13 January 2020

Media release

Stockland Birtinya invites its littlest locals to come enjoy the centre’s first and entirely free Creative Kids Festival.

Spanning across two days, the festival will inspire children to channel their inner artists through a series of special design workshops.*

Shane Monro, Centre Manager at Stockland Birtinya, said: “We’re excited to offer the community something a little bit different these school holidays.

“This will be our first Creative Kids Festival which will be made up of a variety of workshops, including raised salt art painting, balloon twisting, upcycled book art workshop, sensory clay play with local pottery masters Syndicate Creative, Lego play and flower pressing.

“It’s a way of bringing the community together in a fun and educational way.”

Local pottery business Syndicate Creative will kick off 2020 with supreme creativity, inspiring children to explore sensory development through clay play. Pint-sized participants will be able to create a keepsake hand mold while letting their imaginations run wild.

The balloon twisting workshop will have Miss Fairy teach children step-by-step how to twist balloons into incredible creations, such as a dog, sword, wand and crazy hat.

Stretch your sustainability muscle by giving new life and purpose to old books at the upcycled book art workshop.

Children aged four to 12 can create something naturally beautiful at the colourful pressed flower workshop led by local florist The Posy Co.

The Creative Kids Festival will run at Stockland Birtinya on Thursday 23 January and Friday 24 January, from 10am to 3.45pm.

*All workshops require advance booking, and spaces are limited. Please visit www.stockland.com.au/birtinya for more information and to secure your spot.