Kids Events

Free kids events and workshops are a huge drawcard for families on an Outback holiday. Turn your visit to Outback Festival into a fantastic 14 Day School Holiday Family Campervan Holiday from Brisbane. A full program of kids events and workshops will be released in early 2021. Activities may include art, photography, singing, songwriting, craft and much more.

boy in the little swaggies hat toss event
teddy bears picnic with alice in wonderland theme

Little Swaggies Event

This event involves a series of fun events linked to the story of Waltzing Matilda. Events include the Swaggie’s hat toss, the Tucker Bag relay, the Billy Can dash, and Dodge the Jolly Jumbucks.

Tuesday 21st – Wednesday 22nd  – Thursday 23rd – Saturday 25th

$15 per person

  • Age groups 7-8-9 years
  • Limited number of nominations accepted – 25 only
  • Boy & Girls compete together
  • Entrants receive a special Little Swaggies Shirt

Alice in Wonderland Teddy Bear Picnic

Children are asked to bring their favourite teddy to join in a range of activities including games, music and face painting.  They’ll also receive a visit from the Tambo Teddies and other favourite characters.

Tuesday 3pm

Royal Theatre

  • Great Prizes 
  • Best dressed, Littlest & Biggest Bear
  • Picnic afterwards

Children’s Wobble Board Painting Competition

Children are to bring their own brushes and containers to paint their favourite painting on the Wobble Board.  A Wobble Board is a piece of fibreboard used as a musical instrument, so maybe you can play some music later!  Wobble Boards and paints supplied.

Tuesday 21st September

$8 per person

  • Sponsored by Bunnings and It’s Paint
  • Age Groups Under 5’s – 5yrs -8yrs – 9-12 yrs
  • Children to provide their own brushes and containers with wobble boards supplied

Bushman’s Egg Throwing Event

Test your skills in handling this very fragile item!  Work in pairs with a thrower and catcher.  The aim of the game is to try to throw and catch eggs without breaking the shell.

Tuesday 12noon

$8 per person

  • Age groups Primary & High School-aged children

Children’s Wool Bale Rolling Competition

Children will roll a small bale of wool down the main street of Winton!

Wednesday 2pm

$8 per person

  • Age groups Primary and Secondary students

Swag Tossing Event

Take the challenge and toss Matilda’s Swag into the ring. Swag will be supplied.

Wednesday 10am

$8 per person

  • Age groups School-age Children

Children’s Whip Cracking Workshops

Children will be coached by an Australian whip-cracking champion in the skills of whip-cracking. Learn how to crack the whip!

Thursday 11am


Meggsie Cart Races

You will need one pusher and one passenger to test your skills in racing your Meggsie Cart on a set course for your chance to win a Festival medallion.  Meggsie Carts are supplied.

Wednesday 3.30pm

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