Kids, parents alike take in Summerfest frivolity

TRINITY Church Tamworth's Summerfest program is in full swing and pastor Warwick Lyne said the week-long event was as much about the parents as the children.

"It's encouraging that they stay, because our week is not just for kids it's for the family as well," Mr Lyne said.

Summerfest's fun activities for children are happening between 9am and 11.30am every day, up to and including Friday.

The adults have access to a free cafe (coffee and cake) on-site at West Tamworth Public School, so they can relax while their children sing songs, enjoy arts and crafts and participate in sports.

The adults could also listen to presentations about raising children in today's culture and hear stories about Jesus, Mr Lyne said.

He said there was a good mix of parents and grandparents attending the cafe this year.

The holiday program is run by the church for children and teenagers up to Year 10.

Children could attend for one day or the whole week, Mr Lyne said.

"You don't need to be here for the whole week or anything," he said.

The week's activities, including pirate's treasure, had gone very well so far.

"It's been going really well everyone's well organised and the weather's been good. The kids have been enthusiastic," Mr Lyne said.

A creche is available for children aged under four of adults who attend the cafe.

The 11th Summerfest was a celebration of Christianity as much as keeping children active, Mr Lyne said.

"The big deal is that Jesus is the king of everyone and everything," he said.

It costs $4 per day per child or $10 per day for a family.

For more information on the 11th Summerfest, call Mr Lyne on 0422 997 582.

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