Wattle steps on the throttle

There will be plenty of fun happening in Penola for the Wattle Range Council ‘Full Throttle in Wattle’ Autumn School Holiday Program on Wednesday, April 17.

The day will be off to a bright start with a colour run at 10am which will also celebrate the opening of the Coonawarra Rail Trail.

Kids should be prepared to get colourful by wearing white clothes, bringing a towel to sit on in the car afterwards and sunglasses or goggles are highly recommended with the event kicking off from the Coonawarra Siding to Coonawarra and kids can run, walk, hop, skip, cycle, scoot or fancy dress.

“It’s an awesome opportunity to get together, have fun, there’s no competition to run,” Wattle Range Council Community Development Officer Sarah Marzec said.

“Come out and enjoy and explore this free colour run and get colourful.”

Next on the agenda will be grape stomping at Brands Laira from 11:30am until 12:30pm where kids can jump in, get their feet dirty and have fun stomping grapes.

“We did not want it to be a competition, we wanted it to be for kids to come out, embrace and learn about this amazing viticulture industry,” Ms Marzec said.

The grape stomping will finish around lunch time so people are encouraged to stick around the Penola Coonawarra region for a bite to eat.

The activities will continue after lunch with ‘Come and try Pétanque’ at the Coonawarra Pétanque Club at Coonawarra Park from 2pm until 4pm with Australian National Coach Guy Detot.

Mr Detot is very passionate about pétanque, which is a fun activity for kids of all ages and abilities.

Ms Marzec said the free holiday activities were a great opportunity for kids to get out and explore their own backyard and parents and caregivers are also welcome to get involved.

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