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The Mayor's Party in the Park -

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There will be many free activities for the whole family to enjoy at The Mayor's Party in the Park - a fun filled family day out not to be missed! 

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Tractor Rides

All aboard! Enjoy the scenery of Cruden Farm while you are chauffeured around on the official Mayor's Party in the Park tractor ride! Fun for all ages.  

Glitter Gypsy Glitter Bar

Visit our official sponsor, Ray White Langwarrin where you can meet the team and ask any questions you have about buying, selling or renting your home.  With plenty of free activities for all ages, enjoy an egg and spoon race, yard games such as cornhole and quoits, with prizes to be won.  Transform yourself into something magical at the free Glitter Gypsy glitter bar, or dress yourself into a character, and have your picture taken.

For the adults, go into the running for your chance to win one of 3 prizes – either a Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium family pass voucher, Melbourne Zoo family pass, or a $250.00 Peninsula Hot Springs voucher.

Animal Farm 

Come and say hi to one of our furry friends in the interactive petting zoo. There will be plenty of little critters wanting to meet you and have a cuddle!

Argilla Designs

Designs and creates colourful polymer clay earrings bringing brightness and happiness to your everyday life. www.argilladesigns.com.au / facebook.com/argilladesigns


Get excited… because we have Stardust Fairies joining us for free face painting! Faery Emma and her friends are so fairy excited to see you they can hardly keep their fairy rainbow feet on the ground.  

Felt Fairy

Felt items hand made in Nepal. Everything from finger puppets to fairy houses and more. www.feltfairy.com.au / http://www.facebook.com/feltfairy.au

Ev’s Handmade

Handmade items using character fabric such as Disney and tv shows. Duffles, pencil case, zippys, heat packs and heaps more. https://evshandmade.bigcartel.com/ https://m.facebook.com/evshandmadebitsandbobs

Nanny's Touch

Personalised and made with love, heat packs, scrunchies and croc charms. https://www.facebook.com/nannystouch/

Georgia Grace Boutique

Unique clothing and gifts for the littlest people in your lives. https://www.georgiagraceboutique.com.au/

Lucy's Little Garden

Handmade artificial fairy & miniature gardens. Range of light up fairy gardens, perfect for night lights. https://www.facebook.com/littlelucysgarden/

Frankston Arts Centre

Step right up to Frankston Arts Centre's stand and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of theatre! Pick your favourite circus or theatre prop and strike a pose in front of our red curtain photo booth. Discover the incredible line-up of family-friendly shows coming to our centre. Unleash your inner acrobat as you play with our circus equipment, and don't forget to enter our competition for a chance to win family theatre tickets.

Frankston City Libraries 

Come one, come all! The library has rolled into Cruden Farm! Visit the Frankston City Libraries tent and enjoy a fun circus-themed craft activity, create your own personalised badge, try your hand at juggling, and discover all the fantastic FREE programs, events, and resources that the library has to offer!

Moreover, don't miss out on the chance to see your favourite storytellers twice on the main stage, as they deliver a very special storytime! 

Hot Arts for Cool Kids 

 Hot Arts for Cool Kids is a free interactive program for young people aged 4+ years and their parents/guardians. Hot Arts uses salvaged and recycled materials in fun ways to inspire creativity. Join us for playful printing and make some colourful circus art to take home.

The Hot Arts for Cool Kids program is offered at the Frankston Arts Centre during the school holidays. The next program, post event, will be held in July 2024 during the Winter school holidays.  Click here for more information.

Pony Rides 

We will have some extra special, furry friends on site this year. Make sure you come and say hi to our beautiful circus unicorns... or our they ponies? We’ll let the kids decide! Free rides will be available (Please note that some weight and size limits will apply). Peninsula Pony Parties are a mother a daughter small business, sharing their love for horses with fun and colour

Oz Dream Catch

Creates stunning dream catchers to suit any budget using upcycled and ethically sourced materials all products handmade. https://www.instagram.com/ozdreamcatch/

Nanny’s Touch

Croc charms and hand made items such as scrunchies and heat packs. https://www.facebook.com/nannystouch/

Georgia Grace Boutique

A travelling Children’s boutique that will have your littles dressed in unique earthy threads all year round. https://www.facebook.com/georgiagracechildrensboutique / https://www.instagram.com/georgiagrace.com/ https://www.georgiagraceboutique.com.au/

Rides and Showbags

Calling all kids - and the young at heart! Check out the free amusements on site and experience exciting twists and turns and plenty of family fun.

Cup and Saucer – Min Height: Under 90cm with adult. Age: 1yr - Adult

Chair O Plane – Suitable for kids 3 to 13 years. No height restrictions



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 We have some amazing circus performers lined up for your viewing delight! Certain to get the party started, make sure you say hello to the crew

Almost Tame

Always running around and creating mischief, our gorgeous, talking lions 'Lionel' and 'Ritchie', are completely endearing. Watch the Lion Tamer as he tries to control them, and convince himself that these cosmopolitan lions are more than big pussy cats! Come interact, dance and roar with our very friendly lions!

Eesha Elephant

Magically life like, we are excited to welcome Eesha Elephant to our event. Often mistaken for a real elephant, you'll want to make sure you have your camera ready for this special appearance.  Grab a picture with Eesha Elephant, as she breathtakingly wanders throughout Cruden Farm.


Key Assets

Key Assets Victoria is a foster care agency supporting children in care that operates in the East, South & West of Melbourne. There is currently a great need for new foster families

FOSTER CARERS NEEDED. If you have thought about foster care, please get in touch and ask the questions you have always wanted to.

Ring: Key Assets 1800 932 237 or 1800 WE CARE. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Web: canifoster.com.au or keyassets.com.au


Learn more about some of our other amazing Frankston Council teams and community groups who will be at the event


Climate and Sustainability

Come and visit Council’s Climate and Sustainability team to learn about Council’s Climate Change Strategy 2023-2030 and check out our climate action Community Tool Kits available for loan in our libraries.

Play a guessing game to learn about Council’s and our Community’s top emissions and match the pictures with Council’s climate impacts and adaptation priorities.


Community Vision 2040

What do you want Frankston City to be like in 2040?

We’re reviewing our Community Vision 2040, and developing a new Council Plan. We want to know whether our current Community Vision 2040 still describes the future Frankston City you would like to see? What services would you like Council to focus more or less on to help achieve our Vision?

Chat with us to get a voucher for a Mini Glam children's activity!

Community Vision 2040


Safer Communities

Come by the Safer Communities stall to learn more about how Frankston City Council works to make our community safer for everyone, including our pets. Grab a ticket for the free raffle for cat & dog hampers, get information about Council’s programs, meet Lottie the School Crossing Supervisor and have the chance to practice your road safety skills on a miniature school crossing set.


Waste Circularity

Come and visit the Waste Circularity Team’s stall to discover strategies for reducing, reusing, and recycling . Gain insights into the Frankston City Council’s new 4-bin system, aimed at becoming a more sustainable community. Plus, let the little ones practice their sorting skills with our waste sorting activities.


Visitors to the SES Marquee can have a chat with one of our friendly volunteers about flood and storm preparedness, and how they can volunteer with the SES to help their community. Also come and meet Paddy Platypus! https://www.facebook.com/FrankstonSES/ / https://www.instagram.com/sesfrankstonunit/

Langwarrin CFA

Come and say g’day to your friendly CFA team members, learn about Fire Safety and see get up close to a fire truck!


Balls for your Mind

Balls for your mind is a unique juggling stall which make juggling products that help with co ordination and hand eye skills. Their products are great for getting kids off the screen and active in movement and fun.

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Leawarra Calisthenics Club

Leawarra Calisthenics Club is a Not For Profit community club that offers our members a fun, friendly and inclusive environment where they can learn the unique sport that is Calisthenics.we welcome all ages club, from 2.5 years of age to 40 years + and would love to invite many new faces to all our teams in 2024.

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Frankston District Netball Association

Come and try some netball skills with the team from Frankston District Netball Association!

Melbourne Stars - Cricket Victoria

Come and try some Cricket Skills with the Melbourne Stars!

Peninsula Community Legal Centre

Peninsula Community Legal Centre provides free legal services across the southeastern region of Melbourne and can assist community members with most general legal matters. Play quoits and win a prize!