An enormous amount of fun is in store for Southland families, with tickets now on sale for the 18th ILT Kidzone Festival, 5 to 10 July 2023.
Preparations for the community event, proudly presented by Great South, are well underway.
Themed ‘Discover & Explore’, this year’s festival returning to Southland Girls’ High School, home of the ILT Kidzone Festival, will include more than 160 activities for children and their caregivers to enjoy together, with new activities including a silent disco, shrink art, smoothie bike and inflatable laser tag just to name a few!
Festival Operations Manager Hannah Wallis said families can expect a magical experience and recommends that with the exciting new activities in the mix, families purchase tickets well in advance of the event.
“More and more families are travelling to the region from other parts of New Zealand to attend the festival and some families returned for a second day last year, which means tickets are more likely to sell out this year.”
Among the entertainers was Brendan Dooley, who would be pulling “insane stunts” and quick-witted comedy for the whole family to enjoy, she said.
Tickets to ILT Kidzone are $19 per person per day plus a booking fee per ticket, with under two-year-olds free. Ticket price is all-inclusive covering all activities, rides and experiences.
“For a full day of entertainment, with all activities included, it’s excellent value. Just bring some money for food trucks or a coffee, otherwise, bring a picnic!” Ms Wallis said.
“Once again we are using an external ticket provider for tickets, so there’ll be no need to queue to collect pre-purchased tickets on the day.”
Families can keep in touch with the latest ILT Kidzone announcements, ticket giveaways and new activity highlights on the ILT Kidzone Facebook page.
“We can’t wait to welcome families and friends back to ILT Kidzone Festival and hope businesses around the region leverage from this event and entice visitors to make Invercargill to stay longer”.
ILT Kidzone is proudly presented by Great South, with generous support from community funders including the ILT, ILT Foundation, Community Trust South, Invercargill City Council, NZ Lottery Grants Board and the Aotearoa Gaming Trust.