What: One day of family-friendly fun
When: October 26
To see the official program click here!
After a year's hiatus, the hugely successful and well-loved Kid I Am is coming back to delight the families of northern Tasmania.
When it comes to family-friendly events, few can compete with the Kid I Am mega festival of fun.
Established in 2016, and held again in 2017, this third iteration of Kid I Am will yet again delight and inspire, with an action-packed day filled with creativity and adventure purely for children.
Featuring over 60 activities that will fill the Silverdome for one day only, Saturday October 26 from 9am - 4pm.
Once inside, everything will be free with hands-on interactive short activities to engage kids aged 0-12 years.
Event Director Ms Sam Denmead says this year the focus is on edutainment - entertainment with an educational focus, the kids don't even realise they're doing activities that they might learn from but are yet fun!"
The venue will be planned out in zones with several activities in each zone.
"This year we'll have new zones such as the Sustainability Zone, Game Zone and the Wellbeing Zone as well as all the usual favourites such as the Active, Performance, Craft and Story Zones" Ms Denmead says.
A big difference for the 2019 Ms Denmead says is the fact that all the activities have been hand-picked by her team. We're not making all organisations run an activity to be part of Kid I Am this year. Information booths will be situated around the outside, with the activities in the middle of the floor with plenty of space to move around everything.
An event highlight this year is a meet and greet with Hex, former presenter of Good Game Spawn Point - ABC Me's game critic tv show. Aka Stephanie Bendixen, Hex has also written several kids books and has presented for National Geographic.
"She's an amazing role model for both boys and girls that play computer games. She's not only a cool chick gamer, but she's written kids books too!" Hex will be found in the Tech and Story zones at Kid I Am throughout the day.
To keep prices down for families, the committee is very grateful to many sponsors for their support of the event. Together for our third year, we welcome back our major sponsor, Bellamy's Organic.
We're also excited to work with RACT, Goodstart, Hawthorn FC and Hydro Tasmania amongst others. "We'd certainly welcome a few more companies get on board to help make this Launceston biggest community event for families", Ms Denmead added. We get great support from City of Launceston too, but there's nothing from the state government because community events don't qualify for financial support."
Tickets to the event will be $15 for families of 2 or 3, $20 for families of 4, $25 for families of 5 and $30 for families of 6 or more.
"One of the best parts of the event though is that once you're in, there's no need to put your hand in your pocket for any activity. They'll be offered free for kids aged up to 12, giving all kids with an entry wristband the chance to try activities they may have seen never nor had the chance to try before."
A major aim of the event is to build a stronger city by giving kids a chance to get involved in the local community. By trying activities in a non-pressurised, encouraging atmosphere, kids will be inspired to join groups and broaden friendship circles. This will result in building greater tolerance and overcoming social and cultural differences", Ms Denmead said.