THERE were plenty of smiles to be seen at the Allansford Cheese World Kids’ Fun Day yesterday.
The third annual event was an opportunity for children to learn about the dairy industry while having some fun, Cheese World’s marketing and promotions officer Kim Kavanagh said.
There was puppet making, dairy-themed showbags and much more on offer — with face painting particularly popular.
“We tried to encourage farm animals for the face painting but it didn’t always happen,” Ms Kavanagh said.
A number of Deakin University teacher trainees assisted on the day with activities.
Ms Kavanagh was rapt with the turnout, saying a good mix of locals and tourists meant the demand for showbags outstripped supply at one point.
“It’s simple and easy enough for us to cope with. It’s not like we’re going to try and be Fun 4 Kids,” she joked.
Members of the Warrnambool and District Historical Vehicle Club, who help maintain a motor museum at Cheese World, had a number of vintage vehicles on show.
Boyce Norton, 77, brought along his 1922 Guy Truck that used to haul dairy products in Port Fairy. He hopes the old-time vehicles left a mark on the visiting children.
“It’d be great if the kids a few years down the track said ‘remember that old man in Warrnambool that let us go in his truck?’” he said.