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2 BIGGS DRIVE, WONTHAGGI
Easter comes to life at
With FREE school holiday
activities, craft with the
Easter Bunny, our new
online Easter Egg Hunt
and prizes to be won!
Storytime Comes to Life!
Storytime comes to life - join us for some entertaining
storytelling, followed by FREE craft activities at our
Wonthaggi Kids Club Creation Station.
Monday to Friday, April 3 - 7, 11am to 2pm.
Easter Bunny’s Craft Workshop
Meet the Easter Bunny at his FREE craft workshop! Holiday
fun making all kinds of wonderful Easter craft creations.
Monday to Thursday, April 10 to 13 and Saturday,
April 15, 11am to 2pm.
Win Prizes with our online
Easter Egg Hunt!
Log onto www.wonthaggiplaza.com.au and follow the
link to complete our Easter Egg Hunt to go into the draw
to win one of 10 AWESOME Easter Egg Hampers!
For more information you can visit us at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au
or like us on Facebook.com/SouthernGippslandSustainabilityFestival.
This event is proudly sponsored by:
Sunday, 9 April 2017, 10.00am - 2 .00pm
State Coal Mine, Garden Street, Wonthaggi
Sustainability exhibits, advice and displays including:
Energy and water saving initiatives
FOGO launch, managing your waste and recycling
Local produce, food stalls, cheese making and beekeeping
Live music, Reptile Encounters and more fun activities for kids
Sunday, 9 April 2017
10.00am - 2 .00pm
State Coal Mine
Garden Street, Wonthaggi
WITH Easter only weeks away and school
holidays commencing, the Wonthaggi Plaza has
plenty of children’s activities to offer.
These holidays, the plaza is introducing the
‘Wonni Wombats Kids Club’, a new initiative to
assist local kindergartens and primary schools,
encouraging and fostering altruism and com-
munity involvement at a young age.
Kicking off on April 3 with a week-long intro -
duction to the new club, the plaza will offer free
morning storytelling sessions on a fortnightly
The sessions will cater for toddlers, but will
also be enjoyed by parents and guardians alike.
“Reading to our children is one of the most
beneficial things we can do for them as parents
and carers,” Wonthaggi Plaza’s Toni Smith said.
“The act of sitting down, relaxing and allow-
ing our imaginations to be introduced to a good
tale or two is meditative, creative, intimate and
The 10am morning sessions will be followed
by a simple craft activity based around the sto-
ry being told, called ‘Storytime Comes to Life’.
Children will receive a ‘Wombat Pass’ when
they join the Wonni Wombats Kids Club, which
is stamped with a wombat sticker by the story-
teller every time they come to a session.
When a child has accumulated five stickers,
a storybook will be sent to the family’s nomi-
nated kindergarten or primary school, with a
label on the inside cover stating that the book
was donated by the child.
“We hope to donate as many books as possible
to our local kindergartens and primary schools
over the next year and forever,” Toni said.
“After all, reading is one thing that has not
yet been superseded. Even the digital entertain-
ment platforms require children to read.”
In the second week of the holidays there will
be an online Easter Egg Hunt with prizes to col-
lect from the craft workshop and storytelling
area for those who complete the hunt.
From Monday to Thursday and again on Sat-
urday, the Easter Bunny gets ‘hands on’ with
the Easter Bunny craft workshop.
The Easter Bunny will be popping into each
session to check on the wonderful creations be-
ing forged within.
Wonni Wombats members will share in many
other special activities throughout the year and
parents will be notified by email of ‘What’s on
for the Wombats’ at Wonthaggi Plaza.
“The focus will primarily be on community
and education, and our local area has so much
to explore and to get involved with,” Toni said.
“We have a relatively strong, growing and
diverse children’s offer with Target, Best &
Less and EB Games, and there are heaps of
children’s craft options available at the Reject
“Then there is the growth of our ‘Take away
food’ mix, with more retailers opening soon to
satisfy the hunger pangs of our shoppers.
“We want Wonthaggi Plaza to grow with our
children, and we invite our community with
open arms to visit us these holidays and to join
our new Wonni Wombats Kids Club.”
Wonthaggi’s Alexandra Marotta is excited about the launch of the Wonni Wombats Kids
Club at the Wonthaggi Plaza, which began on Monday with free morning storytelling ses-
Plaza launches Wonni
Wombats Kids Club
South Gippsland & Bass Coast
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