Media Release – 15 June 2011

The Old Bus Depot Markets will be bustling with excited littlies at the special Kids in the Shed event, to be held this coming Sunday 19 June.

“There has been a wonderful resurgence in handcrafting toys, clothing, and home wares for the very young of late, and on this special day the markets will have a great selection of original items available,” said Old Bus Depot Markets Manager, Diane Hinds.

“Parents come along to browse and buy from the wonderful range of children’s items handmade by our talented stallholders.

“And it’s going to be lots of fun and noisy! It has always been a popular event with young children, who love the fun and excitement of the busy market, seeing the clowns, the pony rides and of course all the delicious treats they can eat,” Ms Hinds continued.

With an additional 25 stalls specifically for kids things, Kids in the Shed will have creative artwork for kids’ bedrooms, hand carved wooden toys and handmade puppets, local designers making children’s clothes, doll’s houses, fun bedding for kids, music, and all sorts of specialist gear for newborns.

One Canberran stallholder, Katherine Christie, will be there with her range of children’s clothing with a country twist including classic shirts, skirts, pants, and funky rain coats. Designer Melanie Galloway from Sydney will impress young children with her charming range of vibrant handmade animal puppets that are just waiting for young hands to play with them.

For some family entertainment, the kids will love Milo the clown who often insights a fun riot with the kids.  He’ll be performing at 11am and then again at 12.30pm. There will also be a jumping castle to keep the kids ‘bouncing’ all day long, and pony rides outside.

The Old Bus Depot Markets Kids in the Shed is open this coming Sunday from 10am – 4pm. More information available at www.obdm.com.au

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