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Family Colour Walk returns this March

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7 February 2018

Family Colour Walk returns this March

Te Whiti Park will be awash in colour when the Hutt City Kindergartens Family Colour Walk and Fun Day returns on Sunday 11 March. A fun event suitable for families with children of all ages.

Last year’s inaugural event attracted a large crowd to Waiwhetu for the Colour Walk. Families from throughout the Hutt Valley joined in to walk along the 800m track where they splash each other in colour along the way. The community support for this event which fundraises for the Waiwhetu and Waterloo Kindergartens was overwhelmingly positive. Convincing the organisers to make it into an annual event.

“Children and adults alike had a great time throwing the powdered paint at each other and getting covered in colour. It’s an opportunity to get the community together and do something really fun”. said Andrew McGoff, President of the Waiwhetu Kindergarten Committee.

The powdered paint is made from a non-toxic corn starch based powder with natural food dye colouring.

“We encourage everyone to wear white so that the colours stand-out. It makes for great photos!” said McGoff.

Although the Colour Walk is the main attraction, there will also be other activities on offer. This year’s event is set to be bigger thanks to the support of Mitre 10 MEGA Petone.

“This is an affordable day for families with bouncy castles, slides, mini jeeps, food trucks as well as free activities. We invite families to make the most of an afternoon at the park and to feel free to bring a picnic” said McGoff.

Tickets to participate in the Colour Walk can be purchased on the Event Finder page or on the day. A family pass is just $20 and includes colour packets. Individual passes for adults and children can also be purchased as well as extra colour packets.

This community event is proudly supported by Mitre 10 MEGA Petone, Pelorus Trust and Supervalue Woburn.

About the event organisers

Waiwhetu and Waterloo Kindergartens are located in Central Hutt and are part of Hutt City Kindergartens, a not-for-profit dedicated to making quality early childhood education accessible to all. Hutt City Kindergartens has 19 kindergartens throughout the Hutt Valley, including Stokes Valley, Central Hutt, Western Hills and Wainuiomata. Website address is huttkindergartens.org.nz


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