ABC Family Festival
Circle Saturday, 12 April 2014 in your calendars for the ABC Family Festival at Parramatta Park!
Who will be there
Bananas in Pyjamas
The Wot Wots
Hosts of Good Game
Play School Craft Zone
For the creative one's there will be a Play School Craft Zone.
Vikings, Dinosaurs and more!
Come to the Splash zone and discover the ancient world of the dinosaurs with an awesome interactive display. Meet Rexie, a 6 month old robotic T-Rex, and go digging for fossils! We’ll be giving away some Splash goodies, and if you’re lucky you can take a photo with a real life Viking!
Get your hands on some family friendly apps, produced by the ABC for your mobile or tablet device. Little ones will love Bananas in Pyjamas apps: Beach Fun and Bubble Time. There’ll also be the ever popular Play School apps Art Maker and Play Time on show throughout the day. The ABC’s brain training app, Active Memory will also be on display for those interested in the science behind brain games and cognitive training. Catch up with the latest version of iView for tablets, also available for preview in Click Zone.
Come on down to the ABC3 zone for your chance to meet some of the cast from Dance Academy, and our Studio 3 gang Liv, James and Kayne. Whilst you’re there, jump inside our ABC3 photo booth!
Meet and Greet Zone
Meet Shaun the Sheep from
10am, 12noon and 2pm
Meet Spot from
10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm
Meet Postman Pat from
11am, 1pm and 3pm
Meet Miffy from
11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm
Show times and Map
702 ABC Sydney – Weekends with Simon Marnie
10am - 4pm
ABC Grandstand and Football NSW Skills Clinics and Target Practice
10am - Jimmy Giggle –Including Bananas in Pyjamas, Play School, Wot Wots, Teddy Rock Show
1pm - Ali McGregor
1.45pm - Jay Laga’aia
2.20pm - ABC 3 Crew
2.45pm - Good Game
Download the map to help you get around.
The ABC Exhibition Trailer
Showcasing a sophisticated and customised design, this unique trailer encourages users to engage with a broad range of ABC programs and platforms. Experience the magic of the television chroma key and teleprompter in our digital TV studio. Participants can practise their news and weather presenting or sing along to their favourite ABC Kids tune. Participants can also host their own radio broadcast with loads of programs to choose from in the radio studio. All participants can download their performance for FREE via the trailer website. The Trailer also features 7 LED screens, a touchscreen to self navigate through documentaries, an iPad kiosk featuring iview and various ABC apps, a new tablet registration system, the ABC shop online, ABC website stations, interactive games and more! The Exhibition Trailer will be located between the Kids Concert Stage and ABC Local Radio, open from 10am – 4pm. Entry is FREE! For more information on the ABC Exhibition Trailer, visit www.abc.net.au/trailer
How To Get There
Parramatta Park is conveniently located for access to public transport. Visit the Transport Info Line to plan your trip.
Bike or Walk
The site is easily accessed and well lit and is safe for walkers and cyclists.
There is limited onsite parking within Parramatta Park. Convenient parking is available in one of Parramatta's Parking Stations. We recommend the Hunter Street car park (second right from Macquarie Street entrance). For more information on parking around Parramatta visit the Parramatta Council website.
Get the most of the day
Bring your picnic basket to enjoy the beautiful surroundings – there will be food outlets available on the day.