Posted on 22/12/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Summer Paddock Party – A Day on the Farm

What could be better than spending the end of your summer holidays at a party in a paddock? Churchill Island Farm is hosting a Paddock Party with plenty of music, food, fun and games to entertain the whole clan at this family friendly event.

Bring a rug or camp chair, relax on the hay bales or cosy up to a wine barrel and set yourself up for the day to soak up the live music around the festival stage between 10am and 4pm. There will be some great food and wine available for purchase, or you can bring your own snacks along and enjoy a lovely picnic on the grass, if you’re not busy having too much fun with the games and activities.

When was the last time you tossed a gumboot, tried not to laugh during an egg and spoon race or made it look like you weren’t really trying to win in a sack race against your kids? Spend a fun-filled day at the Paddock Party and you won’t have to ask those questions again for a long time as you take part in these and other great traditional games like hoola hoop races and tug of war. Grown-ups vs grown-ups, kids vs kids and then the important all-in activities to see who gets bragging rights in the car on the way home.

There will be plenty of other old-time activities and games available right throughout the day including quoits, horse shoes, hoola hoops and corn hole toss along with free face painting for the kids. The farmers are going to be kept busy as well with plenty of farming demonstrations and activities like whip cracking, wool spinning, making Billy tea, tractor rides, sheep shearing and cow milking. There’s even a chance to get up close and personal with the working dogs after they’ve brought the sheep in for shearing.

All of these great activities and entertainment are included with a Churchill Island Heritage Farm ticket, or with a Phillip Island Nature Parks 4 Parks Pass which includes the famous Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre, Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies and Churchill Island Heritage Farm.

So get along and enjoy a great family day out on the beautiful Churchill Island, overlooking the pristine waters of Westernport Bay.

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