The month long activities of KIDtober have come to a close with the final event held at Woodward Park last Wednesday night. The month dedicated to getting children and their families out and about in the region was a great success.
One of the organisers Emma Thompson-Wilton says that this year, they saw event more families turn out for events.
“The feedback we got from lots of people is that it has been very successful.”
“We were just having a quick chat together as a team saying that we think it is bigger than last year which is fabulous for the work that goes into it and is a credit to the committee.”
There were a range of activities that the organisers deemed highly successful including the road safety centre which booked out, the playgroup sessions, astronomy and library workshops in addition to Hip Hop Bounce Sessions too.
“The fun day in the park was really success, the Da Friz Boyz had nearly 90 children attend, the scavenger hunt in Woodward Park which saw 74 children participate, there were great numbers at Little Beans sessions and lots of people ventured out to the open day at Port Pirie Airport”, Emma explained.
The month gained a popular following with parents relying on Facebook to see the next event and then spreading the news by word of month.
Another organiser, Catherine Caspers says this year took them by surprise, performing better than expected.
“I think it is more successful than we initially expected. Next year it will be even bigger and better”, she said.
“The 100 things to do was good as well this year and they were activities you didn’t have to spend money on. It was just about getting out and about and doing things within our local region.”