Weekend Planner: 07th – 09th February

Friday, February 7, 2020 4:25 pm
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If you’re happy that it’s Friday give a shout! If you’re happy that it’s Friday and you’re looking for weekend plans, give another shout because we’ve got you covered! Our resident event guru has a whole bunch of exciting options for you to sink your teeth into this weekend. Whether you’re up for an adventure, want to make plans with popcorn or cosie up on the couch, check out what’s on below.

Want to Go Adventuring?

Fringe World is almost over again for the year so now is the time to get out and experience all the family fun that the Kids Zone brings. The whole family will find something fun at the Woodside Pleasure Gardens, from free kid’s entertainment to a Pirate playground, food trucks and drink options for kids and adults it’ll be fun afternoon or evening out in the City.

Plus with the Fringe World website design you can filter out events just for kids or filter by rating making it easy to find shows the whole family can enjoy.

Go out adventuring with one of my favourite Fringe World events below or check out the Fringe World website and let me know about other adventures you find!

FRINGE WORLD Mermaids Splash Zone

This free event runs daily at 2:00pm, 4:00pm & 5:45pm at the Woodside Pleasure Garden. Suitable for kids 3+ just remember to wear sunscreen and be prepare to get a little wet if you are close to the show.

FRINGE WORLD Silent Disco for Kids

This free event runs each Sat and Sun from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at the Woodside Pleasure Garden. Suitable for all ages so head on down, grab a pair of headphones and have a dance party with your friends and family.


Comedy Lounge brings great comedy without bad language or naughty jokes. Suitable for kids 10+ this show is a wonderful way to introduce your tweens/teens to appropriate and funny stand up. Also just a good clean fun night out for anyone. Click here to get tickets.

FRINGE WORLD Peter Combe in Brush Your Hair with a Toothbrush.

Peter Coombe has been a part of almost all Australian’s childhoods for decades. He is back with a new show that has both new song and old favourites. Click here to get tickets.


Popcorn Plans?

With the Academy Awards (Oscar’s) on this Monday many cinemas are doping special showings of the Academy Award nominated films this weekend so head out and see some you might have missed over the last year.

My top recommendations of Academy Award nominated films to see would be Little Women, Bombshell, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Frozen II and Star Wars

Cinemas – Sony Picture’s Little Women

Little Women has been nominated for 6 Academy Awards this year and it’s easy to see how! With a fresh and modern feeling to the film while still maintaining the era and essence of the book it is at times like a painting coming to life. Beautifully filmed and brilliantly acted all the elements come together seamlessly to create a powerful and also joyful viewing experience.

Moonlight Cinemas- Jumanji: The Next level.

Moonlight Cinemas is always a fun way to see a movie, take a picnic, some blankets and enjoy seeing a movie under the stars. Click here to get tickets.


Couch Cosies?

Looking for something to just relax and spend time at home with? There are so many options now between streaming services, network TV and Catch up TV or On Demand TV.

Don’t want to spend hours trying to decide what to watch? Here are some recommendations so spend that time making some popcorn instead and get straight to watching.

Streaming Services – Family Reunion on Netflix

With the feel of a 80s or 90s  style family sitcom Family Reunion is the best of that era while also keeping the best of modern TV and deals with some current issues and topics in a fun way and entertaining way. A family moves from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to their extended family but the transition is a little more complex than they expected.

SBS ON Demand – Kings of Summer

When three teenagers decide to spend their summer living in the woods building their own house in an act of independence they discover who they are and what friendship is in this sweet, funny and moving film.  Suitable for 16+ as there some language, beer drinking, cigar smoking, and some mild sexual references.


And as always the Sonshine Diary also has plenty of options for your weekend plans.

Whether you go adventuring, plan to have popcorn or cosy up on the couch – I hope you enjoy your weekend plans!

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