Three Ways to Enjoy Halloween in Kenmore

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Not one, not two, but three! Here are three ways to enjoy Halloween in Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, and nearby Mt Coot-tha.

Halloween Carnival

Kenmore Hills Early Learning, located along Brookfield Road, will host a spook-tacular Halloween Carnival on Saturday, 29 October 2022. This FREE event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m and everyone is invited! 

Kids can expect a number of activities, including face painting, and a jumping castle, whilst parents and companions enjoy catching up over morning tea.

To sign up for this event, follow this Facebook invite

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Halloween Crafts

On the same day, at the Kenmore Library, a Halloween crafting activity will take place from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Children between 6 to 12 years old can try their hand at making creepy Halloween decor to bring home to mum and dad. Participants are encouraged to come in their favourite costumes. Book a spot by phoning 07 3407 0258.

Halloween Tour

Get ready for more spooky surprises and learn about flesh-eating plants and palm trees that rouse the zombies. The Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-tha will be the site of a Halloween Tour on Monday, 31 October 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Halloween Tour
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This tour is suitable for all ages but make sure to wear closed-in shoes and a hat. Bring water bottles to stay hydrated. Slot reservations will be open until noon on the 29th. Phone (07) 3403 2535 for more information. 

Safety Tips

Meanwhile, here are some reminders from the Office of Fair Trading, who is reminding Brisbane locals to remain safe when celebrating Halloween.

“Light up novelties and flashing objects such as jack-o-lanterns, cauldrons, fake candles, torches and wands are often powered by button batteries. But we know the statistics on button batteries are very concerning,” Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said.

“In Australia one child a month is seriously injured after swallowing or inserting a button battery, with some of them sustaining lifelong or even fatal injuries.

“That’s why it’s so important when buying button battery-powered Halloween novelties that you check the battery compartment is secured with a screw or similar fastener to prevent children gaining access.

“Also check that any novelties are age appropriate and don’t pose choking hazards.

“If you or your children will be wearing black or other dark coloured costumes for Halloween, add glow sticks or a reflective strip to your costumes and carry a torch to ensure drivers and other trick-or-treaters can see you,” Minister Fentiman added.

“And while it goes without saying to take care around open heat sources such as jack-o-lanterns and heaters, you should also check costume labels for their fire risk and choose those marked ‘flame resistant’ or ‘fire resistant’.

“If you’re completing your look with fake tattoos, face paint, makeup, or fake blood, ensure they come with ingredients labels and keep them handy throughout the night.

“If someone in your group has an allergic reaction to a product, having a list of ingredients available for doctors can save them vital time when determining how to treat them.