THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE
Bring the kids to enjoy an unforgettable Christmas Experience with a wonderful variety of Reindeer themed activities including REAL BABY REINDEER!
Inside the Carrara Markets NEW Events Arena.
Located centrally within the grounds of Carrara Markets.
Sat 9 & Sun 10 December, 10am to 2pm
Sat 16 & 17 December, 10am to 2pm
Sat 23 & Sun 24 December, 10am to 2pm
REINDEER ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE
FREE See farm-raised Baby Reindeer
FREE Reindeer Art Wall - draw your own Reindeer Face
FREE Take a snap with the Giant Reindeer Characters
FREE Meet our cuddly Rudolf Reindeer & Crazy Xmas Elf
FREE Xmas Craft Workshop
$20 Xmas Slime Workshop
$5 Reindeer Face Painting
Where do the deer live?
The baby reindeer are raised by Myra and her family, on their family operated farm located on the outskirts of Ipswich. The farm has been operating for over 25 years. Their other farm animals include cows, pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs and llama.
What happens to the deer after Christmas?
The deer are part of the farm family and naturally will remain on the farm like pets.
Will the deer be scared of crowds?
The farmers have been caring for the deer from the moment they were born. This loving and caring environment therefore produces stress free and calm animals. The deer are very used to people.
Can we touch the deer?
The deer will be in a farm-like setting. You won’t be able to touch them, however you will be able to see them play, sleep and be fed.
What animal welfare standards are in place?
Carrara Markets has live animals at the markets every weekend in form of the animal nursery. These are raised by the same farmers as the baby deer. Animal welfare groups regularly scrutinize our animal nursery and have never identified a need to criticize its operation.
What is the point?
Very few children grow up with the opportunity to experience interaction with non-domestic animals, so this is an opportunity for children (and adults) to see baby deer in real life. Its bringing the ‘farm to the city’ in a professional, safe environment.
Here's a sneak peak at what to expect!
EVENTS ARENA MAP
Our Events Arena is located within Carrara Markets.
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