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    Warrnambool's Fun 4 Kids Festival
       A comprehensive guide to Australia's largest children's festival 2013

Fun 4 Kids - 2014   The Fun Begins on the 29th June 2014

25th June 2014

This years Fun4Kids is due to open in just a few days time and at present the civic green is a hive of activity with the erection of the Fun4Kids site.
Currently crews are putting the finishing touches to the huge tent city which will house the event which will run until the 6th of July
Attendances over the eight days are expected to be close to 30,000 visitors which is expected to generate over $500,000 in ticket sales and about $2.5 Million in economic benefits to the local community.
The highlight of this years festival is the performance by “Justice Crew”, who will be performing on the first day of the event Sunday 29th .

 

Now in its 16th year the Fun4Kids Festival has now established itself as Victoria's premier children's festival and attracts thousands of children ( and their parents) to Warrnambool each year to participate in a broad range of performance, creative and interactive arts, hands-on workshops and exceptional live entertainment.
The Festival is a not-for- profit event assisted by local sponsors, an army of volunteers and the generous support of the Warrnambool community and is staged during the first week of the winter school vacation each year ( this year 29th June to 6th July)
The Festival is set in 2.5 acre purpose-built, indoor village located in the centre of the city, close to accommodation, restaurants and entertainment venues (The festival is suitable for children between the ages of 2 and 12 years.)

This years feature performers will include ...


 

Fresh from performances in the USA, Justice Crew will open this years show with two performances in the festival on Sunday 29th. the boys will arrive at Fun4Kids Festival ready to entertain the entire family. If you’re not sure who these guys are maybe these HITS will remind you, “Boom, Boom”, “Everybody”, “Friday to Sunday”, “Best Night” (the MKR song), AND THE LIST GOES ON. Judging by our social media feedback already – people of all ages are excited to see them!

 

One of Australia's favourite musical acts, Taylor Henderson will be appearing on the second day of the festival and along with Justice crew will ensure the first two days of the Fun4Kids festival will be very busy
His debut single shot straight to #1 going double platinum - as did his self titled album! He’s a huge talent and we know this guy’s music is in the charts to stay. The whole family will enjoy seeing Taylor perform.

 

Everyone’s favourite little Pig! Peppa Pig is a lovable but slightly bossy little pig… Peppa loves jumping up and down in muddy puddles, laughing and making loud snorting noises. This NEW stage show has never been to Fun4Kids Festival and we just know that youngsters (and their parents) will love it! **NEW STAGE SHOW in 2014**

 

It’s the world’s most loved rag dolls! Magically coming to life when their very last stitch is sewn, each doll has its own charming personality inspired by the fabric used to make it. Lalaloopsy live in a whimsical world full of silly surprises. With love and a little bit of imagination, you’ll see why Lalaloopsy are sew magical and sew cute in their INCREDIBLE performance.

 

ARIA award winner and one of Australia’s most favourite children entertainers Justine Clarke is on her way to Warrnambool! She’s been acting since the age of seven and has appeared in some of Australia’s best-known TV shows such as Play School and Home and Away. Having Justine perform at the Festival is really exciting. A performance the little ones will especially love.

 

Sam Moran is best known as ex lead singer of The Wiggles and now Sam has an exciting one man show of his own.
Sam's song have featured in the hit Nick Jr series, Play Along With Sam! He’s loved by children and families all over the world. Catchy tune after catchy tune, Sam is bound to get all children singing, dancing and playing along.

Fun 4 Kids will also feature dozens of other acts including


The ever popular Dorothy the Dinosaur, featuring everyones friendly green dinosaur. Her skin has big yellow spots and she wears white gloves and white floppy hat. She is 5 dinosaur years old. She loves roses and especially loves to make rosey tea! Dorothy loves all types of dancing and her favourite type of dance is ballet. All young children will love Dorothy’s performance.

 

 

Other performers include Slime Time - Zimboyz - Mr Spin Show - Erth - Vcass Dance - Justin Sane -Its Circus, Not Science - Pandora's Boxes - The Doogans - Glenn the Magician - the Mik Maks - Swamp Juice - Enrico

 

 

 



 

Accommodation and Transport Options
There is a good choice of accommodation options in Warrnambool although bear in mind that most properties close to the festival are apartment style lodging and will be in $175 to $200 per night price range, and most of these will be booked already.
If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then there are a number of good 3-4 star motel within about a kilometre of the festival, although don't worry too much about where you stay as there is a shuttle bus operating during the festival which will pick you up and drop you off.
The service runs every 30 minutes between 9:00am and 5:30pm and cost about $2.00 per trip.
For more information about accommodation or the shuttle service then we recommend you contact any of the advertisers on this page
For visitors intending to come via road keep in mind there is very little in the way of free long term car parking in the centre of Warrnambool so it might be worth considering parking at Warrnambool Showgrounds in Koroit Street, and use the free shuttle that runs between the showgrounds and the festival. This service runs continuously from 9:30am and 5:30pm daily.

other headline acts .....

 

Admission Prices
This year admission prices have remained the same as last year with an 8 day family pass set at $415 and a one day family ticket at $125 and single one day passes at $32.50 and an 8 day pass is still set at $120
The other curious policy of the Fun 4 Kids management is to charge extra for booking direct - if you book on line a family pass will cost $415 however if you go direct to the booking office and pay cash you will be charged an additional $10 for the priveledge, which seems to be an odd way to treat your patrons.

 

Fun 4 Kids via train

For visitors planning to come from Melbourne (or Geelong) and who would like to leave the car at home, then V-Line are running a Fun 4 Kids special where up to 2 children can travel free with every adult ticket purchased. Priced at $52 return ($26 concession) from Melbourne ( cheaper from Geelong, Colac etc.) this is quite an inexpensive way of getting to the Fun 4 kids festival and without any of the hassles of driving. When you arrive in Warrnambool, the shuttle bus will pick you up from the station and take you direct to the festival then return you back to the station in time to catch the evening train home. for more information please contact V-Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun 4 Kids Accommodation
Special Deals

 

Raglan Motor Inn Special

Stay 2 nights for just $80 per double - includes free breakfast
Quiet location and on the free bus route - Family friendly motel with great facilities and congenial hosts.
Please click here for more information


City Heart Motel

The City Heart Fun4Kids Special
Family accommodation for 2 adults - 2 kids or 1 adult -3 kids) for a total cost of $140 per night.
City Heart Motel is within easy walking distance from the Fun 4 Kids site - or take the shuttle bus which stops right outside the City Heart Free WIFI and FOXTEL including Nickelodeon for the kids. All rooms have Kettle - Toaster - Microwave. Opposite McDonalds and KFC

Please click here for more information

l18 Pertobe Rd - Family Winter Special
Seaside apartment accommodation for a maximum of 6 guests in the Attic Studio for just $150 per night. Ideal for Fun 4 Kids - close to beach, adventure playground and on the Fun4Kids bus route
$150 per night for up to 6 guests

Please click here for more information

 

 

Ticket Prices
One Day Entry
Single
$32.50
Family 4 *
$125.00
   
8 Day Festival pass
Single
$120.00
Family 4 *
$415.00
   
Children under the age of two are free
* A family ticket is for a minimum of 1 adult and maximum of 2 adults and either 2,3,4 children depending on which family options is chosen

 

Accommodation Information
Warrnambool has a good range of accommodation options, from caravan parks, motels, apartments, cottages, bed and breakfast and holiday rental properties. for more information or to make an on line reservation then please visit either the Warrnambool Motel Page or the Warrnambool Apartment page