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Townsville comes alive in “winter” and we use the term loosely in the north, with our AMAZING 24 degree days, it truly is a tropical winter wonderland!

With winter comes event season and so you may have heard about The North Australian Festival of Arts (or NAFA), but what is it exactly?

NAFA is for the first time bringing together ALL the great festivals and events being held as part of Townsville Festival of Stories, Strand Ephemera 2019 and Northern Fringe Festival under the one big beautiful banner.

There is just so much to see and to do and to take the family to!

As a busy mum I totally get it, there are so many points of reference for what’s on and where to go and then you have to find the events that are family friendly among all the info out there…well I figured I would go and do that for you……

As I scrolled through all the guides, programs and sites, I have come up with my personal mum picks for the littlest people in our world (0-12), from A to Z and you’ll find them all inside our Townsville Family Life Event Calendar

(please note that the Erth’s Dinosaurs that shows July 28 to Aug 3 is omitted due to it’s parental guidance for those under 15 recommended status)

Alice Through The Looking Glass (June 29 to July 14)

Join TheatreiNQ for a fun-filled adventure with Alice and her friends. Alice is now all grownup but is that a good thing? Has she forgotten her inner child? And what lengths will her inner child go to ensure she’s not forgotten?

*A Playdate with Justine Clarke is now SOLD OUT, but you can call ticketshop to go on the waitlist (07) 4727 9797*

Circus Wonderland – A Mermaid’s Tale (July 4 to 14)

A Mermaid’s Tale will keep everyone on the edge of their seats. Be astounded and amazed at the sideshow antics of a mesmerizing cast of world class circus performers presenting a hilarious and thrilling magical Circus Wonderland for the whole family.

Lah Lah’s Big Live Band (Friday July 12)

You’ve seen them on ABCKids, now you can see them live in Townsville! Lah-Lah prides itself on intimate and interactive performances, offering the opportunity to meet the characters, and try their instruments after every show.

Little Day Out (July 21)

Join in the activities and crafts while you make new friends and catch up with old ones. You can also enjoy cuisine from various cultures.This is a free event, however all children will need to be registered and wearing a wristband to participate in the activities.  To skip the queue on the day, you can pre-register online.

Strand Ephemera

From July 26 to August 4 creatives will rejoice with so much to see and do across various venues in and around Townsville, it is a must see!

Watpac Townsville 400 Super Cruise (July 4)

Join the crowds and meet the drivers as they parade along The Strand. Live Fox Broadcast and driver signing. FREE Community event.

Watpac Townsville 400 – Super Kids Zone (July 5 to 7)

Check out the new Supercars SuperKids Zone at the 2019 Watpac Townsville 400. Exciting for kids, relaxing for parents. The SuperKids Zone is a fully fenced and secure area designed exclusively for parents and little people to relax, play, and test their racing abilities.

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus (July 19 & 20)

Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus reinvents the composer’s magical music in a skilful and illuminating show featuring Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists and a live accordionist.

*There are also many other events, workshops and such, the above were just MY picks.

We love seeing families enjoying our beautiful part of the world and we would love to see it through your eyes, so don’t forget, if you should capture a great shot while out and about  at any of these events, or simply while enjoying what the Townsville region has to offer families….be sure to tag us #townsvillefamilylife  (if you are happy for us to share your pics with our community on social).

Meantime, happy event season mum and dad, see you out and about soon!

“Townsville” image courtesy of Townsville Enterprise Limited

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