Planning fetes in melbourne

fetes in melbourne

To begin with

Select a committee with like-minded people, discuss dates, themes, objectives, a budget, a timeline, marketing and write up a plan . Delegate tasks, to either individuals or small groups of 2 or 3 committee members, monitor the plan and record the details for future reference. Having a common goal like refurbishing the playground, will keep the school community motivated.

Name Game

Although the event might be the annual ‘school fete’ with usual content like food stalls, bric a brac, and amusement rides, the name of your event should reflect the theme and suggest fun and excitement. For example, seasonal names like Spring Fair, in the evening, Twilight Fair or Sundowner. Other suggestions – Funfair, Funfest, Carnival. Just be sure it lives up to its name and be wary of using terms like Monster or Mega Fair unless that’s what it is going to be!

Deciding date

Do a bit of research, then prepare a short list of suitable dates that do not conflict with existing events. Check things like school camps, major sporting events, finals for social sporting fixtures like netball and football and other school and community fetes and fairs. It is vital to the success of your event that the date does not clash with something that will affect sourcing sponsorship, amusement ride and food van suppliers or affect attendance. Put as many days between your event date and others as possible. For the same reasons try to avoid the historically popular months of September and October when big agricultural shows and outdoor festivals are held.

How to promote.

Start planning early, start advertising early, and advertise often. Signs up around the school drop off zone, and the school newsletter are the various ways to keep reminding parents about the fete. Get an ad in other local newsletters in your area like playgroups, seniors groups, the local library, on the local council website and in the community newspaper. Put signs up in shop windows, community notice boards, and use social media like Facebook, Twitter etc, especially if the school has its own page. Even approach other schools to advertise in their newsletters as long as the dates don’t conflict.

fetes in Melbourne

Hiring a the funpad ( A play- zone on wheels) for your event will be a great option. A supervisor will monitor groups of up to 20 children aged from 3 to about 12 years for approximately 5 minutes of physically active play. Once you have hired the funpad a kids party bus , you can decide on the entry fee, how to collect payment and best of all, you keep all the profits.


We can help plan your kids Birthday party /Event

The Funpad can help make your child’s birthday even more special by providing entertainment at your child’s birthday party. The Funpad is a fully refurbished double-decker bus, fitted with the highest quality soft play equipment that comes to YOU, wherever you are, rain, hail or shine. Fully climate controlled, The FunPad provides you with a safe, unique and fun entertainment option, designed for children 3-12 years.
Give teachers a well-deserved rest!!  Let us share some load.
The Funpad provides a unique incursion experience that can entertain kids for hours.
Explore, Discover, Grow
● Developing core skills of movement enhances confidence, flexibility and coordination; all while the kids are having fun and being active.
● Movement can also play an important role when kids are learning and growing. It assists with concentration, focus and engagement along with building their self-esteem.
 Happy parents, happy party guests, happy you

  • Corporate are always looking for options for family events where kids can play safely. The Funpad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board. This gives parents a rest or the chance to look around and enjoy the event, knowing the children are being well supervised and are safe.
  • Guest can also have peace of mind as kids are burning their energy on the bus rather than keeping their parents engaged
Are you looking for a unique entertainment option for your youngest guests?

● The FunPad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board.
● Children will be able to play the day/night away.
● Full time supervisor on board minding the kids, keeping them engaged and managing the queues by sending them on rotation basis in a group of 20 kids at a time

Give a unique wedding entertainment option for your youngest guests!!

  • Make your party a special one by giving both kids and parents time to enjoy with their friends.
  • The FunPad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board for hours.
  • Children will be happily occupied in a safe environment, under supervision.

For Birthday bookings on weekends you can check availability and book online

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For School and other events, please contact

Funpad on 0485867861 or


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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I book The FunPad Bus?
For Birthday Bookings on weekend, you can book it yourself online at our booking page. You can book in 3 easy steps
1. On our bookings page, choose the date and time you wish to host your event.
2. If the time slot is available, proceed through the online booking system.
3. If your preferred date and/or time is not available or you require a longer booking time, please telephone our office on

For Events or any other booking please contact us at info@thefunpad.com.au or call us on 0485867861

Does the bus drive around as part of the party?
No, The FunPad remains stationary for the entirety of the party or event.
How does it work for Events/Fetes/Charity?
● Event organizers can hire the Funpad for the duration of the event (minimum 3 hours).

● We manage the queue by letting in 20 kids at a time for 5-10 mins on rotation basis.

● Costs are determined by the travel distance plus the hourly hire rate.

● The Funpad can then be a FREE activity for children – Or – to cover costs, charge an entry fee, say $2.00 – $5.00.

● We can attend your event for the entirety of your celebration or only part of it.

● The choice is yours with packages tailored to your specific needs.



Does your Staff has working with children Check ?
Yes, all our staff have working with children check
How does it work for Birthday Parties ?
We arrive 5-10 mins early to park and set up the bus, Kids enter by sanitizing their hands and the driver/host tells them the rules and introduces what’s inside the bus. Kids explore the bus for the first few minutes and then the driver starts playing games/activities to keep the kids engaged while they are on the bus. 
Do you have aircondition in the bus ?
Yes, The Funpad bus is fully airconditioned and self-powered, so no need to provide the power source. 
Whats inside the Bus?
The Funpad is jam-packed with certified soft play equipment and is sure to entertain. some of the things kids find inside are 

● Block buster
● Log ramps
● Ball pit
● Secret caves
● Monkey bars
● Punching bags
● Triangle deck climbs
● Web platforms
● Bouncy web tube
● Horizontal squeeze rollers
● Cavern crawl
● Spider bungee maze
● Jumbo slide
● Vertical squeeze
● Dance floor/disco
● Soft play shapes
● Pothole run

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