Family fun and 'force' go at expo
WITH two kids of his own and three “borrowed” from a friend who was moving house, David Winston did not know how long his crew was going to last at Saturday’s Family Entertainment Expo.
But after getting to the Bundaberg PCYC when it opened at 9am, he had trouble dragging the kids away at 3pm when the event wound up.
The force to stay was strong, with part of the day’s entertainment being a group of Star Wars storm troopers who travelled from Brisbane.
They also visited some kids at Bundaberg Hospital while they were in town.
“The environment was really good, with outdoor activities and some in airconditioning,” Mr Winston said.
The kids wore themselves out playing laser tag, drawing, watching movies and other activities.
Organiser Cathy Madsen said the numbers were a little down on what was expected, due to Santas flying into Hinkler Central and Sugarland Shoppingtown, but the atmosphere on the day was great.
“We’ll alter the date and even hold it on a Sunday next year,” she said.
“We’ll definitely do it again, it can only grow.”
The event was held to promote holiday activities that could be experienced in or near Bundaberg, and to showcase some of the region’s top holiday destinations.
With 14 stalls displaying activities from candle-making to information about beaches at Seventeen Seventy, Mr Winston said he had a bunch of low-cost, fun ideas to keep the kids entertained.