Kids Karnival

Kids Karnival @ Harcourt Applefest
Saturday 10 March 2018
Harcourt Village Centre, 3453

Kids Karnival Jumping Castle

Entertainment, activities and amusements for toddlers, tackers, tweens and teens.
5+ hours of kiddie joy, crammed-full of fun and adventure in a spacious country field at Harcourt Applefest.

This year, there’s gonna be three Karnival areas:

  • Bridge Street Reserve: (download site map)
    • parkour course
    • climbing wall
    • giant slide
    • large jumping castle
  • Stanley Park memorial
    • small jumping castle
    • face painting
    • Siberian husky meet+greet
    • ferret society
    • Edgar’s Mission ethical animals
    • craft activities
    • mobile play pen
    • roving kid’s entertainers.


  • High Street, opposite the CFA: (download site map)
    • miniature railway
    • vintage engines
    • ride-on train
    • pedal car racing
    • creative bike display
    • Captain Koala
    • CFA mini-truck

Tickets will be available on the day. Get an all-access-pass, or pick and choose with tokens for individual attractions.

Like all things Applefest, we do this for the community. So, all efforts are made to keep it affordable and accessible.

Make A Face Painting
Kids can make any face they want—but you can expect plenty of animals, superheroes and fairies.
Bouncy Castle
Slam dunk kid fun!
In the air with Parkour
Leap! Flip! Flop! Bounce! Roll!

Tickets will likely be available online and at the gate. Online bookings can get discount rates.

Activities & Attractions

We’ve got rides, activities and entertainment for hours.

A full list of 2018 attractions will be available soon. Until then, here’s a list of what 2017’s awesomeness:

Wild Action will wow with awesome animals. Catch Chris and the team at Applefest before they hit the big time with their new show on Discovery Animal Planet.

Wild Action
Chris Humfrey and Wild Action Zoo: Live at Harcourt Applefest 2017.

Make-A-Face will keep everything colourful with face-painting fun.

Paddy O’Sullivan provides roving entertainment—performing as various Steam Punk super heroes, mounted atop  whacky bike creations. He’ll ride the fire fighting trike, the Double Eagle and his Chopper Shopper.

Paddy Toasty
Paddy’s prize for performing on his huge fire fighting trike.

Sandy the working steam engine will be on display—along with other friends—at the Victorian Miniature Railway stand.

Sandy the Steam Train
Sandy and friends from the engine shed are paying us a visit.

WunStep have some ripper bouncy castles and a wonderful wet and wild giant slide.

Laser Tag in The Zone’s mobile maze.

Laser Tag with The Zone
Pew! Pew!

Get a new groove: join the Silent Disco with Guru Dudu.

Pool Party

As the Kids Karnival attractions approach wrap-time, the neighbouring Harcourt Pool will host a totally free pool party.

For active aquatic adventure, there will be:

  • an inflatable pool goal
  • noodles
  • dive toys
  • toddler flotation toys.

Beside the pool, on the lush green grass, there will be cricket, totem tennis and giant connect four.

All Kids Karnival attendees are encouraged to bring swimmers and a towel. The pool will be open until 6pm, so the celebration can continue into one apple of an afternoon.

Supervision & Parent/Guardian Responsibility

The care, supervision and safety of children remain the responsibility of parents and guardians at all times. Kids Karnival doesn’t currently offer childcare services. So, in all areas and for all activities, children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Bridge Street Reserve

Be there, Saturday 10 March 2018:

  • Kids Karnival from 10am till 3pm
  • Pool Party continuing through to 6pm.


Kids can be part of the Karnival, with single-use tokens, or with an all-day pass. .
With an all-day pass, funsters get total access to all areas and every activity, with the freedom to come and go and come again, as they please.

Tickets and passes will be available on the day.

In past years, Kids Karnival passes were available online. This year, that’s not been possible.
So, get your tickets on the day and watch your kids play.

Keep Up with the Kids Karnival

Send a quick message to the Kids Karnival!
Get notified of ticket availability, or chat about performers and activities. We’re eager to hear from you!