GRACEFUL PERCH AS THOUSANDS FLOCK FOR FARMYARD FUN
COAST kids got a taste of country life when the Broadwater met the bush at the weekend.
Council’s Farmyard Fun Day, held at the Broadwater Parklands, attracted hundreds of families who turned out to visit the spring time barnyard babies.
Oxenford father Hayden Visentin said he found out about the event online, but didn’t expect such a big crowd.
“I got wind of it through social media actually (and) it was my daughter Gracie’s birthday yesterday so I thought it could be something fun to do,” he said.
“Geez, the crowd was massive. They needed a few more ice cream trucks because the line was that long.”
The event hosted pig racing, pony rides, sheep shearing and reptile displays along with a host of food truck eats on offer.
Gracie, 8, enjoyed hanging out with the farm animals.
“I liked the black and orange chicken that I had on my shoulder,” she said.
“But his claws were digging into me.
“I was feeding the chicken and when I put the empty cup down the sheep were biting the cup because they were so hungry.”
Gracie Visentin, 8, gets to know a friendly chicken at the Farmyard Fun Day at Broadwater Parklands.