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Family-Friendly Experiences and Activities at FUSE Meet the Makers Picnic 

Get set for a day packed with family-friendly fun and creative activities at the upcoming FUSE Meet the Makers Picnic, set to return on Saturday, 23 March 2024. This event offers an immersive experience for families to enjoy together.


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Family-Friendly Experiences and Activities at FUSE Meet the Makers Picnic
Credit: James Henry Ganbu Gulin

Imaginative Play Spaces

Treat your little ones to exciting pop-up play areas provided by Victoria University’s early childhood program. Designed to engage and entertain, these spaces offer a fun environment for exploration and play, sparking creativity in children.

Indigenous Cultural Showcase 

Join Aunty Brenda Fahey of Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung as we celebrate Darebin’s First Nations communities. Families are invited to enjoy stories and take part in free craft activities showcasing Indigenous culture, guided by Aunty Brenda Fahey.

Innovative Play Experiences

Discover the magic of free pop-up play areas hosted by Victoria University’s early childhood pre-service teachers. These spaces, inspired by the concept of Playwork, encourage children to engage, create, and explore with a variety of materials, fostering imagination and creativity.

Youth Involvement

Youngsters can showcase their talents in special prize categories, including passata-making, pickling, and sourdough bread baking. Local schools are encouraged to participate, promoting a sense of community and creativity among the youth.

Family-Friendly Experiences and Activities at FUSE Meet the Makers Picnic
Credit: Wildhardt

Sensory Retreat

Take a moment to relax in the prayer tent or sensory tent, supported by the Council’s Family Youth and Children Services staff. These spaces offer a calm retreat for families seeking a break from the excitement, ensuring everyone feels comfortable and included.

Family-Friendly Art

Explore the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Darebin’s premier public art gallery and a hub for visual arts in the community. With regular children’s programs and a kid-friendly menu at the café, families can enjoy artistic activities and refreshments during the Meet the Makers Picnic.

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

FUSE festival celebrates the vibrant cultural landscape of Darebin, highlighting local talent and embracing diversity and inclusion. Join us for a day of creativity, culture, and connection at FUSE Darebin.


Family-Friendly Experiences and Activities at FUSE Meet the Makers Picnic
Credit: Wildhardt

FUSE Meet the Makers Picnic

Date: 23 March 2024
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
Location: Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre
7 Prospect Hill Dr, Bundoora
Price: FREE

More information

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