23 March 2018

5 Reason Not to Miss Day on the Hill


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There's only one place for family fun on Easter Sunday - Flagstaff Hill's 'Day on the Hill' Easter Festival! A fun filled event that has done the hard work for you. Don't believe us? Check out the following five reasons why 'Day on the Hill' is not to be missed and you soon will! 


1. The Most Eggscellent Egg Hunt on the Great Ocean Road

In the early hours of Easter Sunday, The Easter Penguin treks from Middle Island to hide a jaw dropping 4,000 Cadbury chocolate eggs throughout Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Penguin Egg Hunts will be held for all ages from 11am through to 2pm, check the times for your age group below and don't miss out. The Penguin Egg Hunts will be run by the Middle Island Penguin Project with the Coastcare Penguin Mascot in tow. Entry is a gold coin donation that goes towards supporting this special conservation project. 


Running times for the Easter Penguin Egg Hunt are:
11:00 am -11:30am                  ​0-3yrs 
11:30am -12:00noon                4-6 yrs 
12:00-12:30pm                        7-10yrs 
12:30-1:00pm                          11-13 yrs 
1:00pm -1:30pm                       14-17yrs 
1:30-2.00pm                            Parents 


2. Does World Class Live Music Tickle Your Fancy?

What sounds more relaxing than spending Easter Sunday listening to live music from three homegrown talents? 

Headlining the Day on the Hill Easter Festival is Tom Richardson an adventurous yet humble nomad who's performed in 14 different countries across the globe. Tom uses the latest in loop pedal technology to create a wall of sound, overdubbing four part vocal harmonies, complicated percussion grooves, lead and rhythm guitar parts, all live on stage. As he loops, Tom dances around the stage, using his feet to create different song sections, layering various instruments as he goes to create a unique blend of soulful tunes. 

Lynne Moloney and the Teacher’s Pets a folk/bluegrass band who wear their banjo hearts on their sleeves, will be playing witty ballads, humorous ditties, bent Elvis covers and, you guessed it, fiery banjo instrumentals make your belly laugh and your toes tap. 

The Tin Shed Singers will be found busking about the village singing shanties to take you on a journey across the sea - so catchy we dare you not to join in.


3. Food. Glorious Food. 

You might want to grab a snack while you read this because Day on the Hill's catering options are going to make you hungry! Flagstaff Hill's Lolly Emporium will be selling sweet treats from local producers, the Village's own Steam Packet Inn pub will be selling beer, Koonara Wines, soft drinks and locally made cheese platters, Bulldog's Hot-Cross-Buns and Donuts will be warming your tummies, Jun's Home Kitchen will be selling asian street food to die for - dumplings anyone? Local favourite Bundy's Curry will be creating queues, The Hot Dog Van will be in action, along with Friends of Flagstaff Hill's BBQ selling sausages and burgers, and to top it all off Timboon Fine Ice-cream will have us all screaming for ice-cream... 


4. Sooooo many included activities the whole family will LOVE!

It's not a festival without face painting, which is why Rainbow Face Painters will be roaming the village for free children's face painting all day! Back by popular demand the Animal Farm will be filled with fury and feathered friends to pet and swoon over. You'll all have a BLAST with the Flagstaff Hill Garrison, march with the soldiers to the Fortifications and join the countdown as they activate a Disappearing Gun, a Field Gun an the 80 Pound Cannon (one of the only working cannons in Australia). There will also be a range of Kids Craft Activities that include Easter themed biscuit decorating, traditional games and pirate hat making - yes the kids (and big kids) can make their own souvenirs to remember the best Easter ever! 

5. Value. For. Money. 

While tickets for Day on the Hill are already affordable (Adults $15, Children $5 and Families $35) by becoming a Flagstaff Hill member you can save even more! If you live in the Warrnambool region, by signing up for a free Local Membership you can enjoy 30% off your Day on the Hill tickets as well as free Day entry to the Museum and Village all year round. But for the best deal ever, for 80 doll hairs you can sign up for a VIP Family Membership which will not only gain you entry to all of Flagstaff Hill's great events including Day on the Hill, New Years Eve, and Wednesdays on the Wharf, but unlimited entry to 'Tales of the Shipwreck Coast' Sound & Light Show when you bring a visiting friend or relative. 

If you're thinking what I'm thinking - "shut up and take my money" - book your tickets to Day on the Hill here!

To find out more about the event and invite your friends click here or forward this email now!


What to bring to Day on the Hill
• You can bring a picnic, a blanket or chair for the Village Green and maybe a jacket maybe cool day
• There is ATM located in the Visitor Centre. Some food vendors may have EFTPOS facilities available, so we advise you to bring cash on site to avoid disappointment

Terms & Conditions
• No BYO Alcohol
• This is a rain, hail or shine event
• Wrist Bands - These can be collected from the Flagstaff Hill reception once tickets have been purchased prior to the day, or at the Flagstaff Hill reception desk on the day


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