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First Nations Family Fun Day 2024: A Cultural Celebration on the Sunshine Coast

Last Updated: March 27, 2024
First Nations Family Fun Day 2024

Embark on a cultural journey with your family at the First Nations Family Fun Day, a hallmark event that showcases the rich Indigenous heritage of the Sunshine Coast.

This year, join Kabi Kabi and Jinibara First Nations People for an immersive day of games, dancing, and craft activities suitable for all ages at the scenic Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct.

First Nations Family Fun Day 2024: What You Need to Know

  • Date and Time: Saturday, 20 April 2024, 10:00am to 2:00pm.
  • Location: Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains QLD
  • Entry: Free, with no booking required.

Engaging Activities & Cultural Performances for All Ages

From traditional games that challenge and delight to mesmerising dances that tell the stories of Australia’s First Peoples, the First Nations Family Fun Day is an enriching experience for all ages.

Attendees can dive into immersive workshops, including an ochre and story symbols painting station, offering a creative gateway into traditional art.

Another workshop features Jinibara bush food, tools, and storytelling, complemented by colouring activities, providing a hands-on cultural learning experience.

Additionally, the event offers Bankfoot House Guided Tours, inviting visitors to explore the heritage-listed home of early pioneers, adding a historical dimension to the day’s cultural journey.

The event’s corroboree is a highlight, offering a rare glimpse into the ceremonial dances of First Nations peoples.

And for those with a culinary curiosity, the bush tucker-inspired food provides a taste of the land’s bounty.

A Cultural Day Out for Families, Educators, and History Buffs

This event is perfectly suited for families, educators, and anyone interested in deepening their understanding and appreciation of Australia’s Indigenous cultures.

It’s an open invitation to immerse yourself in the traditions and stories of the First Nations communities.

Discover the Natural Beauty Around Bankfoot House

After soaking in the cultural festivities, why not explore the natural beauty surrounding the Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct?

The Glass House Mountains offer breathtaking views and walking trails that appeal to adventurers of all levels. Or, for a more relaxed end to your day, find a scenic spot for a picnic with panoramic views of Mt Tibrogargan.

Your Guide to Reaching the Heart of Indigenous Heritage

Access to Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct is straightforward, with various transportation options available for attendees.

Information on parking and public transport routes can be found easily , ensuring a hassle-free journey to the event.

Experience the Rich Heritage of First Nations Peoples at Bankfoot House

The First Nations Family Fun Day stands as a vibrant celebration of the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara First Nations People’s culture.

By attending, you’re not just enjoying a day out but also supporting the ongoing recognition and preservation of First Nations cultures.

This event offers a unique opportunity to connect with the land and its original custodians, promising a memorable experience for all.