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Family Friendly Ideas for St Patrick's Day

by Sally Foster (follow)
There is plenty of family friendly fun to be had on St Patricks Day

St Patricks Day is coming up on 17th March, and there are plenty of ways to get into the Irish spirit in Brisbane. Especially considering that this year it falls on a Sunday, which is always fun!

These are just a two of the events that are being held:

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1. Paddy Fest

With live entertainment, food trucks, pop up bars and a jumping castle, Paddy Fest is sure to be great craic.

Held at the Eagle Farm Racecourse in Ascot, you can purchase your tickets here.

There is a dedicated kids zones with tons of kid friendly activities. These include:

- A laser light spectacular
- Jumping castle and other rides and activities
- Craft
- Hair spraying and temporary tattoos
- Petting zoo
- Roving performers
- Irish jig dance floor

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Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot

Directions: For a comprehensive guide on getting to Paddy Fest, see here

Price: General Admission starts from $15. For a full list of ticket prices and packages, see here

For more information on this event, see here



2. St Patrick's Day Parade

An annual tradition held for 30 years, the St Patrick's Day Parade is once again flooding the streets of Brisbane's CBD with floats and displays representing all things Irish.

Held on Saturday 16th March, there will also be a picnic in the Botanical Gardens with market stalls featuring food and craft and live music.

Location: The parade starts on Alice Street in Brisbane CBD. see here for a map.

Directions: Public Transport is probably your best option if you don't want to pay for parking in the city. Visit Translink to access a journey planner.

Time:Parade starts at 10:30am and runs until 11:30am. The market stalls in the botanical gardens are open from 8am

Price: FREE

For more information on this event, see here.

Neither of the above events take your fancy? see here for a list of even more events held in Brisbane this year.

Don't feel like venturing out for a celebration? You can always get into the swing of things at home!

Cook up some green pancakes for breakfast or have a go at making a leprechaun hat with the kids. Or you could just wait for them to go to bed and crack out some Guinness! On second thought, better make that wine.

What are you doing for St Patrick's Day this year? Please let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!




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With newly renovated indoor and outdoor environments, Guardian Early Learning Taringa invites you to come and tour their new centre, located at 32 Morrow Street, Taringa, Qld, 4068.
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