Families are the focus on Sunday 31 August as Fernbrooke Ridge celebrates the opening of a new nature-based park with a range of family fun, including two spectacular interactive stage shows starring Snotlout and Gronckle from How to Train your Dragon.
Fernbrooke Ridge’s new community-designed, nature-based park has facilities for younger children like animal figurines, rock hopping and a fort, and extends on existing fitness trails.
Lend Lease Regional Development Manager Gary Searle said the Park Celebration Day was a great way to celebrate the completion of the park that the community helped design.
“Fernbrooke Ridge prides itself on a range of parklands for children so the day is a perfect opportunity for everyone of all ages to get out and explore the new park and have as much fun as possible with the many other activities!” said Mr Searle.
The action-packed Park Celebration Day will start with a 7am morning walk or, if boot camp is more your style, there’s a class at 8am with a personnel trainer. There’s an opportunity for mums and bubs to get together at 9.30am, with a children’s playgroup for the little ones. The day continues with a range of entertainment for children including TV star Ranger Stacey, Little Green Thumbs, reptile show, jumping castle, face painter and performances from local talent, dance groups and local choirs.
The How to Train your Dragon sessions are at 11am and 2pm. As part of the show, kids will get a chance to take part in two dragon viking training workshops where they will learn the skills and special moves to take on any dragon that crosses their path.
Fernbrooke Ridge is nine kilometres from Ipswich CBD, 32 kilometres south-west of Brisbane and only six minutes’ drive from the Cunningham Highway. Local schools are within walking distance and the University of Southern Queensland, Orion Springfield Town Centre and the future Springfield train station are only a short drive away.
Park Celebration Day program
1st Dragon workshop
2nd Dragon workshop
Download the Park Celebration Day program