‘Super’ treasure hunt for kids

Whittlesea council has encouraged local children to get involved in a treasure hunt across the municipality later this month.

THE City of Whittlesea will celebrate Children’s Week with a festival inviting children to complete a treasure hunt quest by exploring parks across the municipality.

The Super Kids Festival, from October 24 to November 1, will offer prizes for taking part in the many activities of the free treasure hunt.

Quest sheets are available from schools, libraries, shopping centre offices or via post by calling 9217 2174. Sheets can also be downloaded online at arts.whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

Completed quests can be uploaded at any time to go in the running to win one of 10 child-friendly hampers, each valued at $75.

There will be free drinks or treats for children taking part in the quest, live music and roving performers on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1 between 10am and 2pm in the following parks: Hilltop Park, Doreen; Lyndarum Park, Epping North; Main St Field, Thomastown; Mernda Adventure Park, Mernda; Norris Bank reserve, Bundoora; Redleap Reserve, Mill Park; and Willow Park, Whittlesea.

The parks will host a range of activities and things to see, including artworks such as chalk stencils, natural hanging sculptures, chalk illustrations, music, digital art, performance and pathway stickers drawn from council’s Collectively Caring for Climate exhibition.

Digital artboards will also feature commissioned works by local artists as well as messages from the community.

To get involved send a quote, joke, short poem, shout out, some words of gratitude or thoughts about what we’ve all been experiencing, along with your name and suburb to events@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

Submissions must be kept to a few lines as space is limited. People can visit arts.whittlesea.vic.gov.au for more information.