Kids set for fun at Kelmscott Show

Kids set for fun at Kelmscott Show

Kelmscott Agricultural Society Junior Vice President and kids interactive zone coordinator Marc Poupart with Luke Mucciarone and Teeni Mucciarone. Photograph – Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne.

Children will be catered for like never before at this weekend’s Kelmscott Show.

The kids interactive zone at the old Kelmscott pools site was first debuted last year but this year organisers have taken it to a new level of fun.

Kelmscott Agricultural Society Junior Vice President and kids interactive zone coordinator Marc Poupart said the zone runs on Saturday and will be filled with activities encouraging kids to be active and hands on.

“This is the second year we’ve run this area, with it being a big success last year,” he said.

“I’m thrilled to be driving it as it’s been a great chance for us to meet changing interests and innovate.”

Mr Poupart said back this year were the out of the box and Minecraft activities.

“There are some very fun and unusual activities like catch a fish”, boom blasters, and cheese cricket provided by out of the box,” he said.

“Last year we had families and everyone of all ages involved and having a blast – our volunteers running the activities were having as much fun as the kids playing them.”

He said the immersive Minecraft zone will allow the society to bring agriculture to the new generation.

“On the day they can also participate in our in-game barn run which sees them run from our farm house to a barn, in the process they need to milk a cow, shear a sheep and navigate a wheat field maze,” he said.

“It’s amazing to see how much imagination and creativity the kids have in this game.”

New this year is the game zone, joy of wood woodworking and plaster painting.

Mr Poupart said the game zone would give kids a chance to experience life as a farmer in a farming simulator by harvesting crops in a virtual farm, complete a steering wheel and pedal.

“For those full of energy, we will also have just dance on a big screen to break out into dance with,” he said.

“On top of all this, there are also a number of local kids-based community and sports groups who will be on display, giving kids a chance to try out their sports and parents the opportunity to see what is available.”

All the old favourites for both adults and children will be back including the motocross, craft and food displays, log chopping, rides, fireworks and show bags would all be back this year.

The Kelmscott Idol competition will also wow crowds putting local singing talent on display.

The show is held at Rushton Park in Kelmscott and gates open 4pm to 9pm Friday and 9am to 6pm on Saturday.

Tickets are $40 for a family (two adults and two children), $16 adults, $10 for seniors and children aged six to 16.

Children under five are free.

Two day passes are also available.

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Examiner Newspapers is a sponsor of the Kelmscott Show.