HILLS AUSTRALIA DAY FUN AT THE FARM

Family fun will be number one at Bella Vista Farm next Sunday, January 26 with every generation catered for during a fun-filled afternoon and evening.

Bella Vista Farm will be hosting a whole lot of fun with carnival rides, food trucks, stalls and more operating between 4pm and 9pm.

The children’s favourites The Wiggles will be centre stage as part of a free Australia Day concert which will also feature The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda Bull, Simply Bushed and the talented Diana Rouvas, the winner of The Voice 2019.

The Dauntless Movement Crew will be performing their fire breathing, acrobatic daredevil stunts that will leave people in awe.

There will be afternoon tea (or coffee) with Lamingtons served at the historic homestead at Bella Vista served by the Friends of Bella Vista Farm who will also have a history exhibition and a trash and treasure stall. Copies of the newly published book Bella Vista Farmwill also be on sale (see the story – https://hillstohawkesbury.com.au/bella-vista-farm-book/)

There will be lots of activities on the day including face painting and also the chance to help colour-in a giant Australia Day mural.

Hills Shire Mayor Michelle Byrne said council had made the decision to cancel this year’s fireworks display to “stand in solidarity with our fellow communities and councils who have been affected by this disaster, to remember those who have tragically lost their lives and to pay tribute to those brave firefighters, emergency service personnel and volunteers who continue to battle the blazes.”

“For me, they reflect the true spirit of Aussie mateship and they have done this by showing tremendous courage and by supporting others in times of great adversity,” she said.

If you are planning to attend evets at Bella Vista Farm, council is urging people to look at transport options, including the Metro.

Bella Vista Station a 10 to 15-minute walk to Bella Vista Farm, or attendees can use the free shuttle bus service that will run between Bella Vista Station and The Farm every 15 minutes, starting from 3.15pm.

On Demand, blue buses will have direct access to the event’s grounds, making it easier for people with disability and families with prams.

There is also free onsite parking available for attendees.

As well as flag raising ceremonies around the shire in the morning, more than 90 residents will be sworn in as Australian citizens at Hills Shire Council on Australia Day morning.

For more information about the Australia Day events in the Hills visit the Hills Shire Council website thehills. nsw.gov.au