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Family picnic day to celebrate Children’s Day

Squeals of delight will fill the air as children chase giant bubbles during the annual Whitianga Lions Family Picnic Day on March 3, Children’s Day.
 |  Cynthia Daly  | 

The inaugural event, held at the Whitianga Bike Park in 2023, proved popular with attendees saying it should become an annual event.  With Lions as the organisers, it also helped raise money for Project Mammogram.

This year, Matilda the time travelling fairy and her fairy helpers return for more incredible face-painting and magical bubbles; there’ll be egg and spoon races and a bear hunt, along with music on the centre stage from various performers.

Such activities work up an appetite for big and little people alike, and you can’t beat a barbecue sausage or a creamy ice cream to satisfy those hunger pains.

So, bring along a rug, some extra picnic goodies, grab a coffee and enjoy a relaxing day in honour of the children in your life. There’s something for everyone and all the Bike Park facilities will be available on the day too.

Need to know: all profits go to Project Mammogram, the activities are aimed at 2-8 years-old but everyone is welcome, the Bike Park gates open at 11.00 with entry $10 for a family of four or $3 per person.

The Family Picnic Day concludes at 3.00pm.

Project Mammogram committee chairperson, Mike Brown says: “What better way to celebrate your children on their special day than to spend time with them doing fun activities that remind you of your own childhood. Make some new memories with them and help support Project Mammogram at the same time.”