Children throughout the Geelong region are gearing up for the 34th annual Poppykettle Children’s Festival at GPAC. The festival aims to engage young people in the arts and unleash their creativity.

The fun begins on Thursday October 26 with Poppykettle Kinder Day from 10am to 1pm. This free event includes activities for kindergarten children and their siblings. Children will be encouraged to play, create and laugh as they join in face painting, pasta necklaces, badge making, a gymnastics circuit and various art and craft activities.

There will be plenty of free entertainment for the youngsters too, including buskers, puppets, magic with Dazzling Dan, the Crazy Koala Show, plus The Playground Craze, a very cool, interactive show that will have kids giggling and breakdancing like popstars. Of course there will also be a visit from GPAC’s much-loved mascot Sparky.

Kindergarten Day activities will all be held throughout GPAC and children can collect a treasure map to help them find their way around the activities and entertainment.