Bring Your Kids to Brookfield Markets for Fun Poppy Crafts on Remembrance Day

Have you ever wondered why red poppies have become the symbol of Remembrance Day? The children of Kenmore West Kindy will find out why, plus learn about the significance of this annual “Poppy Day” celebration, during a Remembrance Day poppy crafts activity at the Brookfield Markets.

Happening on Saturday, 6 November 2021, from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Brookfield Showgrounds, Kenmore West Kindy‘s children’s spot at the Brookfield Markets is easy to locate. Just look for the corner with the arts and crafts tables, where families enjoy the creative activities with their kids.

Because it will be Remembrance Day on 11 November, this weekend’s theme will be centered around making poppy papercraft. 

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Remembrance Day, also known as Poppy Day, is a memorial to honour and pay respects to the heroes of the First World War. Whilst it is not a public holiday, Australians are urged to hold two minutes of silence at 11:00 a.m. every year.

Poppies, or Papaver rhoeas, have become the symbol of this important event as history records showed that bright red flowers bloomed in the battle-scarred land in northern France, where Allied Forces, including Australians, died.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote about the field of poppies in the short story, “In Flanders Field.” Professor Moina Michael, who volunteered at the Young Women’s Christian Association, read McCrae’s story which inspired her to make red poppy pins using silk fabric to raise money for the veterans, giving birth to a tradition.

Meanwhile, this Saturday’s Brookfield Markets will be the second to the last market for Kenmore West Kindy for 2021. The volunteers of this regular event thank those who have visited their corner every month, despite some cancellations due to the lockdowns. 

Your Little Artists Can Get Creative for Dad at the Brookfield Markets

Father’s Day is coming up! If you have little children, there will be a fun opportunity for them to make Dad something special at the Brookfield Markets.

On Saturday, 4 Sept 2021, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Kenmore West Kindy will have a maker’s table prepared for little artists to unleash their creativity and make a special card, artwork, or handmade gift for Dad. 

Look for Children’s Area at the event, which is usually set up every first Saturday of the month at the Brookfield Markets. This special children’s section, with a dedicated theme per month, has been a popular site for families who keep their young ones engaged whilst parents finish their market day. 

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The Brookfield Markets showcase high-quality produce and ingredients from local providers, including heaps of pickled food, jams, or chutneys to go with fresh bread and drinks, meats or fish, desserts and sweets, gardening products, as well as homeware and arts and crafts supplies. 

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Some families come by to have their healthy breakfast with the rest of the community, with some stalls offering vegan and gluten-free options. This family-oriented and dog-friendly event is held twice a month with ample parking spaces along Brookfield Road. 

For updates about the market, follow their Facebook Page.

Brookfield Markets: Bring the Kids to this Mother’s Day Crafting Area!

While there’s always an abundance of store-bought gifts available for Mother’s Day, nothing can compare to a gift that’s made from the heart. On Saturday, 1 May 2021, the Brookfield Markets will have a crafting area for little ones who want to get a headstart on creating a unique gift for mum.

Look for the Kenmore West Kindy set up at the Brookfield Markets, which will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Here, the kids will be making cards and paper flowers on a paddle pop stick to present to Mummy on Mother’s Day, which will take place on 9 May 2021. 

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Expectedly, the kids will not be pressured to make an over-the-top artistic gift but mum will truly appreciate the effort made to make this day more than memorable and heartwarming. The little ones will also enjoy a few hours of creative play, aside from knowing that they are making their unique gift for the woman they love the most. 

But if mum is joining the kids for this Mother’s Day crafting activity, that’s wonderful, too!  She can have this bonding moment with her son or daughter — what is a better gift than time spent making beautiful memories with her children? 

The Brookfield Markets is at the Brookfield Showgrounds, next to Brookfield State School at 550 Brookfield Rd, and is not easily visible from the street. The market runs every first and third Saturday of the month.

This is a family-centered, dog-friendly and COVID-safe community activity, where visitors have a wide range of stalls to explore — from arts & crafts to clothing, coffee, bread, meat and fish, fresh produce, indoor plants, garden plants and seedlings, cakes, various breakfast options, juices and much much more.

Kids Will Love Easter Saturday at the Brookfield Markets

How do you plan on celebrating Easter Saturday with your kids? If you’d like to treat them to hopping great time, an arts and crafts activity will be underway at the Brookfield Markets.  

Hosted by Kenmore West Kindy, the Easter Saturday event on 3 April 2021 at the Brookfield Markets will run from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Children joining this event will be able to colour and decorate Easter egg baskets, which they will fill up with goodies at the Easter egg hunt happening at 9:30 a.m. 

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Colourful and decorated eggs have been an integral part of Easter celebrations around the world. In Australia, Easter is not complete without the kids getting their chocolate Easter eggs, which are usually stored in colourful containers.

The egg represents new life and rebirth, thus the association with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But historians also claim that the practice of decorating eggs and Easter egg hunts are of pagan origin dating back to the Mesopotamian period thousands of years ago. In their culture, it’s customary to decorate ostrich eggs, which are placed next to the graves of the dead. 

Early Christians in Mesopotamia followed the egg symbolism for Judaism but stained the egg’s outer surface with red to denote the blood of Jesus Christ. Greek Christian Churches and Russian Orthodox Churches also adopted similar practices. 

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Modern customs gave rise to Easter egg candies and other traditions like the early morning Easter egg hunt and the Easter bunny. 

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Meanwhile, the Easter Saturday event at the Brookfield Markets is COVID-safe. Registration is not required, however, if you are feeling unwell please follow the government advice and stay home.

For more details about Easter Saturday at the Brookfield Markets, check the Facebook event page.

Celebrate All Things Merry and Bright at Brookfield’s Bush Christmas and Twilight Market

‘Tis the time to have a joyful evening full of food, shopping and entertainment as Brookfield’s Bush Christmas and Twilight Market is set to happen on 6 December 2019 at the Brookfield Showgrounds.

Ho ho ho! Who’s ready for Christmas?

Whether you’re still on the hunt for some Christmas presents or you just want to have a relaxing yet fun Friday night out, Brookfield Showgrounds for the Christmas Twilight Market and Bush Christmas celebration surely sounds like a great idea.

Brookfield Markets and Brookfield Show Society have joined forces in creating this free family-friendly event, and it’s deemed to be the best Twilight Market there is yet.

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Running from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., the event will feature a number of local businesses and handmade lane stalls to offer guests a variety of items that are perfect gift ideas for Christmas.

Also in line with the Holiday season, the Brookfield Showgrounds will be decorated with Christmas trees, ornaments and lights.

Food stalls and an open bar will also be placed at the venue for everyone’s enjoyment.

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Apart from the food and shopping stalls, there will also be plenty of entertainment activities lined up for the night. These activities include pony rides, bush animals, face painting, jumping castle, and even a visit from Santa Claus himself.

Visitors will also delight in merry Christmas carols and line dancing that will take place at the event.

Brookfield’s Bush Christmas and Twilight Market is a fundraising event for the Brookfield State School.

Brookfield Markets To Resume in February

Established in 2016, the Brookfield Markets continues to thrive as it resumes on the 3rd of February this year from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Brookfield Showgrounds.

The market takes place every first and third Saturday of every month, bringing fresh and quality produce to the locals of the west.

The event is established in support of local farmers and to encourage sustainability and reduce food miles.


What To Expect

It’s not a market without an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s the perfect place to be on a Saturday morning as stalls are laden with colourful produce that embodies “healthy” and “organic.”

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You will find exotic and unusual produce at the Brookfield Markets. There are specialist mushrooms, tomato, potato and citrus.

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There are also dairy and delicatessen stalls, a vendor of cheeses, olives and many more.

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A wide selection of fresh breads, chutneys and jams also await.

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Bring the whole family and enjoy a great shopping experience!