Friend in Me Family Day 2020

Friend in Me Family Day 2020Friend in Me Family Day 2020


Please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic we will be postponing our family day to a later date.

Please note this current date is just a projected date but we will confirm in due course

Saturday, November 21, 2020


Friend In Me is hosting its 4th annual Family Day event at the iconic Melbourne Showgrounds and is our major fundraiser for the year!!

Prepare to be surrounded by the magic and wonder of a family festival full of dance , laughter, fun and nurturing and empowering social inclusion.

This event is one you don't want to miss so come and celebrate this special time and support such an amazing cause with entertainment by Bethany Fisher, Team Dream, Kids Disco Parties just to name a few. , jumping castles, face painting and a dedicated sensory zone.

All activities Gold Coin Donation is welcome.

Please note - this event is large and can be overwhelming and loud for some people. We have taken into consideration dedicated sensory zones but we would like to make you aware of this.

The Friend in Me Family Day, now in its fourth year, will take over the Melbourne Showgrounds in March for the biggest kids' party Australia has ever seen.

The event was born back in 2017 when Melbourne mum Louise Larkin heard the story of Logan Camilleri from Melton on Fox FM - a little boy who had no one turn up to his sixth birthday party.

That's when Louise, mum of two, decided to throw her first inclusive Friend in Me party - a party designed for children who may be feeling isolated and alone ' including children with autism, various medical conditions, anxiety issues, those who have been bullied and children who are refuges or have recently relocated to Melbourne.

Four years later, the annual event has quadrupled in size (from 350 at the first party to a whopping 2000 smiling faces at last year's event) and is moving to Melbourne Showgrounds to accommodate the growth in 2020.

The year's event will include live performances by, Pevan & Sarah, Bethany Fisher and her dance crew, B Minor Music, Team Dream, Damo Music for Kids, Mini Monstars and Kids Disco Parties along with face painting, jumping castles, an animal farm, roaming characters, roaming dinos and so much more.

There will also be an Auslan Interpreter and a sensory room being decked out by a company called Far Our Sensory Parties, which will create a chill zone for kids that need some time out.

Entry is $30 for families, $10 for adults and $5 for children and all activities inside are free with gold coin donations welcome.

❊ When & Where ❊

Date: Saturday 21st November 2020

Times: 11am - 2pm

❊ Venue ❊

 Melbourne Showgrounds  Events 6 Events
⊜ Corner Epsom Road and Langs Road, Ascot Vale | Map
Melbourne ShowgroundsCorner Epsom Road and Langs Road, , Ascot Vale, , 3032
✆ Event: 0403 221 443 | Venue: +61 (3) 9281 7444

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❊ COVID-19 Notice ❊

As the state takes action to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), this event may be affected. Please confirm details before making plans | Disclaimer

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