Greater Springfield to Hold ‘Welcoming the Babies’ Ceremony at Robelle Domain

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Whilst babies are a blessing, becoming a parent carries huge responsibilities. Every year, Greater Springfield recognises the significant role of parents in raising members of the community as new babies under 18 months are received with open arms in the annual “Welcoming the Babies” ceremony.  

The event, which takes place on Sunday, the 8th of Sept. 2019, has moved to a bigger venue at the Robelle Domain Parklands on Southern Cross Circuit. As a large community affair, families are enjoined to bring every member to witness the ceremony — from siblings to grandparents, to aunts or uncles or cousins. 

“We’re expecting a big turnout from the local community and I’m looking forward to welcoming our newest little arrivals,” Milton Dick, the Federal ALP MP for Oxley said.

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New babies and their parents who have registered for this event will receive a certificate, a commemorative photo, and a goodie bag. Registration is free and parents need to bring a printed or digital copy of their ticket as validation.

After the ceremony and the photo-op, families and guests may enjoy and learn from the activities and learning sessions scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the stalls of the different participating organisations, such as:

The Ipswich City Council Libraries will have a special corner for storytime with the kids whilst Revive Yoga will conduct a baby yoga class. Toddlers and big kids will also have their own area for playdough and crafting. 

Meanwhile, Smartie Pants the Clown will be going around the venue to amuse kids and kids at heart with his balloon tricks. 

For enquiries and further assistance, phone (07) 3447 9300.