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Seymour Fun Day a hit on grand final eve

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Grace Frost
Grace Frost
Hi, I'm Grace Frost. I was honoured to report for the Review as their Digital Journalist from mid-2022 to the beginning of 2024. Ive since made a move to the Herald Sun.

Children and families in Seymour made the most of the AFL grand final eve public holiday on Friday, flocking to Seymour Aquatic Centre for the first-ever Seymour Fun Day.

The sun was shining for children to enjoy AFL activities on the Chittick Oval, with small-scale goalposts and handball targets set up for attendees to practice their skills.

The main event was inside the aquatic centre, where children couldn’t contain their excitement at the sight of the inflatable wipeout challenge that doubled as a jumping castle, the laser tag arena and the archery station.

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A giant snakes and ladders and other quieter activities were also well used.

Forty early arrivals enjoyed a scavenger hunt as teams set off to the tennis complex, cricket club and Chittick Park on the search for clues to win family tickets to the upcoming Seymour Show.

The 149 attendees were well fed with food vans, including Ish Cafe’s coffee van, an ice cream truck, and a sausage sizzle proving popular.

There are hopes the Seymour Fun Day will become a permanent fixture on the community calendar for families to look forward to each year.

The event was supported by a Christian volunteer movement, SU Victoria, which hosts camps, holiday, and school programs for children, youth and families to enjoy.

SU Victoria trained and equipped the volunteers for the day.

Mitchell Shire Council also supported the event and Seymour Girl Guides, Cricket Club, Junior Football Club and Tennis Complex also helped out on the day.

Organisers said the success of the day greatly encouraged them to explore the next steps for creating a permanent community-owned and operated fun centre in Seymour.

The centre would provide young people and families in town access to fun activities such as mini golf, rock climbing and a cafe.

A proposal has been put to the Chittick Park Redevelopment Plan for a fun centre to be considered.

If people are interested in helping to implement a permanent fun centre in Seymour, they can contact Michael Easton on 0458 742 362 or dustyministry@gmail.com.

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