Sanctuary for children and families at National Multicultural Festival

Released 13/02/2019

The National Multicultural Festival will once again feature the Children’s Sanctuary, a place for children and families to play, create and take part in cultural activities.

The Children’s Sanctuary is a great way for children and families to experience the Festival. The two day program features a range of activities including art, craft, music and dance as well as bilingual story times and language games. Activities are planned for children of all ages and their families to enjoy.

A program highlight is a bush tucker presentation by Australia’s most renowned and celebrated Indigenous Chef, Mark Olive. Families will have the opportunity to meet Mr Olive after his presentation on Saturday 16 February at 3:10 pm at Civic Library.

The Children’s Sanctuary, located at Civic Library and Canberra Museum and Art Gallery (CMAG), is a partnership between CMAG, ACT Government Child and Family Centres, Libraries ACT, ACT Community Schools Association, ACT Bilingual Education Alliance and more.

For more information including the Children’s Sanctuary program, visit

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