Only Fools Will Miss This!!
Thousands of Sunshine Coast children and parents are going to travel back in time to the Middle Ages, in order to help local 'at risk' kids and families, by attending the huge 'Fools' Fair' at Sunshine Castle on Sunday April 1st.
The 'Fools' Fair - Mediaeval Family Fete', marking the third birthday of local parenting magazine Kids on the Coast, will raise money for Najidah, a local organization which supports families and young people in situations where factors such as domestic violence, substance abuse or poverty put them at risk of harm.
In keeping with the theme of April Fool's Day, the event has a mediaeval theme and is being held at Sunshine Castle in Bli Bli, which, under new management, is developing a reputation as a venue dedicated to providing a fun and authentic "Middle Ages" experience.
Live entertainment on offer will include fairies, knights, a firebreather, juggler, unicyclist, magician, Sparkles the Clown,The Orc Crystal Wandering Minstrels, The Black Grail Fools, a sword-fighting workshop and more. Children will also be able ride the merry-go-round and jumping castle, and enjoy free storytelling, face-painting and craft activities. Plus there'll be all the fun (and food!) of the fair, including lamb shanks as well as a sausage sizzle, fairy floss, hot buttered corn on the cob, and cold drinks. Kids can also help blow out the candles on a giant castle birthday cake.
"For a long time we've wanted to create a fun family event that will also help benefit Najidah," says Kids on the Coast publisher Toni Eggleston. "Now that Sunshine Castle have `come to the party', literally, we're very excited about the Fools' Fair. We're looking forward to enjoying the day with lots of local kids and parents, and raising lots of money for a great cause."
The event will raise much-needed funds to help local organisation Najidah Association Inc., to provide counselling, crisis accommodation and support to kids and families at risk, says Najidah's director, Chris Turner. "This is a great example of how local partnerships can help benefit local communities. Kids on the Coast have supported us in our efforts to raise awareness of our work over the last several years. Now by teaming up with Sunshine Castle they've created the chance for local families to help one another, while having fun," he says.
Kids on the Coast is a free magazine dedicated to providing Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast kids with opportunities to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle and reach their full potential. Ms Eggleston began the magazine on the Sunshine Coast two years ago. It now reaches over 50,000 Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast readers per bi-monthly issue.
THE FOOLS' FAIR
SUNDAY 1st APRIL
10am - 3pm
SUNSHINE CASTLE, 296 DAVID LOW WAY, BLI BLI
Entry by gold coin donation to Najidah / PLUS profits from the day to Najidah