Family fun was the name of the game at Westbrook Family Fun Day on Sunday (26 October). Activities included interactive skateboarding, computer games, model aeroplanes, sporting competitions, face painting, an animal farm, timber time, slides and jumping castles and much more.

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Skateboarding Australia and Toowoomba Regional Council hosted skate boarding programs to teach new techniques. Toowoomba Youth Connect ran interactive computer games on 42 inch televisions for individuals and team games. Westbrook Aeroclub showed off its model aeroplanes, and ran computer generated flights of its planes, jets and helicopters. Westbrook Sports Club held a tennis competition and hit the target games with prizes on offer.

Younger kids enjoyed having their faces painted, playing with goop, grabbing balloons, colouring in, and other discoveries, courtesy of Westbrook Day Care, with two big marquees set aside to cater for all the fun things planned. Feeding baby farm animals from Old McDonalds Farm created plenty of smiles too, with a little piggy, baby lambs, chickens, geese and goats. A free train ride, two jumping castles, a slide, and a horizontal bungee kept kids entertained for hours.

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Fully supervised by Bouncing Buddies team, the rides allowed parents to browse the stalls while the little ones jumped, slid, bounced and burned up energy. Bunnings Timbertime gave keen `builders’ the chance to grab a hammer, nails and glue and make their own creations. Pampered animals were a sight to behold, with dogs dressed up as lions and zebras thanks to the animal decorators who pampered and groomed visiting cats and dogs.

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Bands like Back n Business, The Dominant Seven, Andrew Knight Band, Dancing Stars entertained on stage throughout the day. Interactive marquees and stalls boasted novelty bags, special designs, homewares, food products, stuffed owls, information stalls, Norwex, pampering products and more. Food stalls catered for all tastes, with everything from dagwood dogs to Indian cuisine, and coffee.

Images by David Martinelli