A teacup ride is among attractions at the Airlie Beach Family Festival. Picture: Patrick Gee
A teacup ride is among attractions at the Airlie Beach Family Festival. Picture: Patrick Gee

ROLL UP, ROLL UP: Carnival will bring COVID safe fun

ROLL up, roll up, three days of thrills and spills are about to land in Airlie Beach.

The Airlie Beach Family Carnival kicks off tomorrow with three days of action-packed fun for children of all ages.

Rides, stalls and food outlets will line the grass at Coral Sea Marina with free event entry.

For adrenaline junkies, unlimited ride armbands are available for $30 and single ride tickets range for $5 to $7.

Let’s Jump manager Peter Hibble said it came at a perfect time for families looking for some fun.

“Families have had a tough time and we’ve had a tough time the past couple of months,” he said.

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“We’ve had to shut down the business for six months.

“So it’s good to get out and get back to what we love doing best.”

The carnival will run in two sessions during the day, one from 10am to 2pm and the second from 5pm to 9pm.

There is also plenty of festival favourite foods from Dagwood dogs to ice cream and slushies.

Mr Hibble hoped between the biggest teacup ride in Australia and a range of sideshow games, there would be something for everyone at the carnival.

“It’s just a fun-filled family night out,” he said.

“It’s a good opportunity for everyone to get out and enjoy things again now that the restrictions are easing a little bit.”


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