Variety Kids' Easter Picnic

Each year South Australian kids in need are treated to a day of fun with; entertainment, snacks and lunch at the annual Variety Kids’ Easter Picnic.

More than 1900 children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, along with 900 carers and representatives from schools and organisations around the state, attended the Adelaide Zoo for the annual Variety Kids’ Easter Picnic.

Kids in attendance were entertained by the Easter Bunny, Variety Mascot, a juggler, bubbles, fairies as well as all of the resident zoo animals. They enjoyed sandwiches from Vili’s, hot cross buns from Kytons Bakery Australia, sausage sizzle donated by Rotary Club of Brownhill Creek as well as receiving bunny ears and a chocolate bunny to celebrate in true Easter style.

Thank you also to the Variety in Action committee for volunteering their time in organising these fantastic events, as well as students from Mercedes College who helped out on the day.

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Party animals hit the Adelaide Zoo for the annual Variety Kids’ Easter Picnic

More than 1500 children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, along with 840 carers and representatives from schools and organisations around the state, attended the Adelaide Zoo for the annual Variety Easter Picnic. Children were treated to entertainment, lunch and snacks throughout the day.

Those in attendance enjoyed: Acrobatic Bouncers, Origami Stilt Creatures, roaming Easter Bunny, Variety Mascot as well as all of the resident zoo animals. The purpose of these events is to give children a day out to enjoy activities just like other children!

The Picnic would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers and our generous supporters: Adelaide Zoo, Cochrane’s, Kytons Bakery Australia, Mercedes College, Rotary Club of Brownhill Creek and Don Aston. Thank you also to the Ladies of Variety committee for their amazing work in organising these fantastic events.

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Check out the News report from the event on Ten Eyewitness News Adelaide

See photo galleries from recent picnics:

Variety Kids’ Easter Picnic (2019)
Variety Kids’ Easter Picnic (2018)

Variety Kids’ Easter picnic (2017)

Variety Kids’ Easter picnic (2016)

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Volunteer to Assist

If you would like to Volunteer to assist with Variety SA Kids’ Experiences please:

  1. Download and complete the National Police Certificate Application click here
  2. Take this form, together with your Proof of Identification, to your local Police Station.
  3. Once these forms have been verified by SAPOL, send all forms to Variety:
    Post:
    Attention: Tanya Apostolopoulos
    Variety – the Children’s Charity Tent 75 South Australia
    PO Box 1235, Marleston, SA, 5033
    or Fax:
    Attention: Tanya Apostolopoulos
    8293 8725
    or Email:
    Tanya Apostolopoulos
    Phone 8293 8744 with any queries
  4. Variety will sign the forms and send them to SAPOL on your behalf. Please note that there is no fee payable as you are volunteering with children.
  5. SAPOL will then post the original certificate to you.
  6. Send a copy of the certificate to Variety at the above address.

We thank you for your assistance.