Eco Fair @ Skygate | Brisbane September 2016
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW FINISHED.
Get ready to have some ‘green’ fun with gardening, Kokedama ball making, animal displays, craft workshops and more as Skygate launches its first ever Eco Fair from the 26th – 30th September 2016, with lots of exciting free events planed for the second week of the school holidays.
Skygate Eco Fair 2016
Bring your Brisbane Kids along to Skygate these September school holidays, where, as part of their holiday fun, Brisbane Airport will host its inaugural Eco Fair with a week of environmentally-focused fun and education. With entertainment, workshops and exhibitors, this year’s theme is ‘Sustainability is Easy!’, to show that it is not difficult to be sustainable and even kids can do it!
Perfect for the whole family, the Skygate Eco Fair is full of exciting activities and interactive workshops that change daily and are all FREE to take part in. The best bit is that parents have the opportunity to sit back and enjoy a coffee while they watch their Brisbane Kids learn all about sustainability and the environment in a fun and nurturing way. Plus, everyone has the chance to go in the draw to win a $50 Skygate Dining gift card!
Skygate Eco Fair 2016 Daily Program
The free daily activities at the Eco Fair include a great mix of eco-workshops and immersive activities for the kids. The fair runs from 10am – 3pm daily, and activities on each day are as follows:
Monday 26th September, 10am – 3pm
To kick off the green festivities with a bang, Brisbane Kids will get the chance to grow their own herbs and vegetables, grab a free plant or succulent to take home and care for at the plant giveaway, and see an electric car in action at the electric car energy display. Monday’s highlight will be the Eco Workshop, where children will get the chance to make their own Kokedama ball to take home, plus there will also be some fun with paper planes and hopscotch.
Tuesday 27th September, 10am – 3pm
Tuesday brings the opportunity for Brisbane Kids to design and stamp their own tote bag to take home, while Jack from ‘Bee One Third’ will have everyone abuzz about bees and why we should all become backyard beekeepers. Expert Penny, from ‘Worms Down Under’, will be on hand to teach people how to set up organic waste recycling systems at home, plus kids can again have fun with paper planes and hopscotch.
Wednesday 28th September, 10am – 3pm
If your Brisbane Kid is an animal lover, then Wednesday is the day to bring them along to the Skygate Eco Fair as there will be a domestic animal display and wildlife display which will allows the kids to get up close to some really cute (and some not so cute) animals. The mid week Eco Workshop will focus on guerrilla gardening; taking a look at germinating seed balls. Plus, there will be face painting, temporary tattoos, paper planes and hopscotch for everyone to enjoy.
Thursday 29th September, 10am – 3pm
There will be lots of yummy fun on Thursday as kids can see how a bicycle can power a machine to make smoothies and have a taste of one of the environmentally made drinks. The tasty fun will continue with cooking demonstrations from local chefs. Kids will be able to make an old favourite – a grass head – at the Eco Workshop, before having some more fun with paper planes and hopscotch.
Friday 30th September, 10am – 3pm
Eco Fair at Skygate 2016 will finish with a flourish on Friday, with Brisbane City Council on site providing lots of useful information at their waste display. There will also be some fabulous tips at the Kid-ucation cooking demonstrations, and Brisbane Kids will be amazed at the final Eco Workshop where they will experiment with magnetic field sensory bottles. The fun with paper planes and hopscotch continues as well, with hands-on activities just for kids.
Skygate Eco Fair 2016 Location and How to Get There
All the green fun will happen at Skygate, which is located at The Circuit, Brisbane Airport, just next to DFO.
If you are travelling by car, take the Skygate exit off Airport Drive and follow the signs, and, if using Airportlink M7, either take the Nudgee/Eagle Farm exit or the Airport Flyover, and follow the signs to Skygate. Free car parking is available at Skygate and DFO.
If you are wanting to travel by public transport, you can travel to Skygate via the Airtrain, which stops at the airport terminals, or take TransLink’s 590 service if traveling by bus.
For more information and full program details for the Skygate Eco Fair please click here.
To find out more about Brisbane’s wonderful array of regular cultural festivals, take a look at the upcoming Brisbane Festivals or our Brisbane Kids Event Calendar for more fun events on during the September/ October school holidays.