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School Holiday Fun With Foxtel’s Footy Festival In Melbourne!

As the school holidays come to an end the kidlets and I decided to see them off with a bang and attend the annual Foxtel Footy Festival which is held every year in Melbourne. The festival celebrates the best Melbourne has to offer in food, music, movies, and of course, footy! Held in the lead up to the AFL Grand Final it’s a great opportunity to spend a thoroughly Melbourne day at Yarra Park next to the majestic and iconic MCG!

The park was a flurry of activity as we excitedly approached the children’s section where a vast expanse of fun lay before us! Our first stop was the CBeebies stall which my kids still love to visit although they tower over most of the little kids in there. They loved taking photos with all the characters and completing all the cool activities like puzzles, matching games and playing in the clubhouse!

We love Duggee!!
Selfies with Lars and Foz!
The Super Squirrel Badge activity was a hit!
The arts and craft table.

The kids were lucky enough to take home a show bag with their very own Duggee soft toy which very quickly found a spot on their bed with all their other favourites!


Next stop- Disneyland! Well not exactly, but there were lots of Disney celebs that my kids knew and Super Mario challenges for the little ones to take part in. There was a Cars slide and lots of Disney Junior fun to take part in. My kids had their day made when they met Mario (aka Jackson from Disney HD.)

With Emma and Jackson from Disney XD’s Game Fest
Foxtel’s Star Wars Booth was a huge hit!
They convinced me to let them get slimed in the Nickelodeon Slime Booth!
Ta daa!! My clothes are ruined!
Haha! I managed to escape most of the slime- epic!


All in all the boys and I had a massive day and we came home wrecked but happy! The Foxtel festival is on for one more day in Melbourne- and seeing as it’s a public holiday in the sport crazy state, it’s the perfect chance to head on down and have some Melbourne fun! Kick a footy, have a kebab and definitely get slimed! ( I’ve been assured all the green gloop totally washes out of from hair and clothes…I’ll let you know how that goes.)

Oh, I have to add one more thing here- what kind of Melburnian would I be if I didn’t say- Carn the Doggies!!!


Photos: Supplied



Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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