GRACE­FUL PERCH AS THOU­SANDS FLOCK FOR FARM­YARD FUN

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - EMILY SEL­LECK emily.sel­leck@news.com.au

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.”

Pic­ture: RiCHARD GOSLING

Gra­cie Visentin, 8, gets to know a friendly chicken at the Farm­yard Fun Day at Broad­wa­ter Park­lands.

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