by and say hi to Ngala, the Royal Life Saving Society, the Lotterywest Grants team (who can give you some advice for your playgroups grant applications), the Autism Association WA, Kidsafe, Therapy Focus and many more.

Safety information:

* Pick up a free “lost kid” wristband for your little one from the Playgroup WA tent
* Be vigilant around the water
* St Johns Ambulance will be on site
* Keep an eye on your children at all times (direct parent supervision)
* Report “unusual” behavior of event patrons to Playgroup WA staff (orange or blue T-Shirt)
* Don’t leave valuables in your pram or bag unsupervised
* Bring plenty of water and keep hydrated
* Be SunSMart – Slip-Slop and Slap
* Be careful when crossing roads to access Elizabeth Quay. There will be traffic slow points, but we encourage “holding hands” when crossing roads.
* Don’t leave your children unattended in a vehicle


For our hungry mermaids and pirates

Elizabeth Quay has a number of food vendors on site.

Additionally, there will be a variety of food trucks onsite across the day. Remember to bring plenty of water and a snack to tide your over!

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