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THE ever-popular push bike ride days at
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit are back
again for the Easter holidays.
Take this opportunity to gather your fam-
ily and friends together and get your bikes
out to take in the views from the Grand Prix
Circuit and the Island’s magnificent coast-
line that very few people get to see, all the
while getting some fresh sea air and valuable
Previously many family groups have taken
the opportunity to ride as it’s a very safe en-
vironment for the smaller kids and great ex-
ercise as well. Those who are a bit more seri-
ous, older riders, fitness fanatics and riding
clubs will find the circuit a great work out
with its long straights and undulating turns.
The track can accommodate all these
groups together because it is extremely safe
and you don’t have to worry about cars, it’s
wide enough for passing and challenging for
the fitness fanatics.
You won’t break any lap records on the
4.5km circuit however you will enjoy the
safest and most picturesque location to ride
your push bike on Phillip Island.
So get your bike, helmet, family and friends
and head straight to the track.
The ride day is on Saturday, April 15 from
10am to 1pm.
There is no need to book, just turn up on
the day 30 minutes prior to the session at
the Visitors Centre to purchase your ticket
with your own bike and helmet.
It’s best to arrive early and make the most
of your time on this world famous circuit.
Phone 5952 9400 or visit: www.phillipis-
Ride the GP Circuit on Saturday, April 15.
GP Circuit at your own pace
PHILLIP Island Nature Parks’ ninth annual
Easter Fun Festival promises two excitement-
filled days on Saturday and Sunday, April 15
and 16 as this popular and traditional com-
munity event brings Churchill Island Heritage
Farm alive with activities, demonstrations, and
entertainment to suit all ages.
The dedicated Kids’ Zone will be abuzz with
all-day activities such as mini golf, arts and
craft activities, face painting, and giant games.
Daily Shadow Puppet workshops at 11am and
1pm, plus Old Time Games at 12pm and 2pm
will offer plenty to keep the kids entertained.
The Heritage Farm will host demonstrations
of the much-loved working horses, courtesy
of the Victorian Heritage Draught Horse Club,
plus a whole range of traditional hands on
farming activities and demonstrations includ-
ing scheduled tractor rides, cow milking, sheep
shearing, working dogs and whip cracking.
Step into yesteryear with a wonderful display of
vintage cars and caravans.
On Saturday, the Wonthaggi Woodcrafters
will help you to make your own wooden toy and
even have your name specially engraved on it.
On Sunday, a collection of Port Phillip’s his-
torical machinery and old engines will be on
The Festival Lawn is a great place to sit back,
relax and enjoy a bite to eat or a drink while lis-
tening to the sounds of local musicians against
the stunning backdrop of Western Port.
Corie Blackey’s Family Show kicks off the
entertainment on Saturday morning, followed
by local duo 2 Up, then Teresa Dixon and her
On Sunday, enjoy The Family Show in the
morning, then local lads Nic and Archie, con-
cluding with Blue House’s mixture of soft bal-
lads and big, belting tunes to get you on your
Last but certainly not least, don’t miss the
popular Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday morning
from 10am to 1pm.
Kids will be let loose to fill their supplied Eas-
ter egg baskets, in age specific groupings, with
each egg finding session lasting two minutes,
and hunts occurring every 10 to 15 minutes.
Festival entry is included with either a
Churchill Island entry ticket: Adult (16+)
$12.80; Children (4–15) $6.40; Family (2A +
2C) $32, or a 4 Parks Pass Adult (16+) $58;
Children (4–15) $28.90; Family (2A + 2C)
The 4 Parks Pass includes entry to the Pen-
guin Parade, Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies,
Churchill Island Heritage Farm, and Koala Con-
For tickets visit www.penguins.org.au or
phone 5951 2800.
Churchill Island’s Easter
festival perfect for families
The Easter Fun Festival is perfect for young families.
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